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, cracking the code on bonds.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?