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.
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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.
The Anatomy of an Index
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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