INVESTING (Asset Management)
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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Best Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.