Bonds Articles

  1. 5 Reasons Why Spinoff Companies Can Be a Buy for Investors (ABBV, ABT)

    Learn how investors can profit from investing in spinoff companies, and discover two ETFs that offer exposure to a basket ...
  2. Are These the Golden Days for Gold?

    Given an environment of low and even negative yields, slow growth and potential signs of rising inflation, Russ discusses ...
  3. Chipotle Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (CMG)

    Find out which companies generate significant portions of their revenues from Chipotle Mexican Grill and what makes their ...
  4. Top 3 Cities to Open a Gym in the U.S.

    Learn why North Las Vegas, Scottsdale and Sacramento represent three of the best U.S. cities to open a new gym or health ...
  5. Alibaba Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (BABA)

    Learn about Alibaba Group Holding and discover the companies that are its key suppliers. Obtain a brief description and analysis ...
  6. Here's an Asset Manager With Quantitative Analysis Expertise

    Learn about the $39 billion hedge fund firm D.E. Shaw Group in this overview of the firm, its investment strategies and its ...
  7. How to Use Client Tax Forms to Gain More Business

    Financial planners can learn a great deal about their clients by looking at their tax returns. Here's specifically where ...
  8. How to Find Red Flags with Potential Clients

    In an effort to avoid dealing with badly-matched clients, advisors can deploy tech solutions that effectively screen leads. ...
  9. What Would a "President Clinton" Portfolio Look Like?

    If Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election these are the stocks and ETFs that should be on your watch list.
  10. 4 Boomer Retirement Basics

    Here are 4 basics for Boomers who want to get a leg up on retirement.
  11. Equity Winners Since the October 2007 Market Peak (HD, IBM)

    Learn about four stocks that have performed well since the market peak in October of 2007. Consider how these companies grow ...
  12. UPS Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    Learn about several companies that rely on United Parcel Service for domestic and international package delivery and logistics ...
  13. Overbank Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (EVER)

    Learn about the operations of EverBank Financial Corp. Discover what mortgage products and services the bank offers and how ...
  14. Looking to Invest in Europe Equities? Try These 6 ETFs

    Despite geopolitical challenges, Europe’s economic strength is vast – ETFs provide interesting options for investors to increase ...
  15. The Share Buyback Report: The Energy Sector (XOM, CVX)

    Examine historical share repurchase data for the energy sector. Review buyback activity over time, and find out which companies ...
  16. Four Announcements Made by Google at Its I/O Conference Today (GOOG)

    Google made four major announcements at its developer conference today.
  17. Marathon Asset Management: Should You Consider Them?

    Read about the investment operations of Marathon Asset Management, a specialist in distressed and special-situation investing ...
  18. How Zuckerberg Will Control Facebook Forever (FB, GOOG)

    Zuckerberg has pledged his wealth for charity, which includes his Facebook stock ownership. Here's how he will still control ...
  19. Common Interview Questions for Internal Advisor Consultants

    Learn specific questions you might face at an internal advisor consultant job interview, and practice winning responses to ...
  20. Why a Trump Presidency Will Hurt Safe Stocks

    The increased interest in low-volatility stocks, owing to uncertainty of election results, may not really be a safe bet. ...
  21. Technical Difficulties? Here's What a Good Advisor Does

    Few things are more important for advisors than using technology these days, but glitches can bring business to a halt. Here's ...
  22. Put Money Towards Saving The World…And Make a Profit

    Understand why climate change, equal pay for women and executive compensation are three ESG investing trends you should watch ...
  23. An Underappreciated Trend Supporting European Stocks

    This week’s chart focuses on an underappreciated trend that supports the case for European stocks: The European consumer ...
  24. What to Expect on the CFA Level I Exam

    The Level I exam for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation can be challenging. Here's what to expect.
  25. PennyMac Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (PFSI)

    Learn about PennyMac. Obtain a description of the company, the mortgage products it offers, the rates it provides and general ...
  26. The Republicans’ Commie Convention Hotel

    That’s right—the party of free enterprise is going to be partying up in a hotel owned by the taxpayers of Cuyahoga County. ...
  27. Avoid These 11 High-Net-Worth Money Mistakes

    With larger sums come more chances for bigger mistakes. Here is a list of 11 common high-net-worth retirement planning mistakes ...
  28. What is the Most Fundamentally Sound FANG Stock?

    It can be difficult to choose between the four FANG stocks. All have been long-term winners. Here's how to pick based on ...
  29. Target Corp: WACC Analysis (TGT)

    Learn about the importance of capital structure when making investment decisions, and how Target's capital structure compares ...
  30. The Share Buyback Report: The Utilities Sector

    Explore historical share repurchase data for the utilities sector to learn how cash dividends and valuations drove buyback ...
  31. The Europe Behind the Headlines

    April was far from the cruelest month for investors. Most will have felt sentiment improve behind equities, high-yield bonds, ...
  32. High Yield Liquidity: High and Dry?

    Since the world’s investment banks were hit by a wave of new regulation following the 2007-09 financial crisis, the trading ...
  33. 5 Stocks to Hold Forever

    Based on market share and fundamentals, it would be difficult to lose if you held these five stocks long term.
  34. PHH Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    Learn about PHH Mortgage, including the mortgage products it offers, the rates it provides and a general consensus from consumer ...
  35. Sprint Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (S)

    Take a quick look at a handful of wireless service providers and other companies that rely on Sprint to fulfill the needs ...
  36. Clinton vs. Trump: How They Match Up as Investors

    When it comes to investing, Hillary Clinton is more conservative than Donald Trump. Here's how their investing styles compare. ...
  37. Concentrated Funds: Here's What to Know

    Concentrated funds can help clients achieve returns with a smaller base of diversification than traditional funds. Here's ...
  38. Top Alternatives to the File and Suspend Strategy

    Although the file and suspend strategy has ended there are a few other options that can still increase the amount of retirement ...
  39. The Top 2 Robo-Advisors for Retirees

    Retirees looking to cut their investment management costs may want to consider these two robo-advisors.
  40. These States May Face Junk Muni Bond Defaults

    Puerto Rico may not be the only issuing authority to default on its bonds. Several states are also in trouble--some due to ...
  41. 5 High-Dividend Paying ETFs for Income-Focused Investors (VIG, SDY)

    Take a look at five high-dividend paying ETFs for income-focused investors, including one that tracks a Buffett-like index ...
  42. 3 Emerging Markets Equity Mutual Funds for Bull & Bear Markets

    Discover three strong emerging markets mutual funds suitable for investors willing to accept a higher degree of risk and ...
  43. Alibaba Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (BABA)

    Find out how Alibaba became a global leader in e-commerce through retail, health and information technology services, and ...
  44. Global Water Fund: Calvert Investment's Best YTD Mutual Fund (CFWAX)

    Discover how the Calvert Global Water Fund Class A shares are outperforming the markets in 2016 and learn which stocks may ...
  45. Top 3 Mutual Funds from American Funds' Tax Exempt Bond (LTEBX, ABHFX)

    Explore American Funds' mutual fund offering to identify three well-rated tax-exempt bond funds. Learn about risk-adjusted ...
  46. How Biotech Companies Expecting M&A Deals Can Offer High Returns (ABT, STJ)

    With a 35% decline, consolidation appears imminent in the biotech sector. Here are the potential M&A candidates and how to ...
  47. 5 Financial Strategies to Last a Lifetime

    To stay consistent with your financial goals, here are five financial strategies to help you grow your balance sheet and ...
  48. 3 Smart Beta Gold ETFs To Consider (SGDM, GLDX)

    Take a look at three smart beta gold ETFs that utilize various strategies in attempting to outperform the market and provide ...
  49. Avoid This Life Insurance Policy Pitfall

    Life insurance policies need to be reviewed regularly to make sure that the beneficiary you chose some time ago is still ...
  50. Lookin’ for Yield in All the Right Places

    Why is that in a world of low and in some cases negative interest rates, investors continue to struggle to find yield? Read ...
  51. Inverse ETFs See Big Inflows

    Inverse ETF inflows are about to surpass long leveraged ETF inflows. Does this hint at a bear market or should a contrarian ...
  52. The Challenge the Fed Faces (in 2 Powerful Charts)

    The Fed faces a big challenge as it seeks to raise interest rates this year: The central bank already missed the “window ...
  53. 3 Ways Your Retirement Will Be Different from Your Parents’

    An aging global population has numerous implications for what it means to retire, but there are some key points to highlight ...
  54. Ford Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (F)

    Learn where Ford is on its road to financial recovery, and how the company's capital structure contributes to the risk profile ...
  55. Why It's So Important to Update Your Estate Plan

    As rules and exemptions tied to the estate tax change, so should your estate plan. Here's why updating it is so important.
  56. 3 Highly Liquid Vanguard International ETFs (VWO, VEA)

    Learn about the financial and investment profiles of three liquid Vanguard ETFs that invest in international equities or ...
  57. ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: The Lowdown on Costs

    Confused about the full range of fees on ETF and mutual funds? Here's a quick guide on fees and expenses.
  58. Robo-Advisors: Focus on Features to Choose the Best

    The right robo-advisor is the one that fits your wallet and your investment philosophy. In most cases there’s more than just ...
  59. Advisor Tools: To ‘Excel’ or Not Excel?

    Microsoft Excel has been a staple of the financial services industry for decades but specialized advisor software solutions ...
  60. When Maxing Out Your 401(k) Isn't a Good Idea

    Maxing out your 401(k) is a great accomplishment, but not always the best thing to do. Here are three times when it doesn't ...
  61. Alibaba Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (BABA)

    Review Alibaba's capital structure to determine the contribution of debt and equity financing. Identify trends and important ...
  62. Twitter Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (TWTR)

    Analyze Twitter's capital structure to understand the importance of equity and debt financing. Identify trends in financial ...
  63. 3 Expensive Global Mutual Funds Worth Your While (NPFCX, MWEGX)

    Learn about three expensive global mutual funds that offer attractive features to investors. These funds have good historical ...
  64. Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable is Tesla's Competitive Advantage? (TSLA)

    Discover the factors of success for Tesla and how its first mover strategy has led to its success as a pioneer in the electronic ...
  65. Aston/Montag & Caldwell's Highest Performing Mutual Fund (MCGFX)

    Get an in-depth review of Aston Asset Management's best-performing mutual fund since inception, the ASTON/Montag & Caldwell ...
  66. 3 Expensive U.S. Large Cap ETFs Worth Your While (QQXT, FVD)

    Discover the three ETFs that, despite their high expense ratios, are worthy of consideration due to low beta, high dividends ...
  67. Sprint Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (S)

    Learn about Sprint's capital structure and how trends in pricing impact the company's market capitalization and enterprise ...
  68. 3 Things You Should Know About Factor Investing

    Learn about factor strategies in data and technology to give all investors access to time-tested investment ideas, once only ...
  69. Microsoft Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (MSFT)

    Learn how Microsoft relies on many key customers to help sell and distribute its growing line of products to customers around ...
  70. The Good (and Bad) News About One Fixed Income Sector

    Find out how the recent rebound in commodity prices has been good news for high yield bonds, helping the sector (and credit ...
  71. The Ethereum DAO is Born

    DAO, built on smart contracts encoded into the ethereum blockchain has already raised $41 million, making it the 2nd most ...
  72. Amazon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (AMZN)

    Discover which companies depend the most on Amazon.com, the largest retailer in the world, for sizable portions of their ...
  73. Microsoft Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (MSFT)

    Analyze Microsoft's capital structure to determine the roles of debt and equity in its financing, and explore what these ...
  74. 4 Financial Recommendations for Millennials

    Explore four basic financial recommendations for Millennials. Find out why systematic savings, debt reduction and financial ...
  75. Retirees: Don’t Lose Your Fiduciary Rule Protection

    Retired? The Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rule may affect the management of your tax-advantaged retirement accounts. ...
  76. 5 Unexpected Expenses to Save For

    Rainy day funds are important, and not just in the event of a job loss. Here are five reasons why you should have easy access ...
  77. Non-Traded BDCs: Worth the Risks?

    Non-traded BDCs, which lend to high-risk companies, have become a popular investment choice. But they also carry cost and ...
  78. Global Technology: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Analyze geographical revenue exposure data in the technology sector and determine which economic factors are driving revenue ...
  79. How Risky Is Borrowing Online?

    Peer-to-peer lending is a new but fast-growing market, but the ease and convenience of using online lenders can entice you ...
  80. Facebook Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (FB)

    Discover how Facebook came to dominate social networking and how the company utilizes key suppliers to remain a global powerhouse.
  81. One Reverse Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (INTU)

    Discover what products One Reverse Mortgage can offer for homeowners age 62 and over, and learn if a home equity conversion ...
  82. Ready to Retire? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

    Can you afford to stop working and step into a comfortable, stress-free retirement? Here are three questions to ask to help ...
  83. A Look at Morningstar's New iPad App for Advisors

    Morningstar is offering some functionality of its office software on an iPad app. Here's a look at what it can do for investors. ...
  84. Risk Tolerance: Why Advisors, Investors Mess It Up

    Quantifying the amount of risk that a client is willing to take can be a deceptively difficult task. Here's why.
  85. Can Lump Sum Payments Fix Social Security?

    Solving the problems that riddle Social Security won't be carried out with a single solution. Here's one idea that could ...
  86. How to Choose Between a Roth or Traditional 401(k)

    A Roth 401(k) offers potential advantages, but may or may not be the right choice for a given client. Here's how to decide. ...
  87. Moody's Downgrades 3 Gulf Countries' Credit

    Moody's downgraded the credit ratings of three Gulf countries over the weekend.
  88. McDonald's Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (MCD)

    Learn about a handful of important McDonald's customers, including several major franchisees operating in countries around ...
  89. 3 Expensive U.S. Mid/SMID Cap Mutual Funds Worth Your While (FNKCX, TMCJX)

    Learn about three mid-cap mutual funds with stellar track records and excellent future prospects despite their high expense ...
  90. Somerset Emerging Markets Fund: Brown Advisory's Highest YTD Mutual Fund (BIAQX)

    Explore the investment process of the Somerset Emerging Market Equity Fund, the highest returning fund in the Brown Advisory ...
  91. 4 Billionaires Who Graduated From Yale (MT, BX)

    Learn about four of Yale University's many billionaire alums: Wilbur Ross Jr., Stephen A. Schwarzman, James Chanos and Charles ...
  92. Davis Funds' Highest Performing Mutual Fund Since Inception (NYVTX)

    Discover a large-cap growth mutual fund with a 47-year history of selecting companies whose competitive advantages stand ...
  93. Bond Mutual Funds: 4 Long-Term Portfolio Managers to Consider

    Learn about four long-tenured bond fund managers who have guided their portfolios to benchmark-beating performances and above-average ...
  94. Ave Maria Growth Fund: Highest Performing Mutual Fund Since Inception (AVEGX)

    Get a 2016 review of the Ave Maria Growth Fund, the best-performing fund since inception among those offered by Ave Maria ...
  95. Yahoo Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (YHOO)

    Learn about Yahoo's capital structure, including whether or not a decline in year-over-year earnings is leading the company ...
  96. Value Mutual Funds: 3 Long-Term Portfolio Managers to Consider

    Learn about three long-tenured mutual fund managers working in the area of value equities, and discover more about their ...
  97. Sheryl Sandberg's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn about Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg's success story including her early life and education and career path to top female ...
  98. Apple Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (AAPL)

    Learn about how Apple's common stock buyback strategy has impacted the company's capitalization profile and enterprise value ...
  99. 3 Top Global Equity Calamos Investments Mutual Funds (CNWGX, CIGRX)

    Take a look at three Calamos Investments mutual funds focused on global growth equities, and learn more about the exposure ...
  100. The 3 Best Mutual Funds to Short International Equities (UXPIX, UKPIX)

    Explore three international mutual funds that offer short exposure with double leverage for either aggressive contrarian ...
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