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, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
What’s Your Investment IQ?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?