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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.