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.
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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.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.