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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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
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Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Bursting the Bubble
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There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
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 calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.