Bonds Articles

  1. 5 Companies Offering Low-Cost Dental Insurance

    How and where to look to maximize your dental insurance premium dollar.
  2. 3 Disrupters of Retail Banking

    Understand how the retail banking industry operates and why it's becoming outdated. Learn about three disrupters that are ...
  3. 3 Alternative Ways To Save for College

    The cost of college is skyrocketing at a time of record student loan debt. But there are ways to earn a college degree without ...
  4. U.S. Stock Market Holidays in 2016

    Learn which holidays will be observed during the 2016 equity market trading year and how they have historically performed ...
  5. Stocks With Bubbles That Could Burst in 2016

    These are some of the over-valued stocks based on P/E and Forward P/E ratios. Will the bubbles burst in 2016?
  6. Is Renter’s Insurance Worth It?

    Renter’s insurance is so relatively inexpensive that there’s really no reason not to have it. Still, how much does it cost ...
  7. Why Billionaires Love to Invest in Newspapers

    Why, if newspapers are in such dire straights, are savvy investors like Buffett and Bezos investing in print? Let’s take ...
  8. How Advisors Can Land Plan Sponsors as Clients

    Plan sponsors can be lucrative clients for advisors. Here are the areas that financial advisors should focus on to attract ...
  9. 4 Signs Your Value Stock May Be Overvalued

    Value investing can make you money, but you have to look for traps. Overvalued stocks often correct, which means investors ...
  10. Work or Staying at Home: You Still Need a Plan

    A great deal of the econonmic engine is fueled by stay-at-home parents. Their financial needs matter as much as anyone. Here's ...
  11. Life Estate vs Irrevocable Trust: Which is Better?

    People considering application for Medicaid can put their biggest asset - their home - in a trust that splits ownership of ...
  12. Why Being Too Conservative Can Hurt Your Retirement Savings

    People close to retirement have to get more conservative in their investments, but they can't be too safe. Unless they want ...
  13. 8 Steps to Take If You’re Retiring in 2016

    Along with all the exciting plans you're making for your retirement, take these financial steps in preparation for a smooth ...
  14. The Top 5 Retail ETFs for 2016 (RTH, PMR)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top exchange-traded funds holding retail-related stocks for 2016, and learn about the characteristics ...
  15. Top 3 Resilient Stocks for a Bear Market

    These three stocks offer resiliency and safe dividends in a bear market.
  16. Self-Driving Cars: A Good Investment?

    Will self-driving cars act as an upside catalyst for these companies?
  17. Are These the Top 3 Energy Stocks of 2016?

    It won't be easy to find winning energy stocks in 2016. These might be your best bets.
  18. The Top 5 Mid Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VO, IJH)

    Read about some of the top mid-cap ETFs, and learn how you can use these funds to get broad exposure to an important segment ...
  19. The Top 4 Dividend Paying Hardware Stocks for 2016 (GRMN, QCOM)

    Discover the top four dividend stocks in the hardware industry, including one long-standing blue chip and a few value investments ...
  20. The Top 5 Municipal Bond Funds for 2016

    Understand how the addition of municipal bond mutual funds can enhance a portfolio, and learn the top-rated municipal bond ...
  21. The Top 5 Technology ETFs for 2016 (FDN, IGV)

    Read about five technology-based ETFs that could be poised to take off in 2016, and why no investor can afford to shy away ...
  22. The Top 5 Mid Cap Healthcare Stocks for 2016 (COO, ICLR)

    Discover the top five mid-cap health care stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected price target for each ...
  23. The Top 5 Health Care ETFs for 2016 (XLV, VHT)

    Read about five of the top health care exchange traded funds available today, and learn how you can get exposure to this ...
  24. The Top 5 Materials Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Read about five mutual funds covering the basic materials sector that could be excellent buys after a catastrophic 2015 for ...
  25. Are These the Top Dividend-Paying Stocks of 2016?

    These five dividend-paying stocks have the potential to outperform in 2016 when it comes to total return.
  26. The Top 5 International Equity ETFs for 2016 (SCZ, VEU)

    Read about five international ETFs that could perform well in 2016, especially considering the prospect of a contraction ...
  27. The Top 5 High-Yield Bond ETFs for 2016 (SJNK, SHYG)

    Read about five high-yield ETFs that are well-positioned to survive if the Federal Reserve decides to raise interest rates ...
  28. The Top 10 Core Equity ETFs for 2016 (SCHD, EFV)

    Read about 10 ETFs that investors should consider as core holdings in a well-balanced investment portfolio heading into 2 ...
  29. 6 Factors That Point to Global Recession in 2016

    We may be on the verge of another global recession.
  30. Why China Is Suspending Market Circuit Breakers

    Chinese regulators have announced that beginning on January 8th, circuit breakers used to halt its stock markets will be ...
  31. How The Russian Conflict Affects The Turkish Economy

    Is it time to pull money out of Turkey? Here’s how the conflict between Russia and Turkey, stemming from Turkey shooting ...
  32. 401(k) Balance: How You Compare to Others Your Age

    How much people have put away for retirement varies, naturally, by old they are. See how your savings stack up.
  33. Do ETFs Cause Market Volatility?

    Market volatility is the new normal. When markets are volatile, we see volatility in the prices of exchange traded funds ...
  34. Is Your Health Insurance Enough For Retirement?

    Learn what to expect to pay for health insurance in retirement, what is covered through Medicare and what the Affordable ...
  35. Introduction to Social Security

    You've probably contributed to this fund, but will you reap the benefits? Find out here.
  36. Why Boomers Are Delaying Retirement

    Baby Boomers are changing retirement. Exactly how, though, is still evolving as the realities of life sometimes clash with ...
  37. How to Price Your Home Like the Pros

    Selling a house without using a realtor can be a difficult task. Thankfully the internet has made it easy to list a home ...
  38. 3 Ways to Get Social Security Benefits

    Social Security isn't just for retirement. Learn about all three benefits provided by the Social Security Administration: ...
  39. What Is the Lowest Credit Score?

    Learn about the different types of credit scores available to borrowers, and find out about the lowest scores under each ...
  40. 529 Plan Contribution Limits in 2016

    Learn about the contribution and account balance limits on 529 plan accounts and discover how these contribution limits differ ...
  41. The Top 5 Small-Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VTWO, IJR)

    Learn how to get broad exposure to the U.S. small-cap equities market by investing in one of the top five exchange-traded ...
  42. India: A Bright Spot in Today's Global Investment Landscape

    India, the best performing economy of 2015, has all it takes to maintain high growth momentum and ensure high returns for ...
  43. Split Dollar Life Insurance: How it Works

    Understanding how split dollar life insurance plans are designed and what tax regulations they must follow.
  44. What's Ahead For The Russell-2000 Index in 2016?

    The Russell-2000 ended 2015 with a loss after failing a breakout to an all-time high.
  45. Pros & Cons of Using a Robo-Advisor

    Robo-advisors come in all shapes and sizes. This article goes through the pros and cons of this new approach to financial ...
  46. 10 Common Questions About Social Security

    Find out everything you need to know about this program.
  47. 5 Characteristics of Good Growth Stocks

    Growth stocks can give investors good returns, but not all growth stocks are the same. From leadership to growth, there are ...
  48. Estate Planning Checkup: When to Update your Estate Plan

    Estate planning is an important piece of an overall financial plan, but it can't be set and forgotten. Life events are going ...
  49. Grading Janet Yellen

    Read a review of how Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen performed in her tenure as head of the Federal Reserve, and why it is more ...
  50. The Top 3 ETFs to Track the CSI 300 for 2016 (ASHR, PEK)

    Obtain information on the best available exchange-traded funds that investors seeking exposure to China can use to track ...
  51. 4 Personal Loans Sources for Fair Credit

    Discover the best places to apply for an unsecured personal loan if you have only fair credit, including information on rates ...
  52. The Impact of the Fed Interest Rate Hike

    The Federal Reserve recently raised benchmark interest rates. With much attention on the Fed's policy, here's what happens ...
  53. 3 Predictions for Apple in 2016 (AAPL)

    Learn the top three predictions for Apple in 2016. See how share prices should be rebounding as Apple expands its reach into ...
  54. SIMPLE IRA Contribution Limits in 2016

    Learn the SIMPLE IRA contribution limits for 2016, with a brief summary of how the plan works, including eligibility and ...
  55. Top Ways to Minimize Taxes on 401(k) Withdrawals

    Maximizing your retirement savings is essential to a secure retirement, and a part of that is minimizing taxes on 401(k) ...
  56. 5 Action Items To Complete Before Retiring

    Learn the five signs that indicate you are OK to retire. Discover what steps are crucial to determining an effective and ...
  57. The Top 4 Entertainment ETFs for 2016 (PEJ, XLY)

    Learn more about the entertainment sector, the companies that are included and the four ETFs that provide investors with ...
  58. 10 Healthy Foods That Are Easy on Your Budget

    Learn more about healthy food options, and understand how you can eat healthier foods while you remain true to your budget.
  59. The Top 5 International Bond ETFs for 2016 (BNDX, VWOB)

    Learn more about five of the top international bond ETFs designed to provide exposure to foreign government and corporate ...
  60. Is ConocoPhillips Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (COP)

    Learn more about ConocoPhillips, one of the strongest companies in the oil sector, and whether it would be a suitable addition ...
  61. The Top 5 Telecommunication ETFs for 2016 (VOX, IYZ)

    Learn how you can gain exposure to American and global telecom stocks through five of the top telecommunications ETFs on ...
  62. Indexed Annuities and New DoL Rules: What to Know

    The DOL has proposed a bill that includes tightening rules regarding the sale of indexed annuities. Here's what it means ...
  63. How Advisors Can Help Clients Avoid Tax Scams

    Here's how advisors and their clients can avoid falling prey to tax scams and cyber criminals.
  64. A Look At Barron's Top 5 Mutual Fund Families

    These 5 mutual fund families were rated tops by Barron's. Here's why.
  65. Are These the Top 3 Utility Stocks of 2016?

    When it comes to utilities and resiliency, bigger isn't always better. These three lesser known stocks are likely to offer ...
  66. Advisors: Can't Beat Robo-Advisors? Then Join Them

    The old versus the new. Financial advisors are taking notice of robo-advisors and rather than holding on to old ways are ...
  67. Are These the Top Restaurant Stocks of 2016?

    These restaurant stocks may serve up long-term potential in 2016.
  68. Writing Off the Expenses of Starting Your Own Business

    Learn how to navigate the complicated rules for writing off the expenses of starting your own business. It could save you ...
  69. Using Licensing to Rent Your Ideas to Large Companies

    Learn how to license your ideas to get your groundbreaking product on the shelves without raising capital or having business ...
  70. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Copper Stocks for 2016 (BHP, RIO)

    Learn how the copper bear accelerated to the downside in 2015, allowing fatter dividend yields to build, but valuable only ...
  71. 3 Predictions for Alphabet Inc. in 2016 (GOOG)

    Learn how a new corporate structure and the emergence of new products have filled investors and consumers with high hopes ...
  72. The Top 6 Dividend-Paying Technology Stocks for 2016 (IBM, STX)

    Discover the top six dividend-bearing tech stocks for 2016, including some well-known companies and a few lesser-known stocks ...
  73. The Top 5 Global Bond Funds for 2016

    Learn about the top global bond funds for 2016. See how funds with longer maturities and duration have greater exposure to ...
  74. The Top 4 Dividend-Paying Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (NEE, NEP)

    Learn about the top four dividend-paying alternative energy stocks, and discover why they are poised to rise and raise their ...
  75. The Top 10 Healthcare Stocks for 2016 (ABT, AGN)

    Learn about the top 10 health care stocks expected to grow in 2016, with brief insights into each company's growth potential ...
  76. The Top 5 Large-Cap Healthcare Stocks for 2016 (GILD, ANTM)

    Learn about the potential direction for large-cap stocks in the health care sector in 2016, drug pricing headwinds and the ...
  77. 3 ETF Strategies for Growth in the US for 2016 (SCHB, USMV)

    Learn about the factors and events that could impact U.S. stock returns for 2016 and three ETFs that should be considered ...
  78. Income Tax Brackets for 2015-2016

    Learn about the 2015-2016 tax brackets, how to calculate your marginal tax rate, the five types of filing status and how ...
  79. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (WMT): 2015 Recap

    A recap of Wal-Mart's 2015 year, including expansions, new services, big changes and a 30% decline in the stock price.
  80. Amazon Is Opening Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores

    Amazon has opened its first of presumably many physical bookstores. Why did Amazon do this and how are they different from ...
  81. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN): 2015 Recap

    A look at the ups and downs of Amazon in 2015.
  82. How Bad Will It Get for Russia in 2016?

    With an economy that is highly dependent on oil and gas exports, the shrinking oil prices have hit Russia hard. This bad ...
  83. High Debt and Savings Rates Hinder China's Economy

    China's recent debt explosion seems odd considering its high savings rate, but the two are related and may provide the key ...
  84. Is This The Next Big Play For Growth Investors?

    Read about how the railroads sector might perform for growth investors, and why the cyclical nature of railroads makes room ...
  85. Healthcare Credit Cards: Easy but Risky

    Do you need help paying for a medical procedure? Are you struggling with medical copayments? A healthcare credit card can ...
  86. How to Delay Drawing Down on Investments in Retirement

    Retirement lasts a long time so you want to make your savings last. Thankfully there's lot of ways to do it, from curbing ...
  87. The Best Sectors To Sell Short in 2016

    Three groups of stocks and sectors should underperform in 2016, generating profits from selling high and buying low.
  88. The Richest Person in Each Decade of Life

    Who is the richest person currently in their 20s, 30s or 40s? Learn their inspiring stories and gain motivation to pursue ...
  89. Say Hello to Uber on Facebook Messenger

    Transportation on Messenger is introduced to enable Uber ride-sharing within the Facebook Messenger app. Users can book a ...
  90. The Top 5 Mid Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (AXTA, ABX)

    Discover the five top mid-cap basic materials stocks for 2016, with a brief summary, growth outlook and expected price target ...
  91. How to Best Use Health Saving Accounts

    Health savings accounts' hidden bonus: they double as retirement accounts.
  92. 7 Ways to Save Money for an Emergency Fund

    An emergency fund is critical for unexpected expenses. Fortunately, there are several was to save for one.
  93. The Average Cost of Homeowners Insurance

    What factors into the the premiums you pay for homeowners insurance? Much depends on where you live. But there are ways to ...
  94. The Top 6 Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (VZ, TMUS)

    Discover the top six stocks for 2016 in the telecommunications sector, including some big names in the American market and ...
  95. The Top 10 Large Cap Stocks for 2016 (BCS, AAPL)

    Discover the top 10 large-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with summaries and individual growth outlooks for ...
  96. How Las Vegas Sands Corporation Handles Macau (LVS)

    Find out how Las Vegas Sands is weathering the downturn in Macau by maintaining focus on long-term growth and diversified ...
  97. How Retirees Can Earn Extra Income

    Retirees living on a fixed income may find themselves in dire straits, but fortunately, there are ways to earn extra income.
  98. Options for Your 401(k) at Retirement

    What to do with your 401(k) could be your most critical financial decision for retirement. Look at your entire financial ...
  99. 4 Things You Should Never Reveal During a Job Interview

    A job interview is a place to describe skills and abilities related to the job, not share personal information that could ...
  100. Salary Negotiation Strategies That Can Backfire

    While you want the best salary you can get, failing to understand when, how, and why to negotiate may lead to undesirable ...
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