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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
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 helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.