Bonds Articles

  1. Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers

    In the dramatic world of M&As, battleground terms meld with bizarre metaphors to form the language of the game.
  2. Solutions For Concentrated Positions

    Investopedia explains various tactics for divesting your overexposure to any one stock.
  3. How Influential Economists Changed Our History

    Find out how these five groundbreaking thinkers laid our financial foundations.
  4. Is High-Frequency Trading A Fancy Term For Cheating?

    High-Frequency Trading is highly controversial - and some critics say, barely better than a rigged poker game.
  5. Protecting Your Retirement Assets

    Your golden years are meant to be stress free. Keep them that way by protecting your assets.
  6. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how an income property can help you make up the shortfall.
  7. Avoid The Downsides Of Downsizing In Retirement

    Done right, downsizing can still be a good idea. You can have more money, simplify your life, and reduce home-maintenance and utility costs.
  8. Build A Wall Around Your Assets

    Learn how to protect your money from lawsuits, creditors and other judgment proceedings.
  9. Introduction To The Portfolio Dedicated Strategy

    Dedicated Investment Portfolio strategies have been used by institutional investors like pension funds and insurance companies for many years and have gained some popularity with individual investors looking to manage risk. The basic concept of portfolio dedication is to design investment portfolios that deliver predictable future cash flows to approximate future predictable cash outflows (or liabilities), thus mitigating the risk during that period.
  10. The Ethics Of Investing

    The proper application of ethics to the world of investments is a highly subjective topic.
  11. Everything You Should Know About Corporate-Owned Life Insurance

    This type of insurance is a policy taken out on you by your company. Read on to find what it's all about.
  12. The History Of Insurance

    The first written policy appeared in Hammurabi's Code. Find out how it evolved from there.
  13. Moving Retirement Plan Assets: How To Avoid Mistakes

    Sometimes things go wrong in a simple transfer of funds. Make sure you know how to avoid penalties.
  14. Picking Your First Broker

    If you're a rookie investor, your first big investment decision should be an informed one.
  15. 6 Dangerous Moves For First-Time Investors

    It's easy for people to invest nowadays, but there are risks. These mistakes could take you out of the market when you've just gotten in.
  16. How Gen Y Can Avoid Working Forever

    Despite tough odds, Gen Y has time to build a strong future with more control over their lives than earlier generations.
  17. Immediate Annuities: More Income and Lower Taxes

    These instruments may shed their bad rap to bring you a hefty tax break.
  18. Relationship Money Matters

    Whether married, single or somewhere in between, you'll face unique financial challenges.
  19. Tales From The Trenches: Location Is Everything

    When a candle pattern re-occurs near a moving average, it may indicate future support or resistance.
  20. Patience Is A Trader's Virtue

    Waiting may be the biggest key to reeling in that trophy investment.
  21. Will Corporate Debt Drag Your Stock Down?

    Borrowed funds can mean a leg up for companies or the boot for investors. Find out how to tell the difference.
  22. The Dark Side Of The WTO

    The World Trade Organization has its share of detractors. Find out why this international entity has such harsh critics.
  23. How Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Were Saved

    These mortgage giants had to be put under government conservatorship, driving home the gravity of the subprime crisis.
  24. Investment Misselling A Global Problem

    When banks and advisors focus on fees and commissions, it is investors and the market that take the hit.
  25. Coping With Inflation Risk

    Inflation is less dramatic than a crash, but it can be more devastating to your portfolio.
  26. How Venture Capitalists Make Investment Choices

    In order to increase your odds for receiving funding, here are some criteria considered by venture capitalists.
  27. Get Organized With An Investment Analysis Form

    Your research will be easy if you compile all the decision-making information you need.
  28. Don't Sign That Non-Compete Without Reading This

    Non-compete contracts aren't just for high-level execs these days. How to protect yourself if your employer – or prospective employer – insists you sign one.
  29. Zooming In On Net Operating Income

    NOI is a long-run profitability measure that smart investors can count on.
  30. How To Become A Sophisticated Investor

    No one doubts the value and importance of investor education and sophistication, but many investors are not really all that sophisticated. Goldman Sachs was scrutinized for marketing complex securities to its investors without telling them that a major hedge fund had taken a short position against these securities.
  31. 5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Economy

    I find that defaulting to pessimism about the economy is a great way to hedge your emotional bets.
  32. Find Security In Covered Bonds

    Find out about a safe investing alternative that could have prevented the subprime meltdown.
  33. Take the "Dope" Out of Your Finances

    The activity of the brain chemical dopamine can help make sense of our irrational financial decisions. Here's how to outsmart it.
  34. What You Need To Know About Insurance Fraud

    Insurance fraud is as old as commerce. Discover the types of life insurance fraud and how they affect you.
  35. Bag The Best Bank Account

    Take advantage of the deals banks offer, and find the right account for your financial situation.
  36. Save Money The Scottish Way

    Take a trip through history to learn from some (in)famously frugal Scots.
  37. How To Use A Moving Average To Buy Stocks

    The Moving Average indicator is one of the most useful tools to trade and analyze financial markets.
  38. The Beginner's Guide To Homeowners' Insurance

    Discover everything new homeowners need to know before they sign on the dotted line.
  39. Financing Basics For First-Time Homebuyers

    If you're looking to get your first mortgage, there are many financing options available.
  40. The Elder-Ray Indicator: Seeing Into The Market

    Elder-ray helps determine the strength of competing groups of bulls and bears so you know when to buy and when to short.
  41. Top Broker Excuses For Poor Investments

    It is not uncommon for investors to lose money through misselling or other forms of mismanagement.
  42. Motivations That Influence Trading Strategies

    Traders and speculators have different classifications based on their differing characteristics or strategies carried.
  43. How Not To Get Scammed By Contractors

    Home improvement is a $200 billion a year industry. This means a lot of people get into the field that are likely less than qualified.
  44. Creating An Invoice Template

    How to ensure your invoices include all the key information - in a design that makes them easy to find. A little effort now saves a lot of trouble later.
  45. The Credit Card Chip: What Travelers Must Know

    Credit cards in the U.S are just getting ENV technology, which embeds a smart chip in your credit card. Here's how to avoid problems when traveling.
  46. Laws That Help Low Income Retirement

    If you're retired – or about to be – and money is tight, look to these programs and other benefits for help should you need it.
  47. Retirement Plans For All? These States Say 'Yes'

    State are beginning to address retirement security with efforts that could extend savings plans to millions more Americans.
  48. Tweezers Provide Precision For Trend Traders

    How to use candlestick tweezer patterns for analyzing and trading financial markets.
  49. 10 Hurdles To Closing On A New Home

    It's the biggest purchase of your life - find out what can go wrong before you even close the deal.
  50. Insurance Coverage: A Business Necessity

    Don't go to work without this policy in place - especially if your work is in your home.
  51. Don't Get Sued: 5 Tips To Protect Your Small Business

    Find out what you can do to limit risk and keep your business running smoothly.
  52. Deducting Disaster: Casualty And Theft Losses

    If you've been a victim, your losses may be deductible. Find out how.
  53. Is Your Employer-Provided Life Insurance Coverage Enough?

    Learn about the several potential problems involved with obtaining life insurance through your employer.
  54. Burn Rate Key Factor In Company's Sustainability

    Be careful around companies with high cash burn rates. These investments can turn to ashes.
  55. Would You Profit As A Day Trader?

    Market timing is surrounded by controversy, but does it work?
  56. How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t turn gargantuan profits.
  57. Narrow Your Range With Stop-Limit Orders

    With stop-limit orders, buyers protect themselves from prices too high for their tastes.
  58. Simple Moving Averages Make Trends Stand Out

    The moving average is easy to calculate and, once plotted on a chart, is a powerful visual trend-spotting tool.
  59. Should You Buy Property On Leased Land?

    Find out what to consider before investing in a leased-land property.
  60. An Overview Of The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

    Find out how this "retirement lifeguard" can save drowning plans, and why it's unlikely to be a long-term solution to the pension problem.
  61. Tired Of Banks? Try A Credit Union

    These nonprofit organizations can provide a range of services for lower fees.
  62. Does Condo Life Suit You?

    Association fees and disputes with neighbors could spoil your move if you're unprepared.
  63. Get Positive Earnings In The Negative-Sum Market

    Gain an advantage in the markets by understanding how to win in a negative-sum game.
  64. Money And Politics

    Learn about the progression of events and legislation that shaped and influenced today's political environment.
  65. The Economics Of Labor Mobility

    Loosening labor restrictions has both good and bad effects for a country and its workers.
  66. What Is Private Equity?

    This investment vehicle attracts wealthy investors to increase the value of portfolio companies.
  67. Can The IMF Solve Global Economic Problems?

    The IMF is an important tool to help struggling countries, but it's not without its problems.
  68. Are You Trying To Get Sued?!

    Organizational lawsuits are commonplace these days. Knowing how to react to and (more importantly) prevent them can save your business.
  69. Want To Sell Life Insurance? Read This First

    Looking for a career that offers big financial upside and the lure of self-employment? Insurance sales could well be for you.
  70. 4 Overlooked Homeownership Costs

    Mortgage payments aren't the only expense. Find what else you'll be on the hook for.
  71. Basics Of China's Real Estate Industry

    China's exponential growth was led primarily by its Real Estate Industry, but could this trend continue?
  72. Accredited Financial Counselor: An Introduction

    This designation is highly relevant as it allows you to help the middle- and lower-income population in America.
  73. How AT&T Came To Serve A Third Of Americans

    AT&T mobile phones are used by roughly a third of Americans. How it managed to accomplish that starts with a state-sponsored monopoly, a well-publicized breakup and astute maneuvers through a technological revolution.
  74. Cashing In On The Venture Capital Cycle

    Find out how VC firms make the market go round, and round and round.
  75. Texas Ratio Rounds Up Bank Failures

    This measure can help investors spot potential trouble in a bank's financials. Find out how.
  76. 12 Things You Need To Know About Financial Statements

    Discover how to keep score of companies to increase your chances of choosing a winner.
  77. Foreclosure Opens Doors For Real Estate Investors

    Learn how to spot hot properties that you can turn around for a profit.
  78. Top 6 Mortgage Mistakes

    These common errors could end in foreclosure.
  79. What If Donald Sterling Ran Your Company?

    A chief executive officer can seem to have it all: power, influence and gravitas. But all of that hard-earned respectability — along with a company’s share price — can erode in the wake of a scandal.
  80. Medicare 101: Do You Need All 4 Parts?

    At age 65, most people have to sign up for Medicare. Learn which of its four programs are mandatory – and which you can skip.
  81. Spotting Sharks Among Penny Stocks

    To protect yourself from an attack, don't swim in this ocean.
  82. Examining The Phillips Curve

    This model depicts an inverse relationship between unemployment and wage inflation, but is it accurate?
  83. Tips On How To Use IRAs To Boost Retirement Savings

    According to the Trustees of the Social Security Fund, the fund will be depleted by 2037. Are you ready?
  84. Business Owners: Rules For Qualified Retirement Plans

    Business owners need to take note of how they handle qualified-plan distributions to former employees.
  85. OMG, I Think I've Been Scammed!

    If you think you've been cheated, here are 6 steps to take instead of keeping it to yourself. You might be embarrassed, but you'll be fighting back.
  86. Keeping Track Of Retirement Plan Assets

    Maintain records of your pension benefits or risk losing them.
  87. Valuing Firms Using Present Value Of Free Cash Flows

    When trying to evaluate a company, it always comes down to determining the value of the free cash flows and discounting them to today.
  88. How To Add Real Assets To Your Portfolio

    Real assets, as distinguished from financial assets, means stuff you can touch: oil, gold, pork bellies, real estate and more. What are the best ways to get exposure to this portfolio diversifier?
  89. The Evolution Of Money Management

    We look at the development of the money management profession and how it impacts professional money managers today.
  90. Key Markets Waking From Summer Slumber

    Underneath Yellowstone National Park lies a dormant supervolcano capable of burying Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Colorado under several feet of ash.
  91. Complementing Your Portfolio With Closed-End Funds

    You've created a well-diversified portfolio but have some spare cash that should be put to work. What next? Have a look at closed-end funds.
  92. Accounting Rules Could Roil The Markets

    FAS 142 is an accounting rule that changes the way companies treat goodwill. Be aware of the impact it has on reported earnings to avoid making bad investment decisions.
  93. The Seasons Of An Investor's Life

    From a tentative spring to a comfortable winter, learn how to weather the phases of your investing journey.
  94. Decoding DuPont Analysis

    Get a deeper understanding of ROE with these three-step and five-step calculations.
  95. Profiling: It's Not Just For The FBI

    Learn how to quantify each client's specific dreams and create a realistic financial plan.
  96. Analyze Investments Quickly With Ratios

    Make informed decisions about your investments with these easy equations.
  97. Do You Understand Investment Risk?

    Many investors overestimate their level of financial knowledge.
  98. 7 Misconceptions About The Federal Reserve

    There are many fallacies about the Fed. The following misconceptions are among the most popular.
  99. How to Value Companies With Negative Earnings

    For some investors, the possibility of stumbling upon a small biotech with a potential blockbuster drug, or a junior miner with a giant mineral discovery, makes the risk of investing in companies with negative earnings well worth taking.
  100. Tax-Saving Advice For IRA Holders

    Be informed about benefits and deductions that may apply to you and avoid costly mistakes on your return.
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