Bonds Articles

  1. 5 Huge Benefits of Blogging for Your Business

    If you aren't convinced that content marketing can help grow your client list, here are five benefits of blogging for your ...
  2. Why Advisors Should Focus on Roth 401(k)s

    The use of Roth 401(k) plans is slowly rising which means advisors need to stay educated about the latest rules.
  3. How Advisors Can Find Their Growth Groove

    Growing your financial advisory practice to the next level takes time. Here are some strategies to try to fine-tune your ...
  4. Will Natural Gas Perform Like Oil? (UNG, XLE)

    Oil is in a bull market. Will natural gas prices follow or are both headed for a near-term correction?
  5. The Sharing Economy: Financial Services Will Be Next

    Traditional financial institutions need to adapt to an economy that is rapidly evolving.
  6. Will Brexit and Cheap Sterling Hurt M&A in the UK?

    Britain's referendum to leave the European Union and a cheap pound sterling is having an impact on Britain's M&A industry.
  7. How Terrorism Damages the Global Economy

    The economic impact of more than 1,000 known terror attacks worldwide since 2015 may be larger than most realize.
  8. Cybersecurity: The Top Risk for Financial Institutions?

    Cybersecurity will continue to be the top risk facing financial institutions by 2020.
  9. 4 Reasons to Move to Canada

    There's more to our northern neighbor than Hockey Night and maple sugar.
  10. Can Infrastructure Spending Really Stimulate the Economy?

    Public infrastructure spending rarely stimulates long-term positive growth for the economy, even in times of recession...
  11. Bank Profitability in the Era of Low Interest Rates

    The "low-for-long" policy on interest rates presents a major challenge to bank profitability.
  12. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Consumers

    Negative interest rates encourage banks to lend but not consumers to spend.
  13. Zero Interest Loans: Why You Should Beware

    Zero-interest loans are not always the no-loss deal they seem to be.
  14. Top 5 Auto Stocks of 2016 (TTM, GM)

    Investors seeking exposure to the cyclical automotive industry can choose from stocks exhibiting a variety of characteristics ...
  15. Top 5 Housing Stocks of 2016 (TOL, DHI)

    Discover what factors are supporting the housing market in 2016. Explore five housing stocks that are well positioned to ...
  16. HBLAX, HQIAX, IHGIX, HGIYX: Hartford Funds for Retirement

    Discover five mutual funds from The Hartford Funds that create a well balanced and profitable base for your retirement savings ...
  17. What Are the 5 Hottest Emerging Industries in 2016?

    Discover five of the hottest industries among technology, construction and agribusiness sectors poised for tremendous growth ...
  18. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Banks' Bottom Lines

    Examine the impacts of low interest rates on banking industry profits and find out if negative interest rates will have a ...
  19. How the Toys "R" Us Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards

    Here's how to apply, along with the benefits, rewards and fine point details of the Toys "R" Us credit card.
  20. Insure Your ETF Investments With Options

    Learn how to insure and hedge against unfavorable moves in ETF investments using options strategies, such as the protective ...
  21. 2016 Marijuana Stock Analysis (GWPH)

    Though marijuana stocks face political headwinds, there is promising growth potential for 2016 and beyond.
  22. Top 5 Silver Stocks of 2016 (SLW, GPL)

    Discover the silver stocks that are top performers mid-way through 2016 and that offer the highest potential for the remainder ...
  23. Top 5 Shareholders of Lockheed Martin (LMT)

    Discover which active growth and income mutual fund managers are among the largest Lockheed Martin shareholders, and why ...
  24. 6 Best Tips to Negotiate a Home Purchase

    These tips and techniques can help you negotiate your best deal on your next home purchase in any market condition.
  25. EISMX: Eaton Vance's Highest Performing Fund

    Find out about Eaton Vance's top performing fund , the Atlanta Capital SMID-Cap Fund, and why it ranks as one of the top ...
  26. VCSAX, FDFAX, RYCIX: Dividend-Paying Consumer Staples Funds

    Learn about the consumer staples sector, including performance in 2016, and the top three high-yield dividend consumer staples ...
  27. RMD Strategies: How to Avoid Drawing Down Money

    Required minimum distributions are a part of life for 401 (K) or individual retirement account holders once they hit 70.5. ...
  28. VMMXX: Overview of Vanguard Prime Money Market

    Find out if the Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund is a suitable choice for investing cash in today's low-interest-rate environment.
  29. DRIOX: Driehaus' Highest Performing Mutual Fund

    Learn about Driehaus Capital Management's highest-performing fund since inception, the International Small Cap Growth Fund, ...
  30. Profiting Off of Increased Mortgage Rates (PTRIX,FMSFX,VMBSX)

    Learn why mutual funds that invest in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are worth a look for investors wanting to capitalize ...
  31. DSEEX, PXTIX: Smart Beta Mutual Funds vs. Smart Beta ETFs

    These two smart beta mutual funds offer potential, but are their ETF counterparts a better option?
  32. Tips for Making Your Nest Egg Last Longer

    If you’re trying to figure out how to make your hard-earned nest egg last, there’s one piece of advice that stands above ...
  33. APGCX, ANAGX, ABTHX, AGDAX: Top AllianceBernstein Funds

    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by AllianceBernstein that invest in fixed income securities ...
  34. HHBUX: Hancock Horizon's Highest-Performing Mutual Fund

    Discover the Hancock Horizons Burkenroad Small Cap Fund, a unique fund that invests in companies located in the Gulf Coast ...
  35. VTSMX, VGTSX: Portfolio Making with Vanguard Mutual Funds

    Find out how to construct the ideal investment portfolio utilizing Vanguard's tools, resources and the company's low-cost ...
  36. A Monthly Budget Blueprint for Medical Residents

    Medical students should start budgeting before classes or their residency begins. Here are some tips, including a spreadsheet. ...
  37. Does Your Advisor Have an Exit Strategy?

    You've been with your advisor for years, but what happens when he or she retires? Who will be your new advisor?
  38. 4 Reasons Why Financial Advisors Should Use Fintech

    Discover four reasons why financial advisors should adopt the innovative solutions offered through fintech companies, including ...
  39. Who Is Driving Pfizer's Management Team? (PFE)

    Pfizer Inc.'s management team is led by Ian C. Read, Frank D'Amelio and Freda C. Lewis-Hall, all veterans with decades of ...
  40. Lockheed Martin's Top Competitors (LMT)

    Find out which companies are considered defense giant Lockheed Martin Corporation's biggest competitors and how their stock ...
  41. Is Real Estate Your Retirement's Secret Weapon?

    With stocks maybe peaking and fixed-income investments paying less and less, real estate could be the growth opportunity ...
  42. 10 Ways to Jump Start Your Savings Plan

    Need to work on your savings strategies? These 10 ideas could save you more than $4,000 per year.
  43. Top 5 Drug Stocks of 2016 (ABBV, JNJ)

    Discover analyses of the top five drug stocks, and learn why investors should consider these stocks due to the stocks' attractive ...
  44. Top 7 Money Management Apps for 2016

    These seven apps can serve as something of an automated, low-level financial advisor in your pocket, helping you track spending, ...
  45. How SoundCloud Makes Money (SNE)

    SoundCloud’s income and cash inflow streams have expanded to include advertising, user subscriptions, content uploader subscriptions ...
  46. The Volatility Surface Explained

    Learn about stock options and the "volatility surface," and discover why it is an important concept in stock options pricing ...
  47. Top 7 Unusual Jobs That Pay Six Figures

    A handful of unusual jobs offer a six-figure salary, including elevator installers, funeral home managers and transportation ...
  48. Behind Disney's 240% Rise in 10 Years (DIS)

    DIS stock returned 240% from July 2006 to July 2016, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index grew 75.5%.
  49. A Look Into Creating a Trust Fund With ETFs (VCIT, SDIV)

    Learn the basics of how a trust works and the two most common types. Discover how to use ETFs to fund a trust and the different ...
  50. Should You Hoard Your Miles?

    Here's who should hoard airline miles (and who shouldn't). And how to use your hoarded miles strategically.
  51. Why Email Marketing Should Be an Advisor Priority

    You have only so much time in your day. Email marketing makes it easier for advisors to maintain that ever-so-important one-on-one ...
  52. Advisors: What the Election Means to Your Clients

    Voters in the upcoming presidential election don't view retirement security as a key issue, a new poll shows.
  53. What Does Stalled Consumer Sentiment Mean?

    Consumer confidence continues to remain low and it may take major changes in the economy before an optimistic outlook returns. ...
  54. PRDGX, PRSIX, TRREX: T. Rowe Price Funds for Income Seekers

    Find out which T. Rowe Price mutual funds to use to create a diversified income portfolio for current income, income growth ...
  55. FTBFX, VBMFX, MWTRX, NEFRX, DODIX: Top 5 Core Bond Funds

    Learn about mutual funds that are appropriate for core bond holdings. Read about how the expense ratios for mutual funds ...
  56. AQMNX, ASANX, QSPNX: Top 3 AQR Alternative Investment Funds

    Discover AQR funds, and learn about three of its top alternative investment strategy mutual funds based on assets under management ...
  57. Ukraine-Russian Sanctions: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    The repercussions of Russia's 2014 invasion of Crimea are nowhere near over. The Ukraine says Russian aircraft are no longer ...
  58. MLDAX, MAPPX, CPOAX: Top Morgan Stanley Funds for Retirement

    Learn how to use mutual funds from Morgan Stanley to create a high-growth retirement savings portfolio with global diversification.
  59. BCSSX, JGMAX, PRNHX: Overview of Small-Cap Growth Funds

    Discover three small-cap growth mutual funds for bull and bear markets with a complete summary of each fund's management, ...
  60. VWAHX, VWEHX, VWITX: Top Vanguard Fixed Income Funds

    Discover analyses of three Vanguard fixed-income funds that have historically outperformed their benchmark indexes, and learn ...
  61. Who is Driving Microsoft's Management Team

    Microsoft’s transition to the cloud infrastructure and services business has the company’s leadership in the forefront of ...
  62. The Charts All Inflation Watchers Need to See

    Getting the inflation call right is one of the most important decisions an investor can make today. We explain in these charts ...
  63. FSDIX, VDIGX, FEQTX, VEIPX: Top Dividend Paying Equity Funds

    Discover five of the best dividend-paying mutual funds that primarily invest in U.S. equities, and learn about the characteristics ...
  64. WLTAX, IBNAX, WLGAX, IVDAX: Ivy Funds for Retirement

    Discover four Ivy Funds for diversification of retirement savings. Create a conservative and profitable portfolio using award-winning ...
  65. Top 5 Schwab ETFs of 2016

    Schwab's strategy of offering funds with low expense ratios has attracted significant assets to its five largest exchange-traded ...
  66. Top Funds to Short Emerging Markets (UFPIX, UVPIX, BLSIX)

    Explore the best mutual funds for shorting equities in emerging markets, with strategies that include double leverage and ...
  67. How the Lane Bryant Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards

    As with most cards, those who use it the most receive the most rewards, but be aware that carrying a balance incurs some ...
  68. FSANX,FBALX,FGBLX,FDYSX: Fidelity Balanced Allocation Funds

    Find out about the five balanced allocation mutual funds that Fidelity Investments offers for investors with moderate levels ...
  69. FLPSX: Overview of Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund

    Get an overview of the Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund, including the fund's investment philosophy, performance history and ...
  70. Top 6 Companies Owned by Alibaba (BABA)

    The giant Chinese conglomerate shows no signs of slowing down its acquisition tear. Here are some of the more noteworthy ...
  71. VISVX,DFFVX,DTMVX,TRBIX: Top US Small Cap Value Index Funds

    Find out which index mutual funds do the best at investing in small-cap value stocks for higher potential returns at the ...
  72. 7 Ways to Get Cheap Rental Car Deals

    Following these tips can dramatically reduce your final bill.
  73. DOSIX: Dreyfus's Highest Performing Funds Since Inception

    Learn more about one of Dreyfus' best performing funds, the Dreyfus Opportunistic U.S. Stock I Fund and how it has performed ...
  74. Top 5 Wind-Power Stocks of 2016

    Investors considering wind-power stocks should note the risks of OTC investing, as most wind-turbine manufacturers are not ...
  75. Funds to Avoid With a Strong Dollar (CHNCX, FLFAX, MALTX)

    Learn about the risks involved with investing in emerging markets that are affected by a strong U.S. dollar. Discover three ...
  76. Talk About Financial Constraints to Your Clients

    Learn how to discuss financial constraints with clients, including time horizon, tax and regulatory constraints, as well ...
  77. Should You Get A CFA, MBA Or Both?

    These certifications require time and money, but combined programs are making obtaining both designations more realistic. ...
  78. MFECX,MEIAX,DIFAX,DVRLX: 4 Top MFS Mutual Funds

    Discover the four best mutual funds offered by MFS Investment Management that offer investors a cost-efficient way to get ...
  79. Top 5 Mining Stocks of 2016

    Mining stocks have performed strongly in the first half of 2016 as commodity prices have improved. These five stocks are ...
  80. Behind Sunedison's 99.5% Loss in 10 Years (SUNEQ)

    Examine the volatile history of SunEdison to determine how restructuring, fluctuating financial results and bankruptcy have ...
  81. Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers

    If you are a teacher and have student loans to repay, you may qualify for a loan forgiveness program.
  82. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not be able to protect your home. But you can ...
  83. Enron Scandal: The Fall of a Wall Street Darling

    The collapse of Enron in 2001 exposed investors' vulnerability to accounting scandals.
  84. Creating an Investment Policy Statement for a 401(k)

    The purpose of an investment policy statement (IPS) for 401(k) plan sponsors and eight key components that go into creating ...
  85. Top 7 Companies Owned by Louis Vuitton (LVMUY)

    Find out about the top companies owned by LVMH, usually referred to as Louis Vuitton. Top LVMH companies include Marc Jacobs ...
  86. How the Kohl's Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards (KSS)

    Find out how the Kohl's charge card works and how shoppers can generate bigger savings throughout the year as a Kohl's cardholder.
  87. Top 8 Companies Owned by Oracle (ORCL)

    These are eight of the top companies acquired and owned by Oracle, including which company cost Oracle over $10 billion to ...
  88. Why the Fed Keeps Lowering Macro Growth Outlook

    Examine the FOMC's communications to determine when and why it has reduced its growth expectations. Find out how changing ...
  89. How the Southwest Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards (LUV)

    Learn how the Southwest Airlines rewards credit card options work, what travel rewards are offered and for whom the card ...
  90. 3 Ways You Can Invest in Costa Rica From Abroad

    Learn about the three ways to invest in Costa Rica: through its Bolsa stock exchange, through real estate or by investing ...
  91. 10 Things to Do Before You Retire

    Preparing for retirement isn't all about finances. Some steps to get you there will be more subjective, and more fun.
  92. The Top 3 iShares ETFs With High Dividend Yields (REM, QTLC)

    Learn about the three highest-yielding iShares ETFs, complete with a summary of each fund's investment objective, fund characteristics ...
  93. Why Investors Believe Amazon's Long-Term Growth Story (AMZN)

    Amazon is highly valued as a growth company primarily because it has broadened e-commerce and continued technological innovation.
  94. Self-Directed IRA: Rules and Regulations

    Self-directed IRAs are distinguished from other IRAs by differences of permissible investment types and regulatory restrictions, ...
  95. 3 Buy-and-Hold Stocks for 2016 (XOM, PG)

    Investors who are looking for buy-and-hold stocks that have provided adequate returns and dividends should keep an eye on ...
  96. Top 3 Jobs That Pay $15 an Hour

    Discover several jobs that pay $15 an hour or more and do not require a college degree or years of previous experience to ...
  97. 3 Best Credit Cards for Traveling to the UK (COF, BCS)

    Discover three of the best credit cards to use while traveling to the United Kingdom, based on security and rewards programs.
  98. The Financial Effects of a Natural Disaster

    We're all subject to Mother Nature's whims – and the damage can have far-reaching effects.
  99. Why You Should Not Be Bullish on Equities Now

    The stock market has been rising but that doesn't mean all is well among equities. Make sure you understand the headwinds ...
  100. 3 Famous People With MBAs

    These public figures have MBAs; some were earned before reaching fame while others were earned after.
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