Bonds Articles

  1. Protecting Against Private Student Loan Servicers

    The CFPB’s recent student loan settlement with Wells Fargo highlights how important it is to know how to protect against ...
  2. 4 ETFs to Profit From the Strong Dollar (UUP, USDU)

    The U.S. Dollar has strengthened as the probability of interest rate hikes in 2016 increases. These four strong dollar ETFs ...
  3. How to Find Affluent Clients Online

    Here's how advisors can position themselves to take advantage of emerging digital trends to find affluent clients online.
  4. Will Robots Be the Core Cause for Reshoring in the United States?

    It is possible that advances in robotics and the increased usage of them will cause an increase in reshoring of jobs in the ...
  5. Top 5 Books to Learn About the Banking Industry (JPM, BAC)

    Here are five of the top recommended books to read in order to gain a thorough understanding of the all-important banking ...
  6. Money and Millennials: Setting Financial Goals

    Managing savings and expenses, and setting goals early in life, will help Millennials get on a path to long-term financial ...
  7. Important Personal Matters That You Should Know About Your Clients

    Financial advisors can only create very successful financial plans if clients provide some personal information to help the ...
  8. ETSY: How Etsy's Stock Price Rose 53% in 6 Months

    Etsy's stock price has begun to move higher in the past six months after falling more than 80% after its IPO due to improvements ...
  9. Top 3 Coaching Programs for Financial Advisors & Planners

    Financial advisors and planners looking to improve their practice may hire coaches such as CEG Worldwide, Oechsli Institute ...
  10. VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN: 6-Month Snap Shot (UGAZ, CS)

    As the six-month snapshot of the VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN shows, natural gas prices ran in a wide range while ...
  11. The Lucrative Business of Summer Camps for Adults

    Due to the increasing need to disconnect from technology and meet new friends, adult summer camps are a booming business ...
  12. Philip Morris: 4 Secrets You Didn't Know (PM)

    Here are five secrets about Philip Morris International, maker of the iconic Marlboro brand cigarettes, that you probably ...
  13. Warren Buffett's 2016 Portfolio Report Card (BRK.B, KHC)

    Warren Buffett has made a fortune due to his stock-picking skills and business savvy. See how his portfolio has fared so ...
  14. Life Insurance Replacement: Rules, Laws & Regulations

    When replacing a life insurance policy, a lot can go wrong for the consumer. Find out how life insurance replacements are ...
  15. Barrick Gold Stock: 3 Things to Watch (ABX)

    Three key indicators could impact Barrick Gold Corp.'s profitability and determine whether its shares continue to rise in ...
  16. How Popmoney Works and Makes Money (FISV)

    Popmoney allows users to transfers funds with the exchanging of cash or checks, and the company has multiple revenue streams ...
  17. Is Amazon Prime's $99 Annual Fee Worth it? It Depends (AMZN)

    More than 60 million people think Amazon Prime is a good deal. Here is how to determine if Prime membership may be worth ...
  18. Types of Investors Financial Advisors Should Be Aware Of

    Here's why Financial Advisors should be aware of certain investors, ranging from bond buyers to day traders.
  19. Key Financial Ratios for Manufacturing Companies

    An investor can utilize these financial ratios to determine whether a manufacturing company is efficient, profitable and ...
  20. Top 5 Petroleum Stocks of 2016 (MPC, OAS)

    WTI crude oil prices rebounded to $50 per barrel in August 2016. Risk-tolerant investors should keep these top five petroleum ...
  21. Behind Lumber Liquidators' 44% Rise in 10 Years (LL)

    Lumber Liquidators' stock rose rapidly from its IPO to its 2013 high, but slowing growth and product quality scandal caused ...
  22. Top 5 Iron Ore Stocks of 2016 (VALE, BHP)

    Iron ore has enjoyed a sharp upsurge in prices in 2016 that has resulted in triple-digit percentage gains for some of the ...
  23. Top 5 Dairy Stocks of 2016 (WWAV, LWAY)

    Five companies top the list of the best dairy stocks in 2016. The companies have strong growth prospects and the potential ...
  24. Are Do-it-Yourself Online Wills Right for You?

    An online will site can be an inexpensive and fast way to get that all-important will completed. Find out if this is the ...
  25. Is China's Corporate Debt Flashing Warning Signals?

    China's corporate debt has been quickly rising relative to economic output, prompting investors to identify and watch for ...
  26. Payout Ratio vs. Retention Ratio: When to Use Which

    The payback ratio and retention ratio collect different information and are useful in different situations.
  27. Top 5 Shareholders of Monsanto (MON)

    Monsanto shareholders make up a mix of individuals, mutual funds and institutions, with institutions holding the bulk of ...
  28. Sam's Club vs. Costco: Which Has Better Deals? (WMT, COST)

    Costco and Sam's Club offer similar prices in all departments. The better wholesale club membership for you depends on your ...
  29. Top 10 Media Stocks for 2016 (CMCSA, DIS)

    Media stocks are finding additional ways to distribute their content to consumers as cable subscriptions decline. Explore ...
  30. Financial Advisors Should Apply the Pareto (80/20) Principle

    The Pareto Principle can help advisors avoid wasting their time chasing and servicing client accounts that don't generate ...
  31. Individual vs. Group Health Insurance: What's the Difference?

    The Affordable Care Act requires all Americans to get health insurance through employers or the federal exchange, and differences ...
  32. Top 5 Companies Owned by DuPont (DD)

    DuPont is one of the world’s largest producers of chemicals and agricultural products. These five companies show its broad ...
  33. 4 Forces Behind Income Inequality in America

    Two-thirds of U.S. households saw their income decline or stay flat between 2005 and 2014. A McKinsey report has taken an ...
  34. SUNEQ: Why SunEdison's Stock Price Fell 97% in 6 Months

    SunEdison's stock price has cratered 97% over the last six months. Many famous fund managers experienced steep losses in ...
  35. Is Fed QE4 More Likely Than Negative Interest Rates?

    Fed QE4 and negative interest rates are two policy options that speculators think the central bank might harness if economic ...
  36. How Many Mortgage Lenders Should You Apply To? (FICO)

    Applying to multiple mortgage lenders can get you a better deal, but it comes with a few drawbacks.
  37. How Advisors Can Create a Successful Marketing Plan

    Financial advisors can create an effective marketing plan through client referrals, strategic relationships, seminars and ...
  38. Medicaid vs. CHIP: Understanding the Differences

    Medicaid and CHIP are both designed to provide low-income children with health care coverage. Find out about the differences ...
  39. 8 Top Companies Owned by CBS

    The CBS Corporation uses a variety of companies to distribute TV programs, radio broadcasts, books and motion pictures to ...
  40. Credit Unions vs. Banks: Which Is Better?

    Credit unions vs. banks: Even though most Americans have accounts with a traditional big bank, many Americans are opting ...
  41. The Top 3 Canadian REIT ETFs in 2016 (XRE.TO, ZRE.TO)

    Canadian REIT ETFs can grant quick, inexpensive exposure to diversified portfolios of real estate holdings. These funds also ...
  42. Steve Jurvetson: "Big Companies Should Be Worried"

    Steve Jurvetson on the future and why he thinks that big companies should be nervous.
  43. Will Yuan Devaluation Affect U.S. Real Estate Prices?

    The devaluation in the yuan might help drive up U.S. real estate prices by prompting Chinese investors to put their funds ...
  44. 4 Luxury Retirement Communities That Cost Under $5,000 a Month

    Although several luxury retirement communities offer monthly rates below $5,000 per month, many charge hefty entrance fees, ...
  45. Advisors: Catch New Clients Like Pokemon Go

    Tech-savvy advisors may want to consider leveraging gamification as part of their strategy to attract clients.
  46. How Social Security Works After Retirement

    Millions of Baby Boomers are looking forward to collecting benefits, but several factors can affect how much they get and ...
  47. Behind Morgan Stanley's 54.6% Decrease in 10 Years (MS)

    Morgan Stanley's price chart resembles its benchmarks, but its -54.6% 10-year return was driven by poor financial results ...
  48. The Rise of Alternative Economics

    Alternative economics has provided businesses, borrowers and lenders with the opportunity to overcome restrictions such as ...
  49. Top 5 Books to Learn Technical Analysis

    Here are five of the best books written on technical analysis to help traders and investors understand and apply technical ...
  50. Best Roth IRA Stocks for 2016 (HCN, MO)

    The best Roth IRA stocks combine to create a growing stream of dividends with steady capital appreciation and low risk of ...
  51. Why Low-End Jobs Are Paying More

    More companies are now paying employees in low-end jobs higher wages. Here is why – and who benefits.
  52. Social Media: The Hidden Part of Your Estate

    Digital assets like social media accounts and websites are often more complicated to pass on at someone’s death than stocks ...
  53. How Smokers Can Obtain Life Insurance

    Smokers pay higher premiums for life insurance than nonsmokers. However, they can still find a great deal by shopping around ...
  54. Top 10 Ideas for Financial Advisor Client Events

    Financial advisors can take part in various events that provide a memorable experience while increasing the client-advisor ...
  55. Your Retirement Planning Checklist

    Whether you're planning to retire in ten years or in two months, this strategic checklist will help you create a retirement ...
  56. 3 Books the CEO of Dow Chemical is Reading (DOW)

    Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical, leads a $61 billion company that is poised to get even bigger, but that doesn't ...
  57. Most Profitable Natural Gas Companies of 2016 (XOM, RDS-A)

    The five most profitable natural gas companies are diverse energy producers whose businesses have struggled thanks to falling ...
  58. How Do Mortgage Lenders Get Paid and Make Money?

    When homebuyers educate themselves on how mortgage lenders get paid and make money, they are more likely to save thousands ...
  59. Top 5 Cosmetics Stocks of 2016 (EL, ULTA)

    Even in an uncertain economy, sales of personal care and beauty products remain strong, and cosmetics stocks continue to ...
  60. 3 Expensive U.S. Mid/SMID Cap Mutual Funds Worthwhile (FNKCX)

    Learn about three mid-cap mutual funds with stellar track records and excellent future prospects despite their high expense ...
  61. Top 4 Companies Owned by British Petroleum (BP, OJSCY)

    British petroleum giant BP owns many companies that help it earn more through the sale of its fuel products around the world.
  62. Top 5 Sugar Stocks of 2016 (CZZ)

    The best five sugar stocks in 2016 include Cosan and Mawana Sugars. Review a summary of each company and its YTD stock performance ...
  63. Teachers: Who is Managing Your 403(b)?

    It's imperative that teachers research the practices of their retirement fund managers, who should always be working in their ...
  64. August 2016 Top Penny Stocks (CDTI)

    Penny stocks are generally risky; however, these five experienced an incredible run in July 2016 and look like they may keep ...
  65. Tax Tips for Employee Stock Purchase Plans

    Tax rules for sales of employee stock purchase plan shares can be tricky. Here is what you need to consider.
  66. How Square Cash Works and Makes Money (SQ)

    Square Inc. has rapidly grown into one of the largest payment processing companies in the United States, and here's how it ...
  67. How Does Arbitrage Betting Work?

    Arbitrage betting is a method or system for exploiting differences in odds for profit.
  68. How Do Pension Funds Work?

    Traditional private pension funds are well regulated by the government through ERISA and the PBGC. Alternative investments ...
  69. How Advisors Can Improve Their Digital Marketing

    If you want to grow your business and stay in touch with current clients, here are four ways to improve your digital marketing ...
  70. How to Manage the 'Debt Supercycle'

    A “super cycle” of debt in the global economy means that fixed-income investors need to proceed with caution.
  71. How to Protect Assets from Creditors and Lawsuits

    Proper planning is required to ensure that a client’s assets are truly protected. Here are some strategies that can help ...
  72. Will Quantitative Easing Lead to Hyperinflation?

    A look at whether or not quantitative easing could potentially lead the U.S. into a period of hyperinflation.
  73. Why Investing in Commodities Can Be Tricky

    While some exposure to commodities can enhance a portfolio, it is key to understand the investment vehicle you've chosen, ...
  74. The 2 Best Mutual Funds to Short Gold (SPPIX, RDPIX)

    Mutual fund investors are limited if they want to directly short gold, but the ProFunds Short Precious Metals Inv could get ...
  75. IBM: Dividend Analysis

    Even with declining revenue and earnings, IBM dividends have been on the rise thanks to the company's ample cash flow from ...
  76. Top 5 Metal Mining Stocks of 2016 (CDE, HMY)

    Precious metal mining stocks have been on a sharp uptrend, while stock prices of base metal and industrial metal miners are ...
  77. EOG: How EOG Resources' Stock Price Rose 38% in 6 Months

    Rather than increase oil production to compensate for low prices, EOG Resources halted production growth to focus on profitability ...
  78. 4 Books the CEO of Etisalat Nigeria is Reading

    Hakeem Belo-Osagie, the chairman at telecom firm, Etisalat Nigeria, has several books on his reading list that may reveal ...
  79. 5G Technology: Which Country Will Be the First to Adapt?

    The United States and other countries that want to stay competitive in the global economy are already making preparations ...
  80. Debt After Death: Do Kids Owe for Parents?

    More and more Americans are dying while in debt. Are children responsible for the debts of their parents? What’s the scoop ...
  81. Could Helicopter Money Become a Reality in Europe?

    The eurozone experienced deflation in some months of 2016, which caused some economists to consider helicopter money as a ...
  82. 3 Things a Personal Finance Class Can't Teach You

    A personal finance class teaches the basic tenets of spending, borrowing and investing. However, some financial concepts ...
  83. Do Credit Unions Offer the Best Auto Loan Rates?

    Credit unions' auto loan rates are often lower than the rates at dealerships and traditional banks. Learn the pros and cons ...
  84. Do You Make More Money Than a Cruise Ship Captain?

    As the cruise-ship industry continues to grow, ship captains are in demand, but it's a strenuous and demanding path to the ...
  85. 8 Best Cities for Owning a $1-Million Home

    Which cities are the best ones in which to own a $1-million home depends on which qualities matter most to the buyer.
  86. Donald Trump Dreams of an Endless, Bloody, Costly American War

    Trump has never been close to combat, but he does have a Purple Heart. He got it from an admiring old soldier at a campaign ...
  87. EIA vs. API: Comparing Crude Inventories Announcements

    Between the two major oil inventory reports: the API and the U.S. EIA, which is more highly regarded and why?
  88. America's Best 10 Banks for Customer Service (HBAN, TD)

    When investing in the retail banking sector, consider using J.D. Power’s customer satisfaction score as a performance metric ...
  89. Risks and Opportunities of Buying Groupon Stock (GRPN)

    Groupon's business model means it faces a number of risks relating to its operational environment and competitors. Here's ...
  90. Groupon: Do Sales Taxes Still Apply? (GRPN)

    Merchants must be able to properly determine whether they owe Groupon taxes on the retail price of the items being offered ...
  91. With Election Looming, Fundamentals & Fed Matter for Investors

    This has been an unusual election in the United States, to say the least. We discuss some of the potential investment implications ...
  92. Managing Inherited IRAs: Distributions and Taxes

    If you have inherited an IRA account you don’t need to turn it over to the estate, regardless of what the will says.
  93. A Back-to-School Savings Study Guide

    These four easy tips will help you spend less on back-to-school shopping no matter when you go.
  94. Cash Value vs. Surrender Value: What Is the Difference?

    How much you actually receive from the cash value of your life insurance policy is based on the surrender value, which can ...
  95. StubHub's Top 4 Competitors

    StubHub operates the leading online marketplace for buyers and sellers of tickets, but it faces competition from four companies ...
  96. Behind Nokia's 70% Drop in 10 Years (NOK)

    Nokia's old mobile device business rose to global leadership before quickly becoming irrelevant, causing the stock price ...
  97. Investing: How to Focus on What You Can Control

    There are plenty of distractions and concerns outside of our portfolios, but to win the investing race we must stay focused ...
  98. 3 Jobs With Good Retirement Benefits

    Jobs with retirement benefits are sought after by U.S. employees. Those retirement benefits can include pensions, 401(k) ...
  99. Robots at Work: 6 Ways to Beat Workplace Automation

    As companies become increasingly automated and human workers are replaced by robots, there are ways to stay relevant in the ...
  100. Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares: 6-Month Snapshot (NUGT)

    NUGT is a leveraged vehicle that can deliver exceptional returns to savvy traders. Learn the major factors behind NUGT's ...
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