Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.