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.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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
Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.