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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Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
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With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.