Bonds Articles

  1. How To Lock In An Exchange Rate

    Currency risk can be effectively hedged by locking in an exchange rate through the use of currency futures, forwards, options, ...
  2. How & Why Interest Rates Affect Options

    The Fed is expected to change interest rates soon. We explain how a change in interest rates impacts option valuations.
  3. How To Calculate The GDP Of A Country

    We explain how to calculate the GDP of a country using two different approaches.
  4. Can Socialism Work In America?

    Capitalism has its shortcomings, but pure socialism is not the answer. The American system of capitalism with socialistic ...
  5. What Skills Do You Need For An Investment Banking Job?

    Aspiring for the best paid investment banking jobs? Here is the list of top skills that investment banks look for in job ...
  6. 10 Steps To Becoming A Day Trader

    Want to be the master of your career by becoming a full-time day trader? Follow these 10 steps to be a successful trader.
  7. Top Skills Hedge Funds Look For In Job Candidates

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work. What are the top skills a candidate needs to get a job ...
  8. How To Value Airline Stocks

    We explain what drives the stocks of airline companies and how best to assess their values.
  9. The 5 Countries With The Lowest Interest Rates

    Interest rates in many nations are at record low levels as of May 2015. We look at the five nations with the lowest rates. ...
  10. American Express's Main Competition

    American Express competes with Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Financial Services in the credit card space. It also competes ...
  11. Is There Any Upside Left in Costco?

    Costco's stock has performed exceptionally well over the past five years, but does it need a breather?
  12. Is Your Retirement Plan On Track?

    Sooner or later that day will come. Do you know if you're ready? Here's how to tell and what to do if your trajectory needs ...
  13. India's Two-Child Policy

    As of 2014, 11 Indian states have passed laws to restrict Indian citizens from having no more than two children.
  14. Micro-Patterns: Looking At The Smaller Picture

    Micro-patterns within trading ranges reveal hidden characteristics of the bull-bear struggle.
  15. The Pros & Cons Of A Strong Dollar

    As the U.S. economy has emerged from the Great Recession, the strength of the U.S. dollar has also improved.
  16. How Much Do CPAs Make?

    If you're considering becoming a CPA, here's what you might expect to earn.
  17. Waze Vs. Google Maps

    Since the early 2000s, technology has been paving the way for the end of traditional maps, compasses, and other navigation ...
  18. Reading And Adapting To Market Performance

    Performance that aligns with broad market direction exposes a major strategic weakness.
  19. What To Do With Stocks That Hit All-Time Highs

    Apply this specialized set of risk management and technical rules when your positions are trading at new highs.
  20. Impact of Low Oil Prices on Oil Sellers and Buyers

    The impact of the fall in oil prices globally is nuanced due to the complex economies of some countries --some of which are ...
  21. Understanding The Price Vs. Time Equation

    Price and time generate vastly different reward: risk profiles.
  22. Using Excel PV Function to compute Bonds PV

    To determine the value of a bond today - for a fixed principal (par value) to be repaid in the future at any predetermined ...
  23. Which Estate Transfer Technique is Right for You?

    This article explains the difference between the two estate transfer methods -- a will and a trust, and the circumstances ...
  24. Credit Cards That Will Get You First Class Flights

    It's getting harder and harder to be upgraded to first or business class on airlines. Here are some credit cards that may ...
  25. How Microsoft & Apple's Balance Sheets Compare

    Looking at two iconic companies, Microsoft and Apple, whose balance is sheet is stronger and where?
  26. Dos And Don'ts Of Selling A House

    Tips for selling your house in the shortest time possible and for the best price
  27. What Is Deflation And How Do Central Banks Fight It?

    The measures taken by central banks seem to be winning the battle against deflation, but it is too early to tell if they ...
  28. How Lean Six Sigma Works

    Based on both lean management and Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma helps companies create a management system that promotes perfection ...
  29. Top 6 Money Management Apps For 2015

    Spenders who should be keeping better track of their cash flow will benefit the most from these money management apps.
  30. 5 Financial Tools You Can Throw Out The Window

    Bank deposit slip: what's that? Everyday tools of our financial life that went from indispensable to obsolete.
  31. Why The U.S. Economy Is Ready For Liftoff

    Though the U.S. economy is once again underperforming expectations, as it has for the past five years, the economy is ready ...
  32. What New Grads Need To Do On Their First Job

    It's never too early to start saving aside something for retirement. But what purpose could a retirement account serve when ...
  33. Steps to Starting Up an Independent Broker Dealer

    Launching your own broker-dealer is a lot of work, but the potential payoff is great, both personally and financially.
  34. Why Hedge Fund Managers Make Good Advisory Clients

    Super-busy hedge fund managers should be viewed as an opportunity for sophisticated financial advisors who can step in and ...
  35. Small-Cap Biotech Stocks to Watch

    Home runs in the small cap biotechnology market are hard to come by. Here are some names to watch.
  36. Venezuela: Portrait of a Country in Turmoil

    Venezuela is floundering, and the story has more to do with just the falling price of oil.
  37. Why Investment Bankers Need Financial Advisors

    Even the most successful investment bankers need financial advisors. Here's why.
  38. A Look at How the Ultra-Wealthy Invest

    Ultra-wealthy investors are cautious this year as they approach the markets. Many target mutual funds and stocks, but most ...
  39. The 10 Richest Women In The United States

    We provide an overview of America's 10 richest women, the sources of their wealth, and their professional and philanthropic ...
  40. The Cost of Shale Oil Versus Conventional Oil

    Fracking technology has brought new costs to the oil extraction process, and that has an impact on the profitability of the ...
  41. Key Financial Ratios for Pharma Stock Investing

    Analysts simplify the business of investing in pharma by studying key financial ratios and metrics. Know these metrics before ...
  42. Top Commodities ETFs for Your Retirement Portfolio

    There are many commodity-tracking ETFs, but only a few are must-adds to your retirement portfolio.
  43. Estate Planning and Elderly and Passed Clients

    By keeping up with new estate tax rules, financial advisors can help elderly clients save big on tax costs.
  44. 5 Signs You're Getting Bad Financial Advice

    Use good judgment and practice due diligence when contracting with professional money managers and advisors.
  45. Who Are Netflix's Main Competitors?

    Netflix has many competitors, but is that really what current and potential shareholders should be worried about?
  46. Can You Invest in China's Huawei?

    Have you heard of giant Chinese telecom maker Huawei? Here's what you need to know.
  47. Tips for Advising Clients After a Job Loss

    When a major life change such as a job loss comes up the advice and counsel of a trusted financial advisor can prove to be ...
  48. Avoid These 5 Scams Targeting Senior Citizens

    Unfortunately, many scam artists try to prey on people whom they perceive as particularly vulnerable, especially seniors. ...
  49. Is Amazon Overvalued? Compare Price-To-Sales Ratios

    The price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is the most common and easiest valuation metric to calculate. But what happens when earnings ...
  50. The Top U.S. Regulated Stock Brokers

    To operate in the United States, stock brokers must comply with SEC regulations that protect investors. Here is a look at ...
  51. Should You Buy Marijuana Stock?

    The legalization of marijuana has created a new investment niche: pot stocks.
  52. Do's & Don'ts Of Digital Marketing

    Digital marketing is not as scary or as complex as it is often made out to be, but there are certain best practices that ...
  53. The Gold Standard Versus Fiat Currency

    What do "gold standard" and "fiat system" mean for currencies and economies? Investopedia explores the history of the gold ...
  54. Baidu Vs. Google: How Are They Different?

    Both Baidu and Google are known internet giants controlling significant online search business in their respective markets.
  55. Infrastructure Investment & Institutional Reforms

    There has been a lot of buzz in the market lately about the prospect for growth and stability in Latin America.
  56. Will Greece Ever Pay Off Its Debt?

    Greece's ability to pay off its debt has less to do with having enough assets and more to do with the benevolence of its ...
  57. Distinguish A Stock Price Correction With A Price Trend

    We explain how you can use trend lines to help avoid market corrections.
  58. Is Bitcoin Mining Still Profitable?

    Recent changes in technology and the creation of professional mining centers individual miners are asking themselves, is ...
  59. Top Economic Factors That Depreciate The $US

    A variety of factors contribute to currency depreciation, including monetary policy, inflation, demand for currency, economic ...
  60. 7 Bankrupt Companies That Came Back

    Bankruptcy is often the end of a company – until it isn't.
  61. The Long Game: Oil In 2020

    In January, oil bottomed out at less than half its price in June. What caused the plunge, and how should long-term investors ...
  62. Coupling Cross-Verification With Trading Tricks

    Cross-verification identifies the convergence of unrelated technical information at a narrow price level.
  63. Market Crisis: Does Diversification Still Work?

    If you still aren’t sold on the benefits of international diversification, you may object that: Diversification didn’t work ...
  64. Would More Government Debt Help The U.S. Economy?

    Many economic policy experts are once again asking: “What, if anything, can be done to accelerate the United States’ persistently ...
  65. Too Late To Invest In EM?

    Investors have flocked to developing markets amid continued low U.S. interest rates & hopes of further economic stimulus ...
  66. How To Decode Your Future Retirement Income

    When we get statements showing the account balances for our retirement savings, we just see one big number – the total amount ...
  67. Where Dividend Investors Are Seeking Income

    Dividend investors are turning to sectors such as health care, technology and financial services where the earnings seem ...
  68. Portfolio Tips For Pursuing The Outcome You Want

    If you have a portfolio, you probably know why you’re invested. Whether it’s a 401(k) or a brokerage account, your portfolio ...
  69. Japan's Heavy Exposure to Rising Rates

    While Japan has seen falling interest rates for over two decades, quantitative easing could mean this is about change. Just ...
  70. 7 Investing Mistakes Warren Buffett Regrets

    Even the “Oracle of Omaha” has made a few money mistakes investing, from losing billions by passing on stock options to companies ...
  71. 10 Retirement Savings Myths That Won’t Go Away

    If you’re confused about the different retirement investment vehicles or don’t know how to save for retirement, it’s important ...
  72. Exploring The World Of Exotic Options

    Exotic options provide investors with new alternatives to manage their portfolio risks and speculate on various market opportunities. ...
  73. The Advantages That Older Entrepreneurs Enjoy

    Entrepreneurs typically have more experience, more collateral, and more connections when they are in their fifties, and are ...
  74. Swimming Pools: Costs Vs. Long-Term Value

    Consider the costs of installing and maintaining a swimming pool, and compare this with the pool's utility and the market ...
  75. With Rates Low, Where Can Advisors Find Yield?

    There are many different options — both conventional and unconventional — available for financial advisors seeking yield ...
  76. How To Finance Foreign Real Estate

    If you don't pay cash, financing real estate abroad is likely to cost more than at home. Watch for local laws and be sure ...
  77. A Quick Guide To Healthcare ETFs

    The healthcare industry offers a broad variety of sector ETFs but it’s difficult to avoid exposure to pharmaceuticals and ...
  78. Is Elon Musk's Hyperloop Economically Feasible?

    In response to California’s proposed high speed rail, entrepreneur Elon Musk has conceptualized an inexpensive alternative ...
  79. Trend Tips For Every Type Of Trader

    Profitable trading opportunities unfold with specific time requirements.
  80. Best Free & Bargain Diversions For Your Vacation

    These smart tips won't make your whole vacation free, but they will help you shave expenses – and have a better time!
  81. Will Higher Interest Rates Crush Real Estate?

    The Federal Reserve isn’t likely to raise interest rates until at least September, but real estate investors shouldn’t ignore ...
  82. What Do Financial Advisors Do?

    Just what does a financial advisor do? A lot, in fact. And any potential client should do their due diligence and come prepared ...
  83. The Risks & Rewards of Penny Stocks

    Penny stocks can make you a lot of money in a short period of time, but this is a very dangerous game that almost always ...
  84. Should You Buy or Sell These Troubled Retailers?

    Retail is in trouble, but the companies that survive could reward investors down the road.
  85. Feeling Risk-Averse? Consider These Investments

    These investments offer risk-averse investors resiliency to bear markets while paying sustainable dividends or interest. ...
  86. Is it Wise to Diversify with Small-Caps?

    Historically, it's always been a good idea to add small-caps to your portfolio. But doing so right now will require more ...
  87. Top 10 Most Developed Cities in the U.S

    Want to know where to live, work, or play? If so, the following information might be of great value to you.
  88. Investing: How to Make Fast Money in Your 20s

    In your 20s and want to maximize returns on your investments? Here's how. But be careful.
  89. Top 5 Biggest Mobile E-retailers

    Online shopping has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of mobile shopping apps.
  90. Fundamentals Of How Brazil Makes Its Money

    While it has an abundance of resources, including people, Brazil needs to begin to refocus its management and development ...
  91. Trends And Growth In The Digital Advertising Industry

    The rapidly expanding digital advertising industry is leading a shift towards content and demanding forced innovation.
  92. Should You Average Down When Trading Stocks?

    Averaging down on a stock can allow you to avoid having to admit you are wrong. On top of this and given enough time, the ...
  93. Why Risk-Free Investments Don't Exist

    We explain the risks inherent with all types of investments and why risk-free investments do not exist.
  94. How To Read Interest Rate Swap Quotes

    Puzzled by interest rate swap quotes terminology? Investopedia explains how to read the interest rate swap quotes
  95. Can Bitcoin Kill Central Banks?

    Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer unofficial currency that operates without government or central bank oversight. Can Bitcoin kill ...
  96. Why Investment Bank IPO Valuations Go Wrong

    The costly services of investment banks don’t necessarily guarantee accuracy in IPO pricing.
  97. Top 10 Brokerage Firms For Day Trading

    Day traders have different needs from long-term investors. Investopedia rates the top 10 brokerage firms for day traders.
  98. 10 Essential Tools for Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors need to stay abreast of many trends and developing technologies. Here's a list of essential tools that ...
  99. How The Federal Reserve Affects Mortgage Rates

    The Federal Reserve's actions as it aims to maintain economic stability impact the cost of funds for banks and consequently ...
  100. How To Trade Real Stocks For Free

    Online brokerages have significantly lowered the cost to invest, and some new brokers are challenging the status quo even ...
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