Bonds Articles

  1. 4 Steps to Getting a Small Business Loan Without Collateral

    A small business can obtain an unsecured loan without collateral by taking steps to get the best possible terms.
  2. 3 Places You Can Buy Social Impact Bonds

    Social impact bonds are an innovative security that provides investors with returns and also channels funds to socially beneficial ...
  3. A Quick Guide to How FAFSA Loans Work

    If you’re headed to college and want to know how to apply for financial aid, this is where you need to start.
  4. How to Create a Budget You Can Stick With

    Following a budget can be difficult. But it’s usually the difference between living a stressful retirement versus the retirement ...
  5. CEOs With Risky Lifestyles: Should You Care?

    Risk-seeking personalities can be a positive characteristic for American CEOs, but it can lead to disastrous consequences. ...
  6. 5 Colleges That Are Slashing Tuition Costs

    Schools are cutting tuition fees because of the economic times. We tell you which ones are cutting prices.
  7. 3 Best Credit Cards for Restaurants in 2016

    Credit cards with restaurant rewards can be lucrative, if they are managed properly. Here are three cards with the best features. ...
  8. Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid on Your 401(k)

    Funding and managing your 401(k) is critical to a financially healthy retirement. Avoid these top 10 mistakes.
  9. Top 10 Apps to Split Bills in 2016 (PYPL)

    These 10 applications have the ability to split bills, distribute expenses to friends and track outstanding payments yet ...
  10. Investopedia Advisor Insights Perks

    Unlock free tools to further promote your business as you publish on Advisor Insights.
  11. Understanding Verizon's Capital Structure (VZ)

    Verizon has a highly leveraged capital structure, and this debt capitalization and the company's equity have affected its ...
  12. Investopedia Advisor Insights FAQs

    Investopedia tackles some frequently asked questions regarding Advisor Insights.
  13. Publishing Articles on Investopedia Advisor Insights

    A complete guide to publishing an article on Investopedia's Advisor Insights platform.
  14. How Do Negative Interest Rates Work?

    There is a lot of confusion surrounding negative interest rates. Matt breaks it down and explains what going negative really ...
  15. The Elusive Spark Needed for the Rally to Continue

    Against most expectations, U.S. stocks are turning in a respectable performance this year. The S&P 500 is now up 7% year-to-date, ...
  16. How Do Mortgage Lenders Calculate Affordability?

    Home affordability is an important question for prospective homeowners and mortgage lenders alike. It is generally a function ...
  17. Understanding Penny Stocks' Risks and Rewards

    Penny stocks can soar in a short period, but dabbling in them is a dangerous game. Here is a breakdown on the risks and rewards ...
  18. How to Invest in Penny Stocks (ADAT, ANAD)

    Is the lure of finding a diamond in the rough too strong to ignore? Then here's a guide to investing in penny stocks.
  19. How to Protect Your Assets From Litigation

    Personal umbrella liability insurance can offer you big-time legal protection relatively cheaply, in case your existing policies ...
  20. Top 5 Electronics Stocks of 2016 (TXN, QCOM)

    As electronic devices play an increasingly important role in modern life, consider these top-performing electronics stocks ...
  21. 5 Tips for Lawn-Care Businesses to Get Ahead

    Learn effective lawn-care business tips, such as using social media and sharing client testimonials, to grow your business.
  22. How to Distinguish Advisors From Salespeople

    What's in a financial professional's title? Often a great deal of confusion and potential for conflict. So be sure you're ...
  23. The Big Merger Fell Through – Now What?

    Employees who own stock or stock options at their employer need to be aware of these pitfalls if a merger or acquisition ...
  24. Elements of Insurable Risks: A Quick Guide

    Explore the elements of insurable risk: due to chance, measurable and definite, predictability, noncatastrophic, random selection ...
  25. Univision MasterCard Prepaid Card: What You Need to Know (MGI, WU)

    The Univision MasterCard prepaid card markets itself as a safe alternative to cash, but competing cards may offer better ...
  26. What Are the Different Types of Foreign Aid?

    Foreign aid can take many forms and may involve governments and private-sector contributors. Some efforts are more effective ...
  27. 5 Things to Avoid Buying During Labor Day Sales

    It may surprise you to learn that Labor Day weekend sales are not the best time to buy gas grills. Ditto for some other items ...
  28. Top 5 Utilities Stocks of 2016 (DUK, EXC)

    Learn why utilities stocks have performed strongly in the first half of 2016. Explore five utilities companies likely to ...
  29. 3 Fintech Firms Emerging in Tampa (PYPL)

    Discover three of the major financial technology companies that have corporate headquarters or U.S. operations centers in ...
  30. Why Stock Picking Is a Loser's Game

    If you are trading in and out of individual stocks and you are not illegally insider trading, you are a total loser. Here's ...
  31. Who Is Driving Seadrill's Management Team? (SDRL)

    John Fredriksen, Anton Dibowitz and Mark Morris head the management team at Seadrill Ltd. as it attempts to survive a large ...
  32. Why Hobbies Should Be Part of Your Retirement Plan

    Retirement should be fun—you’ve worked all your life and you deserve to enjoy your time off. Here's why it's important to ...
  33. Don't Spend Your Retirement-Fund Cash This Way

    Before you cash out or raid one of your retirement funds, consider the following things you should not do with that money.
  34. Are Your Clients Financially Literate? Probably Not

    Financial literacy is on the decline in the U.S. Advisors shouldn't assume their own clients are well-versed in all areas ...
  35. California Readies State-Sponsored Retirement Plan

    California is aiming to be the next state to roll out a state-sponsored retirement plan.
  36. Why Boomers Are Delaying Retirement

    Baby Boomers are changing retirement. Exactly how, though, is still evolving as the realities of life sometimes clash with ...
  37. The Keynesian Put: New Support For Asset Prices

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts suggest fiscal policy is likely to take over from monetary policy in supporting strong ...
  38. Finding Non-Callable Bonds No One Can Take Away

    Low interest rates have led to nearly $250 billion in bonds being called in, leaving investors in the lurch. How to find ...
  39. For Young Investors: Too Many Choices, Too Few Dollars

    Your retirement may be decades away, but this is no time to procrastinate.
  40. The Major 5 Equity ETFs with Exposure to China

    Whether or not its the right time to invest in Chinese markets remains controversial. ETFs, however, provide an interesting ...
  41. Why You Absolutely Need an Emergency Fund

    What is an emergency fund, and why is it often the first component of sound financial planning?
  42. Are You Living Too Close to the Edge?

    If a missed paycheck would make your finances cave in, here's how to get back on track.
  43. The Worst-Performing Currencies of 2016

    Find out which foreign currencies struggled the most during the first seven months of 2016, and why the situation in Venezuela ...
  44. A Guide to Security Selection

    Security selection helps investors determine which financial securities are included in a specific portfolio, letting them ...
  45. The Importance of Personal Finance Knowledge

    Financial literacy rates are falling among Americans. Building this knowledge is crucial to having a successful financial ...
  46. The Companies Donald Trump Owns

    Trump has stakes in a wide variety of businesses, including golf courses, perfumes, and even private jet leasing.
  47. Robo-Advisors vs. Passively Managed Funds: Which Is Better?

    Expense is the main distinction between the two, but each has its plusses and minuses, depending on the type of investor ...
  48. Examples of Adverse Selection in the Insurance Industry

    Find out what the term "adverse selection" refers to in the insurance industry, and learn how insurance companies protect ...
  49. How the Sam's Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards (WMT)

    Sam's Club offers store-only and MasterCard credit cards with several membership and rewards program options.
  50. How the Sears Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (SHLD)

    Sears offers three different types of credit cards with various rewards and benefits programs. Included are rewards and benefits ...
  51. Top 5 Consumer Electronics Stocks of 2016 (AAPL, PLT)

    The fundamentals for particular consumer electronics stocks are important when considering investing in a company producing ...
  52. Why Too Many Credit Cards Can Hurt Your Credit Score

    Find out why having too many credit card accounts can adversely impact your credit score if the cards are not managed properly.
  53. Insurance, Excess Insurance and Reinsurance: What's the Difference? (ALL)

    Understanding the differences might help you avoid being overinsured or underinsured.
  54. College Tuition: 8 Mistakes Parents Should Avoid

    Here are 8 mistakes parents should avoid while saving for college tuition.
  55. The 3 Biggest Secrets About Financial Planning

    Financial planning is more comprehensive than many professionals suggest. Here's what you should be thinking about when it ...
  56. This Is How Donald Trump Actually Got Rich

    Find out how "The Donald" got his start, where he made his fortunes and why Donald Trump used the power of brand recognition ...
  57. Improve Your Chances to Get Approved for a Credit Card (BAC, DFS)

    Little or no credit doesn’t mean you’re stuck paying with cash. There are credit options for those just starting to establish ...
  58. Top 5 Pesticide Companies in the World (SYT, DOW)

    Discover the top pesticide companies in the world and explore the merger and acquisition activity that may concentrate food ...
  59. The Best 3 Debt Consolidation Loans Companies in 2016

    If you're looking for debt consolidation, these are three companies to consider.
  60. Condo vs. Townhouse vs. House: Which Is Right for You?

    Each type of housing, condos, townhouses and detached houses, has its pros and cons. Buyers should consider lifestyle and ...
  61. What Is a Special Enrollment Period, and Why Does It Matter?

    Various life events and situations enable you to join a qualified health plan (QHP) offered through the marketplace or change ...
  62. Paycheck to Paycheck? Start Saving This Way

    Five ways to stop living paycheck to paycheck and start saving.
  63. On a Retirement Job Search? Try These Agencies

    There are several web-based staffing agencies that can help baby boomers and other seniors with their retirement job search. ...
  64. Top 10 Retirement Gift Ideas for That Special Day

    The age-old traditional gold watch has not gone out of style, but it's only one of many appropriate gifts to give a retiring ...
  65. How to Make Decisions About Your Stock Options

    Always make sure your financial plan is based on you and your goals for your future, especially when it comes to vetting ...
  66. Read This Before You Retire in the Philippines

    The Philippines has a warm climate, a low cost of living and plenty of people who speak English. What to do next if you think ...
  67. Understanding Amazon's Capital Structure (AMZN)

    Following the 2008 financial crisis, many companies, including Amazon, have been increasing their leverage, causing significant ...
  68. Top 7 Aerospace Companies in the World (BA, UTX)

    Find out which aerospace companies rank as the largest in the world based on annual revenue in 2015 from defense and non-defense ...
  69. Top 5 Health Care Stocks of 2016 (AMGN, BMY)

    Discover why the baby boomers are benefiting the health care sector. Explore five health care stocks that are well positioned ...
  70. How Financial Advisors Manage Liquidity Risk

    Financial advisors have to carefully consider a client's willingness and ability to take investment risks, including tax ...
  71. Professors: Stop Drowning in Student Loans

    Students aren't the only ones dealing with loans. Professors who borrowed money to get to where they are should consider ...
  72. How JPay Works and Makes Money

    JPay exploits a huge, untapped part of America's prison system by providing payment and technology services to inmates throughout ...
  73. Top 5 Clothing Stocks of 2016 (PLCE, LULU)

    Discover the top five clothing stocks of 2016, and learn how they can help your portfolio gain from the athleisure, off-retail ...
  74. 5 Fintech Firms Emerging in India (BABA, MSFT)

    Learn about the growing financial technology sector in India and the innovative companies that are challenging traditional ...
  75. Putting Your Money to Work for the Greater Good

    There are several ways to put your capital to work for social or charitable causes, while also facilitating moves that support ...
  76. Will Nonperforming Loans Cause 'Italeave'?

    The EU's reluctance to allow Italy to bail out its precarious banks may encourage Italy to follow England out of the EU. ...
  77. Who Is Driving Cisco's Management Team (CSCO)

    Three key members of the Cisco management team and board of directors drive the most important business and corporate governance ...
  78. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Currencies

    Analyze the relationship between interest rates and currency devaluation. Examine the impact of negative rates and how further ...
  79. How Did Sergey Brin Get Rich?

    Sergey Brin is president of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), the parent company of the world's largest search engine, Google.com, ...
  80. Top 3 European Investment Trusts (JEO.L, HEFT.L)

    Discover three of the best-performing European investment trusts for investors to consider as vehicles to obtain exposure ...
  81. How the PayPal Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (PYPL)

    Find out how the PayPal Extras MasterCard works for you, and how you can earn maximum rewards on gas and restaurant purchases ...
  82. 4 Risks of Shorting REIT ETFs

    Discover the four risks to consider when short selling real estate exchange-traded funds and learn how to determine if the ...
  83. Buying Nintendo Put Options: Is It Possible? (NTDOY, VLKAY)

    Nintendo saw its shares jump after Pokemon Go. Now many investors feel it's time to sell. Discover the best alternative for ...
  84. Should Jaime Dimon Tell Clients to Raise Wages? (JPM)

    Learn why MIT Professor Thomas A. Kochan believes that JPMorgan's move to raise the minimum wage for its lower compensated ...
  85. How Corrupt Is Venezuela? An Inside Look

    Learn more about the corruption level in Venezuela and how it could affect your investments if you decide to invest in the ...
  86. 5 Challenges Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries Face

    Although they may be legal in four states, recreational marijuana dispensaries in Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Alaska ...
  87. Can You Become Rich Investing in Mutual Funds?

    Find out how you can use mutual fund investments to get rich, including which types of funds are best suited for rapid wealth ...
  88. When Multi-Factor ETFs Make Sense

    Multi-factor ETFs are a logical progression from single-factor smart beta ETFs. Here's when it makes sense to use them in ...
  89. Emerging Markets: What Advisors Should Tell Clients

    Is this the right time to invest clients’ money into emerging markets?
  90. How an Opt-In Box Can Grow Your Email Following

    Email is powerful for communicating with your financial advisory clients and nurturing prospects. Here are some tips on how ...
  91. Americans Are Getting Richer...Kind Of

    Americans are getting richer – the number of affluent households is growing – but the rate is slower now than it was before ...
  92. Talking to Clients Who Think Stocks Are in a Bubble

    Here's what to tell clients who think that the market is in bubble territory.
  93. Keys to Keeping Millionaire Clients

    Almost half of millionaires would not recommend their advisor. Here's how to keep these clients happy.
  94. Two Bond Stories from Two Sides of the English Channel

    We find that the U.K. market has many similarities to the United States and Canada, but across the English Channel, the European ...
  95. VGENX: Overview of Vanguard Energy Fund

    Explore an analysis of the Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and learn about the characteristics, investment strategy ...
  96. JANBX: Overview of Janus Balanced Fund

    Discover a balanced mutual fund with a solid performance history, weathering down markets and routinely outperforming equity ...
  97. America's Poorest States in 2016

    The poorest states in America include Mississippi, West Virginia and Arkansas.
  98. Credit Karma Doesn't Hurt Your Credit Score, and Here's Why

    Credit Karma is a popular option for checking credit histories for free, and it doesn't hurt your credit score.
  99. When Is it Time to Stop Saving for Retirement?

    Successful retirement planning demands lots of saving and smart money management. But once you retire, how do you transition ...
  100. VWELX,VGHCX,VFINX,VINIX: Top Mutual Fund Holders of Baxter

    Discover the five largest mutual fund investors in Baxter International. Learn about an actively managed fund with industry ...
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