Bonds Articles

  1. What Advisors Can Learn From Cal Ripken Jr.

    The FPA's annual meeting in Baltimore drew over 1,800 attendees and one MLB Hall of Famer. Here's what advisors can learn ...
  2. Thailand Vs. Vietnam: Which Is Better for Retirees?

    Learn how Vietnam and Thailand compare in terms of living cost, access to health care and lifestyle to help you decide which ...
  3. How to Grow Your Retirement Plan to $1 Million

    So you want a million dollar nest egg? These tips will help get get started.
  4. Top 10 Companies That Will Pay for School (SBUX, T)

    Scrutinizing employee benefits can help people in the job market chose employers strategically to find companies that will ...
  5. 3 Financial Planning Lessons Learned From Golf

    There are many parallels between the challenges of golf and managing one's finances. Here are some guidelines culled from ...
  6. Countries Friendly to Russian Business

    Russia's largest trading partners include China and the European Union. Learn about the goods and services that Russia exchanges ...
  7. How to Turn Your Website Into a Magnet for Clients

    Cement the viability of your own website by using these top elements from some of the most well-regarded advisor sites around.
  8. Advisors: How to Reach Clients With Hashtags

    Hashtags are a valuable discovery tool in your social media strategy—as long as you're using them correctly and effectively. ...
  9. Why Having a Strong Currency Is Like Holding a Hot Potato

    Strong currencies can create complicated situations for nations and policymakers, especially when central banks use divergent ...
  10. How Momentum Investing is Making a Comeback

    Momentum investing is making a comeback, though recent studies have shown it has been a viable strategy all along.
  11. The Pros and (Mostly) Cons of Early Retirement

    Many people dream of retiring early, but it isn't for everyone. Here's how to decide if it makes sense for you.
  12. Social Media and Compliance: Toeing the Line

    These are things advisors can do to stay in line with compliance guidelines while effectively leveraging social media.
  13. The Book Carlo Messina Is Reading (ISNPY)

    The one book that made the summer reading list of Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo, poses the question of what makes ...
  14. The Benefits of a Mortgage in Low Rate Environment

    The idea of simply paying off the mortgage has become an antiquated way of thinking due to the current low interest rate ...
  15. The Crippling Cost of Self-Insuring Long-Term Care

    Covering the cost of long-term care without insurance can deplete retirement savings quickly.
  16. Most Profitable Auto Companies of 2016 (TM, GM)

    Coming off a six-year boom in the the auto industry, five stalwarts have remained among the most profitable auto companies ...
  17. VelocityShares 3x Long Crude ETN: 6-Month Snap Shot (UWTI)

    UWTI has had a greater than 100% gain and a 50% loss in the last six months. These wild swings are due to the oil market ...
  18. How The NFL Makes Money

    The National Football League is the most successful sports league in the world. How does the NFL make money, and what is ...
  19. The Top 5 Investors Investing in Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is the world's leading digital cryptocurrency. Discover who is investing in bitcoin, which segments they are investing ...
  20. Most Profitable Health Care Companies of 2016 (GILD, JNJ)

    All four of the most profitable health care companies listed on U.S. exchanges reported net income exceeding $2 billion during ...
  21. Selling Employee Stock Purchase Plan Shares

    An in-depth look at how qualified sales of employee stock purchase plan shares work, and the tax consequences under different ...
  22. USB: U.S. Bancorp Dividend Analysis

    U.S. Bancorp had a dividend rate of $1.02 in August 2016, but should raise its dividend during the second half of 2016, due ...
  23. 2 Books the CEO of Fluor Corporation is Reading (FLR)

    The CEO of Fluor Corporation is reading two books that may be giving him insight into how to expand the company's operations ...
  24. 5 Books the CEO of Nokia is Reading (NOK)

    The summer 2016 reading list of Risto Siilasmaa, the CEO of Nokia, includes a Chinese folk tale and several books on technology ...
  25. 3 Mid-Cap Value ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (XMLV, DON)

    These three ETFs have outperformed the S&P 500 Index during up and down markets, and should continue to do so based on their ...
  26. Save on Your Next European Vacation

    This might be the year to go to Europe. There are many excellent deals to be had.
  27. The Most Interesting Phenomenon in Today’s Jobs Market

    There has been much focus over the past week on the August payroll growth slowdown and what it means for the timing of the ...
  28. Gold is Still a Good Hedge when Volatility Rises

    With volatility low and interest rates poised to rise, why hold gold? We discuss the important role it plays in a portfolio ...
  29. BlackRock: Investors Need to Heed Climate Change

    BlackRock sees climate change as presenting both risks and opportunities for investors.
  30. How to Reduce Your High Property Taxes

    Think your property taxes are too high? Here's some advice on how to get your home reassessed, using New Jersey property ...
  31. Some Liquid Alt Funds Hiding Fees: Morningstar

    Morningstar maintains that some liquid alternative funds have taken advantage of an SEC reporting loophole that allows them ...
  32. Why PowerShares QQQ Had the Biggest Equity Withdrawal of All Equity ETFs

    Major technology exchange-traded fund PowerShares QQQ Trust suffered $5.4 billion in withdrawals in the first 18 weeks of ...
  33. How to Know When You Should Claim Social Security

    Understanding the options for claiming your social security benefits is an essential part of your retirement plan.
  34. What Career-Switching Advisors Bring to the Table

    From teaching and even acting, there’s opportunity for career changers in the financial advisory world.
  35. Top 6 Fastest Growing Startups in San Francisco (GOOG, TWTR)

    The six fastest-growing new startups in San Francisco for 2016 are focusing on making life easier by offering solutions to ...
  36. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks Vulnerable To a Sell Off (GIS, CAG)

    Thinking about investing for dividend yield? Here is a consumer staples stock list of companies that could potentially sell ...
  37. 5 Industries Where Robots May Take Your Job

    Many workers around the country are worried about robots taking their jobs, but some industries are more prone to automation ...
  38. The Hidden Risk of Adopting Digital Currency

    Central banks could potentially leverage digital currency and blockchain technology to quickly and effectively implement ...
  39. 6 Steps to Selecting a Great Financial Advisor

    Choosing a financial advisor can be a daunting task. Here are six steps that will make it easier.
  40. Understand Risk During Market Volatility

    It's important to understand that to invest in our future, we do not have to ride the stock market all the way down or stay ...
  41. 6 Social Media 'Musts' for Financial Advisors

    Here are six things advisors should always do online to keep clients happy and gain sales leads.
  42. 3 Simple Steps to Begin Estate Planning

    Estate planning is easier than you think. Here are three simple steps to put a plan in place.
  43. What Is a Fiduciary and Why Does It Matter?

    Not all financial advisers have your best interests at heart. Here's why fiduciary duty is key to building a mutually beneficial ...
  44. 10 Best Life Insurance Companies of 2016 (MCO, PRU)

    The 10 best life insurance companies of 2016 have strong financials, longstanding brands and excellent reputations for customer ...
  45. 4 Reasons to Never Use Retirement Accounts as Collateral

    Using your retirement account as collateral for a loan does not make good financial sense unless there are no other means ...
  46. Top 5 Health Insurance Providers for the Self-Employed (HUM, AET)

    Under the ACA, the self-employed have more health insurance options than ever before. Find out which providers offer the ...
  47. AET: How Aetna's Stock Price Rose 13% in 6 Months

    This review of an analysis of Aetna's stock price performance through the first part of 2016 explains the stock's general ...
  48. Could Smart Beta ETFs Be a $1 Trillion Market by 2020? (BLK)

    One ETF giant believes the smart beta ETF market will grow at double the pace of the overall ETF market over the next several ...
  49. How Robo-Advisors Are in Reach for More Clients

    With competition heating up in the robo-advisor market, account minimums are dropping as major players fluctuate on deciding ...
  50. 6 Social Media Mistakes Advisors Should Avoid

    Financial advisors who are embracing social media as part of their digital marketing strategy need to avoid making these ...
  51. 65 or More? Best-Ever Medical Deductions End Dec. 31

    2016 is the last year that seniors only have to reach 7.5% of adjusted gross income before deducting medical costs. Have ...
  52. Why U.S. Dollars Are Accepted in Bermuda

    The island's proximity to the United States, its popularity with U.S. tourists and the presence of multinational companies ...
  53. Retirees: Here's How You Can Go to College for Free

    Although young adults have to pay out tens of thousands of dollars for a college education, retirees can go to college for ...
  54. When Is It Better to Forgo a Roth Account?

    Depending on how much you're currently earning, a traditional IRA sometimes offers more tax relief than its Roth counterpart. ...
  55. Trump vs. Clinton's Tax Plan: What Wall Street Thinks

    Hillary Clinton's continuation of Obama's policies provides stability, but Trump policies may be disruptive but otherwise ...
  56. 5 Essential Ways to Maximize a Financial Windfall

    Here are five ways to help avoid costly mistakes if you have the good fortune to be on the receiving end of a financial windfall.
  57. CG: Carlyle Group Dividend Analysis

    The Carlyle Group as a limited partnership is in a unique position to have unlimited dividend payouts and, as a result, unparalleled ...
  58. 2 Worst Ideas Netflix Ever Had (NFLX)

    Netflix's stock collapsed nearly 80% in 2011 as the company lost subscribers due to unexpectedly raising prices and spinning ...
  59. Understanding the Benefits of Rollover IRAs

    Need help deciding what to do with your 401(k) plan from a former employer? Here are your options.
  60. Top 7 Fastest-Growing Startups in Austin

    Austin has become one of the hottest hub for startups. Austin has everything entrepreneurs need to make their visions come ...
  61. How to Be a Savvy Saver From the Start

    Here's why saving early will get you in the habit for the long-term, and give you a huge head start on your life's financial ...
  62. Defined Contribution Health Plans: A Primer

    A look at defined contribution health plans and how they work for both employees and employers.
  63. 3 Ways Robots Affect the Economy

    Robotics is increasingly shaping the way that many industries operate, and is impacting employment. Its usage has both positive ...
  64. Top 5 Hardware Stocks of 2016 (AAPL, IBM)

    Hardware sales in the United States improved slightly in the second quarter of 2016. These five hardware stocks provide broad ...
  65. What Would It Take for the U.S. Dollar to Collapse?

    Quantitative easing raised concerns about the dollar's vulnerability, but a review of the dollar's strengths and weaknesses ...
  66. Retirement Withdrawal Tricks You Should Know

    From SEPP to NUA, retirement withdrawal rules are full of complicated acronyms. But understanding them will help with your ...
  67. Should the Retirement Age Be Increased to 70?

    The general consensus is that Social Security faces a crisis of solvency. How to address it is far less clear-cut.
  68. MannKind Stock: 3 Things to Watch (MNKD)

    Investors in Mannkind should monitor expense growth, liquidity ratios and book value as the company is threatened by bankruptcy ...
  69. Is Selling Food From Your Home a Viable Way to Make Money?

    Selling food from home has its challenges, including adherence to legal requirements and "cottage food" laws, which are necessary ...
  70. Has the U.S. Treasuries Bubble Started to Pop?

    The sell-off represents the highest interest rate level since June, and some see it as a sign that the rally in bond prices ...
  71. How to Find the Best Life Insurance Agent

    Choosing a life insurance agent is the first and most important step in obtaining coverage. Buyers should pay attention to ...
  72. 3 Habits Happy People Use in Financial Planning

    Following these three habits can help make you more financially sound, and potentially happier.
  73. Partner With a Financial Advisor That Adds Value

    Learn why financial advisors should partner and how it can add value to a practice. Also learn about types of partnerships ...
  74. What Advisors Can Learn from Robo-Advisors

    Human advisors can learn a lot from robo-advisors while still promoting his or her own special talents.
  75. 4 Thoughtful Retirement Gift Ideas for Men

    This"best gifts list" of the most thoughtful retirement gifts for men includes items appropriate as gifts from co-workers, ...
  76. Top 3 Books to Learn About Blockchain

    Here are reviews of three of the best available books on blockchain, a relatively new, but rapidly growing and very important ...
  77. O'Reilly Auto Parts Stock: 4 Things to Watch (ORLY)

    Shares of O'Reilly Automotive trade near record highs in August 2016. Whether the company continues its strong performance ...
  78. Top 3 Nuclear Stocks of 2016 (EXC, CCJ)

    Nuclear power may be seeing a resurgence in 2016 and beyond, and there are three top nuclear stocks for investors to watch ...
  79. How to Create a Smart Beta Investment Strategy (MTUM, VLUE)

    Learn how to use different smart beta ETFs exploiting various factors in your investment portfolio.
  80. Good News! Americans Are Earning More

    After years in the doldrums, incomes are up – and not just for the 1%. Here's who's benefiting.
  81. What's the Tax Hit on an IRA Withdrawal?

    How much taxes you'll pay on IRA withdrawals depends on a variety of factors. Use this guide to plan ahead.
  82. Why Are Prescription Drug Prices So High?

    Expensive drugs that don’t have affordable alternatives or generic equivalents are a serious concern today. So why are prescription ...
  83. Chart of the Week: The Truth About Climate-Aware Investing

    Climate-aware investing does not have to mean compromising on traditional goals of maximizing investment returns, as this ...
  84. Here Are the Countries With the Most Natural Resources

    Commodities are the raw materials for all products produced worldwide. This article lists the top 10 countries with the most ...
  85. This is Where Most Pension Funds Invest

    Pension funds have moved beyond traditional investments in bonds and stocks. The new order includes private equity and alternative ...
  86. 4 Reasons to Collect Social Security Payments Now

    The longer you wait to collect Social Security, the more you get. But for people who are in failing health or need income, ...
  87. The Sharing Economy: Top 5 Books to Read

    The motivation behind the sharing economy is the possibility of more cost-efficient delivery of services. Here are five good ...
  88. 5 Countries With the Most Disposable Income

    Some of these countries with high disposable income per capita may surprise you.
  89. Some Cautionary Advice for the Novice Day Trader

    The lure of day trading is the stuff of investor dreams: Making lots of money in little time. But it can be very dangerous. ...
  90. Here's How Schools and Charities Invest Their Endowment

    Each endowment has an investment policy statement, with topics on the mission statement, spending, investment, asset allocation ...
  91. Here's What to do If You Have a Lien on Your House

    Liens attach to an asset, not an individual, and are intended to protect creditors. And they can be removed.
  92. A Roadmap for Climate-Savvy Investing

    We explain the market risks and opportunities as well as how investors can incorporate climate awareness into their investment ...
  93. 3 Key Financial Guidelines for College Graduates

    College graduates face a multitude of challenges these days, so help them out by sharing your best personal finance tips. ...
  94. The Biggest Trend in Investing May be Wrong for You

    3 reasons why you may want to think twice before allocating Smart Beta to your portfolio.
  95. Why We All Need to Be More Financially Literate

    A better understanding of personal finances, and money in general, will make us all better off in the future.
  96. Are Negative Rates Really "Far Superior" to Combat Downturns?

    Ever wonder how negative interest rates work? Economist Marvin Goodfriend swears by negative interest rates, touting them ...
  97. The 10 Best Community Colleges in the United States

    The top community colleges in the U.S. are strong on technical education and job placement. The best community colleges provide ...
  98. 5 Things CPG Companies Can Do to Win More Growth (AMZN, KR)

    This summary of McKinsey's report details the five imperatives consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies can employ to obtain ...
  99. Traps Leading to Market Underperformance Part III

    Many investors rely on the wrong things when it comes to evaluating and then acting upon their investments. Here are three ...
  100. Advisors: It's Time to Get Serious About Facebook

    Advisors shouldn't overlook Facebook as a way to reach potential clients.
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