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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.