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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.