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.
The Rule of 72
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.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?