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  1. An Introduction to Convertible Bonds

    Getting caught up in all the details and intricacies of convertible bonds can make them appear more complex then they really ...
  2. The Fed's Tools for Influencing the Economy

    The economy can be volatile when left to its own devices. Find out how the Fed smoothes things out.
  3. Bond Portfolios: Keeping Rate Hikes in Context

    The Fed's series of rate hikes has bond investors wondering how they should respond.
  4. How Rising Interest Rates and Inflation Affect Bonds

    Understand bonds better with these four basic factors.
  5. Why Investors Should Use Duration to Compare Bonds

    Duration is a helpful metric that determines a bond's sensitivity to interest rates.
  6. Understanding Social Impact Bonds

    Social impact bonds are powerful investment vehicles for the solving of social issues in a sustainable fashion.
  7. Green Bonds: Fixed Returns to Fix The Planet

    Fixed-income investors are no longer left out of the green investing revolution.
  8. How to Invest in Green Bonds

    If you want to invest in a socially responsible way, green bonds may be for you. And as the market grows retail investment ...
  9. Understanding the New 'T' Shares

    "T" stands for "transaction," and these mutual fund shares, designed to fulfill the fiduciary rule, promise to be a money-saving ...
  10. An Introduction to Individual Bonds

    Individual bonds are better than bond funds and can be a key component to one’s investment strategy.
  11. Why Didn't Quantitative Easing Lead to Hyperinflation?

    Hyperinflation is an exponential rise in prices and tends to occur not when countries print too much money, but is instead ...
  12. The Impact of an Inverted Yield Curve

    Find out what happens when short-term interest rates exceed long-term rates.
  13. Is It Possible to Create Tax-Free Income for Life?

    Here's why investors should consider municipal bonds to create a tax-free income stream.
  14. Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And Bonds

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  15. How to Manage Risk With Bonds in Your Portfolio

    Bonds are not immune to risk, so be sure to diversify your portfolio with proper asset allocation.
  16. Interest Rates Explained: Nominal, Real, Effective

    Interest rates are divided into subcategories. Smart investors look beyond the nominal or coupon rate of a bond or loan to ...
  17. How Investors Can Prepare for a Bond Bear Market

    Fixed-income bond investors need to prepare for the upcoming bear market.
  18. Introduction to Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

    If you want to protect your portfolio from inflation, all you need are a few TIPS.
  19. How Bond Market Pricing Works

    Learn the basic rules that govern how bond prices are determined.
  20. Six Biggest Bond Risks

    Don't assume that you can't lose money in this market - you can. Find out how.
  21. Bond Investors: Don't Panic Over Rising Interest Rates

    Both rising and falling interest rates can affect long-term and short-term bond markets.
  22. The Basics Of Municipal Bonds

    Investing in these bonds may offer a tax-free income stream but they are not without risks.
  23. How To Live Off Your Dividends

    One way to enhance your retirement income is to invest in dividend paying stocks and mutual funds.
  24. What are the Federal Reserve Chairman's responsibilities?

    Learn about the duties and responsibilities of the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, including testifying before Congress ...
  25. Demystification of Bank Accounts

    Find out which type of bank account suits your specific needs.
  26. Muni Bond Returns Hurt as Rates Rise (NCHRX, PVI)

    Prices are starting to drop as an interest rate hike looms.
  27. How Bond Tents Help Retirees Protect Income

    Bond tents can be a useful tool for retirees to protect their income during a bear market.
  28. Why Bonds Collapse and What You Can Do About It

    Here's why bonds recently crashed and what investors who invest in them can do about it.
  29. Taxation Rules for Bond Investors

    Several factors affect the taxable interest that must be reported. Learn more here.
  30. The Boldest Bond Fund of them All? (TPINX)

    The Templeton Global Bond Fund is probably not appropriate for investors who shun volatility, but it has provided solid returns ...
  31. The Impact of Low Rates on Your Investments

    These are the effects of low interest rates and Treasury yields on your investments and financial future.
  32. Bonds: A Look at the Returns and Risks of Investing

    A look at the risks, returns and ratings of different types of bonds.
  33. What Are L Bonds and How Do They Work?

    New on the scene, L bonds can provide fixed-income investors with a nice alternative to low-yielding offerings, but come ...
  34. Why Bond Fund Returns Could Fall If Interest Rates Rise

    When the Fed decides to raise interest rates again, bond fund returns could suffer in the short term. But some say the impact ...
  35. What's a Tax-Efficient Investment for a Large Sum?

    Here's how to invest a large sum, such as assets from a profit-sharing plan, with a mind toward tax efficiency.
  36. U.S. Savings Bonds: Best Long-term Bond Investment Available?

    A 20-year Series EE savings bond pays more interest than a 20-year Treasury bond. So are government-issued long-term bonds ...
  37. How Rising Interest Rates Impact Bond Portfolios

    A look at the impact that changing interest rates - rising or falling - have on bonds and what investors need to consider. ...
  38. Are Junk Bonds the New Equities?

    Many investors have begun to treat junk bonds like stocks. Is this a sound strategy?
  39. Has the U.S. Treasuries Bubble Started to Pop?

    The sell-off represents the highest interest rate level since June, and some see it as a sign that the rally in bond prices ...
  40. Understanding Bond Prices and Yields

    Understanding this relationship can help an investor in any market.
  41. 3 Places You Can Buy Social Impact Bonds

    Social impact bonds are an innovative security that provides investors with returns and also channels funds to socially beneficial ...
  42. Corporate Bonds: Advantages and Disadvantages

    Corporate bonds can provide compelling returns, even in low-yield environments. But they are not without risk.
  43. VTIBX, DFGBX, PIGLX, TPINX, ANAGX: Top 5 Global Bond Funds

    Learn about the top global bond funds for 2016. See how funds with longer maturities and duration have greater exposure to ...
  44. ONIAX, JSOSX, GBOCX: 3 Top J.P. Morgan Fixed Income Funds

    Find out which of the J.P. Morgan fixed income funds would be the best options to complete a properly diversified bond fund ...
  45. Bill Gross: It's a Xanax Existence for the 99%

    Read about the investment letter from famed bond king Bill Gross for 2016. See how he says the 99% are living a Xanax existence ...
  46. VBMFX: Overview of World's Largest Bond Mutual Fund

    VBMFX: Find out top positions in the world's largest bond fund, the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund.
  47. The Negative Rates of Europe's Central Banks

    We are currently seeing negative central bank deposit rates and government and corporate bonds with negative yields, but ...
  48. 4 Cases to Buy If the Stock Market Is at an All-Time High

    Learn about why someone would invest in the stock market, even if it has reached an all-time high. This article will review ...
  49. Fallen Angel Bonds and Rising Stars: Risks and Opportunities

    Junk bonds can be an attractive option for private and institutional investors chasing returns.
  50. How To Invest In Corporate Bonds

    Understand the basics of corporate bonds to increase your chances of positive returns.
  51. 3 Risky, High-Yield Investments

    3 risky high-yield investments for yield-seeking investors with limited options in a low-rate environment.
  52. Are High-Yield Bonds Too Risky?

    Despite their reputation, the debt securities known as "junk bonds" may actually reduce risk in your portfolio.
  53. Retirement Planning: Why Real Rates of Return Matter Most

    Here's how to plot your real rate of return, understand your "personal inflation rate" and safeguard your retirement funds ...
  54. Money Market Accounts with the Highest Interest Rates

    Money market savings accounts can offer higher interest rates than regular or even high-yield bank savings accounts – and ...
  55. Is this USAA Money Market Fund Worth It? (USAXX)

    Learn about the USAA Money Market Fund and understand why it offers safety for short-term investors but leaves much to be ...
  56. Reviewing Capital One's Money Market Capabilities (COF)

    Find out about Capital One 360's new money market account capabilities and how it compares with other top online money market ...
  57. Is the SunTrust Money Market Account Worth It? (STI)

    Discover the SunTrust Signature Money Market Savings Account, and identify the type of investor who should consider this ...
  58. What Is the Value of a AAA Credit Rating? (XOM)

    Following the Exxon credit rating downgrade, investor's are asking is there any value in even having a AAA credit rating?
  59. Money Market Account vs. High-Interest Checking Account: Which Is Better?

    Determine whether a money market account or a high-interest checking account is better for you.
  60. The 5 Best Money Market Accounts in 2016 (ALLY, DCOM)

    Find out which nationwide offerings of money market accounts are the best in 2016 with the highest rates, lowest fees and ...
  61. Money Market vs. CDs: Which Is the Better Investment?

    Find out which short-term savings vehicle, a money market account or a certificate of deposit, is a better investment for ...
  62. 4 Factors to Know About Money Market Reform in 2016 (FII, BAC)

    Learn more about the impending implementation of the money market fund reform, including how it impacts individual and institutional ...
  63. The Bond Investor's Challenge: Generating Yield in a Low Interest Environment

    Discover expert advice on how to generate higher yield in a bond portfolio in 2016, despite the global challenges of low ...
  64. Performance Review - U.S. Fixed Income in 2015

    Review the performance of the U.S. fixed-income securities in 2015, from the relatively strong U.S. municipal bond market ...
  65. PIMCO Report: Credit Selection Key to High Yield

    Read and Summarize The Report That I provided "PIMCO High Yield Municipal Bond Fund - Credit Selection Key to Outperformance". ...
  66. Using the TIPS Spread to Predict Inflation (TIP, ATPIX)

    Learn how analysts and investors use the TIPS spread to forecast inflation rates, and how accurate the TIPS spread has been ...
  67. 3 Things Older Investors Can Learn From Millennials

    When it comes to investing, millennial investors can teach their older counterparts a thing or two.
  68. 4 Fixed Income Tips From Jeffrey Gundlach (HTR, NLY)

    Learn what fixed-income guru Jeffrey Gundlach has to say about the credit market in 2016 and where he suggests income seekers ...
  69. Mohamed El-Erian Vs. Bill Gross: The Two Bond Kings (C, JNS)

    Discover how Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian, two investors who preach eliminating emotion from investing decisions, let ...
  70. Bond Buyers: Is Your Broker Overcharging You?

    Retail investors are at a disadvantage when it comes to buying bonds, because brokers don't have to disclose everything. ...
  71. PIMCO Report: The Case for High Yield Bonds in 2016

    Discover how PIMCO's 2015 white paper strays from the company's mission to identify investment opportunities and risks for ...
  72. 3 Investments With the Best Long Term Track Records

    Take a look at the three asset classes with the best risk-adjusted performance since 1990, and find out why the Sharpe ratio ...
  73. 3 Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund

    Investing your tax refund is a smart way to reach your financial goals. But depending on what you want to achieve, investment ...
  74. The Junk Bond Outlook for 2016

    Junk bonds can be highly rewarding, but only in the right economic environment. Is this the right economic environment for ...
  75. 3 Bond Picks That Yield 10% or More

    Discover three high-yielding bonds issued by U.S. companies that have noninvestment-grade ratings and yield to maturities ...
  76. The History of High Yield Bond Meltdowns

    The high yield bond market experienced its major growth streak in the 1970s and 1980s and had several noteworthy meltdowns ...
  77. Why the Debt/EBITDA Ratio is Crucial to Junk Bonds

    Debt/EBITDA ratios are vital to estimate a firm’s capability to pay off incurred debt—specifically in order to examine the ...
  78. Understanding the Different Types of Bond Yields

    Any investor, private or institutional, should be aware of the diverse types and calculations of bond yields before an actual ...
  79. 3 Best Bond Strategies in a Rising-Rate Environment

    Find out which bond strategies offer the best protection and investment return during the Federal Reserve's monetary tightening ...
  80. Investment Grade Vs. Junk Bonds: Which for 2016?

    Understand why investors are fleeing junk bonds amid global economic uncertainty, and learn why investment-grade bonds might ...
  81. Savings Bonds Vs. CDs: Which Is Better in 2016?

    Understand what a savings bond is, what a CD is and what sets them apart from each other. Learn why a savings bond is the ...
  82. Contingent Convertible Bonds: How They Work

    European banks' CoCos are in crisis. What investors who hold these high-reward but high-risk bonds should know.
  83. The 5 Best Ways To Make Money with a Podcast

    Learn about the best and easiest methods podcasters utilize to turn their podcasts into revenue streams or sources of secondary ...
  84. The Pros and Cons of Distressed Debt Investing

    Distressed debt investing is suitable for professional investors. Besides heavy risk factors to consider, this investment ...
  85. The Effects of Rising Interest Rates on Junk Bonds

    We examine the impact of rising interest rates on higher-yielding bonds.
  86. How to Get More Yield From Your Investments

    Yield seeking investors can boost the amount of income their investments generate through tweaking their portfolio of stocks ...
  87. 3 Risks U.S. Bonds Face in 2016

    Learn about the major risks for the bond market in 2016; interest rate increases, high-yield bond volatility and a flatter ...
  88. 5 Fixed Income Plays After the Fed Rate Increase

    Learn about various ways that you can adjust a fixed income investment portfolio to mitigate the potential negative effect ...
  89. Fixed Income Trader: Career Path & Qualifications

    Discover the career path the most fixed income traders follow and learn more about the qualifications needed and the average ...
  90. Investing in High-Yield Corporate Bond Funds

    High-yield corporate bond funds provide an interesting investment option, particularly for private investors chasing returns ...
  91. An Insight on the Prospectus of Corporate Bonds

    Making a well-informed decision with respect to buying a corporate bond involves reading the significant facts and details ...
  92. How To Evaluate Bond Performance

    Learn about how investors should evaluate bond performance. See how the maturity of a bond can impact its exposure to interest ...
  93. Corporate Bonds and the Importance of Covenants

    Any type of investor, private or institutional, should be acquainted with the significance of covenants in corporate bond ...
  94. 5 Investments You Should Think Twice About

    Some investments may sound good on paper but they can end up doing more harm than good to your portfolio in the long run. ...
  95. High-Yield Bond Investing Errors

    In-depth analyses and continuous monitoring practices when investing in junk bonds are inevitable. We have a look at some ...
  96. The Top 6 Convertible Bond Funds for 2016

    Take a look at convertible bond mutual funds that are well-positioned heading into 2016, and why investors might consider ...
  97. The Appeal of Crossover Bonds

    Bonds that tend to cross from junk to investment-grade status, or the other way around, can provide interesting investment ...
  98. Is the Junk Bond Market Signalling a Correction? (JNK)

    Is the junk bond market signalling a correction?
  99. CDs Vs. Inflation: Are They Keeping Up?

    Learn how to determine whether the money invested in certificates of deposit (CDs) can keep pace with the rate of inflation ...
  100. Understand the Security Types of Corporate Bonds

    Any investor should be aware of the different security types regarding corporate bonds as well as the direct correlation ...
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