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: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.