Bonds Articles

  1. Tips on How to Discuss Philanthropy with Clients

    Advisors shouldn't overlook philanthropy when it comes to their clients' financial lives. Here's how to broach the topic ...
  2. 4 Best MFS Mutual Funds

    Discover the four best mutual funds offered by MFS Investment Management that offer investors a cost-efficient way to get ...
  3. 4 Best PIMCO Mutual Funds

    Discover the four best mutual funds of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) that have different objectives in terms ...
  4. The 4 Best J.P. Morgan Equity Funds (JPM)

    Discover the four best equity mutual funds administered and managed by J.P. Morgan based on ratings received from Morningstar ...
  5. Top 5 MFS Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 (SLF)

    Discover the five best MFS funds for retirement savings diversification. Learn why America's first mutual fund is still a ...
  6. Delaying Taking Social Security: What to Consider

    Ready to cash in on your retirement? Here's how waiting to take social security can save you money in taxes and other ways, ...
  7. Are These the Top Basic Materials Stocks of 2016?

    It may be difficult to find winning basic materials stocks in 2016. But here's one choice to consider for diversification ...
  8. 4 Best Franklin Templeton Equity Mutual Funds

    Discover the best four mutual funds of Franklin Templeton Investments that specialize in different domestic stocks and foreign ...
  9. Making Your Own Comprehensive Retirement Plan

    Your retirement plan should include much more than how much you will save and how much you need. It must take into account ...
  10. Internal Advisor Consultant: Career Path & Qualifications

    Discover more about the responsibilities of an internal advisor consultant, the average salary he can expect and the qualifications ...
  11. Top 5 TIAA-CREF Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover how to safely diversify your retirement savings and receive excellent investment returns using a selection of TIAA-CREF ...
  12. Top 6 Janus Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 (JNS)

    Discover how to have solid investment returns and portfolio stability diversity using Janus Capital mutual funds for retirement ...
  13. Paying Advisors: What the Young and Wealthy Prefer

    The next generation of ultra-high-net-worth investors wants the payment structures for financial advice to evolve. Here's ...
  14. Just Hired? How to Navigate Your New Job Benefits

    Being new at a workplace is nerve-wracking enough. Here's what to do first after you've been hired to better navigate complicated ...
  15. The 4 Highest Yielding Fidelity Equity Funds

    Discover four mutual funds administered and managed by Fidelity Investments that have high 30-day SEC yields and high distribution ...
  16. Top 4 Stocks Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for 2016 (CHL, HNP)

    Discover four Hong Kong-listed stocks, two exposed to the growing consumer economy and two laggards struggling to overcome ...
  17. Why These Are the Top 3 Beverage Stocks of 2016

    These three beverage stocks offer the best potential in 2016.
  18. This is How to Maximize Your Retirement Accounts

    As you age and your financial situation changes, what options do you have to maximize your retirement accounts? Make sure ...
  19. Revenue Analyst: Job Description & Average Salary

    Learn what a revenue analyst does and what skills are needed to succeed in the position. Determine the education and experience ...
  20. Top 5 Prudential Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 (PRU)

    Discover five mutual funds from Prudential Financial for diversifying a retirement savings portfolio that have a history ...
  21. Why Are Global Markets Freaking Out? A Markets Explainer

    Stock markets around the world are off to their worst year ever, but understanding what stocks are will take the mystery ...
  22. Take Advantage of Small Business Grants for Women

    Discover five grant options that specifically target women-owned businesses, and learn how each of these grants can be of ...
  23. 3 Ways to Get Comfortable with Investing This Year

    This New Year begins, turn a fresh page on your relationship with investing and make a pledge to do a few things that will ...
  24. Will Obama's Regulations Shoot Down the Gun Industry?

    Gun stocks and sales surged in response to news of President Barack Obama's executive orders on gun control Monday. The question ...
  25. Target Corp. (TGT): 2015 Recap

    A recap of the highs and lows of Target in 2015
  26. Declining Venture Capital Offset by Digital Economy

    While the amount of venture capital may be on the decline this new trend certainly does not seem to present a problem for ...
  27. Investing in High-Yield Corporate Bond Funds

    High-yield corporate bond funds provide an interesting investment option, particularly for private investors chasing returns ...
  28. The Economics of Owning a Coffee Shop

    Understand the economics of owning and running a coffee shop. Learn the basics of taking into account fixed, variable, and ...
  29. The Top 5 Core Bond Funds for 2016

    Learn about mutual funds that are appropriate for core bond holdings. Read about how the expense ratios for mutual funds ...
  30. Pitfalls of Medicare Advantage Plans

    A Medicare Advantage plan may help you lower health costs not covered by Medicare. But there are definite tradeoffs, compared ...
  31. 3 Reasons To Be Flexible When Investing For Retirement

    Retirement investing can't be something you set and forget. If you aren't flexible, you could end up with a savings shortfall, ...
  32. 3 Early Warning Signs You Can Use to Exit Positions

    Use these three early warning signs to take fast exits on open positions.
  33. The Case for Investing in Japan

    Learn why despite Japanese equities’ recent volatility, Japan remains one of the most compelling stock markets globally.
  34. The Top 5 ETFs to Track the S&P 500 for 2016 (VOO, RPV)

    Learn about five S&P 500-tracking ETFs that may be positioned for a strong 2016, especially in light of the Federal Reserve ...
  35. The Top 5 Small-Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (AMD, CLS)

    Learn what the top five small-cap technology stocks are for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and price target on each ...
  36. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (PNRA, WEN)

    Get your portfolio ready for 2016. Here are the top five mid-cap restaurant stocks worth taking a look at for the next year ...
  37. An Insight on the Prospectus of Corporate Bonds

    Making a well-informed decision with respect to buying a corporate bond involves reading the significant facts and details ...
  38. The Top 5 Platinum Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn more about precious metals mutual funds and discover the top five platinum equity mutual funds investors should add ...
  39. Make Employees Happier with This Simple Tip

    Offering socially responsible options is a good way to increase employees' sense of satisfaction, which can lead to improved ...
  40. Why Long Term Care Isn’t a Client Priority

    Long term care is a difficult subject to broach with clients, but advisors need to do it. Here are some tips on how to tackle ...
  41. Is Investing in What You Eat a Good Idea?

    What is the best fast-casual investment for the long haul: PNRA, SHAK, BWLD or CMG?
  42. Are These the Top 4 Game & Toy Stocks of 2016?

    These four toymaker stocks have the potential to deliver moderate to significant stock appreciation plays in 2016.
  43. Hedge Funds: Don't Judge Them All the Same Way

    Hedge funds sometimes get a bad rap. Here's a look at Barron's top five hedge funds to try and figure out if they're worth ...
  44. 4 Ways that the Presidential Election Will Affect Your Portfolio

    Healthcare, pharmaceutical, energy and defense stocks could be impacted, as presidential campaign statements translate into ...
  45. The Top 5 Bank ETFs for 2016 (KBE, KRE)

    Read detailed analyses of the top five banking exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and learn why they may be poised to rise due ...
  46. The Top 5 Financials Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand the investment opportunities in the financial services sector, and learn about the best mutual funds for financial ...
  47. Launching a Twitter Ad Campaign for Your Small Business

    Learn how to launch a Twitter ad campaign for your small business, and discover the best practices for optimizing your Twitter ...
  48. Successful Entrepreneurs on the Worst Advice They've Received

    Here is some of the worst business advice that top entrepreneurs have received.
  49. The Top 3 Gold ETFs for 2016 (IAU, DZZ)

    Read about three gold-based ETFs that investors and traders should watch out for in 2016, and why this might be the year ...
  50. The Top 10 Mid Cap Stocks for 2016 (BWA, CNP)

    Learn about the top 10 mid-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016. A summary of each company is provided, along with ...
  51. How Investors are Thinking about Climate Risk

    Learn about the four macroeconomic trends focusing on climate risk and sustainability discussed in the most recent Paris ...
  52. Making Spousal IRA Contributions

    Eligibility requirements, contribution limits and tax deductions all change with one little ring.
  53. Tax-Saving Advice for IRA Holders

    Be informed about benefits and deductions that may apply to you and avoid costly mistakes on your return.
  54. The Top 5 Long-Term Bond Funds for 2016

    Understand how long-term bond mutual funds can benefit an investor's portfolio, and learn the best long-term bond mutual ...
  55. The Top 5 Large Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how growth investing through mutual funds presents an opportunity for investors, and learn the best growth mutual ...
  56. These IRA Contributions Will Cut Your 2015 Taxes

    No matter how you save for retirement, take advantage of the time between now and April 15, 2016, to add to your nest egg ...
  57. The Top 5 Value ETFs for 2016 (RPV, VBR)

    Take a look at five value-based ETFs investors should consider as they head into 2016, and find out why Vanguard may be king ...
  58. How Much Homeowners Insurance Should You Carry?

    This breakdown of coverage into its component parts will provide the answer.
  59. The Top 5 All Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand the benefits of investing in value stocks across all market cap categories, and learn the best all-cap value mutual ...
  60. The 5 Most Important Venture Capital Deals of 2015

    The year 2015 marks a pivotal point for the venture capital industry, as investors cast doubt on high-tech startup valuations. ...
  61. Why and How to Diversify Beyond Asset Class

    Diversification is a must for investment portfolios but it isn't enough. Investors have to have different exposures within ...
  62. Should You Let Your 401(k) Be Managed by Vanguard?

    Find out if Vanguard's reputation and track record as a 401(k) plan provider is as stellar as its reputation and track record ...
  63. The Top 5 Utility ETFs for 2016 (XLU, IDU)

    Discover the top utility company ETFs, and learn more about how you can get exposure to water, electricity and natural gas ...
  64. How to Avoid Violating Wash Sale Rules When Realizing Tax Losses

    How to avoid violating the IRS wash sale rules when realizing capital losses in your taxable investment account.
  65. Life Insurance After Retirement: Do You Need It?

    The answer depends on your sources of income, how much debt you carry and whether you have dependents who rely on you financially.
  66. The Top 5 Large-Cap ETFs for 2016 (VTI, IVV)

    Take a look at five ETFs that could break out in 2016, or at least help a portfolio stay afloat if the global markets are ...
  67. 5 Companies Offering Low-Cost Dental Insurance

    How and where to look to maximize your dental insurance premium dollar.
  68. 3 Disrupters of Retail Banking

    Understand how the retail banking industry operates and why it's becoming outdated. Learn about three disrupters that are ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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?
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. Self-Driving Cars: A Good Investment?

    Will self-driving cars act as an upside catalyst for these companies?
  82. Top 3 Resilient Stocks for a Bear Market

    These three stocks offer resiliency and safe dividends in a bear market.
  83. 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.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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.
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 6 Factors That Point to Global Recession in 2016

    We may be on the verge of another global recession.
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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