Bonds Articles

  1. Analyzing An Acquisition Announcement

    These deals can make or break investors' returns. Find out how to tell the difference.
  2. What Are Factor Model ETFs?

    Given that stock picking is not generally effective, trackers that simply follow an index have become very popular. However, ...
  3. How Analyzing Economic Trends Will Help You Save Money

    It may seem like a tactic for active traders, but following economic trends can help you to save and make money.
  4. Which Order To Use? Stop-Loss Or Stop-Limit Orders

    Stop-loss and stop-limit orders can provide different types of protection for investors seeking to lock in profits or limit ...
  5. How To Keep Costs Low When Refinancing Your Home

    With interest rates still being relatively low, now is a great time to capitalize on refinancing your home. Be aware of what ...
  6. A Primer On The MACD

    Learn to trade in the direction of short-term momentum.
  7. Introduction To Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

    If you want to protect your portfolio from inflation, all you need are a few TIPS.
  8. Are You Really Retired Just Because You Stopped Working?

    Retirement doesn't have to mean the end of working, it can be just the end of working to get by every week. Retirement should ...
  9. Loving Your Stocks? Don't Take This Cliché To Heart

    The advice not to fall in love with one's stocks is common, even a cliché. However, the prevalence of this phenomenon is ...
  10. 6 Asset Allocation Strategies That Work

    Your portfolio's asset mix is a key factor in whether it's profitable. Find out how to get this delicate balance right.
  11. War's Influence On Wall Street

    Blitzkrieg? Dawn raids? Sounds like the markets and the battlefield have a few things in common.
  12. Introduction To Coincident And Lagging Economic Indicators

    Investors can learn a lot, or very little, from these indicators once they know how to use them.
  13. A Day In The Life Of An Auditor

    If you like the idea of examining and attesting to a company's financial performance for a living, a career in auditing might ...
  14. How To Cut Your Mutual Fund Fees By Up To 90%

    Most mutual funds don’t come close to beating the indexes they’re compared against. And yet they carry steep fees for active ...
  15. When To Short A Stock

    Learn how to make money off failing shares.
  16. 5 Money Moves To Make In September

    From a financial perspective, September is a great time for a quick reboot of your financial mind-set.
  17. American Vs. European Options

    These two options have many similar characteristics, but it's the differences that are important.
  18. A Top-Down Approach To Investing

    Use a global view to determine which stocks belong in your portfolio.
  19. Pay Attention To The Proxy Statement

    Don't overlook this overview of a company's well-being.
  20. The Future Of Cryptocurrency

    The emergence of Bitcoin has sparked a debate about its future and that of other cryptocurrencies. Despite Bitcoin’s recent ...
  21. How Risk Free Is The Risk-Free Rate Of Return?

    This rate is rarely questioned - unless the economy falls into disarray.
  22. Yield Investing: Dividend, Earnings And FCF

    There are numerous ways to value investments, and many investors prefer a specific valuation method. Yield investing is one ...
  23. Top 4 Most Scandalous Insider Trading Debacles

    Here we look at some of the landmark incidents of insider trading.
  24. An Introduction To Gamma-Delta Neutral Option Spreads

    Find the middle ground between conservative and high-risk option strategies.
  25. Should You Offer Alternative Investments?

    Find out what problems arise for financial representatives when they start to diversify their client offerings.
  26. Managing Interest Rate Risk

    Learn which tools you need to manage the risk that comes with changing rates.
  27. Handcuffs And Smoking Guns: The Criminal Elements Of Wall Street

    From godfathers to perps, familiarize yourself with the "criminal elements" creeping around Wall Street.
  28. A Day In The Life Of An Actuary

    We take a look at the typical workday of three actuaries who work for different types of companies and who are at different ...
  29. Evaluating Country Risk For International Investing

    Investing overseas begins with determining the risk of the country's investment climate.
  30. Warren Buffett: How He Does It

    We look at the Sage of Omaha's methodology for evaluating value stocks.
  31. Shopping For A Financial Advisor

    Finding your perfect advisor is as simple as shopping for a car. Read on to learn more.
  32. How To Properly Research For The Best Mortgage Rate

    You’ve probably been told to shop around for the best rate, but what exactly does that entail? Find out how to ensure you're ...
  33. Nobel Winners Are Economic Prizes

    Before you try to profit from their theories, you should learn about the creators themselves.
  34. 5 Ways To Protect And Grow Your Retirement: Whether You’re 45 Or 75 Or Somewhere ...

    Investors who take steps now can shield themselves from the coming challenges thrust upon retirees.
  35. The Closing Cross: How Nasdaq Stock Prices Are Set

    When you hear that your favorite stock closed at a record high price, have you ever considered how that price was reached? ...
  36. It's No Accident That Drugs Are Expensive

    Branded drugs are expensive in large part because it's expensive and risky to develop them
  37. Profiting In Bear And Bull Markets

    There are many ways to profit in both bear and bull markets. The key to success is using the tools for each market to their ...
  38. Breaking Down The Balance Of Trade

    The balance of trade is a key indicator of a nation’s health. Investors and market professionals appear more concerned with ...
  39. A Look At Primary And Secondary Markets

    Knowing how the primary and secondary markets work is key to understanding how stocks trade.
  40. The Opposite Of Spoiled: The Right Way To Teach Kids About Money

    There are dozens of financial literacy programs in the United States right now, but none of them seems to be effective. Why ...
  41. How To Value An Insurance Company

    In the insurance space, accurate predictions of metrics such as ROE are important, and paying a low P/B can help put the ...
  42. How Leverage Is Used In Forex Trading

    Forex trading by retail investors has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, thanks to the proliferation of online trading ...
  43. How To Become An Investment Bank Analyst

    Financial services firms are taking a laser-like focus on analyst responsibilities and will favor candidates who bring the ...
  44. Looking Into Sin Investments

    The stigma that a sin stock receives seems to be more concentrated among individual investors who are certainly entitled ...
  45. Lessons On Corporate Dividend Payout And Retention Ratio

    Why are dividend payout and retention ratios important to consider when investing in company stock? What companies have high ...
  46. Investing In China

    Investment opportunity is huge in China. However, investors should consider the pitfalls, understand the risks and rewards, ...
  47. 4 Credit Card Rewards Gimmicks Revealed

    Credit card rewards programs are everywhere, but some are more rewarding than others. Learn to spot the "rewards" that can ...
  48. Broker Or Trader: Which Career Is Right For You?

    A day in the life of a broker or trader is an exciting and varied one. Find out how to decide between these two financial ...
  49. Invest With A Thesis

    Writing down a thesis for every investment may seem almost too simple to be effective, but lessons from behavioral finance ...
  50. What's The Point Of Owning All This Stuff?

    Are you a portfolio hoarder, hanging on to poor performers and investments that no longer match your objectives? It's time ...
  51. Perpetual Bonds: An Overview

    A perpetual bond makes interest payments to the investor forever. This type of bond holds a certain appeal to both the issuer ...
  52. Washing Trades In A Canadian Registered Account

    For Canadian RRSP accounts, washing same-day trades and using money market funds to bridge the gap over a multi-day trading ...
  53. Conglomerates: Cash Cows Or Corporate Chaos?

    Huge companies may not be as infallible as previously assumed. Find out why bigger isn't always better.
  54. Introduction To STRIPS

    STRIPS provide an alternative form of bond for fixed-income investors who need definite cash flows at specific times. Read ...
  55. The Best Training Programs For CFP Exams

    The competition to become a financial planner is hot, and growing hotter. Find out the best way to preparing to land the ...
  56. How To Calculate The Bid-Ask Spread

    It's very important for every investor to learn how to calculate the bid-ask spread and factor this figure when making investment ...
  57. The Iron Condor

    This market-neutral strategy isn't for everyone. Read on to find out if it is for you.
  58. Financial Risks That Don't Pay Off: The Cost Of Reckless Financial Behavior

    Despite the recessions, citizens continue to take financial risks and spend outside of their means without fully appreciating ...
  59. 4 Benchmarks To Keep Your Retirement Finances On Track

    In today’s near-zero percent interest rate environment the old ways of investing for retirement no longer apply. Learn the ...
  60. What Is Spread Betting?

    The temptation and perils of being over leveraged is a major pitfall of spread betting. However, the low capital outlay necessary, ...
  61. Understanding Interest Rates: Nominal, Real And Effective

    Interest rates can be broken down into several subcategories that incorporate various factors such as inflation. Smart investors ...
  62. Will Immunotherapy Disrupt The Oncology Market?

    Immunotherapy could radically change the treatment of cancer, and the revenue opportunities for pharmaceutical companies.
  63. Introduction To American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)

    Investors should look beyond the confines of the U.S. borders to diversify and maximize returns. ADRs are one way to diversify ...
  64. The Overlooked Answer To Retirement Woes: Your 401(k)

    Sometimes, landing free money is as easy as asking. Find out how to get the most out of your 401(k) retirement plan.
  65. The Basics Of The Bid-Ask Spread

    The bid-ask spread is essentially a negotiation in progress. To be successful, traders must be willing to take a stand and ...
  66. Investing With A Purpose

    Your reasons for investing are bound to change as you go through the ups and downs of life. Setting goals is the first step ...
  67. Cashing In On Corporate Restructuring

    Companies use M&As and spinoffs to boost profits - learn how you can do the same.
  68. Why Companies Stay Private

    Many private companies prefer to stay private and find alternate sources of capital. Find out what firms have to gain by ...
  69. To Rent Or Buy? There's More To It Than Money

    Your lifestyle, level of commitment and the trade-offs need to be carefully weighed.
  70. The Short Squeeze Method

    The short squeezed strategy can be risky - but also very rewarding - for those who master it.
  71. Investing During Uncertainty

    The inability to forecast future events can turn the markets upside down. Find out how to stay right-side up.
  72. To Rent Or Buy? The Financial Issues

    Thinking of buying a home? We look at the initial and ongoing costs, as well as the so-called benefits.
  73. Student Financial Aid Changes: FAFSA 2013

    Here is a look at some of the major changes to FAFSA in 2013 and how they will affect students' financial aid.
  74. Master Your Trading Mindtraps

    Traders are only human; therefore, they are subject to psychological traps when they trade. Read how you can manage your ...
  75. Ways To Gauge The Market Open Direction

    Accurately predicting the stock market’s opening moves can be a useful tool. If your projection is accurate, you have opportunity ...
  76. A Lousy Investment That May Be A Good Source Of Income

    In the past few years reverse mortgages have been heavily marketed as the way to become debt, and worry, free. For some seniors ...
  77. Beware Of The Mutual Fund Performance Trap

    Want to own a mutual fund that will double its reported return in the next six months? Chances are, you already do. Every ...
  78. An Overview Of Commodities Trading

    Commodities markets, both historically and in modern times, have had tremendous economic impact on nations and people. Investing ...
  79. The Wonders Of Convertible Bonds

    Ever wondered what exactly a convertible bond does? Read the features of a convertible bond and learn how important the conversion ...
  80. 10 Steps To Help Erase Errors On Your Credit Report

    According to a study conducted by the Federal Trade Commission, one in four consumers identified errors on their reports ...
  81. How And Why Do Companies Pay Dividends?

    If a company decides to pay dividends, it will choose one of three approaches: residual, stability or hybrid policies. Which ...
  82. Fine Art Can Be A Fine Investment

    The art market is fickle, and there are no guarantees of profitability, but with a little legwork and forethought you can ...
  83. Top 4 Financial Jobs You Can Do From Home

    You don't have to go to an office to make a great salary in the financial sector. Here are the top four highest paying financial ...
  84. Equity Valuation: The Comparables Approach

    The main purpose of equity valuation is to estimate a value for a firm or security. There are three primary equity valuation ...
  85. Think Like Warren Buffett

    They don't call him "The Oracle" for nothing. Learn how Buffett comes up with his winning picks.
  86. The Claritas Investment Certificate: A New Foundation-Level Program From The CFA ...

    The Claritas Investment Certificate is likely to find growing acceptance as the new foundation-level education and ethics ...
  87. How To Profit From Inflation

    Inflation - defined as a sustained increase in the price of goods and services - seems to be inevitable. While rising prices ...
  88. The Road To Creating An IPO

    Through an Initial Public Offering, or IPO, a company raises capital by issuing shares of stock, or equity in a public market. ...
  89. The Opening Cross: How Nasdaq Stock Prices Are Set

    The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, commonly referred to as Nasdaq, is a computerized marketplace ...
  90. The Effects Of Currency Fluctuations On The Economy

    Currency fluctuations are a natural outcome of the floating exchange rate system that is the norm for most major economies. ...
  91. Why High-Income Earners Are Not Safe From The Threat Of Bankruptcy

    Few people have much sympathy for the woes of those earning six figure or more each year. But, given that high-income earners ...
  92. Old Stock Certificates: Lost Treasure Or Wallpaper?

    What if you've discovered some old shares in bearer form? Follow our tips and find out what they're worth.
  93. 4 Of Today’s Finance Undergraduates Share Their Experiences And Advice

    In this article, we'll take a look at what four real-life finance students are studying this fall, what jobs and internships ...
  94. Regression Basics For Business Analysis

    This tool is easy to use and can provide valuable information on financial analysis and forecasting. Find out how.
  95. Investing In Fine Wine

    If you fail to uncork profits in this market, you can always toast your loss.
  96. 7 Courses Finance Students Should Take

    These college classes will help you prepare for the working world. Learn how to stand out from your peers.
  97. The Copper King: An Empire Built On Manipulation

    Find out how Yasuo Hamanaka's actions in the copper market forever changed the rules for commodity traders.
  98. The Changing Wealth Demographic (And How To Leverage It)

    Take these steps and you'll be first in line when young investors start looking for professional financial services help.
  99. Understanding Leverage Ratios

    Large amounts of debt can cause businesses to become less competitive and, in some cases, lead to default. To lower their ...
  100. Income, Value and Growth Stocks

    Investors who buy stocks generally seek one of three criteria: undervalued holdings, growth potential or steady income. The ...
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