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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?