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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.