Bonds Articles

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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?
  11. Those Who Retire Early Share These Traits

    Here's how people planning on retiring early prepare for what's ahead.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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, ...
  18. 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. ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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, ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. Comparing Investing Today Vs. Investing Tomorrow

    This hypothetical example illustrates how much you stand to lose by putting off saving and investing for retirement.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 4 Common Banking Habits of Millennials

    Here’s how the banking habits of millennials differ substantially from those of previous generations.
  41. 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.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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. ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 6 Signs You're Ready to Retire Early

    If you can answer "yes" to these six questions, you may be ready to retire early.
  47. 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?
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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?
  51. 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, ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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.
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. Investment Options for Income in Retirement

    Generating income from investments during retirement is crucial. Here are some of the best options.
  69. 5 Truths About Consumer Confidence in the U.S.

    U.S. consumer confidence has evolved in the years since the Great Recession, according to a study conducted by McKinsey & ...
  70. 3 Real Estate Companies With Great Training

    Which real estate company has the best training? Learn why Keller Williams, Weichert and Redfin offer new agents the best ...
  71. Top 5 Wheat Stocks of 2016 (ADM, MON)

    There is limited exposure to pure plays in wheat for stock investors, but here are the top five wheat-market-related equities ...
  72. DE: Deere Dividend Analysis

    Deere was unable to grow its earnings for the first nine months of 2016, but the DE dividend payout ratio indicates its dividend ...
  73. 5 Worst Ideas Zynga Ever Had (ZNGA)

    Multiple bad ideas and products led to Zynga Inc.’s financial decline from its founding in April 2007 to the third quarter ...
  74. How Financial Advisors Can Buy Referrals

    Financial advisors can buy referrals through third-party websites such as Paladin Registry, NAPFA or the Garrett Planning ...
  75. 3 Books the CEO of Cisco is Reading (CSCO)

    Chuck Robbins, the chief executive officer of Cisco, has some interesting books on his summer reading list, including one ...
  76. What Are Virtual Financial Advisors?

    The internet has provided a convenient way for financial advisors to offer their services to a wide customer base through ...
  77. The Best of iShares' Smart Beta ETFs (DVY, USMV)

    BlackRock's iShares offers some of the highest-rated smart beta ETFs around.
  78. Buying Seadrill Stock? Risks & Opportunities to Consider (SDRL)

    Seadrill Ltd. offers investors a wealth of potential capital gains, but also poses major investor risks in 2016.
  79. How Blockchain Technology Could Free Up Billions for Banks (UBS, BK)

    Blockchain technology could save banks billions of dollars by sharply reducing the expenses and time associated with settling ...
  80. The 6 Most Common Explanations for Economic Stagnation

    Professional economists disagree about why the global economy has stagnated since 2001. Find out what some prominent thinkers ...
  81. Stratasys Stock: 5 Things to Watch (SSYS)

    Stratasys' returns will depend on its ability to return to revenue growth and profitability, and investors must understand ...
  82. These 3 Investment Banks Will Pay for Your MBA (GS, CS)

    Many investment banks will pay for an MBA, but bankers should keep in mind this advanced degree is not always their ticket ...
  83. 5 of the Worst Products Google Ever Had (GOOG)

    Google has become one of the largest technology, advertising and communications companies in the world, but it has also had ...
  84. Should Mutual Funds Still Be in Your Retirement Plan?

    Mutual funds are still widely used in retirement plans, but they may be losing their appeal. Find out if retirement mutual ...
  85. 5 Companies That Specialize in Expat Health Insurance

    Five companies that specialize in expat health insurance are Clements Worldwide, Expatriate Healthcare, IMG, GeoBlue and ...
  86. AAPL: Apple Dividend Analysis

    Apple's dividend has had healthy growth ever since its 2012 reinstatement, thanks to Apple's continuously rising revenue, ...
  87. What Retired Teachers Need to Know About Social Security

    Depending on where a teacher lives and that educator's eligibility into government provisions, a retired teacher's Social ...
  88. Behind eBay's 161% Rise in 10 Years (EBAY)

    Returns for eBay shareholders have been driven by financial performance, company outlook and market reception of the PayPal ...
  89. Is a Career in Investment Banking Worth It?

    Discover why many finance professionals are wondering whether an investment banking career is worth it. Consider the challenges ...
  90. Top 5 Hydroelectric Power Stocks of 2016 (BEP, IDA)

    Hydroelectric is an energy source that accounts for nearly 20% of global energy, and growing. This article discusses the ...
  91. Accuquote vs. Selectquote: Which Website Is Better?

    Accuquote and Selectquote are websites offering insurance quotes to consumers. Learn about the products and educational materials ...
  92. How to Evaluate Smart Beta ETF Strategies (IWD, IWF)

    ETF providers are rolling out new smart beta products at a rapid pace. Here are some ways to evaluate them.
  93. AMGN: How Amgen's Stock Price Rose 18.55% in 6 Months

    Amgen's stock price has outpaced biotechnology and health care ETFs over the past six months due to a solid product pipeline ...
  94. 10 Countries With the Most McDonald's Locations (MCD)

    Europe may be more important to McDonald's than the United States, and Asia is not too far behind now that the Chinese market ...
  95. Active Risk vs. Residual Risk: Differences and Examples

    Active risk and residual risk are common risk measurements in portfolio management. This article discusses them, their calculations ...
  96. 3 Surprising Things That Big Data Reveals About HR

    More and more companies are using big data in HR as a means of saving time and money when recruiting, hiring and retaining ...
  97. Mylan’s Sneaky EpiPen Maneuvers

    Drugmaker Mylan has become a target of criticism in response to claims that it’s engaging in sneaky EpiPen maneuvers to shield ...
  98. Are Junk Bonds the New Equities?

    Many investors have begun to treat junk bonds like stocks. Is this a sound strategy?
  99. Funding a Startup with Retirement Cash: Smart or Dumb?

    Retired entrepreneurs who have "played it safe" – and retirees who want to stretch their dollars – are looking to invest ...
  100. When Do Social Security Benefits Start and End?

    Everything you need to know about the three primary Social Security programs, how they work and who qualifies for them.
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