Bonds Articles

  1. ProShares UltraPro QQQ: 6-Month Snapshot (TQQQ)

    TQQQ experienced a high degree of volatility between January and July 2016 due to these key drivers that caused its price ...
  2. Coverage Gap Discount Program: How Does It Work?

    The Medicare Part D coverage gap is a period during which a person has limited or no prescription drug coverage. Find out ...
  3. Saudi Arabia Makes Preliminary Oil Offer to Iran

    Saudi Arabia offers to cut production if Iran holds current output levels steady.
  4. The Hidden Portfolio Risk in Higher Rates

    We discuss the implications of a higher rate regime for your portfolio. The answer may surprise you.
  5. 5 Mistakes Real Estate Investors Should Avoid

    Don't let a slow real estate market drag you down - steer clear of these pitfalls.
  6. You Might Retire Late – But Be Ready by 62

    Be realistic about retirement age when you're doing financial planning. Here are some reasons many workers find themselves ...
  7. Insurance: A Common Personal Finance Pitfall

    Making decisions about insurance can be challenging. But declining coverage altogether comes with it's own risks, and costs.
  8. Top 5 Farming Stocks of 2016 (MON, DE)

    The agricultural industry is likely to experience long-term growth as the world’s population increases. These top farming ...
  9. How to Build Wealth: 10 Rules Backed by Science

    In a sea of bad information, here are 10 wealth-building tips based on facts about the stock market - and on the complex ...
  10. Strategies Advisors Can Use to Avoid Cyber-Attacks

    Cybersecurity is a growing concern for all entities. Financial advisors can avoid problems by being vigilant with these tested ...
  11. Why Financial Advisors Sell Life Insurance

    Life insurance has a part in almost any serious financial plan, and a financial advisor can both advise and sell policies ...
  12. An Example of an Advisor's Successful Marketing Plan

    With more investors using social media, financial advisors are moving their marketing online. Here is an example of a digital ...
  13. How the U.S. Dollar Became the World's Reserve Currency

    The U.S. dollar was first minted in 1914. Find out what occurred during the last century to make the U.S. dollar the world's ...
  14. PSX: Phillips 66 Dividend Analysis

    The spinoff of the oil refining business from ConocoPhillips has benefited Phillips 66 in maintaining its earnings and dividend ...
  15. Don't Make These Top 10 Mistakes On Your Roth IRA

    Don't lose out on the benefits of a Roth by contributing too much, breaking rollover rules or making other avoidable errors.
  16. 5 Assumptions That Can Hurt Your Retirement

    Retirement planning is a must, but having a plan that's filled with old and dated assumptions can cause great harm.
  17. Retired? Tips for Spending Your Nest Egg Wisely

    It can be hard to start spending money once retirement finally comes. Here are some best practices on how to transition from ...
  18. A Strategy to Build Wealth You Never Hear About

    While 30-year loans dominate the mortgage market, the 15-year loan holds far more power to diminish your debt and ultimately ...
  19. Avoid These 4 Retirement Account Mistakes

    The top 4 mistakes investors should avoid in their retirement accounts.
  20. GM: General Motors Dividend Analysis

    General Motors offered attractive dividend yields during the first half of 2016 and has a healthy dividend based on its earnings ...
  21. The Best of Vanguard's Smart Beta ETFs (VIG, VTV)

    The best Vanguard smart beta ETFs offer investors alternatives to index investing.
  22. 4 Worst Ideas and Products Facebook Ever Had (FB)

    Facebook has grown from a dorm room project into a nearly $300 billion company, but that does not mean it has not faced some ...
  23. 3 Superyacht Jobs for Beginners

    The number of superyachts is predicted to grow by 10% over the next few years, creating new jobs and opportunities for those ...
  24. What Happens to Your 401(k) After You Leave a Job?

    Wondering why your 401(k) plan is unavailable after your employment termination? Here are some scenarios to consider.
  25. How to Choose A Smart Beta Mutual Fund

    Investors can take four steps to select the best smart beta mutual fund for their portfolios.
  26. How Investment Banks Make Money

    Take a look at methods through which investment banks make money, such as investment research, asset management, and brokerage ...
  27. Why Insider Trading Is Bad for Financial Markets

    Insider trading can come in many forms, some of them even legal, with the benefits and costs often debated by practitioners ...
  28. How to Create a Worry-Free Retirement Income Plan

    A retirement income roadmap has many moving parts and may seem overwhelming at first to put together. Here's how to get started.
  29. 5 Ways to Generate More Creative Business Ideas

    It takes a lot of small creative business ideas to arrive at one big idea. Promote originality in business by thinking like ...
  30. How "Death Tax" Waivers Work

    Although the specific rules vary by state, an estate or inheritance waiver relinquishes an heir from the right to receive ...
  31. 5 Social Sports Financial Advisors Should Play to Meet Clients

    There are five sports financial advisors should play to meet potential clients, and these include basketball, golf, sailing, ...
  32. The Impact of Brexit on General Motors (GM)

    Brexit, the result of the U.K. leaving the European Union, will have much impact on many industries. This article discusses ...
  33. The 7 Best Startups to Work for in 2016

    A good startup company offers employees the opportunity to grow professionally and have fun. Here are seven of the best startup ...
  34. 3 Reasons Real Estate Is Not a Good Investment Right Now

    Is real estate a good investment right now? Probably not, given that housing prices are overheated with respect to household ...
  35. Going Back to Vietnam to Retire: A How-to Guide

    Family ties to this Southeast Asian country may drive a desire to spend your retirement there. If so, here are several factors ...
  36. Fidelity vs. Vanguard: Which is Better Suited to You?

    Learn whether Fidelity or Vanguard is better for the aggressive, conservative, cost-conscious or service-oriented/tech-savvy ...
  37. Can You Save Too Much for Retirement?

    Planning how much you need for retirement is not an easy task – there are many variables to consider. Here's a little help ...
  38. Budgeting for the 4 Phases of Retirement

    Retirement consists of four stages, each with different expenses and different budgeting needs. Here's how to manage your ...
  39. Long-Term Care Insurance: What to Consider

    Long-term care may be a wild card in your financial plan, but at the very least, it should be discussed with your financial ...
  40. How Much Money is Enough if I'm 90?

    Worrying about money never ends. Even when you're well into your 90s and have more than $2 million invested, will you still ...
  41. How Is a Business Valued on "Shark Tank?"

    How entrepreneurs and the Sharks value a business likely takes into account present value, future value, the value of companies ...
  42. Retiring In Spain: 5 Best Cities For Expats

    Retirees seeking a rich cultural mix, temperate climate, low living costs, good healthcare, beaches and even skiing will ...
  43. Eliminating Taxes on Your Social Security Benefits

    Two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But what if you could reduce, or even eliminate one of them?
  44. Those Who Retire Early Share These Traits

    Here's how people planning on retiring early prepare for what's ahead.
  45. John McAfee Interview: Cyberwars are the New Warfare

    John McAfee, the inventor of anti-virus software, sits down with Investopedia for an exclusive interview about why he's out ...
  46. 7 Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Better

    Your LinkedIn profile as an advisor shouldn't remain static. Here are seven ways to enhance your account so that potential ...
  47. Need a Microloan? Try a Nonprofit Microfinance Lender

    Microfinancing is aiding U.S. small businesses by providing loans as low as $500, known as a microloans, to people who would ...
  48. Is the Concept of 'TINA' Helping the Stock Market?

    Here's why the "TINA" (There Is No Alternative) perspective of stock market growth is overblown. There are always alternatives ...
  49. Financial Advisors: Face-to-Face Meetings Are Better

    One of the key ways that a financial advisor can connect with a client and forge a personal bond is through regular face-to-face ...
  50. Who Are Groupon's Main Competitors? (GRPN)

    Groupon competitors are fierce with the likes of Amazon.com, Wal-Mart and RetailMeNot. Groupon has been hurt by the competition, ...
  51. Top Tips for Minimizing Taxes on Social Security

    Social Security benefits are taxable under certain circumstances. Here are some ways retirees can lessen the tax burden. ...
  52. Bonds that Have Seen the Most Traffic Lately

    We examine U.S. fixed income fund flow data since the last Fed meeting and points out some trends worth paying attention ...
  53. Is Deleveraging a Red Flag to U.S. Equities?

    While U.S. equity prices surged following the financial crisis, they could suffer sharp declines once the Federal Reserve ...
  54. 7 Worst Products Amazon Ever Had (AMZN)

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos believes that great successes are built on big failures. Amazon has plenty of failures, including some ...
  55. 5 Secrets You Didn't Know About 401(k)s

    If your employer offers a 401(k), that should be your first stop for retirement savings – especially if your contributions ...
  56. The 4 Best Countries for Retiring in Asia

    Whether you're looking to hang out with your fellow expats, or immerse yourself in the local culture, Asia has much to offer ...
  57. 3 Reasons Why Mobile Homes Are Gaining Popularity

    Mobile homes are becoming increasingly popular because they are relatively inexpensive, can be built quickly and have made ...
  58. ATI: How Allegheny Technologies' Stock Price Rose 17% in 6 Months

    Allegheny Technologies' stock price rose 17% in the first six months of 2016, thanks to a favorable earnings report and improving ...
  59. How to Make the Most of a 529 Savings Plan

    529 plans can be an extremely effective way to pay for college expenses, but be aware that there can be some pitfalls with ...
  60. How to Sell Life Insurance Online

    Life insurance brokers can increase sales by marketing online. However, no website or digital marketing strategy can be good ...
  61. 2 Books Phuthuma Nhleko is Reading

    Phuthuma Nhleko is the former CEO of MTN Group. Under his tenure, the company aggressively expanded into international markets, ...
  62. Retire in Puerto Rico with $200,000 in Savings

    The climate, beaches and cost of living are a draw, but its economic challenges need to be factored into your decision.
  63. 4 Books the Former CEO of Westpac Is Reading (WBK)

    Gail Kelly, former CEO of Westpac Banking Corporation (NYSE: WBK), is currently enthralled with four books, each highlighting ...
  64. Why the Correlation Between the Dollar and Equities Is Weakening (SPY, UUP)

    The correlation between U.S. dollars and equities can change based on macroeconomic conditions. Understanding the causes ...
  65. Who Should Buy a Guaranteed Issue Life Insurance Policy?

    Guaranteed issue life insurance policies have added costs and reduced benefits that make them suitable for only a limited ...
  66. Is Venture Capital Slowing in the U.S.?

    Venture capitalists are more selective in 2016, turning away from U.S. startups in an era of big business and slow growth ...
  67. Experimental Monetary Policy: Are We Stuck?

    Interest rates may be stuck near the zero lower bound (ZLB), thanks to experimental monetary policy from the Fed and over-spending ...
  68. 10 Best Companies for Obtaining Life Insurance Over 50 (MET, PRU)

    For individuals over age 50 with differing needs, the best life insurance companies include large financial services companies ...
  69. 2 Investments With the Most Risk in 2016 (GLD, SDY)

    Investors should identify which investment has the most risk to protect themselves from losses. Risky investments include ...
  70. Five Companies Owned by Guitar Maker Fender

    Fender, one of the world's top guitar makers, produces the Stratocaster, the Telecaster and a broad range of other models ...
  71. Comparing Investing Today Vs. Investing Tomorrow

    This hypothetical example illustrates how much you stand to lose by putting off saving and investing for retirement.
  72. 3 Books the CEO of LinkedIn Is Reading (LNKD)

    Reid Hoffman, CEO of LinkedIn, has an eclectic reading list that reflects his interests in Asia, the power of forming networks ...
  73. 4 Common Banking Habits of Millennials

    Here’s how the banking habits of millennials differ substantially from those of previous generations.
  74. Why U.S. Dollars Aren't Accepted in Canada

    Is the U.S. dollar accepted in Canada? Learn about the legal and practical aspects of using U.S. dollars in Canadian transactions.
  75. Most Profitable Mining Companies of 2016 (CDE, AG)

    The most profitable mining companies for 2016 included small-cap precious metal miners. The greatest total profit belongs ...
  76. Smart Beta Factor Investing: What Are the Most Popular Funds? (USMV, EFAV)

    Smart beta ETFs allow an investor to focus on specific factors. Here are some of the most popular smart beta ETF vehicles. ...
  77. Chart of the Week: The Good News About Global Growth

    This week's chart shows the new BlackRock Macro GPS economic indicator and the good news it implies about the global growth ...
  78. 5 Things to Think About When It's Time to Retire

    Planning for retirement can be overwhelming, but considering these five questions is a great way to get started.
  79. 6 Signs You're Ready to Retire Early

    If you can answer "yes" to these six questions, you may be ready to retire early.
  80. Converting A Traditional IRA to a Roth

    When is it a good idea to convert traditional IRA funds into Roth IRA funds? And when does it not make sense?
  81. How Investment Advisors are Changing with The Times

    The world of investing is constantly changing. Our survey of top registered investment advisors (RIAs) around the country ...
  82. What Retirement Will Look Like Without Savings

    Everyone knows they should save for retirement but many don't do it at all. They do so at their own peril as retirement without ...
  83. What Is the True Cost of Owning a Home?

    Buying a home is part of the American dream. But what happens when you add up all the costs associated with buying a home?
  84. Maintaining Human Interaction in a Robo-Care World

    BlackRock’s Retirement Roundtable series covers a wide range of retirement-related topics, and at the London roundtable, ...
  85. What Is Mode of Premium?

    Your decision on how frequently to make life insurance payments, or your mode of premium, can have a big impact on your total ...
  86. 3 Books the CEO of Itaú Unibanco is Reading (ITUB)

    The summer reading list of Roberto Setubal, the CEO of Itaú Unibanco, includes novels and a book on the risks facing the ...
  87. 3 Books the CEO of Corning is Reading (GLW)

    The CEO of Corning is reading an eclectic mix of books that may be helping him to become a better leader. Perhaps you should ...
  88. Top 5 Companies Owned by AIG

    AIG is one of the largest insurance companies in the world, with dozens of companies under its umbrella. Find out about the ...
  89. How to Build a Content Calendar on Facebook

    Including a content calendar on a Facebook business page is a good way to share information and connect with clients.
  90. 3 Countries That Produce the Most Renewable Energy

    China, the United States and Brazil are the top three producers of energy from renewable sources, with hydroelectric power ...
  91. Got a Raise? Here's How to Avoid Lifestyle Creep

    Living above your means is a recipe for financial trouble. Here's how to avoid lifestyle creep when you come suddenly into ...
  92. Investing in Bonds: 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Today's Market

    Investors need to understand the five mistakes involving interest rate risk, credit risk, complex bonds, markups and inflation ...
  93. 7 Thoughtful Retirement Gifts for Women

    Discover seven thoughtful retirement gifts for women and learn how and where to purchase them to help ensure a smooth and ...
  94. Mattel Stock: 4 Things to Watch (MAT)

    Here are the four leading economic indicators that could affect shares of Mattel Inc. in the next six months, but which ones ...
  95. The Most Volatile Time for Stocks? Sept. and Oct.

    September and October have historically been the two most volatile months for stocks, which some advisors see as an opportunity.
  96. Top 5 Books to Learn About the Hedge Fund Industry

    Individual investors and investment professionals alike can obtain valuable knowledge from reading these five books on the ...
  97. How the Eurozone's Fight Against Deflation Is Hurting Savers

    The European Central Bank is fighting a desperate battle against deflation. Find out what it is doing and how it is going ...
  98. The 3 Biggest Penalties for Insider Trading in the U.S.

    The three large penalties for insider trading in the United States have been handed down in recent years, leading to civil ...
  99. China's Long Road to Urbanization

    China's urbanization rate has a long way to go before the country reaches a level of urbanization on par with that of countries ...
  100. The 10 Best Life Insurance Companies for Veterans

    There are certain companies that cater to the needs of military veterans and have life insurance plans that are specifically ...
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