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.
Bull and Bear Go To Market
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
5 Smart Investing Strategies
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
How the Federal Reserve Works
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets
When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
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Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.