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, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
This is a good infographic to use, and reuse, whenever the benchmark interest rate goes up.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Consolidating financial accounts onto one platform can help you spell out a clearer financial future.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.