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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
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.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.