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.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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 smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.