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.
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.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”