Bonds Articles

  1. 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.
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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, ...
  7. 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? ...
  8. 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. ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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, ...
  13. PTTRX: Overview of PIMCO Total Return Fund

    Explore the PIMCO Total Return Fund Institutional Class and its investment strategy, portfolio composition, management, performance ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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?
  17. Long-term Care Policies: Not All Created the Same

    All long-term care policies have unique advantages and disadvantages. Here's an overview.
  18. 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.
  19. The Key Ingredient Needed for Future Returns

    We discuss why company earnings, in today’s low-return environment, will be critical for generating gains.
  20. 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.
  21. 3 Reasons to Invest in Multi-family Real Estate

    Here are three reasons to consider investing in multi-family real estate as opposed to single unit rental properties.
  22. Do You Need Short-Term Health Insurance?

    Yes, if you've no other coverage options. Here’s what you need to know about how it works and how it differs from employer-provided ...
  23. One Market Where Oil Doesn’t Really Matter Much

    If you are getting worried that your portfolio will be affected by the recent slide in oil and energy prices, keep reading. ...
  24. How to Invest in Clean Energy via ETFs (PBW,ICLN)

    Clean energy is heating up. Here are some ETFs for your watch list.
  25. H&M: The Secret to its Success

    With 4000 stores worldwide and plans for 4000 more, find out how the Swedish fashion retailer has taken the ''fast fashion" ...
  26. Singer Gets Better End of AGN-PFE Deal Implosion

    Paul Singer increased his stake in Allergen by 204.75% in the fourth quarter. How will this impact his portfolio since the ...
  27. 3 Ways to Avoid High ETF Fees

    Interested in trading ETFs? Here are three ways to avoid unnecessary fees.
  28. How ETFs Fit Into Your Portfolio

    ETFs can be used to construct a portfolio that meets almost any type of investment objective. Here's a quick guide.
  29. GM's 4th Ignition Switch Case Dismissed (GM)

    The sooner GM can put these cases behind it and start building better/safer cars, the quicker it can grow the business and ...
  30. Natixis Global Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (NTXFY)

    Read about the investment operations of Natixis Global Asset Management, a multiaffiliate manager with $870 billion in worldwide ...
  31. Will GoPro's HERO 5 Camera Help? (GPRO)

    The beleaguered action-camera maker needs a strong HERO to help reverse the declining trend in revenue.
  32. Where Does the Economy Go from Here?

    Is the economy headed in the right direction or toward doom and gloom?
  33. Advisors: How to Podcast Your Way to More Clients

    Financial advisors can leverage podcasting to increase their brand awareness and earn new business. Here's how.
  34. What Advisors Think of Ted Cruz

    Here's why some advisors favor Ted Cruz over the other presidential candidates.
  35. How to Land Affluent Business Owners as Clients

    Successful business owners comprise a substantial portion of affluent households in America. Here are some tips on how advisors ...
  36. How African-American Savers Are Changing

    Although African Americans are still somewhat hesitant when it comes to retirement planning and investing in the stock market, ...
  37. PIMCO Report: Credit Selection Key to High Yield

    Read and Summarize The Report That I provided "PIMCO High Yield Municipal Bond Fund - Credit Selection Key to Outperformance". ...
  38. You'd Be Rich If You Were Taxed Like a Multinational

    Oh, the money you'd save. Something to think about as you fill out your own taxes, which aren't getting a tax holiday from ...
  39. Is it too Late to Invest in Synergy Pharmaceuticals? (SGYP)

    Discover an upstart biotechnology stock trading near its 52-week low with a promising pipeline drug that may gain FDA approval ...
  40. What Do Boeing's Recent Large Contracts Mean for Its Future? (BA)

    Find out Boeing’s recent large contracts insulate it from defense contract setbacks after losing competitions with Northrop ...
  41. The Economics Behind a Trump Property

    Learn how Donald Trump actually makes most of his current revenue, not just from owned real estate but through branding using ...
  42. Delta's Unique Employee Structure and Its Logic Behind It (DAL)

    Find out if new profit sharing will affect the unionization efforts of Delta employees or if bigger raises keep employees ...
  43. Alcatel-Lucent's Role in Wireless Innovation (NOK, AAPL)

    Review how Alcatel-Lucent is playing a critical role in developing the next innovation in wireless technology with 5GNow ...
  44. 3 U.S. Small-Cap Value Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (RYAZX, ROFRX)

    Learn about the volatile start to 2016 that U.S. small-cap stocks have faced, how value has outpaced growth, and three small-cap ...
  45. Thor Equities: Asset Manager Highlight

    Read about Thor Equities, a private equity real estate firm based in New York that was started to serve low-income communities ...
  46. 3 Forces Driving Sempra Energy (SRE)

    Discover the factors that contributed to Sempra Energy's positive performance during the first few months of 2016, and what ...
  47. The Best Day and Month to List Your Home

    Want to make a quicker sale? Get your house on the market this spring and pick the perfect day of the week to attract buyers. ...
  48. FDGRX: Fidelity Growth Company Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Growth Company Fund, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2 ...
  49. How Advisors Can Help Surviving Spouses

    When someone dies, it's natural for a surviving spouse to grieve. But with a little planning, fear of an unknown financial ...
  50. Chinese ETFs: The Long and Short of It (FXI,EWH)

    If you think you know where the Chinese markets are heading, here's how to capitalize on it.
  51. Is there any Upside in Neurocine Biosciences, Inc? (NBIX)

    Learn about the key drivers of Neurocrine Biosciences' stock price in the near-term. This attempts to shed light on what ...
  52. The Road to Recovery in Commodities (BHP,FCX)

    Though excess production and low consumption are the main cause of declining commodity prices, recent economic developments ...
  53. A Look at the Trends in the ETF Industry

    We take a look at some of the trends characterizing the current ETF market.
  54. 5 Ways to Budget Home Remodeling Costs

    A bit of preparation and research on home remodeling can help you avoid unpleasant surprises and anticipate the real costs ...
  55. MassMutual Financial Group: Investment Manager Highlight (DLHYX, MBCSX)

    Learn about Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its investment subsidiaries. MassMutual offers insurance ...
  56. Why Low Volatility ETFs Can Serve You Well in Volatile Times

    Low volatility ETFs may not make you rich, but they can provide a cushion in volatile times.
  57. SandRidge's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SDOC)

    Learn more about SandRidge Energy, Inc., a history of the company's performance and financial stability through key financial ...
  58. Prudential Financial: Investment Manager Highlight (PRU)

    Learn the highlights of Prudential Financial, focusing on each of its four investment divisions: Jennison Associates, Fixed ...
  59. The 6 Most Liquid Muni Bond ETFs (MUB,SHM,TFI,ITM)

    Looking for safety in an uncertain world? Consider these liquid muni bond ETFs.
  60. Mom, What’s This 401(k) Thing?

    We are well aware of the advice we give to young people just starting out in the work force: "Start saving for retirement." ...
  61. A Look at Bank of America's Energy Exposure (BAC, JPM)

    Bank of America's exposure to oil creates a double-edged sword for its stock long term.
  62. Is Goldman Sachs' Fixed-Income Strategy Working? (GS, MS)

    Goldman has suffered average declines of 23% year over year in the FICC business in the past three quarters.
  63. Apple Wants to Make a Keyless Keyboard (AAPL)

    The key to Apple's long-term success might be a keyboard with no keys.
  64. Why Clients Leave Their Advisors

    Clients fire financial advisors for many reasons. Here's a rundown on why they're likely to do so and how to avoid losing ...
  65. How to Grow Your Advisory Business by Blogging

    Even if you're not a writer, blogging is one of the best online marketing moves you can make to grow your business. Here ...
  66. A Guide to Social Security Dependent Benefits

    Advisors and their clients tend to focus on Social Security retirement benefits. Social Security also offers dependent benefits. ...
  67. Long-Term Care Policies: Why They're Worth It

    Long-term care insurance can be a godsend for those who need it for an extended period of time. Read on for more about this ...
  68. How Human Advisors Can Compete with Robo-Advisors

    Robo-advisors and traditional financial advisory firms both have a place in the market. Here's how traditional advisors can ...
  69. How to Avoid the 6 Most Common Tax Audit Triggers

    These are the most common scenarios that can trigger the IRS to audit a tax return.
  70. Tax-Season Home Stretch: Last-Minute Deductions

    April 18th is almost here, but it's still not too late to find some last-minute deductions. Act now!
  71. Mesirow Financial: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the investment management operations of Mesirow Financial, an employee-owned financial services firm with $96.8 ...
  72. 3 U.S. Small-Cap Growth Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (NYSAX, OBEGX)

    Learn how small-cap growth stocks have fared against small-cap value stocks in 2016, and discover the top three small-cap ...
  73. Infineon Technologies: Time to Invest? (IFFNY, RNECY)

    Discover how Infineon avoided the slowdown affecting other semiconductor companies, and learn what's in store for the German ...
  74. The Toxic 5: Have They Gotten Better or Worse? (DD, BAYRY)

    Discover the top five toxic air polluters in the United States, according to the toxic 100 air polluters index published ...
  75. Vanguard's 2016 Economic and Investment Outlook

    Learn about the 2016 Vanguard Economic and Investment Outlook for key commentary on global and domestic markets. Discover ...
  76. FBALX: Fidelity Balanced Fund's Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the Fidelity Balanced Fund, a stable portfolio composed of large-cap, income-producing stocks combined with investment-grade ...
  77. 4 International Equity Mutual Funds for Steady Returns (OIGAX, FCPAX)

    Discover four international growth mutual funds whose active management styles have spawned successful track records while ...
  78. FCNTX: Fidelity Contrafund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Contrafund, and learn the ways in which the fund's makeup has evolved between March ...
  79. 3 Growth Investing Strategies for Beginners

    Learn how to pursue a basic growth investment strategy and take some preliminary steps to ensure a smooth transition into ...
  80. XIV vs. SVXY: Comparing VIX ETFs/ETNs

    Explore a comparison between two exchange-traded products that offer exposure to short-term VIX futures, and learn about ...
  81. USMV vs. FVD: Comparing Smart Beta Funds

    Explore a comparison between two smart beta ETFs, the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF and the First Trust Value Line ...
  82. Will Hedge Funds Be Around in 10 Years?

    Learn why some analysts see hedge funds as a dying breed, especially after a torturous January 2016 for fund managers around ...
  83. 3 Best Dividend-Paying International Equity Mutual Funds (RIGGX, FSIIX)

    Read about three international equity mutual funds that offer competitive dividends for income investors, and why Vanguard ...
  84. 5 Financials Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (SFPCX, PUFBX)

    Explore five financial sector mutual funds with below-average Sharpe ratios, above-average expense ratios and poor ratings ...
  85. Henderson Global Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (HGG.L)

    Read about the global operations of Henderson Global Investors, a London-based asset manager with more than $136 billion ...
  86. VTIAX: Vanguard International Stock Fund's Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Explore the five largest holdings of the hedge fund VTIAX. Find out how much of the fund is exposed to each position and ...
  87. The 5 Largest Telecom ETFs (VOX, IYZ)

    Explore the five largest telecommunications sector ETFs, as measured by assets under management. Learn the tracking indexes, ...
  88. The 5 Largest MLP ETFs and ETNs (AMLP, AMJ)

    Learn about the five largest MLP ETFs and ETNs. Explore the strategies, holdings, tax treatments, yields and expense structures ...
  89. 3 U.S. Mid-Cap Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016

    Learn about how mid-cap stocks have outperformed large-caps early in 2016, the mid-cap outlook and the top three mid-cap ...
  90. FAIRX: The Fairholme Fund's Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Explore the five largest holdings of the Fairholme Fund, and learn about the fund's exposure to its largest positions and ...
  91. Pictet Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about Pictet Asset Management, a privately held Swiss investment management company with more than $150 billion in assets ...
  92. 5 Health Care Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (ETCHX, KRXCX)

    Explore five health care sector mutual funds investors should avoid in 2016. Find out which funds lag peers on Sharpe ratios ...
  93. VTI vs. IWV: Comparing Total Market ETFs

    Find out how the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index ETF compares with the iShares Russell 3000 ETF in terms of portfolio composition, ...
  94. VBMFX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Find out which securities hold the top five positions in the world's largest bond fund, the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index ...
  95. The 3 Largest Real Estate ETFs (VNQ, IYR)

    Find out which real estate exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in their category and how they have performed over ...
  96. Short-Term Bond ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (ISHG, IBDK)

    Find out how short-term bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing year-to-date in 2016 and which funds have been the ...
  97. What Happens If You Lie on a Car Insurance Application

    The majority lies to save on premiums – but consequences can be severe for not owning up to things like tickets, accidents ...
  98. Check for Lost Property Now – Before a State Grabs It

    You may be richer than you think. There are billions in unclaimed funds in the U.S. Here's how to determine whether some ...
  99. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Industrials Mutual Funds (FSDAX, FCYIX)

    Find out which mutual funds are the best dividend-paying funds in the industrials sector, and why dividend yields are hard ...
  100. 4 Best High-Yielding Long-Term Corporate Bond Mutual Funds (MPHZX, FHYSX)

    Find out which corporate bond mutual funds are the best for offering high yields, solid management and strong performance ...
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