Bonds Articles

  1. XOP: Is the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF Still a Buy?

    Read an analysis of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas E&P ETF. Learn why XOP may not be a buy now, but may be a buy in the near future ...
  2. Make A Risk-Based Mortgage Decision

    Find out how to choose which mortgage style is right for you.
  3. 10 Best States for Affordable Senior Care

    Finding an inexpensive place to live in retirement can be difficult, but several states prove to be particularly friendly ...
  4. 4 Ways to Evaluate ETFs Before Buying

    Learn four areas in which to evaluate an ETF investment to be sure that the investor has a clear understanding of the security ...
  5. The Reverse Mortgage: A Retirement Tool

    Discover another way to fund your retirement without having to make payments on a loan.
  6. How Inflation Eats Away at Your Retirement

    When calculating how much money you need to comfortably retire, it's important to factor in how much inflation can chip away ...
  7. Can Your Retirement Portfolio Rely on High Rates of Return?

    Some experts speculate that stock market returns may be headed downward and investors should strategize accordingly. But ...
  8. USAA Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    Learn about USAA's history in the financial services sector, as well as the mortgage products it offers and what customers ...
  9. 4 Steps to Attaining a Mortgage

    It starts with knowing your choices as well as your price range. We show you how to get there.
  10. Microeconomics vs. Macroeconomics: Which Is More Useful for Investment?

    Find out why investors are better off ignoring macroeconomic forecasts, and should instead focus on the lessons that microeconomics ...
  11. Cash Call Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    Discover what you need to know about Orange County-based CashCall Mortgage and its popular zero closing cost loans and low-rate ...
  12. Why Low Oil Prices Don't Always Mean Low Gas Prices

    Find out why gasoline prices do not always decline with oil prices. Learn about the impact of the refining process, taxes ...
  13. How Interest Rates Work On A Mortgage

    A step-by-step explanation of the interest calculations, mortgage types, and how the loan is eventually "retired" – which ...
  14. Creating a Tax-Deductible Canadian Mortgage

    Find out how to get a tax benefit from your mortgage like your neighbours to the south.
  15. Global Energy: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    Examine global energy sector revenue data by country and region, and identify geographical trends and analyze forecasts related ...
  16. Score a Cheap Mortgage

    Hidden costs can create what looks like a good deal. Find out how to find the best mortgage possible.
  17. Mortgage Points: What's the Point?

    Learn how to pay less for your home in the long run, or save in the short run.
  18. When (And When Not) to Refinance Your Mortgage

    There are both good and bad reasons to refinance. Learn more about both here.
  19. A Dollar That Stays Within the Lines

    Find out how a range-bound U.S. dollar could contribute to a renewed focus on company and sector fundamentals.
  20. The Top 4 Bank of America Shareholders (BAC)

    Discover the largest individual and institutional holders of Bank of America stock. Learn about the backgrounds of top Bank ...
  21. Dreyfus's Highest Performing Mutual Funds Since Inception (DOSIX)

    Learn more about one of Dreyfus' best performing funds, the Dreyfus Opportunistic U.S. Stock I Fund and how it has performed ...
  22. Energy, Economics, Environment and Exuberance

    Learn why recent news from the coal and solar industries suggest that knowledge is power.
  23. 5 Dividend Growth Stocks Posed For Higher Dividends (V, NKE)

    Learn about five companies that have a strong history of consistently growing their dividend payments and have the potential ...
  24. Cash Report: Information Technology Still Hoarding Greenbacks (AAPL, MSFT)

    Read several theories about why the technology sector is stockpiling unprecedented amounts of cash reserves, rather than ...
  25. Biotech ETFs: Why Valeant May Cause Contagion Risk (VRX)

    Learn about Valeant Pharmaceutical's scandal that caused its stock to plunge over 90%, and why biotech ETF investors should ...
  26. How Advisors Can Win at Social Media

    Social media is a valuable business tool and it's here to stay. Here are three big benefits that advisors can realize from ...
  27. How New SEC Rule Would Hit Alternative Mutual Funds

    New rules proposed by the SEC could require some alternative mutual funds to scale back the use of derivatives.
  28. Are Millennial Retirement Savers Doomed?

    A new McKinsey report spells a grim financial future for Millennials, who will have to work harder and save more than their ...
  29. The Top 4 Intel Shareholders (INTC)

    Consider the enormous amounts of stock granted by Intel to its top executives and how these individual investors can influence ...
  30. ERY vs. ERX: Comparing Leveraged Energy ETFs

    Discover the major differences between two leveraged energy ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your portfolio ...
  31. 3 Emerging Markets With Bright Prospects

    Learn about emerging and developed Asian markets, their economic machines, and which key factors contribute to real and per ...
  32. The Top 3 American Airlines Shareholders (AAL)

    Find out about the major individual, institutional and mutual fund shareholders of American Airlines Group Inc.
  33. Diamond Hill's Highest Performing Mutual Fund Since Inception (DHROX)

    Find out about Diamond Hill Capital Management's best-performing fund, the Research Opportunities Fund, and learn how it ...
  34. Is Cohen & Steers Real Estate Securities Fund Good for My Portfolio? (CSEIX)

    Discover the Cohen & Steers Real Estate Securities Fund, learn about its major characteristics, and see if it is a good addition ...
  35. Why Earnings Results Have Not Mattered to the U.S. Equity Markets

    Discover why the U.S. stock market is probably in an asset bubble, how stock prices became detached from the fundamentals ...
  36. Examining Clipper: Equity Mutual Fund (CFIMX)

    Explore the stock selection process and performance of the Clipper Fund, as well as the reasons the fund may not be suitable ...
  37. David Rosenberg: Policies of Reagan Need to Be Reversed to Ignite Growth

    While former president Ronald Reagan is often held in the highest esteem, especially amongst conservatives, economist David ...
  38. Is My Credit Score Good Enough for a Mortgage?

    Your score is critical in determining not only whether you'll secure a loan for a home, but also what interest rate you will ...
  39. 2016 Retirement Savings by Age: Where Do You Stand?

    What people in various age groups have saved at present for their retirement years – and where they should be. How does your ...
  40. Is Your Loyalty Paying Off?

    Not always. But here is the way to make the best of an increasingly shrinking rewards universe.
  41. 2 ETFs to Take Advantage of the Shrinking Smartphone Market (QQQ, FONE)

    Watch for a rebound in global smartphone sales in 2017, after the remaining months of 2016 continue to bring an anticipated ...
  42. The Top 5 Hardware Penny Stocks for 2016 (KOPN, ESIO)

    Learn about the top five hardware penny stocks that could provide higher-than-average rates of return in the hardware sector ...
  43. How the Bank of Japan Now Owns 90% of the Top 10 Stocks (BOJ)

    Discover how the Bank of Japan ended up as a top 10 shareholder in 200 of the 225 companies listed on the Nikkei 225 stock ...
  44. How to Outsmart Private Mortgage Insurance

    It's possible to use a second mortgage to avoid this fee, but is it in your best interest?
  45. Money Market Accounts with the Highest Interest Rates

    Money market savings accounts can offer higher interest rates than regular or even high-yield bank savings accounts – and ...
  46. Pros and Cons of Buying a Certified Used Car

    A certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle can bring peace of mind, but is it right for you? Here are some factors to consider.
  47. These Savings Accounts Have the Highest Interest Rates

    Don't expect interest from a bank savings account to make you rich. You can do better, however, than the paltry 0.08% average ...
  48. 2 Companies With No Closing Cost for Refinance (TREE, C)

    Discover more about refinanced mortgages with no closing costs, and learn about two companies that assist borrowers in acquiring ...
  49. Retirement Planning: 3 Differences in What Men and Women Want

    Discover what surveys reveal about how people say they want to spend their retirement years, and how the answers depend largely ...
  50. How State Street Could Reclaim the ETF Throne (SPY, STT)

    Follow the progress made by State Street Global Investors as it attempts to regain market share for its SPDR ETFs after falling ...
  51. Behind the Scenes of Your Mortgage

    Four major players slice and dice your mortgage in the secondary market.
  52. 8 Ways a Private Family Foundation Could Spark IRS Interest

    IRS rules are extremely complex and can prohibit acts that seem – or even are – totally fair and even commonsensical. Here's ...
  53. 3 Billionaires Who Graduated From the University of Pennsylvania (SCTY, TSLA)

    Learn more about three of the most high-profile billionaires to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania: Donald Trump, ...
  54. Is Berkshire Hathaway Stock Undervalued? (BRK-A)

    Find out why Berkshire Hathaway stock may be undervalued when the company has an overall growth business, something that ...
  55. Verizon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (VZ)

    Learn who some of the largest customers of Verizon Communications are and how Verizon is branching out into new revenue-generating ...
  56. The Top 4 Nike Shareholders (NKE)

    Learn about the history of Nike Inc. and the top five individual shareholders who continue to benefit from the company's ...
  57. SunTrust Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (STI)

    Discover which mortgages SunTrust offers and how the average person obtaining a loan at SunTrust rates the bank on customer ...
  58. Berkshire Hathaway Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (BRK)

    Discover how Berkshire Hathaway began as a failing textile company and grew into the fifth-largest company worldwide with ...
  59. Why Financial Statements Are Harder to Read Than Ever Before

    Understand four major reasons that financial statements published in 2016 are more complicated and difficult to read than ...
  60. Why Most Analysts Remain Bullish on Gold

    Many analysts are bullish on gold for the foreseeable future. Here's why.
  61. The Next Frontier for Robo-Advisors? 529 Plans

    Here's how robo-advisors are infiltrating the 529 college savings plan market.
  62. How to Protect Your Parents from Financial Fraud

    How do you protect your parents from being victims of financial fraud before it happens? Here are some tips to help you minimize ...
  63. The Top Challenges Financial Advisors Face

    These are the top challenges that financial advisors face today.
  64. Use These Tips to Crush Student Loan Debt Fast

    Savvy graduates are paying off their college debt in record time. Here are the strategies that can get you out from under ...
  65. OneGo vs. JetSmarter: Comparing Disruptors in the Airline Market (UAL, AAL)

    Follow the development of new businesses based on flat-rate flying apps, and identify any interesting prospects which could ...
  66. The Top 4 AT&T Shareholders (T)

    Discover the four highest-ranked direct holders of AT&T, and how all of them have worked their way through the ranks to get ...
  67. France Economics: 4 Troubling Similarities to Greece

    Learn about the similarities and differences between the economic woes of France and Greece, and get some statistics and ...
  68. Japan's Case Study: Diminished Effects on QE

    Examine more than 25 years of Japanese expansionary policy, both fiscal and monetary, to see why quantitative easing hasn't ...
  69. SolarCity vs. Sungevity: A Financial Comparison (SCTY, APO)

    Compare the investment potential of two solar energy companies: SolarCity Corporation and Sungevity. Consider how global ...
  70. Top 10 Checking Accounts for Small Businesses (BAC, WFC)

    Explore the 10 best checking accounts for small businesses and discover why the perfect bank for one type of business may ...
  71. The Top 4 Starbucks Shareholders (SBUX)

    Learn about the origins of Starbucks Corporation, its focus on continuing to grow, and the top five individual shareholders ...
  72. The Share Buyback Report: The Telecom Sector (T, VZ)

    Examine telecommunications sector share repurchase data to identify which companies and catalysts drove buyback trends between ...
  73. Burdening Your Retirement With a Mortgage

    Carrying this debt can have benefits if done correctly, but is it worth the risk?
  74. How to Get a No-Down-Payment Mortgage

    It's harder to find, but you can still buy a home without any money down.
  75. Choose Your Monthly Mortgage Payments

    Exotic mortgages allow you to decide how much to pay. Find out how much they really cost.
  76. Is Scottrade Right for Your Retirement?

    Scottrade, founded in 1980, offers a wide range of financial services and investment possibilities for retirement assets. ...
  77. The Top 3 Exxon Mobil Shareholders (XOM)

    Learn about the three largest individual shareholders of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) stock, and the largest institutional ...
  78. Mortgage Options for Underwater Homeowners

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
  79. Top 3 AMG Alternative Mutual Funds (AMBEX, ARLSX)

    Discover AMG Funds and learn about three of its Alternative Investment-focused mutual funds that may be a smart addition ...
  80. 5 Luxury Car Features That Are Over the Top

    Automakers are thinking up and designing ever more ingenious add-ons to entice buyers to ante up. But are the latest cool ...
  81. 8 Reasons to Celebrate the 529 College Savings Plan

    Learn why May 29th is an opportunity to remind people of the importance of saving and investing for college, especially with ...
  82. Got a Good Mortgage Rate? Lock It Up!

    Rising rates mean rising profits for lenders, providing incentive to increase rates whenever possible.
  83. 6 Tips to Get Approved For a Mortgage

    You can change your bank's answer to a loan request from 'No' to 'Yes'. Find out how.
  84. 5 Things You Need To Be Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

    Before you can get serious about buying a home, you need to get pre-approval for a mortgage. Learn what you need to speed ...
  85. BB&T Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (BBT)

    Learn about the operations of BB&T Corporation. Discover what mortgage products and services the bank offers and how consumers ...
  86. Is TD Ameritrade Right for Your Retirement?

    TD Ameritrade has a solid reputation for retirement services. If you are thinking of putting your assets there, here’s what ...
  87. 4 Reasons Why Selling Is Harder Than Buying

    Understand why selling stocks is harder than buying them, and develop strategies for establishing investment goals with price ...
  88. The Top 5 J.P Morgan Shareholders (JPM)

    Examine the largest shareholders of JP Morgan Chase. Identify ownership patterns and discover how mutual funds and ETFs impact ...
  89. What Is a Will and Why Do I Need One?

    Putting this document together will save your family time and money, and give you peace of mind.
  90. Chart of the Week: Is Deflation Dead?

    U.S. deflation is no longer an imminent risk. This week’s chart helps illustrate why.
  91. Self Employed? 5 Steps to Scoring a Mortgage

    Convince lenders that you're a good bet despite your lack of a steady income.
  92. Is Fidelity Right for Your Retirement?

    Fidelity is one of the leading brokerage firms in the U.S. The company has several retirement plan offerings and services ...
  93. Donald Trump’s Real Estate Math Tricks

    Is Trump’s Westchester County golf course worth more than $50 million – or just $1.4 million? That depends. Who pays for ...
  94. Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  95. 5 Women Executives Who Are Shattering the Glass Ceiling (JPM, GM)

    Learn how these five women have successfully climbed to the top of the business world and are playing a large role in shattering ...
  96. ETF Investing: XLE Energy Sector vs. Defensive Sectors

    Analyze XLE relative to defensive sector ETFs to determine if it is a long opportunity. Learn how energy prices have impacted ...
  97. 4 Reasons Owning a House Is Increasingly Unaffordable

    Learn about five factors causing home buying to be less affordable than it was in the past for the average American.
  98. Apple Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (AAPL)

    Find out how Apple came to dominate the electronics and communications industries with help from five of its international ...
  99. 5 Expensive All Cap Mutual Funds Worth Your While (FAVFX, TWGTX)

    Learn about five mutual funds that diversify assets among all market capitalizations, achieving above-average returns through ...
  100. The Best 2 ETFs for a Rate Hike (XLF,UUP)

    These two ETFs have potential to move higher if the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates.
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