Investment basics

Learn a little more about investing and, especially, investing through us.

Learn the basics about investments in 10 minutes 

We created these short videos to help you understand how investments work—and how they can work for your retirement plan. 

Each video explains a basic concept in under 2 minutes.

Learn about the different types of investments.

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Learn about balancing potential risk and rewards. 

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Learn why it’s important for your investment strategy. 

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Invest in many asset classes in one fund. 

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Invest based on the year you plan to retire. 

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Invest based on the risk you’re comfortable with. 

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Do you know what kind of investor you are?

It’s important to know how you feel about risk and how involved you want to be in choosing how you want to invest your savings.

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