Bonds Articles

  1. Why Money Flow From Japan Matters to the U.S. Equity Market

    Discover why Japanese savers and investors may have a lot to say about the future of the U.S. equity market, and why the ...
  2. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of MetLife Inc. (MET)

    Learn more about MetLife and discover the fundamental aspects of the top four mutual fund holders of the insurance holding ...
  3. Is Apple Extending the iPhone Product Cycle? (AAPL)

    Explore the product development for Apple's iPhone 7 and subsequent iPhone releases.
  4. 3 Suggestions Before Reading Analyst Stock Recommendation

    Discover the true motivations and priorities of sell-side analysts and why individual investors should ignore consensus estimates ...
  5. Was Icahn's China Concern a Good Reason to Exit Apple? (AAPL)

    Learn about Carl Icahn's concerns about Apple over the economic and regulatory environment in China, and discover if those ...
  6. Why Norway Does Not Anticipate $100 Oil (STO)

    Discover why Norway's Petroleum and Finance Minister Tord Lien does not think the markets will see $100 per barrel of oil ...
  7. 5 Best Smart Beta ETFs That Pay Dividends (PID, ICF)

    Get the lowdown on some of the top-performing smart beta ETFs that are designed to provide above-average dividend yields ...
  8. 4 Mutual Fund Trends in Company 401(k)s

    Learn about some of the mutual fund trends emerging in the 401(k) marketplace, and discover how these changes are affecting ...
  9. Why a Strong U.S. Manufacturing Industry Matters (UTX)

    Consider manufacturing’s contributions to employment and GDP growth by engaging other industries, both upstream and downstream, ...
  10. The Impact of Fiduciary Rule on Annuity Sales

    The new fiduciary rule has a far reaching effect on the annuity sales process for advisors and clients.
  11. Why $50 Oil Won't Save Oil Companies

    Discover why oil exploration and production companies face troubles despite the recent strong rally in crude prices, and ...
  12. Ellevest: How This New Robo-Advisor Stacks Up

    Many investors have long anticipated the launch of Ellevest, a women-focused robo-advisor. Here are some specifics about ...
  13. Why Student Loans Are Now 20% of Graduates' Salaries

    Learn why college debts absorb 18 to 20% of salaries due to higher college costs, mismatched wages, disproportionate federal ...
  14. Why In-Person Meetings Are Better for Clients

    While the future of financial advisement is rapidly becoming even more digitized, there's still lots of value in holding ...
  15. Could Your Portfolio Withstand the Next Financial Crisis?

    Does the fear of another financial crisis keep you awake at 3 a.m.? Here’s how to find out if your retirement portfolio is ...
  16. The Dividend Stock Story, in One Chart

    This week’s chart shows how U.S. dividend stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 over the past year.
  17. Should You Buy Private Unemployment Insurance?

    Your state only provides so much – should you purchase additional private coverage to help soften the financial blow? How ...
  18. Why Larry Fink Wants Grads to Stay Curious

    BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink gave a commencement speech at his alma mater UCLA on June 10. Here are his remarks. ...
  19. Which Retirement Plans Need a Family Trust?

    Many people think family trusts are only for the very wealthy, but if your retirement assets exceed $500,000, you may want ...
  20. What’s Ahead for U.S. Payrolls

    We share a response to this question recently posed by Fed Chair: “Will monthly payroll gains move up toward the solid pace ...
  21. Are U.S. Banks Becoming Aggressive on Lending Again?

    Discover why banks are increasing their credit portfolios to include more credit cards and how this may impact your ability ...
  22. How Deutsche Bank Market Manipulation Impacts Investors (DB)

    Explore the ramifications of Deutsche Bank's admission that it manipulated gold and silver from 2007 to 2014, including its ...
  23. Variable Annuities: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    An in-depth guide to everything you need to know and watch out for with variable annuities.
  24. Does Increased Headcount Equal Stock Appreciation?

    Companies that are hiring more workers are often confident in their future prospects. Does this lead to stock appreciation? ...
  25. 3 Catalysts for U.S. Equity Market Correction (KMI, SWN)

    Find out what hedge fund manager David Tepper and other top market analysts foresee for the U.S. economy and the stock market ...
  26. Is this BlackRock Money Market Fund Worth It? (PINXX)

    Find out if the BlackRock Taxable Money Market fund PINXX is the right investment for your portfolio to ensure growth in ...
  27. How Interest Rates Affect the Housing Market

    Understand how rate changes can affect home prices and learn how you can keep up.
  28. 3 Cases Against Buffett's Recommendation on Index Funds (BRK-A, GS)

    Learn why Warren Buffet believes index funds are the best choice for investors, but why they may not perform as well in 2 ...
  29. 3 Large-Cap Stocks Still Far From Pre-Crisis Highs (AIG, C)

    Explore three financial institutions that played key roles in the financial crisis of 2008 and are still far away from their ...
  30. How M&A Breakups Are Hurting Investment Banks' Profits (PFE, ACT)

    Discover what happens when mergers and acquisitions fail. Learn about three major deals that have fallen through in 2016 ...
  31. Is Chasing U.S. Equities Worth It? (GS)

    Explore the factors that make chasing returns in the S&P 500 Index a high-risk proposition, including a recession barometer ...
  32. 5 Websites Where You Can Book a Private Jet

    These sites can help you get flights and destinations – sometimes, even just a seat instead of a whole plane. Just be sure ...
  33. 3 Ways to Assess Smart Beta Fees

    Explore three ways to asses the expense ratios of smart beta ETFs, including comparisons with passive funds, within the smart ...
  34. 4 Reasons for the IPO Market Slowdown in 2016 (IPO)

    Pay attention to the length of time a company waits before going public and whether the prolonged period brings excessive ...
  35. What Increasing Tech Layoffs Mean For Silicon Valley (YHOO, ADSK)

    Find out the reasons for layoffs by Bay area tech companies in 2016. Learn which factors indicate that the regional job market ...
  36. Watch Out for These Medicare Mistakes

    Sorting through Medicare can be confusing. Here are some potential mistakes to avoid when choosing your plan.
  37. Why Advisors Shouldn't Overlook Impact Investing

    The demand for impact-centered portfolio management is rapidly growing. Here's how advisors can get on the bandwagon with ...
  38. The SEC Fiduciary Rule Explained

    The SEC plans to propose its own set of fiduciary rules next year. These are some of the potential implications for advisors.
  39. Want More Referrals? Target These 4 Client Types

    Getting referrals is one of the best ways to grow your business. Here are four types of clients who are more likely to give ...
  40. The Biggest ETF Risks

    ETFs have become so popular because of the many advantages they offer. Still, investors must keep in mind that they aren't ...
  41. 3 Reasons to Use ETF Options Over Futures (SPY, QQQ)

    Learn about exchange-traded fund (ETF) options and index futures, and why it might be a better decision to use ETF options ...
  42. Top 3 Stocks Hedge Funds Sold in Q1 2016 (AAPL, AVGO)

    Learn about how the top 50 hedge funds performed during the first quarter of 2016 and the top three stocks that were sold ...
  43. 10 Companies That Will Pay for Your MBA (BAC, WFC)

    Discover ten institutions of higher learning that are willing to help finance your MBA in exchange for your commitment to ...
  44. David Einhorn: Tips on How to Read Financial Statements (SUNE)

    Find out what Greenlight Capital manager and value investing extraordinaire David Einhorn says about reading financial statements.
  45. IBB & XBI: Should You Short the Biotech Industry? (IBB, XBI)

    Explore an analysis of the biotech industry, and learn why XBI and IBB may be short candidates based on Jim Chanos' short ...
  46. Are Declining Buybacks a Bad Sign for the Equity Market? (C, MS)

    Learn why U.S. companies overall have curtailed their stock buyback programs in 2016. Discover the effects these reduced ...
  47. The 4 Best Books on Retirement to Read This Summer

    Take a break from your usual summer reading and use these books to start fantasizing about your future - the one involving ...
  48. 5 ETFs Flaws You Shouldn't Overlook

    Despite their popularity, exchange traded funds have some drawbacks that investors should know about.
  49. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Dallas

    Everything is big in the Big D, and the poshest neighborhoods are no exception: Your money will buy a lot of house in these ...
  50. Should Required Minimum Distributions Be in Cash?

    What is the most tax-efficient way to take required minimum distributions from your retirement plan? Several financial advisors ...
  51. The Devil Is in the Details With New Advisor Rules

    Don’t be lured into a false sense of security with advisors because of the new DoL ruling. Due diligence is still a must ...
  52. Do Store Closures Hurt Retail Stocks? (WMT,SHLD,M)

    These eight retailers are closing stores. How many have seen stock depreciation over the past year?
  53. Will the San Francisco Housing Market See a Slowdown? (YHOO, TWTR)

    Find out how the high-tech and biotech boom is impacting the housing market in San Francisco and how a slowdown could affect ...
  54. Top 10 Companies With the Best Benefits (NFLX, ADBE)

    Find out which companies offer the most unique benefits. Discover the benefits that are most likely to help workers decide ...
  55. 3 Cases When Not to Place Tight Stop-Loss Orders (IBB, XBI)

    Learn about using stop-loss orders for exchange-traded funds. Discover the circumstances when using a tight stop-loss order ...
  56. Business Cycle Investing: Ratios to Use For Each Cycle

    Examine economic and sector performance over the business cycle to determine which ratios are most important for each phase ...
  57. Relypsa: How The Bulls and Bears are Both Right

    Find out how can the bull and bear case on Relypsa, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLYP) both be right?
  58. Beyond Retirement: 5 Billionaires Who Still Work

    For these five billionaires, working is not about the money; continuously pursuing their passions is what matters most.
  59. 4 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Retirement Plan

    The retirement landscape is changing. Here are four things retirees today need to be wary — and aware — of when it comes ...
  60. Are Smart Beta ETFs Hyped? (PRF, BLK)

    Pay attention to the percentage of smart beta ETFs that manage to survive after the next five years, proving or refuting ...
  61. What Happens to GM's Business When Union Members Strike?

    Familiarize yourself with how a union worker’s strike could affect GM’s bottom line, directly after the strike and into the ...
  62. 6 Common Penny Stock Scams to Watch Out For

    Learn about the seven most common penny stock scams, and how to avoid them.
  63. Why China is not a Threat to the U.S.

    Learn about China's competitive position with respect to four areas of innovation. Discover the challenges the country faces ...
  64. Negative Interest Rates: Good or Bad for American Banks? (PNC, C)

    Learn why net interest margin is so important to banks, and uncover the potential impact a change in interest rate policy ...
  65. Apple Car Rumors: What You Need to Know (AAPL)

    Discover the speculation surrounding the Apple Car, and learn how the EV charging technology recruiting effort is fueling ...
  66. S&P 500: 3 Lessons From the Most Unprofitable Sectors (APA, CHK)

    Discover the universal lessons for investors and businesses from the 10 most unprofitable companies in the S&P 500, all of ...
  67. Why This Billionaire Is Cutting Hedge Fund Fees (IVW, JNS)

    Discover the struggles of hedge funds and Tudor Investment Corporation's Paul Tudor Jones, a Wall Street pioneer adapting ...
  68. Yellen to Consider Brexit Repercussions At Fed Meeting

    Yellen has also remarked that a Brexit could change expectations and the appetite for risk among U.S. investors.
  69. Did the G20 Agree on a New Plaza Accord in Shanghai?

    Learn all about a possible secret "Plaza Accord" made at the Shanghai G20 meetings to intervene and push the U.S. dollar ...
  70. Why Buybacks Can Be a Waste of Cash (BX, BAC)

    Learn the motivations behind share repurchase programs, including how they can mask slowing organic growth and why many companies ...
  71. Amazon vs. Big Retail—Investor Optimism is Changing

    Investopedia columnists Richard Peterson and Tate Hayes on the enduring importance of a "smile" in retail.
  72. How to Grow Your Advisory Biz with Dashboarding

    Here's how advisors can leverage dashboards to consolidate information and mine it for useful insights to improve their practice. ...
  73. One Vital Area Where Robo-Advisors Fall Short

    Although publicized as an investment panacea, robo-advisors may fall short on personalized diversification.
  74. Best Advisor Technology for Understanding Clients

    Advisors can leverage new technology to dramatically improve their workflow and overall profitability over time. Here are ...
  75. 4 Ways to Increase Women's Participation in Tech (INTC)

    Discover why so few women work in technology-based careers, and how some of America's leading female tech voices propose ...
  76. Wealthy Men and Women Investors: 4 Key Differences

    Research validates that wealthy men and women invest differently. Here's why—the insights may help advisors better tailor ...
  77. Why PIMCO Says China's Growth Is Capped

    Examine five factors that limit PIMCO's forecasts for GDP growth in China. How do real estate, equity markets, policy efficacy, ...
  78. The Scary Truth About Medical Costs in Retirement

    Are you saving enough to cover your medical costs during retirement? Recent research says you're likely not. Here's what ...
  79. David Swensen vs. Stephen Blyth: Tale of the Tape (DB, MS)

    Learn about the managers and specifics of the Yale and Harvard University endowments, with a focus on performance and asset ...
  80. 3 Mutual Funds That Rely on Strong M&A (EMAYX, GAKIX)

    Discover three small- to mid-cap mutual funds that rely heavily on merger and acquisition activity, with a summary of each ...
  81. 3 Mutual Funds to Avoid During U.S. Rate Hikes (FRBAX, FSRBX)

    Learn why banks may not receive the traditional benefits from rising interest rates, and discover three financial mutual ...
  82. 3 Reasons Why U.S. Oil Imports Are Rising (PSX, BP)

    Explore the reasons behind increasing oil imports to the United States, despite production and inventory levels at or near ...
  83. 4 Reasons Why Fund Managers Prefer Individual Stocks (BRK-A, VOO)

    Learn about some of the reasons why fund managers prefer trading in individual stocks over index funds, despite their overall ...
  84. S&P 500 Index: A Performance Analysis of Long-Term Returns

    Discover how to gain insight into the returns generated by the S&P 500 Index over the long term and how this can assist your ...
  85. 3 Reasons Why Company Earnings Have Been Weak

    Discover how to gain insight on why corporate earnings are weak and the factors affecting their near-term outlook, and how ...
  86. Why Tech Giants Are Acquiring Cyber Security Companies (SNE, HACK)

    Explore the factors behind the rise and consolidation of the cyber security segment, and the reasons why tech companies are ...
  87. 3 Reasons Why XLE & USO's Performances Will Be Limited

    Discover the three reasons why the United States Oil Fund and the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund will likely underperform ...
  88. Will the Next Financial Crisis Come From Europe? (DB, CS)

    Discover why the European financial system might be in trouble, why the European Central Bank may turn to bailouts, and why ...
  89. ETFs: Utilizing VWAP to Trade in a Low-Volume Market (SPY, IWM)

    Explore information about the VWAP, and learn how to calculate a security's VWAP and how to use the indicator to determine ...
  90. Why High Levels of Household Borrowing Is Not Concerning

    Discover how global debt levels have risen beyond the 2008 financial crisis levels and learn how the current interest rate ...
  91. Index Funds: The Case Against Bill Ackman (STT, BLK)

    Explore the reasoning behind Bill Ackman's concern of an impending index fund bubble, and why his argument sounds like an ...
  92. Life After Retirement: Is Money Really the Priority?

    Is “having enough money to retire” the most important thing to think about? Here's how to find out.
  93. 6 Signs That the New York Luxury Real Estate Market Is Slowing

    Find out what is happening in the booming high-end luxury housing market in New York City and the signs that it may be starting ...
  94. The Top 5 Costco Shareholders (COST)

    Discover the five largest stockholders of Costco, and read about Warren Buffet's opinion regarding the world's second-largest ...
  95. 4 Reasons Buffett's Portfolio Is Irrelevant to Today's Investors (AXP, KO)

    Find out why investors should not try to emulate Warren Buffett's stock portfolio and why they could not achieve his same ...
  96. Why Low-Volatility ETFs Are Getting Expensive (SPY, SPLV)

    Learn about the growth of low-volatility ETFs, discover why they are getting more expensive and explore comparisons between ...
  97. Lowering Portfolio Volatility With Certain Bond ETFs (AGG, BND)

    Learn about how overall portfolio risk can be reduced by adding a variety of different types of bond ETFs to a primarily ...
  98. Which Candidate Is Best for Retirees?

    Their positions on many issues aren't out yet, but (despite some similarities) Clinton and Trump have a different history ...
  99. Why the American Middle Class is Shrinking

    Discover why the American middle class is shrinking and why that is probably good thing, although the Fed might be funneling ...
  100. High-Yield Fixed-Income Bonds: OK for Retirees?

    Rather than solving the problem of low interest rates, riskier fixed-income securities bring a whole new slate of problems ...
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