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 Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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.
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.