Bonds Articles

  1. Should You Buy Vanguard’s New Liquid Alts?

    An alternative strategies fund by Vanguard? We examine this new actively managed offering by the world's largest mutual fund ...
  2. Can You Retire in Brazil with $200,000 of Savings?

    Brazil has a lot to offer the expat. The cost of living and healthcare are cheaper, and the pace is unhurried. But educate ...
  3. Can Young Workers Rely on Social Security?

    Young savers have time on their hands to take advantage of many investment strategies, and they should because Social Security ...
  4. How to Defray Long-Term Care Expenses

    Here's a handful of options on what you can do to defray long-term care expenses.
  5. The True Cost of Home Caregiving

    Caring for eldery family in-home might be unavoidable, but most caregivers don't realize the true cost of doing so.
  6. Target-Date vs. Index Funds: Is One Better?

    Target-date and index funds are difficult to compare because they differ in both structure and objective, though investors ...
  7. 4 Structured Product Types Wealthy Clients Love

    High-net-worth investors find structured products appealing for a variety of reasons. Here's a look at four types.
  8. Is a Google Robo-Advisor on the Horizon?

    It's possible that Google is looking to get into the robo-advisor business, either as a new venture or as a way to provide ...
  9. Top 3 Ways to Manage Lump-Sum Windfalls

    Have you just had a load of money drop into your lap? If so, several enviable options are available to you. Which one is ...
  10. Is Your Broker Churning Your Account?

    Is your broker churning your account to generate fees? Here's how to know and what recourse you have.
  11. Before You Invest in a Rental House with a Friend

    Investment property has advantages, but before you purchase a rental house with a pal, it’s smart to know what the challenges ...
  12. Whole Foods 365: The Economics of Discount Organic

    Whole Foods Market is expanding its brand to create a chain of discount natural food stores called 365 by Whole Foods Market. ...
  13. Investing in Frontier Markets: Top African ETFs

    A relative analysis of Africa-focused ETFs that enable investors to tap into the immense potential of growing African economies, ...
  14. Is It Time To Buy Commodities?

    Despite the news, the Athens Stock Exchange is down less than 5 percent year-to-date, while the Shanghai Composite remains ...
  15. Colombia Nurtures a Hub for Tech Start-ups

    Colombia used to be a violent nation with a burgeoning cocaine industry. The country now has a thriving tech start-up with ...
  16. The Top 5 Most Unionized Industries

    Unions don't have the membership numbers that they once did, but they are still a vital part of several different important ...
  17. Burger King and Tim Hortons Are Better Together

    In August 2014, 3G Capital announced that it was merging Burger King with Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons to form Restaurant ...
  18. 3 Reasons Facebook Is Interested In Oculus Rift

    Facebook is a social media company. Oculus Rift is a virtual headset maker. What do they have in common?
  19. Sacrifices Necessary to Keep Puerto Rico Afloat

    After years of band aids and significant borrowing to meet its obligations, the time has come for meaningful reform in Puerto ...
  20. Free Credit Score: How Free Is It Really?

    Be careful of websites making bogus offers of "free" credit scores. If a site asks for credit card information, you'll most ...
  21. ETF Analysis: Energy Select Sector SPDR

    Find out more about the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund, the top holdings of this exchange-traded fund and the characteristics ...
  22. Credit Card Review: Amex EveryDay

    Learn the benefits of the Amex EveryDay card, such as its introductory offer and rewards perks, and discover the types of ...
  23. Advisors: Start Coaching Clients from the Start

    Behavioral coaching is vital to help investors stick to plan during market turbulence. Start coaching early and maintain ...
  24. What to Expect from Russia's Oil-Dependent Economy

    The fate of Russia's economy is for the most part determined by the price of oil. Here's how it's likely to play out.
  25. 5 Disadvantages of Mutual Funds Compared to ETFs

    In the mutual funds vs. exchange-traded funds debate, ETFs have some clear advantages.
  26. How Advisors Can Tackle the Big Wealth Transfer

    The massive wealth transfer from Baby Boomers to their heirs presents opportunity and challenges for advisors. Here's how ...
  27. Will Greece Return to the Drachma?

    More drama from Greece, as rumors swirl about a return to the drachma.
  28. How a Higher Minimum Wage Would Impact the Economy

    Doubling pay for hourly workers could have several knock-on effects to the economy. Here's a brief look at a big issue.
  29. 5 Must-Read Blogs for Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors should know what industry experts are dishing about. Here are five blogs to bookmark.
  30. Active or Passive ETFs: Which is Better?

    What will be more popular in the near future: active or passive ETFs?
  31. Why You Might Buy Your Next Car from Costco

    Costco, one of the strongest retailers around, has its hooks in all sort of sectors, including autos.
  32. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Singapore

    Learn more about BlackRock Advisor's iShares Singapore MSCI exchange-traded fund, which looks to mirror the holdings and ...
  33. Credit Card Review: Capital One Venture Rewards

    Learn how the Capital One Venture Rewards card helps you earn unlimited rewards miles to pay for all types of travel expenses, ...
  34. Credit Card Review: BankAmericard Cash Rewards

    Read about the BankAmericard Cash Rewards card, and learn how to start earning unlimited cash back with its simply rewards ...
  35. ETF Analysis: PowerShares DB US Dollar

    Discover how an ETF can be used to bet on multiple different currency futures contracts with the PowerShares DB Dollar Index ...
  36. ETF Analysis: Select Sector Financial SPDR

    Find out more about the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, the characteristics of the exchange traded fund, and the suitability ...
  37. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Total Bond Market

    Learn about the Vanguard Total Bond Market exchange-traded fund, its primary portfolio holdings and risk/reward profile based ...
  38. ETF Analysis: Direxion Small Cap Bull 3X

    Read about a triple-leveraged exchange-traded fund that aims for 300% of the returns of the Russell 2000 Index: the Direxion ...
  39. ETF Analysis: Vanguard MSCI EAFE

    Learn more about Vanguard's index-shifting, low-cost and non-U.S. market exchange-traded fund: the FTSE Developed ex U.S. ...
  40. Credit Card Review: QuicksilverOne Rewards

    Learn more about one of the best cash back rewards credit cards for individuals with average or good credit ratings: the ...
  41. Smartphone "Flagship Killers" Coming after Apple and Samsung

    Learn why flagship killers such as OnePlus and Xiaomi have the potential to become the first legitimate competition faced ...
  42. What to Know About Transferable Points Programs

    Transferable points programs give credit card users a more extensive way to use credit card points for travel.
  43. What Are The 5 Hottest Emerging Industries In 2015?

    These five industries are poised to explode in 2015.
  44. Macau: Not Your Father's Gambling Destination

    Macau has given Las Vegas casinos a run for their money, but what's behind the scenes? Here's an overview of Macau's gambling ...
  45. Who Is The Next Greece?

    Several EU countries are on the potential candidate list, but some municipalities in the U.S. look far more like Greece. ...
  46. Make Money Through Risk Arbitrage Trading

    Risk arbitrage provides a valuable trading strategy for M&A or other corporate actions eligible stocks. Investopedia explains ...
  47. Why We Need Antitrust Laws

    A look at antitrust laws in the United States and the many anticompetitive practices they safeguard against.
  48. How To Hedge Call Options Using Binary Options

    Here is a step-by-step walk through how to hedge a long call position with binary options.
  49. DCF Vs. Comparables: Which One To Use

    DCF and Comparables models are widely used in equity valuation. We explain the pros and cons of each method.
  50. Adjust Market Strategies To Elevated Risk

    Improve returns by adapting trading strategies to changing market conditions.
  51. Pros And Cons Of Paper Trading

    Most market novices should paper trade for a considerable amount of time, despite key drawbacks.
  52. How Express Scripts Makes Money

    The pharmacy benefit manager claims to lower prescription drug costs for consumers, medical providers, and health insurance ...
  53. Is Pandora Set For A Rebound?

    Pandora stock is showing signs of a rebound. The beaten-down stock has picked up after the release of 2Q '15 results and ...
  54. The Daily Routine Of A Hedge Fund Manager

    What does a hedge fund manager's day really look like? Investopedia provides an inside look at the routine.
  55. Three Perks Business Should Give Their Employees

    Firms that treat their employees well have a competitive advantage over their rivals. Here are three important perks to give ...
  56. Understanding Bull Spread Option Strategies

    Bull spread option strategies, such as a bull call spread strategy, are hedging strategies for traders to take a bullish ...
  57. How Petrodollars Affect The U.S. Dollar

    We examine the rise of petrodollars, their influence on the USD as a global reserve currency, and their effects on the U.S. ...
  58. Some Overseas Markets May Prove More Resilient

    Though global markets sold off and have continued to slip in recent days, stocks in Europe and Japan are still faring better ...
  59. How Peter Thiel Became a Superstar

    A review of the career of legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel.
  60. 3 Key Steps To Take Before You Quit Your Job

    Leaving a job on the best basis means thinking through everything from professional etiquette to what's financially adequate.
  61. Are These the 10 Best Stocks in the World?

    Most of the top 10 stocks in the world have performed exceptionally well over the past several years. Here's a look at their ...
  62. Making Your Home Retirement "Ready"

    Key steps to take so that your home is in good shape for you to live there as long as you want.
  63. Credit Card Review: Premier Rewards Gold Amex

    Read more about the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card, one of the top charge cards in the United States and a favorite ...
  64. Best Banks to Stash Your Million Dollars

    Get the richest perks and red carpet treatment for you and your money from these financial institutions.
  65. Invest Here Now: The Hottest Sectors of 2014-15

    These 10 industries have made investors a lot of money over the past year. Is there still room to run?
  66. Credit Card Review: Gold Delta SkyMiles Amex

    Learn about the three American Express cards that partner with Delta Airlines. Understand the benefits of the Gold Delta ...
  67. What Does an Ideal Retirement Portfolio Look Like?

    The "ideal" portfolio can differ from one investor to another depending on many factors, but some themes hold true no matter ...
  68. Will Oil Hit $30 a Barrel?

    Will the price of oil continue to fall? Could it drop to $30 a barrel? Here are the factors at play.
  69. Credit Card Review: Citi ThankYou Preferred

    Understand what makes a reward credit card worth opening. Learn about the Citi ThankYou Preferred card and its benefits and ...
  70. Investors Beware! Don't Make These Dumb Mistakes

    Sometimes mistakes make for the best lessons. That said, it's still better to learn from someone else's investing mistakes.
  71. Why Mutual Funds are Still Better than ETFs

    Mutual funds might not be as sexy as they used to be, but they offer some advantages over ETFs – especially for certain types ...
  72. Does that Budget Leave Room for Charitable Giving?

    Your clients want to be philanthropic, but does their financial situation allow them to afford charitable giving?
  73. China: Why Big Investors are Turning Into Bears

    More hedge fund managers and economists are beginning to transition from bull to bear when it comes to China. Here's why. ...
  74. How Advisors Can Help New Doctors Conquer Debt

    Doctors have high potential for building long-lasting wealth, but they need advice on the best way to pay off student loan ...
  75. The Art of Procuring More of Your Clients' Assets

    Taking over a larger portion of client assets is an art. Here are some tips on how to increase your asset management.
  76. How to Protect Your Retirement After a Divorce

    Divorce is never fun, but knowing the rules and anticipating the impact of retirement plan division and pension payouts can ...
  77. Advisors: Get Those Referrals! (Here's How)

    If you're not talking to your clients about referring you to friends, you should be.
  78. ETF Analysis: iShares Silver Trust

    Learn about the iShares Silver Trust, an exchange-traded fund that invests primarily in silver and is affected by risks unique ...
  79. Credit Card Review: Citi Diamond Preferred

    Read about Citi's Diamond Preferred credit card, a low APR offering with excellent balance transfer benefits and a long-term ...
  80. Credit Card Review: Capital One Quicksilver Rewards

    Learn more about the Capital One Quicksilver Rewards card and how its simple cash back rewards program can put more money ...
  81. Credit Card Review: BankAmericard Travel Rewards

    Understand what the BankAmericard Travel Rewards card is and what its benefits are. Learn about the few drawbacks to the ...
  82. Impact of the Chinese Economy on the U.S. Economy

    The economic growth of China has been decreasing since 2010. What impact does this have on the US and the world economy?
  83. Credit Card Review: Discover it

    Learn why the Discover it card provides a great balance between cost effectiveness and robust rewards, especially for those ...
  84. ETF Analysis: PowerShares QQQ Trust

    Learn more about one of the most popular and widely traded exchange-traded funds in the world: Invesco PowerShares QQQ Trust ...
  85. Top 3 ETFS for Investing in Germany

    Discover why Germany is considered an economic powerhouse in the eurozone, and learn about the three ETFs that provide investors ...
  86. Dodd-Frank Creates a Liquidity Crunch for Bonds

    While each individual institution is undoubtedly safer due to capital constraints imposed by Dodd-Frank, this makes for a ...
  87. The Number One Reason Why Most Traders Fail

    We show you the simple tools, availble to everyone, to succeed as an active trader: education, experience, charts, vision, ...
  88. Is There Still Opportunity in Japanese Stocks?

    Japanese stocks’ strong performance has prompted market watchers to question whether there’s still a case for adding exposure ...
  89. Is Divestment Destroying The Coal Industry?

    Should you worry about your investments in coal companies due to coal divestment campaigns? Investopedia explores the impact ...
  90. IPO Flippers And The Companies Who Hate Them

    Learn how flipping activity affects an initial public offering.
  91. Netflix's New Strategy: Penetrate Your Hotel Room

    Will Netflix’s new venture—to offer its media content in hotels—pay dividends? Investopedia explores the business potential ...
  92. Why Securities-Based Lending Became A Big Business

    Securities-based lending—using one's investments as collateral to secure a loan—has become big business for brokers and banks. ...
  93. How Does China Manage Its Money Supply?

    Here's how the Central Bank of China manages its currency rates and the money supply.
  94. Three Currencies Benefiting From Low Oil Prices

    The Indian rupee is clearly the biggest beneficiary of the slide in oil prices, followed by the Indonesian rupiah and British ...
  95. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Pharmaceutical

    Read about one of the best-performing ETFs in the health care sector since 2012: the Market Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF (PPH) ...
  96. American Express Returns Vs. DJ Industrial Average

    American Express has handily outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 2009, but unusual weakness in the last year ...
  97. 20-Year Treasury Bond ETF Trading Strategies

    iShares 20-Year Treasury Bond ETF offers a highly liquid equity alternative to direct bond exposure.
  98. How To Interpret The Volume Zone Oscillator

    Introduced in 2009, the Volume Zone Oscillator (VZO) is gaining traction with traders and technicians.
  99. ETF Analysis: iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25

    Learn about iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 and its asset allocation and how investing in this fund comes with heightened risks ...
  100. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Germany

    Learn about iShares MSCI Germany, which is a nondiversified exchange traded fund that invests principally in large-cap German ...
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