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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.