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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.