Bonds Articles

  1. Can the U.S. Consumer Continue to Hold Up the World?

    Seven years into the recovery, a key driver of economic growth continues to demonstrate a frustrating conundrum: Consumer ...
  2. Corporate Bond ETFs to Date: 2016 Performance Review (CLY, LWC)

    Find out how corporate bond exchange-traded funds have been performing year-to-date in 2016 and which funds have been the ...
  3. SocGen Economist: Recession is Inevitable

    Albert Edwards, global strategist at Société Générale, believes a recession is inevitable. His prophecy relates to historical ...
  4. Can Saudi Arabia End its Oil Dependence?

    Will Saudi Arabia stay the course of diversifying its economy even if oil prices recover?
  5. Money Fund Alternatives for 401(k) Plan Clients

    Upcoming changes to money market fund rules may trigger changes in options offered by many 401(k) plans. Here are some alternatives ...
  6. How to Use Strategic Alliances to Win HNW Clients

    Advisors looking to land wealthy clients can often improve their chances by forming strategic alliances with other financial ...
  7. Top Tips for Creating a Web Portal for Clients

    Fostering communication and workflow with clients via a secure, web-based portal should be of the utmost importance for advisors. ...
  8. What Shrinking Ultra-Rich Ranks Mean for the Rest of Us

    Why are the ranks of the super-rich shrinking, and does it point to any larger trends that could affect the average investor?
  9. The 3 Largest Materials ETFs (XLB, VAW)

    Find out which three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in the basic materials sector, and how they are performing ...
  10. Who Are the 7 Wealthiest Congressmen?

    A look at how the seven wealthiest members of the House of Representatives made their fortune.
  11. Microsoft Sues DoJ Over Data Request Order (MSFT)

    Microsoft is fighting for customer privacy and its right to tell customers what it has turned over to law enforcement,
  12. Facebook Messenger's AI Bots Make Ads Your Friend

    Facebook's F8 developer conference announced the integration of Artifical Intelligence (AI) "bots" within FB Messenger, but ...
  13. Who Are America's 7-Richest Senators?

    An overview of the seven wealthiest people in the U.S., and how they made their fortunes as well as a look at their various ...
  14. These Retailers are Embracing V-Commerce Trend

    V-commerce, now in its infant stages, has the potential to steal significant market share.
  15. IEX vs. Black Pools: Tale of Two Indexes

    Learn the story behind the Investors Exchange Group (IEX) and black pools, which arose from the controversy of high-frequency ...
  16. XSD vs. SOXX vs. PSI: Comparing Semiconductor ETFs

    Explore the similarities and differences between semiconductor ETFs: PSI, SOXX and XSD. Learn which ETF is most suitable ...
  17. VWINX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis (MSFT, WFC)

    Learn about the Vanguard Wellesley Income Investor Class mutual fund and its portfolio make-up, and get a complete analysis ...
  18. Why BP's Robust Dividend Might Be In Trouble (BP)

    With oil prices showing signs of stabilization, is it possible the dividend could be revisited for other reasons?
  19. Apple Stock Gains, Winning Over Android Users (AAPL)

    While Apple shares are not as cheap as they were three months ago, analysts continue to find reasons to revise their earnings-per-share ...
  20. The New Wearable Technology: Smart, but How Safe?

    Here's what worries insurance companies about those clever electronic gadgets we're all starting to wear. Before you strap ...
  21. The 4 Largest Industrials ETFs (XLI, VIS)

    Learn about the industrials sector performance in 2016, what is driving gains in the sector, and a look at the top four largest ...
  22. 3 REITS Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (SOAAX, KSRCX)

    Explore three REIT mutual funds to avoid in 2016, and discover how these funds' risk/reward metrics compare to peers and ...
  23. CAIBX: American Funds Capital Income Builder Trends in 2016

    Learn about the composition of the American Funds Capital Income Builder fund, and discover how its makeup has evolved between ...
  24. How Do Professionals Forecast Crude Oil Prices?

    Discover how the future price of oil is predicted with a weighted combination of mathematical tools. Economists largely use ...
  25. 3 International Equity Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (AWPCX, BJBIX)

    Discover three international equity funds that investors should avoid in 2016 due to their poor fundamentals, high risks ...
  26. American Funds vs. Janus: Comparing 2 Popular Balanced MFs (ABALX, JANBX)

    Learn about two attractive mutual funds in the moderate allocation category with successful long-term track records and appealing ...
  27. 4 Reasons Currency Hedging is Important

    Learn how currency hedging can help reduce exchange rate risk for a portfolio of foreign stocks. Consider the cost of hedging ...
  28. 3 Expensive Growth Mutual Funds Worth Your While (ERSMX, NBMBX)

    Learn about mid-cap and large-cap growth stock funds that have higher costs but attractive historical performance as well ...
  29. The 2 Top CFOs to Take Companies Public

    Learn why chief financial officers (CFOs) play a greater role in companies today and discover three of the top CFOs today, ...
  30. H-1B Work Visas and the U.S. Presidential Election

    The U.S. Presidential candidates' views on the H-1B visa for highly skilled workersare surprising, changeable, and do not ...
  31. VGT: A Tech ETF Still Attracting Flows

    Learn about the strong inflows of Vanguard's Information Technology Index ETF during market weakness, suggesting its popularity ...
  32. Move Over, Yuppie. Here Comes the Yuccie

    If you're not a “yuccie” (“young urban creative”) yourself, it's time you learned who they are. Think artisanal - but not ...
  33. Mark Mahaney Gives Insights on Twitter Inc and Yahoo (TWTR, YHOO)

    In an exclusive interview, top RBC analyst Mark Mahaney explains his views on troubled companies Twitter Inc (TWTR) and Yahoo! ...
  34. Don't Focus Too Much on ETF Fees

    Not all funds are created equal, and that goes for ETFs. But investors who only focus on fees associated ETFs can end up ...
  35. 3 Long-Term Bond Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (GEDZX, PLRIX)

    Explore long-term bond mutual funds to avoid in 2016, and learn how rising rates may affect some of the best performing bond ...
  36. Laws That Help Low Income Retirement

    If you're retired – or about to be – and money is tight, look to these programs and other benefits for help should you need ...
  37. What Lenders Look at on Your Credit Report

    What do lenders consider when they look at your credit report? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer.
  38. Retirement: U.S. Vs. Abroad

    Which option would make more sense for you: retiring abroad or staying at home in the U.S.? A look at the advantages and ...
  39. St. Jude Medical is Turning the Corner (STJ)

    A review of St. Jude Medical's business operations, financials, valuation and growth drivers.
  40. 4 Things to Know Before Choosing an ETF

    ETFs are a low-cost way to get exposure to different markets. But they're not all the same. Investors should research the ...
  41. The Financial Future of PPL Corp's Spinoff, Talen Energy (TLN)

    Explore the financial prospects for Talen Energy, the resulting company from PPL Corporation's spinoff, including the impact ...
  42. Top Paying Cities with a High Standard of Living

    Here are the best places to live to earn a high income and enjoy a high standard of living in 2016.
  43. Where You Get the Most/Least for Your State Taxes

    Are you deriving the greatest benefits from your tax dollars? A recent survey from WalletHub may indicate otherwise.
  44. Robo-Advisor Ellevest: Women-Focused and Stealthy

    Ellevest is a yet-to-be-launched online financial services portal aimed at women. Here's what we know so far about this stealth ...
  45. What to Know Before Moving to a Lower-Tax State

    Moving to a state with different tax rules can be very tempting. Here are some things you should consider before moving for ...
  46. Why Wirehouses are Winners Under Fiduciary Rule

    Under the final fiduciary rule wirehouses will see less restrictions than originally thought.
  47. Some Annuities Lose Fiduciary Rule Exemption

    Fixed-indexed annuities have lost an exemption under the final fiduciary rule, a move that wasn't expected.
  48. How Tech Can Help Advisors with the Fiduciary Rule

    Here's why financial advisors may want to consider investing in new technology to help them cope with the DoL's new fiduciary ...
  49. The Top ETFs for a Rebound in Financials (XLF,PGF)

    Financials have been hit hard. Here's how to play it if you think a bottom is approaching.
  50. 5 Stocks With Massive Short Interest (YELP,GPRO)

    These five stocks have short squeeze potential.
  51. Where to Invest if the Fed Stays Dovish (XLU,XTL)

    If you think the Fed will remain dovish it might be time to seek yield and some appreciation with these utilities and telecom ...
  52. Gold vs. Gold Miner ETFs: Comparing Shades of Gold (GLD, GDX)

    Compare commodity-based gold ETFs with equity-based gold ETFs to find out which is most likely to provide investors with ...
  53. iShares in Top Spot for Fastest Growing ETFs (BLK, IGG)

    Discover seven of the fastest-growing funds in the iShares family of ETFs, all ranking among the industry's 10 fastest-growing ...
  54. Citigroup Passes Fed's 'Living Will' Test (C, WFC)

    How much of a premium does Citigroup's "Living Will" success command? And has the bank become the safest among its "too big ...
  55. GoPro Hires Apple Hardware Designer (GPRO, AAPL)

    While Coster will bring with him much experience about ways to keep customers enthused and engaged about a brand, it won't ...
  56. Sprint Called 'Tactical Short' by Analyst (S)

    Analysts have now become less convinced Sprint can mount a meaningful attack on its larger rivals.
  57. DIRT vs. JJA: Comparing Agriculture ETNs

    Discover the differences and similarities between agricultural commodity ETNs DIRT and JJA. Explore how investment strategy ...
  58. 3 Federal Income Tax Facts You Didn't Know

    Learn about three federal income tax facts that most Americans may not know from one of the most trusted financial resources ...
  59. Yes, You Can Still Expect Health Insurance at Work

    A recent report from The New York Times says that health plans offered by employers are here to stay, despite the passage ...
  60. You Can Share a Helicopter: Here’s How

    It's called fractional ownership, and if you often fly in helicopters, it could be well worth the investment.
  61. FKINX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis (FKINX, RDS-A)

    Learn about the Franklin Income Fund Class A mutual fund and its legacy since inception in 1948, and review the income fund's ...
  62. 3 Japan Equity Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (FJPBX, SAESX)

    Discover three Japanese equity mutual funds investors should avoid in 2016. Explore the risk-reward metrics and third-party ...
  63. ANCFX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the American Funds Fundamental Investors fund, and determine how the fund's makeup has evolved ...
  64. ABALX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the American Balanced Fund from American Funds, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  65. The 5 Largest Large-Cap ETFs (SPY, IVV)

    Learn about the five largest exchange-traded funds that invest in large-cap companies. Discover how these highly liquid, ...
  66. SLV vs. SIVR: Comparing Silver ETFs

    Discover the major differences between two competitive silver ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your portfolio ...
  67. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Global Financials Mutual Funds (RYSFX, PSSRX)

    Explore the financial sector, and learn about three of the highest dividend-paying global financials mutual funds available ...
  68. The 3 Largest Extended Market ETFs (VXF, PRFZ)

    Discover extended market ETFs, who they are suitable for, and learn about the three largest U.S. based extended market ETFs ...
  69. Zika Virus: Latest Advice on Staying Safe

    The new concern is increasing brain infections in adults from Zika. Also see the 50 U.S. cities Zika could reach this summer. ...
  70. Companies Investing in the New Iran (BA,BP)

    Which businesses are eyeing the large and untapped Iranian market? Investopedia takes a look
  71. How to Play Emerging Markets Rebound with ETFs

    Emerging markets are on the rebound, but not everyone is a believer. Here's how to play it either way with ETFs.
  72. The Best Time to Buy First Class Airline Tickets

    Book at least a week in advance and try these less-well-known routes to the least pricey first class seats.
  73. Should You Incorporate Your Business?

    Find out how becoming a corporation can protect and further your finances.
  74. Should You Buy A Life Insurance Disability Rider?

    Does it make sense to pay an additional cost for a waiver of premium rider on a life insurance policy?
  75. These 28 Companies Just Became Very Important

    Only 28 companies are driving 50% of U.S. profit, and only one of them has delivered consistently on revenue, net income, ...
  76. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Consumer Discretionary Mutual Funds (VCDAX, FSCPX)

    Discover consumer discretionary mutual funds and learn about three high dividend-paying consumer discretionary funds available ...
  77. How to Go Long or Short Japan via ETFs (EWJ,DX)

    These ETFs offer ways to go long or short Japan.
  78. Retail vs. Tech: How These Companies Use Working Capital

    Learn about the difference between retail and tech businesses' use of working capital and why working capital varies so widely ...
  79. Rent vs. Buy: It’s Different for Expensive Property

    For multi-million dollar homes, renting often nets out as costing less than the expenses/other financials of buying a comparable ...
  80. Investing in Oil: Direct vs. Professional Management (XOM, VGENX)

    Examine the advantages and disadvantages of the direct investment and professional management approaches to investing in ...
  81. Will Staples ETFs Continue to be a Safe Haven

    Consumer staples stocks and ETFs that track them can be a haven during tough market times.
  82. VV vs. SCHX: Comparing U.S. Large-Cap ETFs

    Learn the similarities and differences between VV and SCHX, complete with a summary of their investment methodology, internal ...
  83. 3 Best NYC-based Mutual Funds (BALPX, SGENX)

    Discover three top NYC-based mutual fund companies, with a brief summary of each company and one of its top-performing mutual ...
  84. Growth Investing: 3 Tips to Consider

    Learn the basics of growth investing, and discover three tips for avoiding the risk of losing money while employing a growth ...
  85. Facebook's Ecosystem Emerges at F8 Conference (FB)

    While Facebook's ambitions might appear scattered, there have been few things Zuckerberg has touched that have not turned ...
  86. How to Guide Married Clients Who Fight About Money

    Money is a top conflict among couples. Here's how to deflate the tension so that couples can focus on maximizing their finances, ...
  87. Investing in More Than Money: A SRI How-to Guide

    Here's how socially responsible investing stacks up against green and impact investing. Which category is right for you? ...
  88. Why Fiduciary Rule is Good News for Small Plans

    Under the new fiduciary rule small business owners may be subject to less risk for the plans that they sponsor. Here's why. ...
  89. What's Behind So Many Mutual Fund Share Classes?

    Despite the confusion they create, the number of share classes offered by mutual fund families will most likely continue ...
  90. SEC Derivatives Rule May Limit Diversification

    The SEC has proposed rules that will limit the use of derivatives by fund managers. Critics believe the rules will impede ...
  91. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Telecommunications Sector (S, T)

    The top five earners in the telecom industry are well compensated for staying competitive and generating billions of dollars ...
  92. 3 Key Questions to Ask Prior to an ETF Investment

    Discover which factors to consider before investing in an ETF, such as the goal of your investment, the preferred asset class, ...
  93. PTTRX: Overview of PIMCO Total Return Fund

    Explore the PIMCO Total Return Fund Institutional Class and its investment strategy, portfolio composition, management, performance ...
  94. FKINX: Franklin Income Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the Franklin Income Fund, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  95. Should You Change Your Retirement Portfolio?

    The government's new fiduciary rule is a reason to look hard at your retirement savings and consider replacing those that ...
  96. Facebook F8: Why FB is Making All This New Stuff (FB)

    What were the major announcements at Facebook's F8 conference today and how does the company benefit from them?
  97. Long-term Care Policies: Not All Created the Same

    All long-term care policies have unique advantages and disadvantages. Here's an overview.
  98. Tax Credits That Can Get You a Refund

    Here are a few of the credits that may result in a refund check, even if you owe no taxes this year.
  99. The Key Ingredient Needed for Future Returns

    We discuss why company earnings, in today’s low-return environment, will be critical for generating gains.
  100. How New Pro Athletes Can Secure Their Finances

    You’ve made it to the show. That means now is the best time to look beyond your playing days.
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