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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.