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.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Best-Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.