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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?