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.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Investing for Impact
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
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What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?