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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
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.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.