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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From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
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.
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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
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With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?