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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
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Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.