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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.