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, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
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?”
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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.
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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.