Bonds Articles

  1. Who Should Buy a Guaranteed Issue Life Insurance Policy?

    Guaranteed issue life insurance policies have added costs and reduced benefits that make them suitable for only a limited ...
  2. Is Venture Capital Slowing in the U.S.?

    Venture capitalists are more selective in 2016, turning away from U.S. startups in an era of big business and slow growth ...
  3. Experimental Monetary Policy: Are We Stuck?

    Interest rates may be stuck near the zero lower bound (ZLB), thanks to experimental monetary policy from the Fed and over-spending ...
  4. 10 Best Companies for Obtaining Life Insurance Over 50 (MET, PRU)

    For individuals over age 50 with differing needs, the best life insurance companies include large financial services companies ...
  5. 2 Investments With the Most Risk in 2016 (GLD, SDY)

    Investors should identify which investment has the most risk to protect themselves from losses. Risky investments include ...
  6. Five Companies Owned by Guitar Maker Fender

    Fender, one of the world's top guitar makers, produces the Stratocaster, the Telecaster and a broad range of other models ...
  7. Comparing Investing Today Vs. Investing Tomorrow

    This hypothetical example illustrates how much you stand to lose by putting off saving and investing for retirement.
  8. 3 Books the CEO of LinkedIn Is Reading (LNKD)

    Reid Hoffman, CEO of LinkedIn, has an eclectic reading list that reflects his interests in Asia, the power of forming networks ...
  9. 4 Common Banking Habits of Millennials

    Here’s how the banking habits of millennials differ substantially from those of previous generations.
  10. How Advisors Can Catch Up on Retirement, Succession Planning

    It's irresponsible to run a financial planning practice without an idea for how it will continue after you retire. Here's ...
  11. Why U.S. Dollars Aren't Accepted in Canada

    Is the U.S. dollar accepted in Canada? Learn about the legal and practical aspects of using U.S. dollars in Canadian transactions.
  12. Most Profitable Mining Companies of 2016 (CDE, AG)

    The most profitable mining companies for 2016 included small-cap precious metal miners. The greatest total profit belongs ...
  13. Smart Beta Factor Investing: What Are the Most Popular Funds? (USMV, EFAV)

    Smart beta ETFs allow an investor to focus on specific factors. Here are some of the most popular smart beta ETF vehicles. ...
  14. What’s Behind the Credit Suisse Upgrade of EPD (EPD, CS)

    Despite recent drops in share price of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD), Credit Suisse (ADR) sees strong fundamentals ...
  15. Chart of the Week: The Good News About Global Growth

    This week's chart shows the new BlackRock Macro GPS economic indicator and the good news it implies about the global growth ...
  16. The Investopedia Anxiety Index

    The Investopedia Anxiety Index
  17. 5 Things to Think About When It's Time to Retire

    Planning for retirement can be overwhelming, but considering these five questions is a great way to get started.
  18. 6 Signs You're Ready to Retire Early

    If you can answer "yes" to these six questions, you may be ready to retire early.
  19. Converting A Traditional IRA to a Roth

    When is it a good idea to convert traditional IRA funds into Roth IRA funds? And when does it not make sense?
  20. How Investment Advisors are Changing with The Times

    The world of investing is constantly changing. Our survey of top registered investment advisors (RIAs) around the country ...
  21. What Retirement Will Look Like Without Savings

    Everyone knows they should save for retirement but many don't do it at all. They do so at their own peril as retirement without ...
  22. What Is the True Cost of Owning a Home?

    Buying a home is part of the American dream. But what happens when you add up all the costs associated with buying a home?
  23. Maintaining Human Interaction in a Robo-Care World

    BlackRock’s Retirement Roundtable series covers a wide range of retirement-related topics, and at the London roundtable, ...
  24. What Is Mode of Premium?

    Your decision on how frequently to make life insurance payments, or your mode of premium, can have a big impact on your total ...
  25. 3 Books the CEO of Itaú Unibanco is Reading (ITUB)

    The summer reading list of Roberto Setubal, the CEO of Itaú Unibanco, includes novels and a book on the risks facing the ...
  26. What’s at the Heart of Your Financial Plan?

    These three tips will help you determine what is most important to you, and place it at the heart of your financial plan.
  27. Top Tips to Help Your Clients Manage RMDs

    Here are some tips for advising clients faced with taking required minimum distributions.
  28. 3 Books the CEO of Corning is Reading (GLW)

    The CEO of Corning is reading an eclectic mix of books that may be helping him to become a better leader. Perhaps you should ...
  29. Top 5 Companies Owned by AIG

    AIG is one of the largest insurance companies in the world, with dozens of companies under its umbrella. Find out about the ...
  30. How to Build a Content Calendar on Facebook

    Including a content calendar on a Facebook business page is a good way to share information and connect with clients.
  31. 3 Countries That Produce the Most Renewable Energy

    China, the United States and Brazil are the top three producers of energy from renewable sources, with hydroelectric power ...
  32. Got a Raise? Here's How to Avoid Lifestyle Creep

    Living above your means is a recipe for financial trouble. Here's how to avoid lifestyle creep when you come suddenly into ...
  33. Investing in Bonds: 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Today's Market

    Investors need to understand the five mistakes involving interest rate risk, credit risk, complex bonds, markups and inflation ...
  34. 7 Thoughtful Retirement Gifts for Women

    Discover seven thoughtful retirement gifts for women and learn how and where to purchase them to help ensure a smooth and ...
  35. Mattel Stock: 4 Things to Watch (MAT)

    Here are the four leading economic indicators that could affect shares of Mattel Inc. in the next six months, but which ones ...
  36. The Most Volatile Time for Stocks? Sept. and Oct.

    September and October have historically been the two most volatile months for stocks, which some advisors see as an opportunity.
  37. Top 5 Books to Learn About the Hedge Fund Industry

    Individual investors and investment professionals alike can obtain valuable knowledge from reading these five books on the ...
  38. How the Eurozone's Fight Against Deflation Is Hurting Savers

    The European Central Bank is fighting a desperate battle against deflation. Find out what it is doing and how it is going ...
  39. The 3 Biggest Penalties for Insider Trading in the U.S.

    The three large penalties for insider trading in the United States have been handed down in recent years, leading to civil ...
  40. China's Long Road to Urbanization

    China's urbanization rate has a long way to go before the country reaches a level of urbanization on par with that of countries ...
  41. The 10 Best Life Insurance Companies for Veterans

    There are certain companies that cater to the needs of military veterans and have life insurance plans that are specifically ...
  42. Investment Options for Income in Retirement

    Generating income from investments during retirement is crucial. Here are some of the best options.
  43. 5 Truths About Consumer Confidence in the U.S.

    U.S. consumer confidence has evolved in the years since the Great Recession, according to a study conducted by McKinsey & ...
  44. 3 Real Estate Companies With Great Training

    Which real estate company has the best training? Learn why Keller Williams, Weichert and Redfin offer new agents the best ...
  45. Top 5 Wheat Stocks of 2016 (ADM, MON)

    There is limited exposure to pure plays in wheat for stock investors, but here are the top five wheat-market-related equities ...
  46. The Difference Between RIAs and Registered Reps

    Here's how registered representative brokers work and how they differ from RIAs.
  47. DE: Deere Dividend Analysis

    Deere was unable to grow its earnings for the first nine months of 2016, but the DE dividend payout ratio indicates its dividend ...
  48. 5 Worst Ideas Zynga Ever Had (ZNGA)

    Multiple bad ideas and products led to Zynga Inc.’s financial decline from its founding in April 2007 to the third quarter ...
  49. How Financial Advisors Can Buy Referrals

    Financial advisors can buy referrals through third-party websites such as Paladin Registry, NAPFA or the Garrett Planning ...
  50. 3 Books the CEO of Cisco is Reading (CSCO)

    Chuck Robbins, the chief executive officer of Cisco, has some interesting books on his summer reading list, including one ...
  51. What Are Virtual Financial Advisors?

    The internet has provided a convenient way for financial advisors to offer their services to a wide customer base through ...
  52. The Best of iShares' Smart Beta ETFs (DVY, USMV)

    BlackRock's iShares offers some of the highest-rated smart beta ETFs around.
  53. Buying Seadrill Stock? Risks & Opportunities to Consider (SDRL)

    Seadrill Ltd. offers investors a wealth of potential capital gains, but also poses major investor risks in 2016.
  54. How Blockchain Technology Could Free Up Billions for Banks (UBS, BK)

    Blockchain technology could save banks billions of dollars by sharply reducing the expenses and time associated with settling ...
  55. The 6 Most Common Explanations for Economic Stagnation

    Professional economists disagree about why the global economy has stagnated since 2001. Find out what some prominent thinkers ...
  56. Stratasys Stock: 5 Things to Watch (SSYS)

    Stratasys' returns will depend on its ability to return to revenue growth and profitability, and investors must understand ...
  57. 5 of the Worst Products Google Ever Had (GOOG)

    Google has become one of the largest technology, advertising and communications companies in the world, but it has also had ...
  58. These 3 Investment Banks Will Pay for Your MBA (GS, CS)

    Many investment banks will pay for an MBA, but bankers should keep in mind this advanced degree is not always their ticket ...
  59. Should Mutual Funds Still Be in Your Retirement Plan?

    Mutual funds are still widely used in retirement plans, but they may be losing their appeal. Find out if retirement mutual ...
  60. 5 Companies That Specialize in Expat Health Insurance

    Five companies that specialize in expat health insurance are Clements Worldwide, Expatriate Healthcare, IMG, GeoBlue and ...
  61. Behind eBay's 161% Rise in 10 Years (EBAY)

    Returns for eBay shareholders have been driven by financial performance, company outlook and market reception of the PayPal ...
  62. What Retired Teachers Need to Know About Social Security

    Depending on where a teacher lives and that educator's eligibility into government provisions, a retired teacher's Social ...
  63. AAPL: Apple Dividend Analysis

    Apple's dividend has had healthy growth ever since its 2012 reinstatement, thanks to Apple's continuously rising revenue, ...
  64. Is a Career in Investment Banking Worth It?

    Discover why many finance professionals are wondering whether an investment banking career is worth it. Consider the challenges ...
  65. Top 5 Hydroelectric Power Stocks of 2016 (BEP, IDA)

    Hydroelectric is an energy source that accounts for nearly 20% of global energy, and growing. This article discusses the ...
  66. Accuquote vs. Selectquote: Which Website Is Better?

    Accuquote and Selectquote are websites offering insurance quotes to consumers. Learn about the products and educational materials ...
  67. How to Evaluate Smart Beta ETF Strategies (IWD, IWF)

    ETF providers are rolling out new smart beta products at a rapid pace. Here are some ways to evaluate them.
  68. AMGN: How Amgen's Stock Price Rose 18.55% in 6 Months

    Amgen's stock price has outpaced biotechnology and health care ETFs over the past six months due to a solid product pipeline ...
  69. 10 Countries With the Most McDonald's Locations (MCD)

    Europe may be more important to McDonald's than the United States, and Asia is not too far behind now that the Chinese market ...
  70. Active Risk vs. Residual Risk: Differences and Examples

    Active risk and residual risk are common risk measurements in portfolio management. This article discusses them, their calculations ...
  71. 3 Surprising Things That Big Data Reveals About HR

    More and more companies are using big data in HR as a means of saving time and money when recruiting, hiring and retaining ...
  72. Mylan’s Sneaky EpiPen Maneuvers

    Drugmaker Mylan has become a target of criticism in response to claims that it’s engaging in sneaky EpiPen maneuvers to shield ...
  73. Are Junk Bonds the New Equities?

    Many investors have begun to treat junk bonds like stocks. Is this a sound strategy?
  74. Funding a Startup with Retirement Cash: Smart or Dumb?

    Retired entrepreneurs who have "played it safe" – and retirees who want to stretch their dollars – are looking to invest ...
  75. When Do Social Security Benefits Start and End?

    Everything you need to know about the three primary Social Security programs, how they work and who qualifies for them.
  76. EOG's $2.5 Billion Deal Gets Mixed Reviews (EOG)

    Oil may have to reach $50 a barrel before profit margins improve at Yates Petroleum, which EOG bought for$2.5 billion
  77. Why Retirees Are Carrying More Debt Than Ever

    As people reach retirement they are carrying more debt than ever before. Why and what to watch for.
  78. First-Time Homebuyer's Guide

    Buying a home for the first time can seem daunting. Learn the buying process & what to watch out for in order to be a successful ...
  79. How Life Insurance Can Help With Liquidity

    Life insurance can provide liquidity in personal and business situations when access to capital is essential. Learn how to ...
  80. Tips for a Smooth Trip to Retirement

    Planning for retirement is like planning for a vacation: assess your ideal destination, follow directions, pack wisely, and ...
  81. Protecting Your Assets from Contingencies

    It really doesn't matter how well you've saved or invested if your assets aren't protected.
  82. Rent-To-Own Homes: How The Process Works

    Sometimes there is an alternative way to buy a home: a rent-to-own agreement, also called lease option or lease-to-own. Lease ...
  83. Here's Where Investment Banks Are Recruiting (GS, C)

    The question of "Where do investment banks recruit?" is best answered through an analysis of the top schools where investment ...
  84. The Perils of Investing in Leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged ETFs are best suited for day traders versus buy-and-hold investors who have a longer time horizon.
  85. How Fees Impact Your Investment Results

    You might be surprised by how much investment fees impact a portfolio's performance.
  86. ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil: 6-Month Snap Shot (UCO)

    Discover how the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF performed over the last six months and what factors contributed ...
  87. TWX: How Time Warner's Stock Price Rose 8% in 6 Months

    Time Warner's stock price closed higher in the first six months of 2016 as its HBO Now and Hulu investment outweighed poor ...
  88. 5 LinkedIn Must Dos If You Only Have 15 Minutes

    Here's how to leverage LinkedIn to help market your practice in less time than it takes to drink a cup of coffee.
  89. Helping Couples Strategize for Social Security

    Even with the elimination of the file-and-suspend option for couples claiming Social Security, there are strategies they ...
  90. Advisors, Try This Untapped Wealth Market

    Targeting international clients is a great way for advisors to reach an untapped market, although these folks have specific, ...
  91. 4 Books Teresa Clarke Is Reading

    Teresa Clarke, former Goldman Sachs investment banking director and current head of Africa.com, has put together an interesting ...
  92. MNKD: How MannKind's Stock Price Fell 28% in 6 Months

    MannKind's stock price declined nearly 30% in the past six months, as of August 2016. Many traders are betting that the company ...
  93. Diversification Strategies: Stocks Vs. Gold

    When it comes to asset allocation, is gold a solid diversifying asset class?
  94. Top 4 Health Insurance Providers for Entrepreneurs (UNH)

    If you are self-employed or starting a small business, four health insurers provide solid options for coverage aimed at entrepreneurs ...
  95. Top 5 Fastest-Growing Startups in NYC (GOOGL, FB)

    The top five New York City startups are technology companies in different industries with astronomical track records of revenue ...
  96. 5 Companies Whose High-Dividend Stocks Are Not Worth the Risk (PAA, NLY)

    Dividend stocks are vulnerable to sharp drops when companies cut payouts to investors. These companies have yet to cut dividends ...
  97. WMT: Wal-Mart Dividend Analysis

    Wal-Mart raised its dividend for the 43rd consecutive year, despite losing over 25% of its market value in 2015, and its ...
  98. 3 Books the CEO of McKinsey Is Reading

    Dominic Barton, the CEO of McKinsey & Company Inc., has a reading list primarily focused on Europe. Currently, the EU's breakup ...
  99. USMV vs. FVD: Comparing Smart Beta Funds

    A comparison between two smart beta ETFs, the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF and the First Trust Value Line Dividend ...
  100. Smart Beta: Do Low Volatility ETFs Make Sense?

    Do low volatility ETFs have a place in client portfolios as either core or satellite holdings?
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