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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Options When Your CD Matures
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?