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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There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Earnings for All Seasons
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Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
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Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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.
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