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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Best Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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
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