Bonds Articles

  1. Why You Should Invest In Municipal Bond ETFs

    These versatile instruments have become popular with investors in higher tax brackets and fill a specific niche in the wide selection of fixed-income offerings.
  2. The Best Way To Buy Silver

    Discover whether ETFs or physical bullion is the best way for investors to get exposure to silver.
  3. Inspecting A Country's Debt

    Tensions over just how to handle debt are pitting the rich world against the developing world like never before.
  4. Exploring Non-Dollar Currencies For Forex Trading

    Learn how investments in foreign currencies can diversify your portfolio.
  5. Candlestick Charting: What Is It?

    Discover the components and basic patterns of this ancient technical analysis technique.
  6. Women And Finances: Is There A Gender Bias?

    Uncover some very complex reasons for female gender biases in the finance world.
  7. Other Options For The Cyprus Bailout

    Find out the other options Cyprus could use to resolve it's financial troubles, since its proposal to tax bank deposits didn't work out.
  8. Economic Trends We Can All Profit From In 2013

    The National Small Business Association may not be optimistic about 2013, but we'll show you a few trends that suggest the economy can grow this year.
  9. 5 Painless Ways To Save More Money

    Saving money can be a chore, but these tricks put money in your pocket with no effort at all.
  10. The Truth Behind Tactical ETF Investing

    Are tactical ETFs reasonable and effective investment strategies or just plain speculative behavior?
  11. The Basics Of A Financial Analysis Report

    Running financial analysis on a company or industry is a key skill every investor must learn and understand how to undertake without which an ineffective financial report and investment recommendation ensues.
  12. 6 Tax Deductions That Might Get You Audited

    Incorrect or liberal interpretations of what you can write off will often lead to the IRS taking closer interest in your filings. Knowing the rules behind these six tax deductions will go a long ways to saving you from an audit.
  13. Female Entrepreneurs Are Surpassing Their Male Counterparts

    The world of entrepreneurship is constantly changing; the last year has seen a significant shift in the performance of female entrepreneurs.
  14. U.S. Vs. China: Battle To Be The Largest Economy In The World

    America's lengthy title reign as "World's Largest Economy" is fast under threat by China's surging economic growth. Find out what the global rankings are forecasted to be for these economic powerhouses.
  15. Introduction To Blackrock ETFs

    Blackrock's line of offerings can provide liquidity, diversity and transparency for both sophisticated and novice buyers.
  16. The Cyprus Crisis 101

    Discover what's behind the Cyprus debacle and what investors should do about the situation.
  17. Careers In The Derivatives Market

    The growing interest in and complexity of these securities means opportunities for job seekers.
  18. Taxable Rewards To Be Aware Of

    Find which benefits from reward programs count as income in the eyes of the IRS.
  19. Breaking Down The New Foreclosure Avoidance Rules

    Here is an overview of the CFPBs new rules prohibiting mortgage servicers from "dual tracking."
  20. The Most Affordable Way to Buy Gold: Physical Gold or ETFs?

    Investing in gold has never been easier than it is today. Check out this article to learn more about gold ETFs and other ways that you can add gold to your portfolio.
  21. The Biggest Risks Mining Stocks Face

    In this article, we will look at risks shared by major and junior mining stocks and what they mean to investors.
  22. Retirement: The One Thing Couples Shouldn't Do Together

    Staggering retirement can have both financial and emotional benefits for married couples.
  23. 6 Popular ETF Types For Your Portfolio

    Exchange traded funds are an extremely popular diversification tool that can protect your portfolio during troubled periods.
  24. Financial Solutions For Young Women

    Break through the stereotypes and find out how to manage your life to meet your needs.
  25. Emerging Markets' Environmental Commitment

    Most people think of the industrial and developed world as leaders when it comes to green technologies and environmental stewardship. After moving past their high-growth stages, many developed nations have enacted policies over the years designed to help fix and prevent environmental issues and work in harmony with the land.
  26. Sequestration: What Will It Do And What Should You Do?

    Learn about the sequester, and possible ways to play it.
  27. Guide To Embedded Options In Bonds

    Investors should be aware of embedded options that may be available in certain securities as these options may affect the value of the security.
  28. The Riskiest Investment Moves for Retirement That Could Pay Off

    Before incurring additional risks in your retirement portfolio, be sure to understand the alternatives and the consequences of your strategy.
  29. Economic Indicators That Affect The U.S. Stock Market

    Macroeconomic factors like GDP, Inflation, and Retail Sales affect the value of your portfolio. Understanding these economic indicators is vital for every investor in the marketplace.
  30. Careers In Buy-Side And Sell-Side Research

    The primary professions on Wall Street are made up of sell side and buy side analysts. This article is an overview of the two primary avenues for individuals interested in both fields.
  31. Women And Investing: It's A Style Thing

    You don't have to be a boy or act like a boy to win. In fact, doing the opposite could be better for your financial health.
  32. Countries That Are Failing To Save For Retirement

    Banking giant HSBC recently unveiled the results of an international research project, which revealed that many U.S. citizens face a significant decline in their standard of living during the final seven years of retirement.
  33. Currency Trading On The Black Market

    The black market for currencies is increasingly becoming prevalent in nations marked by certain adverse economic factors such as high inflation rates and unrealistically high exchange rates.
  34. Do You Dare Sue Your Broker?

    A financial damages claim is not for the fainthearted, but it may be worth it in the end.
  35. Affordable ETF Alternatives

    Due diligence should be conducted in knowing the different costs related to ETFs before undertaking an investment in one. The return you get from an ETF investment is dependent on cost factors like the expense ratio.
  36. Forex: Demo Before You Dive In

    All trading platforms have benefits and drawbacks - master the fake trade before making a real one.
  37. Support And Resistance Basics

    Understanding the concept of Support and Resistance in trading can drastically improve your short-term investing strategy.
  38. Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid

    Find out what mistakes people often make on their returns, and how to avoid them on yours.
  39. Muriel Siebert: Female Finance Pioneer

    Muriel Siebert has blazed many paths for investors, but is especially relevant as the first woman to sit on the NYSE.
  40. Mining Stocks: Understanding Feasibility

    In this article, we'll look at the feasibility study as it relates to mining stocks and what it is actually telling investors.
  41. GAAP And The IFRS Standards Convergence Efforts In 3 Substantial Areas

    Understand the specific steps that have been taken in hopes of converging the GAAP and the IFRS accounting standards, despite the philosophically and culturally based methodological differences between the two.
  42. A Look Into Foreign Direct Investment Trends

    Foreign direct investments play an important role as an indicator of a healthy economy in terms of economic growth and long-term capital movement.
  43. Investopedia Forex Outlook For March 2013

    Overall, Q4 GDP stats did little to stabilize the teetering global economy. Despite the stumble, financial markets remain mostly bullish on the future.
  44. The Presidential Second Term Curse

    Find out why the general prognosis is that second-term presidents often leave office with the economy in worse shape than when their term started.
  45. Why The 4% Rule No Longer Works For Retirees

    Researchers have proven that the 4 % rule, which stated that retirees can withdraw 4% of the value of a portfolio each year without depleting the principal for 30 years, is not a realistic withdrawal method for retirees.
  46. The Secret Finances Of The Vatican Economy

    The Vatican is the smallest country in the world, and has an economy shrouded in secrecy. Here are some little known facts that will give you a peek into the mysterious world of the Vatican's finances.
  47. How Companies Can Attract Top Female Employees

    Companies need to make an effort to learn how to attract and retain female employees in order to achieve a greater gender balance in the workplace.
  48. Choosing Between Major and Junior Mining Stocks

    In this article, we'll compare the juniors and the majors and look at what each can add to your portfolio.
  49. Portfolio Growth Strategies

    There are many ways to grow a portfolio, and the best approach for a given investor will depend upon various factors.
  50. Bloated Budget? How To Trim The Fat

    Blood, sweat and tears should belong in the gym, but your money deserves some training time too.
  51. 5 ETFs Flaws You Shouldn't Overlook

    Despite their popularity, exchange traded funds have some drawbacks that investors should know about.
  52. Debunking 10 Budget Myths

    Don't let these excuses prevent you from reaching your financial goals.
  53. Top 5 Budgeting Questions Answered

    You don't need a degree to understand your money, begin saving and pay down debt.
  54. How To Use Price-To-Sales Ratios To Value Stocks

    Take a look at how this effective ratio can be influenced by certain critical factors.
  55. What It Takes To Be "Made In The USA"

    Discover the rules and standards behind the "Made in the USA" label.
  56. 3 Alternative Budgeting Styles: Which One Suits You?

    Not everyone is cut out for online or heavily-involved budgeting. Here are some budgeting solutions.
  57. Beware False Signals From The P/E Ratio

    The P/E ratio is a simple tool for evaluating a company, but no one ratio can tell the whole story.
  58. Investing In IPO ETFs

    Learn the history, rules and risks of investing in IPO exchange-traded funds.
  59. Thomas Rowe Price: Always Right

    This great investor mastered a new type of investing with every new market he faced.
  60. 4 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  61. Using The Price-To-Book Ratio To Evaluate Companies

    The P/B ratio can be an easy way to determine a company's value, but it isn't magic!
  62. Analyst Forecasts Spell Disaster For Some Stocks

    The type of stock that analysts cover can heavily influence their predictions.
  63. Build A Dividend Portfolio That Grows With You

    Balance risk and return to produce adequate income despite inflation.
  64. Investing In Medical Equipment Companies

    Learn the basics about medical equipment companies and how investing in them can benefit growth and value investors alike.
  65. Budget Without Blowing Off Your Friends

    With a little planning, you can maintain your social life without breaking the bank.
  66. Exploring European Options

    The ability to exercise only on the expiration date is what sets these options apart.
  67. Breaking Down The Fed Model

    Learn what pundits mean when they say that stocks are undervalued according to the Fed model.
  68. Shuffle Away Your Debt With Balance Transfers

    This option can save you big bucks, but only if you watch out for rates and fees.
  69. Keeping Track Of Retirement Plan Assets

    Maintain records of your pension benefits or risk losing them.
  70. Introduction To Growth Investing

    There are principles and techniques that are applicable for many different types of investors and growth strategies.
  71. How To Outperform The Market

    Active trading is an investing style that aims to beat the market. Find out how it works, and whether it will work for you.
  72. Managing Income During Retirement

    Learn some sensible strategies for making your hard-earned savings last for as long as you need them.
  73. Outfox The Debt Collector's Hounds

    Dealing with a collection agency is scary if you don't know your rights. We help you take back the power.
  74. Bear Put Spreads: A Roaring Alternative To Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
  75. Small Business: Speed Up Receivables To Avoid A Cash Crunch

    Waiting for customers to pay can be a losing game. Look to factoring for quicker cash.
  76. A Guide To Debt Settlement

    Find out how you can negotiate your way to a lower debt load by paying up front.
  77. All The Cliffs You Need To Know About

    In addition to the oft-cited fiscal cliff, there are economic, tax, political, geopolitical and earnings pitfalls to avoid.
  78. Everything Investors Need To Know About Earnings

    We go over the concepts behind the excitement over the most important figure in the stock market.
  79. Which Mutual Fund Market Cap Suits You?

    Different funds invest in companies with different market caps. Find out which is right for you.
  80. Build Your Small Business During Downswings

    Here we offer some cost-saving measures to strengthen your business even when the market is weak.
  81. Understanding Small- And Big-Cap Stocks

    If you don't realize how big small-cap stocks can be, you'll miss some good investment opportunities.
  82. Retirement Savings Plans For Kids

    It's never too early to save for the future - learn how your children can get started.
  83. Finding Undiscovered Stocks

    Wall Street tends to focus on large cap stocks, leaving other stocks under-followed and undervalued.
  84. How To Identify A Micro-Cap Scam

    Discover how to distinguish a real investment opportunity from a fraudulent one.
  85. Market Capitalization Defined

    Find out the differences between mega-, large-, mid- and small-cap stocks and how each suits different investing styles.
  86. Build A Model Portfolio With Style Investing

    This sophisticated approach will add flair to your returns.
  87. Are Headhunters Worth It?

    Some recruiters and recruiting firms use more methods to source suitable candidates than others do.
  88. Restaurant Segments Going Under

    Diners are as American as apple pie, yet their popularity is waning with today's consumers.
  89. Is Relying On Home Equity For Retirement A Good Idea?

    Of Americans aged 50 to 70, 47% have reported that they are relying on home equity to fund their retirements.
  90. In Small Business, Success Is Spelled With 5 "C"s

    Incorporating these steps will help your business thrive in a competitive market.
  91. Should Married Taxpayers File Together?

    The earned income credit is one tax incentive married couples filing a joint tax return can take advantage of. Is it a good idea?
  92. Retirement Savings Tips For 35- To 44-Year-Olds

    Learn how the "sandwich generation" can save for retirement while taking care of their kids and parents.
  93. What Does Filing As Head Of Household Mean For Your Taxes?

    In order to file as head of household, you must meet several requirements. Find out whether being head of household comes with any tax benefits.
  94. Barclays To Cut 3,700 Jobs

    Find out why Barclays is cutting about 3% of its workforce and what this means for the company.
  95. Trading Double Tops And Double Bottoms

    We look at how Bollinger Bands help accurately project entry and exit points for pattern traders.
  96. Can A State Really Secede?

    With America's debt, poverty and unemployment on the rise, some states may want to become their own republic. Find out if they can actually secede.
  97. Differences Between Stockbrokers, Investment Advisors And Financial Planners

    Find out how these three financial positions differ and in which areas they can help you with your finances.
  98. How The Cost Of Debt Affects Retirement

    If you are someone who is closer to the end of your working career, such a large amount may be almost unmanageable.
  99. Can You Trust Credit Card Offers?

    With the number of credit cards in circulation exceeding the nation's population, card issuers have developed various ways of sweetening the deal.
  100. Get A Job As A Manager

    Becoming a manager is an excellent way to earn status and repute within an organization.
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