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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.