Bonds Articles

  1. Not Crazy: Unconventional Monetary Policy

    Unconventional monetary policy, such as quantitative easing, can be used to jump-start economic growth and spur demand.
  2. 8 Essential Four-Letter Words for Financial Health

    By embracing these four-letter words, you can take the steps necessary to improve your financial health.
  3. Behind IBM's 87.6% Rise in 10 years (IBM)

    Analyze IBM's stock price history to learn why investor outlook has been more important than financial performance for influencing ...
  4. VGHCX: Vanguard Health Care Fund Risk Statistics Case Study

    Discover one of the largest health care-focused mutual funds, and learn about the fund's historical values for seven key ...
  5. 3 Safe Places to Retire in Latin America With Under $2,000 a Month

    Retired expats can enjoy a comfortable life in Latin America for $2,000/mo.
  6. Our Outlook for the Second Half

    What’s in store for the second half? Around 90 BlackRock portfolio managers and executives recently gathered to discuss the ...
  7. Top 3 Infrastructure ETFs (EMLP, IGF)

    Discover three of the most widely held and best-performing ETFs for investors looking to obtain exposure to infrastructure ...
  8. Is Your Financial Advisor Not Using ETFs? Beware!

    Discover why financial advisors should be offering low-cost ETFs to clients, and learn why it is considered concerning if ...
  9. The World of College Rebate Programs

    College rebate programs like Upromise feature a few small drawbacks, but their benefits compounded over several years can ...
  10. Why is Deflation Bad for the Economy?

    Deflation can adversely affect the economy in significant ways.
  11. The Negative Rates of Europe's Central Banks

    We are currently seeing negative central bank deposit rates and government and corporate bonds with negative yields, but ...
  12. Behind Verizon's 66.7% Rise in 10 years (VZ, T)

    Analyze Verizon's stock performance over the past 10 years. Learn how VZ's defensive characteristics and periods of strong ...
  13. The Benefits of Fundamental Indexing

    Fundamental Indexing shuns outside price influence and prefers to value its components using intrinsic factors, making it ...
  14. Minimum Volatility Strategies in a Post-Brexit World

    Using Brexit as an example to show how minimum volatility strategies work and why they deserve more of your attention.
  15. Is Now the Time for Convertible Bonds?

    Convertible bonds offer a competitive rate of return in what is a very tough market right now. Here's how they work.
  16. Why Mobile Technology Is Crucial for Advisors

    Here's why mobile technology matters for financial advisors and how they can ensure that they’re keeping up-to-date with ...
  17. Why Utility Stocks Are No Longer a Safe Haven

    Utility stocks have been the best performing sector in the S&P 500 Index so far this year but many believe they are now overvalued. ...
  18. MINDX, DRIOX: Overview of 3 Top Global Equity Mutual Funds

    Learn about the top three global equity mutual funds you should consider having in your portfolio for 2016 to add international ...
  19. PRWCX: T Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund Risk Statistics Case Study

    Analyze PRWCX using popular risk metrics that are part of modern portfolio theory (MPT). Explore PRWCX's volatility, correlation ...
  20. FKINX: A Risk Statistics Case Study

    Examine important risk metrics for mutual fund FKINX. Discover what beta, standard deviation and R-squared say about volatility ...
  21. NEFSX: Top 5 Mutual Funds From Natixis

    Discover five mutual funds from Natixis Funds that provide high income, growth and preservation of capital while diversifying ...
  22. VEIEX: 3 Best Emerging Markets Equity Mutual Funds

    Learn about emerging markets and how your portfolio can benefit from them. Discover three unique high-dividend-paying emerging ...
  23. DODGX: Overview of Dodge & Cox Stock Fund

    Discover the how the Dodge and Cox Stock Fund has generated a 10.08% average annual return since 1965, and learn how it may ...
  24. Donald Trump and the Mystery of the Missing Manhattan Sewage

    Trump had two choices with a billion-dollar West Side project: build a sewage treatment plant or bow out. But there was a ...
  25. VWELX: Vanguard Mutual Fund With 65% Equity & 35% Bonds

    Explore several risk metrics of VWELX. Learn what beta, R-squared, capture ratios and standard deviation say about volatility ...
  26. 5 Ways To Stretch Your Retirement Budget

    Stretch your retirement budget to live comfortably.
  27. Telecom ETF (IYZ) vs. Mutual Fund (VTCAX) Case Study

    Compare a popular telecommunications industry exchange-traded fund (ETF) to a similar mutual fund, and see which one comes ...
  28. GABCX: 3 Mid-Cap Equity Mutual Funds That Bets on M&As

    Read analyses of three mid-cap equity mutual funds that employ an event-driven arbitrage strategy and rely on mergers and ...
  29. Why Apple Can Be a Value Stock But Not a Defensive Stock (AAPL)

    Examine Apple's 2016 price decline to identify its potential as a value stock. Contrast Apple's characteristics with defensive ...
  30. Contributing to a Roth IRA Regardless of Income

    Savers of all income levels can get money into a Roth IRA, though there may be an extra step involved in the process.
  31. How a Weaker Pound Could Absorb Market Shocks

    Markets remain nervous after Brexit, which sent the British pound plummeting. Yet, we point out some of the long-term benefits ...
  32. How Much Money Do You Need to Retire in Hawaii?

    The Aloha State remains an idyllic place to retire, but at what cost? From rent to cereal to gasoline, we look at the hidden ...
  33. 3 Safest Fixed-Income ETFs of 2016 (VCSH, BSV)

    Learn about the investment profiles of three very safe fixed-income ETFs and discover why they are all excellent ways to ...
  34. VHCOX: 5 Growth Mutual Funds That Weathered Drawdown

    Learn about five mutual funds whose performances in up and down markets are bolstered by stable portfolio compositions and ...
  35. Quantum is Coming

    Alphabet's forthcoming Chrome Canary browser is just the "canary" in the coalmine--quantum computing is coming faster than ...
  36. Retire on 70% of Your Income? It Might Be Tough

    Before you're sure that 70% will be enough to support you in retirement, figure out what your life costs now and how it might ...
  37. 6 ETFs With Netflix Exposure (NFLX,FDN,ARKW,PNQI)

    If you want exposure to Netflix but who also want diversification consider these ETFs.
  38. Behind Chevron's 71% Rise in 10 Years (CVX)

    Analyze Chevron's historical price movements to determine which factors have influenced returns. Examine the effects of crude ...
  39. Rainfall in Ethiopia and Other Stock Market Advice

    No one knows how events will impact financial markets. So what investment advice should you focus on? Start by considering ...
  40. 3 Sectors With the Most Leveraged ETFs (ROM, UYG)

    Learn about leveraged ETFs and why they are used. Discover which sectors have the most leveraged ETFs, and learn the identities ...
  41. Why You Should Grill Your Advisor About Repapering

    If your financial advisor was not previously bound to a fiduciary standard, there is a chance you are losing returns due ...
  42. US Oil Sector Pre-Earnings Analysis

    Analysts expect oil refiners to do best and upstream crude producers to do worst this earnings season.
  43. The 4% Withdrawal Rule: One Size Fits All?

    The 4% rule for retirement withdrawals has been a staple in financial planning for over 20 years, but no rule of thumb or ...
  44. How Advisors' Personality Traits Impact Success

    Research shows that the advisor industry is made up all type of personalities, and that matching those up strategically can ...
  45. How Advisors Need to Evolve to Stay Relevant

    The financial advisory world is rapidly changing. Here's why and how advisors need to evolve to stay relevant and thrive.
  46. Get This: Bonds Beat Stocks After All

    Data shows that long-term Treasury securities have actually outperformed the S&P 500 over the past 10 years.
  47. Beating the Gender Pay Gap for Women’s Retirement

    Women have a gender pay gap because they spend less time in the workforce and earn less than men. Here are 5 steps for sufficient ...
  48. AWSHX: Washington Mutual Portfolio Trends

    Discover portfolio trends in the American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund that has it positioned for growth in 2016.
  49. VETAX: 3 Mid-Cap Core Mutual Funds for Bull and Bear Markets

    Explore three mid-cap core mutual funds that have delivered double-digit average returns since 2012 with less-than-market ...
  50. AIVSX: Investment Company of America Top Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the top-five holdings of The Investment Company of America, one of the nation's oldest equity mutual funds with ...
  51. ALTFX: 3 AllianceBernstein International Equity Mutual Funds

    Learn about three Alliance Bernstein international/global stock funds, one of which has only been offered to investors since ...
  52. PSGMX,OBEGX: 3 U.S. Small-Cap Growth Mutual Funds to Avoid

    PSGMX,OBEGX,NYSAX: explore three small-cap growth mutual funds to avoid.
  53. Chart of the Week: A Cautiously Optimistic Outlook for U.S. Earnings

    We're optimistic U.S. earnings will improve in the second half, but we believe the rebound may not be as big as many expect. ...
  54. Funding College: How to Perform a Sanity Check

    Summer is an ideal time for high school seniors and their parents to take a sanity check and make sure the chosen collegiate ...
  55. How Interest Rates Work On Car Loans

    Three big facts to know – and some numbers to crunch to get the best deal.
  56. Why You Should Have a Roth IRA

    The world of retirement savings plans is filled with options. Here are the reasons why you should consider a Roth IRA when ...
  57. Breaking Down the First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank ETF (QABA)

    Get an analysis of the First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank ETF, the single best pure-play ETF for investors seeking exposure ...
  58. AUUYX,WPSGX: 3 Alliance Bernstein U.S. Equity Mutual Funds

    Discover and compare three Alliance Bernstein U.S. equity mutual funds. Learn about their investment strategy, characteristics ...
  59. Why You Should Diversify and Rebalance

    When investing, it is wise to not put all your eggs in one basket. Diversification and rebalancing should be part of your ...
  60. Behind Bank of America's 72.2% Drop in 10 years (BAC)

    Analyze Bank of America's historical stock price performance to determine the effects of the financial crisis, low interest ...
  61. Find Happiness By Altering Life Benchmarks

    Find out how to alter your aspirations and still meet your goals.
  62. Index Funds Outperforming Active Management (BLK, BEN)

    Learn why large fund management companies are reducing their head counts and exploring mergers to cope with changing market ...
  63. Tax Tips For the Individual Investor

    Keep more of your money in your pocket with these seven guidelines.
  64. Is Investing in Stock Splits Profitable? (TOFR)

    Is it possible to beat the S&P 500 by investing in a basket of stocks that split?
  65. 5 ETFs With Amazon Exposure (AMZN,XLY,FDN,RTH)

    These ETFs all have Amazon as their top holding, which gives investors exposure to the stock as well as diversification. ...
  66. The World's Priciest Private Jets

    If you have a few million dollars to spend, the world's priciest private jets bring unparalleled comfort to air travel.
  67. How Big Is the Global ETF Market? (BLK, STT)

    Discover why ETFs are growing much faster than mutual funds, and why some experts predict the ETF market will double by 2 ...
  68. 6 Winning Ways for Successful Dividend Investing

    There are some important rules to maximize dividend investing value.
  69. Active vs. Passive ETF Investing

    Active or passive ETF investing? Find out which one is for you.
  70. How to Make Money With Just $10,000

    Find out how five leading investors recommend investing $10,000, including top contrarian, dividend-focused, value investing ...
  71. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Starbucks Stock (SBUX)

    Read about the primary risks facing stockholders or aspiring stockholders of Starbucks Corporation, including international ...
  72. Ethical Issues For Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors may face ethical issues in their work. Find out what they are.
  73. Tax-Efficient Investing: Keep More Earned Money

    You can improve investment returns by applying year-round strategies to minimize your tax burden. Here are a few tips.
  74. 5 Expenses That Will Change in Retirement

    Retirement doesn't mean you'll have fewer expenses. Some do go away; however, new costs arise in retirement.
  75. What Your Clients Must Know About ETFs

    Like any investment, ETFs come with some fine print. Here is what advisors should reveal to their clients about these hugely ...
  76. 10 Common Traits of Wealthy Investors

    Here are 10 common traits the wealthy share that financial advisors should keep in mind when looking to attract HNWI clients.
  77. Automating Your 401(k): The Robo-Advisor Blooom

    Blooom is a fairly recent entrant into the robo-advisor space, and it is focused on your 401(k). Here's a look at what it ...
  78. Top Tips for Creating a Financial Advisory Brand

    A properly constructed brand can help capture more business. Here are some tips to achieve that goal.
  79. What FAs Need to Know About Using Consultants

    Here’s what advisors need to know about consultants and how they can help them grow their practice.
  80. 3 Ways to Get Better Retirement Returns in the Next 20 Years

    With investment returns projected to decline over the next 20 years, savers may need to tweak their plans to ensure better ...
  81. VIMSX: Top Mutual Fund Holders of Best Buy (BBY)

    Discover the top five largest mutual fund holders of Best Buy shares and learn about their investment styles to see if they ...
  82. SOAAX, RYCRX: 3 REITS Mutual Funds to Avoid

    SOAAX,KSRCX,RYCRX: Explore REIT mutual funds to avoid & discover how these funds' risk/reward metrics compare to peers and ...
  83. CWGIX: Overview of Capital World Growth & Income Fund

    Learn about the American Funds Capital World Growth and Income Fund, a world stock fund that seeks quality stocks on any ...
  84. VIMAX: Introducing Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund Top Holdings

    Examine the top five holdings in the Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund Admiral Shares
  85. NAESX,FSLCX: 3 Small-Cap Core Mutual Funds

    NSGRX,NAESX,FSLCX: Explore three small-cap core mutual funds and the reasons why they are are suitable as long-term holdings ...
  86. ACCLX, IUTCX: 3 Value Mutual Funds Worth Your While

    ACCLX,IUTCX,DQICX: discover the top three most expensive, yet best-managed value mutual funds to consider.
  87. SHPIX: 3 Mutual Funds to Sell Short Small Cap U.S. Equities

    Discover the three best mutual funds to short small-cap stocks in a market downturn and learn which one is best suited for ...
  88. How to Identify a Good Trustee

    Your estate plan is only as good as your trustee. Choose the wrong one and it can create a bad situation for your heirs. ...
  89. How Your Investing Misbehavior Can Cost You

    These three common investing biases can hinder your investing strategy and prevent you from achieving satisfactory results. ...
  90. FLPSX: Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund Top Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the five largest holdings of common stock for Fidelity’s Low-Price Stock Fund (FLPSX) and the key performance ...
  91. Economic Moats: A Strong Company's Best Defense

    Economic moats can protect companies from their competitors.
  92. Why Estate Planning Is Easier Than You Think

    When done properly, estate planning ensures that your beneficiaries receive your assets in a way that is controlled by you. ...
  93. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

    This precious metal's rich history stems from its ability to maintain value over the long term.
  94. OAKBX: Overview of Oakmark Equity & Income I Fund

    Discover the Oakmark Equity & Income I Fund (OAKBX): its investment philosophy, portfolio composition, management, investment ...
  95. VCDAX: Comparing Consumer Discretionary Mutual Funds to XLY

    Discover the top four consumer discretionary funds positioned to rebound on the back of the rise in consumer spending and ...
  96. 10 Dividend Stocks Warren Buffet Loves (KO,KHC)

    Want to invest like Warren Buffet? Consider these 10 dividend-paying stocks.
  97. Qualitative Analysis: What Makes A Company Great?

    To understand the qualities that make a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  98. FREEX: Overview of Real Estate Mutual Fund from Franklin

    Overview of the Franklin Real Estate Securities Fund Class A (FREEX)
  99. Retirees Are About to Hit the Travel Jackpot

    Start planning now for big travel savings, coming soon, if you're retired and can fly whenever you want.
  100. JSVAX, MJFOX: Mutual Funds for a Low Growth Environment

    Learn about investing in mutual funds that employ strategies aimed at optimizing returns when slow U.S. economic growth is ...
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