Bonds Articles

  1. Yuan vs. RMB: Understanding the Difference

    Is renminbi or yuan the right name for Chinese currency—and more importantly, what are the issues revolving around it today?
  2. When Volatility Taxes Your Patience & Your Portfolio

    Find out how municipal bonds can be an attractive source of after-tax income, no matter what your tax bracket.
  3. 3 Expensive Small Cap ETFs Worth Your While (FFTY, BBC)

    Learn about three small-cap ETFs that have above-average expense ratios but that may still make sense in a portfolio due ...
  4. How Sharing a Yacht Works

    The dream of owning a yacht can turn into a nightmare when the high maintenance costs hit. Sharing a yacht cuts the bill ...
  5. Are Hard Times Ahead for China?

    China is suffering from its most devastating economic slowdown since 1990. Are hard times ahead?
  6. 5 Popular European Country ETFs in 2016 (EWG, BAYRY)

    Discover the investment strategies available in five popular European country ETFs for 2016, measured by assets under management, ...
  7. XLU vs. VUIAX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Learn about the differences between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Compare and contrast a utilities sector mutual ...
  8. The Real Reason Markets Are Volatile

    Market watchers have thrown out many theories to explain the elevated volatility across asset classes, but here is a better ...
  9. Is It the Perfect Time for Emerging Markets Real Estate? (RWX, VNQI)

    Learn why the timing of an investment in real estate in an emerging economy is now right, and discover the risks investors ...
  10. Ever-Higher Airline Fees: Will Congress Save Us?

    Democratic senators want to crack down on high fees the airlines charge for things like changing flights. The airlines say ...
  11. 4 Consequences of Draghi's Negative Rate Policy

    What has been the effect of negative interest rates on Europe's economy so far? Here are a few pros and cons.
  12. Medicare Part D Is Changing How You Pay for Drugs

    As the price of prescription medication rises and the population ages, insurers are looking for ways to cut costs. That's ...
  13. Automatic Emergency Brakes Will Be Standard

    Most vehicles will have automatic emergency brakes by 2022. This has far-reaching impacts, from safety to the price of insurance ...
  14. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Consumer Staples ETFs (XLP, PG)

    Find out which dividend-paying consumer staples exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are considered the best in their fund category ...
  15. Avoid the High Cost of Cash from Travelex

    All its locations make Travelex the most convenient option for getting foreign currency. But there are cheaper alternatives ...
  16. PRHSX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Discover how the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund is positioned in 2016, and learn what trends in the portfolio may help ...
  17. Terror Alerts Send the ARCA Airline Index Down (AAL)

    American Airlines shares ended down just 1.6%, suggesting that any negative effects the company might experience from Tuesday's ...
  18. Apple Stock Rallies After FBI Hearing Postponed (AAPL)

    Should consumers worry that "big brother" has found a way to unlock the iPhone without Apple's help?
  19. (IYW) iShares U.S. Technology ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Learn about the iShares U.S. Technology ETF and its top five equity holdings, which are Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Alphabet ...
  20. Nike Beats Q3 EPS Estimates, Profits Surge 22% (NKE)

    Nike extended its streak of quarterly double-digit earnings increase to six, during which its earnings have risen in the ...
  21. Why Advisors Need to Go 'All In' on Technology

    Technology has raised the bar for advisors in many ways. Here's why ignoring the progression of financial services tech can ...
  22. Advisors: Clients Must Take First RMD by April 1

    For clients required to take their first required minimum distribution from a retirement account, April 1 is a key deadline ...
  23. Retired? Here Are the Best Robo-Advisors for You

    Robo-advisors are often associated with young investors, but there are a few online services that cater to retirees. Here's ...
  24. How to Know if Your 401(k) Plan Fees Are Too High

    Finding out how much you are paying for your 401(k) plan takes some research, but you should know exactly what you are getting ...
  25. Is it Too Easy to Become an RIA?

    If you want to become an RIA all you have to do is pay a $165 fee to the SEC and pass the Series 65 exam. Is the bar set ...
  26. Borrow These Retirement Savings Tips from the Rich

    What can you learn from the wealthiest investors when it comes to saving for retirement? Here are their top tips.
  27. Executive Retirement: Pension vs. Lump Sum

    Choosing between these two options requires making an educated guess about your lifespan and understanding your tolerance ...
  28. ETF Flows: 2 Financials ETFs Winning Assets

    Discover two exchange-traded funds that invest in stocks of financial services firms, and that received positive capital ...
  29. 7 Vanguard ETFs Reducing Fees in 2016 (VEU, VSS)

    Discover seven exchange-traded funds administered and managed by the Vanguard Group that had their expense ratios lowered, ...
  30. Lazard Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (LAZ)

    Read about Lazard Asset Management, a subsidiary of Lazard Ltd. and one of the pre-eminent globally focused investment companies ...
  31. 3 Unique ETFs Yielding 10% or More (MLPJ, SEA)

    Discover three exchange-traded funds that have distribution yields above 10% and offer unique perspectives on equity and ...
  32. AIVSX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Discover the year-over-year portfolio trends in the American Funds Investment Company of America and learn if the 82-year-old ...
  33. ARTIX: Overview of Artisan International Investor Fund

    Learn about Artisan Partners, collective returns from Artisan funds in 2016 year to date, and an overview of the Artisan ...
  34. 3 Popular Latin & South America ETFs in 2016 (EWZ, EWW)

    Discover the three most popular exchange-traded funds by assets under management that invest in stocks of companies located ...
  35. 3 Cheap REIT ETFs That Stand Out (SCHH, FREL)

    Discover three low-cost exchange-traded funds that hold stocks of real estate investment trusts (REITs) and provide unique ...
  36. 3 Best High-Yielding Long Term Government Bond ETFs (EDV, ZROZ)

    Learn about three exchange-traded funds that invest in long-term U.S. government bonds and offer high distribution yields ...
  37. 3 Best High-Yielding Intermediate Government Bond ETFs (MBSD, VGIT)

    Discover three exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. government and agency fixed-income securities, and that have high12-month ...
  38. Oil ETFs Vs. Gas ETFs: Which Are Riskier? (UNG, USO)

    Read analyses of four crude oil and natural gas exchange-traded products (ETPs), and learn whether oil ETPs or natural gas ...
  39. Consumer Staples Sector: Industries Snapshot (KO, PEP)

    Explore the six largest industries in the consumer staples sector. Learn about the competitive landscape, growth outlook ...
  40. Do Retirement Games Get More People to Save?

    It's no secret that Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. Retirement games are a new, possible solution to this ...
  41. VDIGX Vs. VEIPX: Comparing Two Vanguard Dividend Funds

    Learn about Vanguard Equity Income Fund Investor Shares and Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund, and the main differences between ...
  42. 5 Safest Countries to Retire to in Latin America

    See which countries came out on top in the latest rankings – and which might appeal as a retirement destination.
  43. The 5 Biggest Financials Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, BRK-B)

    Explore the five largest financial sector holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out which types of financial companies are ...
  44. How Much is a Financial Planner Worth?

    Does it really pay to work with a Certified Financial Planner?
  45. The 20 Cheapest ETFs to Date in 2016 (ITOT, SCHB)

    Discover how expense ratios affect the performances of exchange traded funds (ETFs), and learn about 20 of the cheapest ETFs ...
  46. 5 Energy Companies Crushed by Low Oil in 2016

    Oil companies globally are at risk of slipping into bankruptcy, and many of these businesses could disappear, leaving the ...
  47. The Advantages of ETFs Compared to Index Funds

    With the ongoing ETF boom, ETFs gain more variety and increased competition in the market leads to further investors' advantages ...
  48. The Retiree Conundrum: ETFs or Mutual Funds?

    Choosing between ETFs and mutual funds depends on your knowledge of the stock and bond markets – and on how hands-on you ...
  49. Short-Sighted Retailers: Why Target is Losing the Retail Wars (TGT)

    Target has not invested enough in its long-term future, preferring instead to borrow ideas from other retailers.
  50. How Technology Is Quickly Disrupting the Insurance Industry

    As the insurance industry struggles to deal with the growing pains of a rapidly evolving tech-driven market, opportunities ...
  51. 8 Ways to Score a Cheap Flight

    Here are eight tips that will help you save money on your next airfare purchase.
  52. Alibaba Reaches Sales Milestone (BABA)

    Alibaba believes it has tons of roads left to travel and expects many more milestones to fall on its journey.
  53. Chevron's Gorgon Project Begins LNG Exports (CVX)

    The LNG project has also been costly for Chevron, climbing from an estimated $37 billion in 2009 to current levels of $54 ...
  54. Twitter Still an Adolescent After 10 Years (TWTR)

    It's incumbent upon CEO Jack Dorsey to now make the company wiser as it gets older.
  55. Is Ethereum More Important Than Bitcoin?

    What is Ethereum and why is it interesting?
  56. Are We In a Baby Boomer Retirement Crisis?

    Data paints a gloomy picture for Baby Boomers and their retirement. So how bad is it? We take a look at the latest research. ...
  57. Top Hacks to Protect Clients from Tax Scams

    There are many ways that clients can be victimized in today’s digital world, but there are also many ways to protect against ...
  58. The Pros, Cons to the DoL's Fiduciary Rule Changes

    The DoL's new fiduciary rule change is the source of much debate in the financial industry and retirement planning community. ...
  59. Difficult Client? Here's What's Really Ailing Them

    Maintaining a good working relationship with difficult clients might mean playing the role of therapist. Here's some help ...
  60. Are Advisors and YouTube a Good Match?

    Financial advisors that leverage YouTube can differentiate themselves in an increasingly crowded market.
  61. 7 Top Non-U.S. Robo-Advisors

    Want a global perspective on your finances? Maybe you should consider going with one of these international robo-advisors.
  62. 65 or Older? Have Elective Surgery THIS Year

    This is the last year in which seniors only have to reach 7.5% of adjusted gross income before they can start deducting medical ...
  63. Landmark Partners: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about Landmark Partners, one of the oldest and most influential secondary market, private-equity real estate investment ...
  64. Federated Investors: Asset Manager Highlight (FII)

    Take a closer look at the history and key players for Federated Investors, one of the largest investment management companies ...
  65. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Adobe Systems (ADBE, VPMCX)

    Discover the five biggest mutual fund investors in Adobe Systems, which three are actively managed and which one is buying ...
  66. DODIX: Overview of Dodge & Cox Income Fund

    Learn about the Dodge & Cox Income Fund, its investment objective, portfolio composition, management team, performance and ...
  67. Why You Suddenly Can’t Buy Gift Cards

    Fraud liability falls on the party ill-equipped to handle consumers’ chip-and-pin cards. Merchants are scaling back gift ...
  68. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Coca-Cola (KO, VTSMX)

    Discover the top four largest mutual fund holders of Coca-Cola shares, and determine if their investment strategy can help ...
  69. The 5 Biggest Energy Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, XOM)

    Explore the 5 largest energy sector holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out how much each stock contributes to the ETF ...
  70. Deutsche Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the global operations of Deutsche Asset Management, an institutional investment and retail fund manager with $846 ...
  71. High-yield Bond Investing: Information Is Key

    Access to and analysis of relevant information are the key to success in the high-yield bond market.
  72. 5 Small-cap Stocks to Consider (NLS,EBS,HWKN,EXLS)

    These five small-cap stocks offer significant long-term potential.
  73. 5 Reasons to Update Your Living Will

    A living will protects you when you can't fully take care of yourself, but the details can be forgotten. Minds change, medicine ...
  74. The Shrinking Number of the Ultra Rich

    The global ultra high net worth population shrank last year. When it does grow again, it's predicted to happen at a slower ...
  75. Why David Stockman Remains Bearish on Economy

    David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan era, is bearish on the economy. Here's ...
  76. Do You Have What it Takes to Be an Accredited Investor If the Rules Loosen?

    The definition of accredited investor may expand if the Senate backs the House and approves the Fair Investment Opportunities ...
  77. 10 Fastest Growing Companies Over Past 3 Years

    These are the fastest growing companies that trade on major U.S. exchanges, but only one of them is hitting on all cylinders. ...
  78. Will the Fed Hike Rates as Soon as June?

    The Fed decided not to raise rates in March. Is a hike likely in June?
  79. Are High-Multiple Tech Stocks Winners or Losers?

    Are high-multiple tech stocks a good investment right now?
  80. Healthcare Scams That Target Seniors

    Protect yourself (or family members) by being aware of these common healthcare snares – and learning how to fight back.
  81. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of JP Morgan Chase (JPM, VTSMX)

    Discover the top three largest mutual fund holders of JPMorgan Chase shares, and learn how their investment portfolios could ...
  82. Don’t Let These Overlooked Costs Ruin Your Retirement

    Blindly putting money aside will not optimize your retirement savings. Make sure you understand your position in relation ...
  83. BNP Paribas Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the investment operations of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, the asset management arm of the French banking giant ...
  84. Update Your Kindle Right Now

    If you have a Kindle manufactured in 2012 or before, you need to complete a critical software update by March 22.
  85. The Relationship Between Gold and Gold ETFs

    Here's how the price of gold ETFs corresponds to the price of actual gold.
  86. How is an ETC different from an ETF? (IAU)

    An exchange traded commodity (ETC) has many similarities to an exchange traded funded (ETF), but also a few differences. ...
  87. This is the Cheapest Major Stock Market Globally

    Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index trades at a P/E of 9, compared with a P/E of between 15 and 20 for most major indices.
  88. How to Select and Build a Benchmark to Measure Portfolio Performance

    How to select and build a benchmark to measure the performance of your investment portfolio
  89. Uber's Ultimate Battle: Are they App or Employer?

    Uber drivers, whose independent contractor status forms the cornerstone of the company's enormous valuation, are fighting ...
  90. 10 Companies With No Debt (DOX,NHTC,PAYX)

    These 10 companies have no debt, a big positive in today's economic environment. Three stand out above the rest.
  91. Cisco to Invest $100M in India’s Digital Push (CSCO, ORCL)

    Cisco's investment follows that of Oracle, which in February, announced a $400 million expansion of its India facility.
  92. Make It Legal When You Retire

    If you haven’t done your estate planning, named a power of attorney and considered your legacy, you still have some pre-retirement ...
  93. The Winners of 2016's Launch Festival

    Technology is revolutionizing the way we live and this year's 2016 Launch Festival winners give you a glimpse into what the ...
  94. Apple Climbs 3.5% Last Week Ahead of Spring Event (AAPL)

    Having realistic expectations about the event is key in determining what to do with your Apple shares. But if you're a long-term ...
  95. Why Alphabet Is Looking to Sell Its Robotics Unit (GOOG)

    It is now believed that it will take another 10 years before robots can become a true commercial product.
  96. Strategies for Protecting Your Income from Taxes

    Taxes are difficult to avoid, but there are many strategies you can find to help ward them off a bit. Here are a handful ...
  97. Why Advisors Shouldn't Fear a Recession

    Advisors who have clients who may fear a recession should take note that there is always some opportunity in a volatile market.
  98. How to Save More in Taxes When Giving to Charity

    A good option for IRA owners looking to lower their adjusted gross incomes exists. Here's how the qualified charitable distribution ...
  99. Franklin Templeton’s Top Funds for Retirement

    These are Franklin Templeton's top mutual funds and ETFs for a diversified retirement portfolio.
  100. Politics and Your Clients: Don’t Go There

    When it comes to politics, advisors need to be careful where they tread. Here’s how to successfully negotiate these choppy ...
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