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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.