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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
How Interest Rates Affect Everything
This is a good infographic to use, and reuse, whenever the benchmark interest rate goes up.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The cost of college isn’t getting cheaper. Learn about some financial tools that can help you save.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Discover why we need to plan the future for future generations today.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”