Bonds Articles

  1. Should Junk Bond ETFs Be a Part of Your Portfolio?

    Should junk bonds be a part of your portfolio? Here's what you need to know.
  2. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best Biotech Stocks

    A quick look at a 10 biotech companies that are poised to deliver for shareholders in 2015.
  3. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best REITs

    If you want to get on the REIT money train, then you better hurry up. However, the REITs covered here have potential beyond ...
  4. GLD vs. IAU: Which Gold ETF is Better?

    Looking to play gold with ETFs? A look at SPDR Gold Trust Shares (GLD) versus iShs Gold Trust Trust Units (IAU).
  5. Why Robo-Advisors are a 'Win-Win' for FAs, Clients

    The rise of robo-advisors was seen as added competition for traditional financial advisers. Instead, they could spell a 'win-win' ...
  6. Strategies To Trade Volatility Effectively With VIX

    VIX offers a bird’s eye view of real-time greed and fear, while providing a snapshot of the market’s expectations for volatility ...
  7. Facebook Money Transfer: Transforming E-Commerce

    Facebook's payment service holds huge prospects for Facebook’s business. Here’s how it works, and how it will impact e-commerce ...
  8. How Safe Is Venmo And Why Is It Free?

    Venmo is a digital wallet that allows users to send money with ease. Millions use the service, but is it actually safe?
  9. Studying in the United States: Chicago

    Would you enjoy going to college in Chicago? Here's what it's like to study and live in the Windy City.
  10. Is Automation Destroying Intellectual Jobs?

    As more jobs are automated, intellectual jobs that require the human brain remain, but does artificial intelligence pose ...
  11. The Worst Performing Currencies Of 2015

    The U.S. dollar has strengthened over the past year while weakness in Europe and the former Soviet Union has led to declines ...
  12. The Importance of Excel in Business

    Microsoft Excel is an indispensable tool for any business.
  13. How To Make Money With Motif

    Motif Investing has enabled investors to create a diversified portfolio, or motif, with relative ease.
  14. Study Abroad: Budget For Germany

    One of the best investments you can make is in study abroad. And Germany, with some of the world's top universities, is surprisingly ...
  15. How Does An IRS Audit Work?

    It doesn't automatically mean an IRS agent will be ringing your doorbell. Here are the different types of IRS audits and ...
  16. Why Are Tesla Cars So Expensive?

    What makes Tesla cars so expensive? Short supply and pricey parts is a good place to start.
  17. How To Build A Bond Ladder?

    Bond laddering is a strategy used when building a portfolio: an investor can spread out interest rate risk and create a stream ...
  18. Should You Tune In To the Market Noise?

    The world of investing is growing within the exchange traded fund (ETF) space, which has low costs and gives the ability ...
  19. Social Media: High Risk, High Potential Returns

    Carefully selecting social media ETFs can provide you with the opportunity to diversify your portfolio and enjoy financial ...
  20. 5 Smart Tips For Raising Financially Literate Kids

    Help your children learn to be financially literate with these strategies. Financial savvy begins with what they learn from ...
  21. Fast-Growing Israeli Startups Pulling Investors In

    Due to its government's policies, and an innovative defense sector that offers high-level training, Israel has become fertile ...
  22. How Investment Risk Is Quantified

    FInancial advisors and wealth management firms use a variety of tools based in Modern portfolio theory to quantify investment ...
  23. New Approaches To The Old Cup And Handle

    Many cup and handle traders adhere strictly to O'Neil’s rules for construction, but there are many variations that produce ...
  24. Schwab Courts Advisors with New Robo-Advisor

    On the heels of launching a robo-advisor service for individual investors, Schwab is set to debut one designed for independent ...
  25. How to Evaluate a Robo-advisor

    With the addition of robo-advisors, investors have a variety of new choices when it comes to how they find help in managing ...
  26. Which ETF is the Best Bet: VTI or IWV?

    A look at two quality ETFs that offer diversification, low expense ratios, and exposure to the total market.
  27. 5 Ways Bad Credit Screws Up Your Life

    When your credit score slumps, many other things in your life can also start to slide downward. How to recognize the situation ...
  28. Getting A Mortgage When Building Your Own Home

    It's much harder to get a loan when you're building a home, not moving into one. Here's where to look and what to expect.
  29. Countries Near Economic Collapse

    These four countries are nearing economic collapse.
  30. The Basics Of Trading S&P 500 Price Progression

    The S&P 500 index futures contract works exceptionally well as a road map for short-term market timing and direction.
  31. How To Buy A Beach Condo In The Philippines

    Foreigners can't buy land in the Philippines – but they can buy condos. Here's how to get one at the beach.
  32. How To Spot A Sell-Off

    The ability to identify a sell-off can be an extremely reliable resource to have in a time of market uncertainty.
  33. How to Help Clients Find Unclaimed Assets

    Locating unclaimed money or other property for clients can be a very useful additional service that can help you to add value ...
  34. SEO Tips for Financial Advisers

    Search engine optimization is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to creating an effective online presence.
  35. SEC's CARDS Plan Creates Controversy for Brokers

    The securities industry isn't happy with the hand it may be dealt with the SEC's proposed CARDS rules.
  36. Rethinking About Retirement Investing?

    There are plenty of reasons to rethink your retirement investing, wherever you fall on the spectrum between fatalistic acceptance ...
  37. Cash Back, Miles or 0% APR: Comparing Card Perks

    Consumers have a lot of choice these days when it comes to credit card rewards, including cash back, airline miles and introductory ...
  38. The Future Of Mobile Banking

    Typically slow to react to technological change, retail banks are finally recognizing the benefits it provides to consumers ...
  39. How To Save On Currency Exchanges in NYC

    You will get the best exchange rate in New York, but it's good to arrive in the U.S. with some dollars in your pocket. Here ...
  40. 10 Brokers That Pay You To Open An Account

    Open an account with one of these brokers and you will get a bonus. Just be sure it's the right account for your needs.
  41. Find The Top Three Retirement Cities Of Vietnam

    Vietnam has a low cost of living, beautiful beaches and mountains – and is friendly to Westerners. A preview vacation may ...
  42. The Upside Of Working Past Retirement

    If you love your work, or your paycheck, or both, there's no reason you have to quit your job just because you hit retirement ...
  43. Terrible Credit Score? Try These Credit Cards

    When your credit is less than stellar you have fewer choices. But some are still better than others. Here's our read on which ...
  44. Vanguard Readies Muni Bond ETF

    Vanguard is set to roll out a muni bond ETF, the firm's first.
  45. Who Wants to be a 401(k) Millionaire?

    Want to be a 401(k) millionaire? Here are some tips to get you on the right path.
  46. The Pros and Cons of 401(k) Loans

    A look at the pros and cons of 401(k) loans.
  47. Why Are Consumers In Hesitation?

    Diverging monetary policy globally and a stronger dollar continued to be key drivers of the recent underperformance and last ...
  48. The Key to McDonald's? 70 Million Customers a Day

    Even when it has an underperforming year, McDonald’s is still one of the most profitable companies around.
  49. Are Longevity Annuities in 401(k)s a Good Idea?

    An in depth look at the arrival of longevity annuities in 401(k)s and IRAs.
  50. Is Now the Right Time to Buy a House?

    Thinking of buying a home? Consider these factors first.
  51. Should Investors Nix Actively Managed Funds?

    Index fund returns are on a tear but does this mean investors should nix actively managed funds?
  52. Top ETFs Tracking the U.S. Economy

    Bullish about the U.S. Economy? Consider these ETFs.
  53. CFP Board’s Career Portal to Bridge Talent Gap

    The CFP Board's new online career portal aims to bridge the gap between financial advisors and employers.
  54. Industries That Will Disappear Soon

    As new technologies are introduced, new industries and jobs are created. However, which older industries and their profits ...
  55. How to Train Your New Financial Advisor

    Once you've hired a new adviser, an equally important process begins: training them.
  56. What Do You Need To Know About Inflation?

    When it comes to inflation, there is no shortage of opinions: one side argues the Fed should raise rates, and the opposition ...
  57. ETF Bubble Or No Bubble?

    ETFs might be the recommendation of choice for the unimaginative financial advisor, but that doesn’t mean that the industry ...
  58. Switzerland's Declining Tax Haven Appeal

    Switzerland's tax haven allure is being threatened by efforts by the US and other governments to make Swiss banks give up ...
  59. Asian LNG Prices: Not Likely To Rise Anytime Soon

    Asian LNG prices could stay low for an extended period of time, due to low oil prices, less demand and new LNG-producing ...
  60. Manhattan Luxury Condos As Investments

    New York City real estate is a trending investment for foreign investors.
  61. Best (And Worst) Ways To Change Money In Europe

    Which are the cheapest– and most costly – ways to exchange money when you're in Europe? See if you made the right choices ...
  62. Series 63 Exam State Securities Administrator

    Learn what you need to know about the state securities administrator to pass the Series 63 exam.
  63. How To Calculate Margin On The Series 3 Exam

    Learn what you need to know about margin to pass your Series 3 exam.
  64. Advisory Fees On The Series 66 Exam

    Learn what you need to know about investment advisory fees and contracts to pass the Series 66 exam.
  65. 7 Ways To Increase Your Home's Appraisal Value

    When it's time to sell your home – or refinance it – it will need to be appraised. Here's how to make sure the valuation ...
  66. What’s Missing For A Turnaround In Brazil?

    Today, many investors have written off Brazil following several years of poor performance, decelerating growth and chronically ...
  67. What You Must Know To Pass The Series 6 Exam

    Learn what you need to know about the creation and components of a mutual funds to pass the Series 6 exam.
  68. How To Move From Nest Egg To Income?

    Income vs. a nest egg is closely tied to what most of us are ultimately interested in for retirement – maintaining our standard ...
  69. Is The Series 24 Exam Hard?

    What makes the series 24 so challenging? The exam focuses very heavily on the supervision of trading and market making and ...
  70. How To Measure Returns On The Series 65 Exam

    An investor who is evaluating the performance of a portfolio manager must take into consideration the impact that any contributions ...
  71. Is An MIT Education Worth the Tuition?

    An education from MIT may look pricey on the surface, but the earning potential of graduates means it's usually a very solid ...
  72. Best Places To Go On A Strong Dollar In 2015

    The U.S. dollar is stronger than ever, which means that traveling abroad to certain countries will be easier on the wallet. ...
  73. Currency Crises In These Countries Will Shape 2015

    Ongoing financial and geopolitical issues have led several countries to the verge of a currency crisis in 2015.
  74. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Media Stocks

    A list of top-tier and speculative media stocks for 2015.
  75. Made A Mistake On Your Tax Return? Don't Panic

    You can always file an amended return. But the sooner you do it, the better.
  76. JPMorgan vs. Goldman Sachs: A Tale of Two Stocks

    The performance of JPMorgan and Goldman has been impressive, but one has a slight edge.
  77. Is the TLT ETF a Good Bet for the Long Run?

    Is the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) a good bet for the long run?
  78. African Equities vs. Bonds: Risks and Rewards

    A look at the risks and rewards of exposure to African equities vs. bonds.
  79. Top Financial Planning Colleges: A Primer

    An overview of the top colleges for financial planners and advisors.
  80. Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Master Card

    Should you pay the annual fee (waived the first year) for this rewards travel card? See how it compares.
  81. Is Quantitative Easing Destroying The Euro?

    Quantitative easing being undertaken by the ECB to stabilize the Eurozone economies is sure to have some impact in decreasing ...
  82. 4 Hottest IPOs in 2015

    Where is smart money headed this year? These are the most anticipated IPOs of 2015.
  83. How The Islamic State (IS) Got Its Start

    Despite its relatively new emergence in radical Islamist terrorism, the Islamic State, or ISIS, has been around for nearly ...
  84. Grad School After College: Go Right Away Or Wait?

    Going sooner keeps the education momentum going, but there are times when it pays to wait. Here's how to decide.
  85. With Schwab's New Robo-Advisor, What's Next?

    What does the entrance of Schwab Intelligent Portfolios into the robo-advisor space mean to online financial advice?
  86. Is GDX the Best Way to Play Gold?

    An analysis of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF.
  87. Why Gold's Price is More than 'Supply and Demand'

    The price of gold is moved by a combination of factors. But the way they work together is sometimes counterintuitive.
  88. Top Financial Education Sources for Engineers

    A breakdown of the top financial education sources for engineers.
  89. Eyeing REITs? Consider these Risks

    REITs are a great way to invest in real estate without all the drama and headaches. That said, there are risks.
  90. What is Zero Interest-Rate Policy (ZIRP)?

    In the years following the financial crisis, several central banks have turned to zero interest-rate policy to aid economic ...
  91. What Pet Insurance Actually Covers

    If you buy insurance for your pet, what will it cover – and what will you still have to pay for?
  92. Airbnb or Hotel: Which Is Better for Vegas Visitors?

    Airbnb will likely cost you a lot less than a hotel. Here's a look at the pluses and minuses – and some specific hotel vs. ...
  93. Business Taxes: Not Paying More Than You Have To

    If you're a small business owner, note these potential tax deductibles so that you don't pay taxes that could have been extra ...
  94. Is $200,000 Enough To Retire In The Philippines?

    How long would $200,000 in savings last if you retired in the Philippines? Longer than in most countries, especially if you ...
  95. Ready For The Entrepreneurial Leap?

    There are key traits and motivations that characterize an entrepreneur; these aren't necessarily genetic, but can be acquired ...
  96. Is Pet Insurance Worth The Price?

    Should you insure your pet? Here's how pet insurance works and how to decide if it's worth buying this coverage.
  97. What is Meerkat and How Does It Work?

    Meerkat is a mobile app that connects to users' Twitter networks to broadcast a live stream.
  98. The Basics Of Trading Chip Stocks

    Semiconductor companies offer an endless variety of trading and investment opportunities.
  99. How Citigroup Ensured That It's Too Big to Fail

    As a business, Citi has everything going for it. Scale, operational breadth...and the ear of key policymakers.
  100. Helping Clients Choose Long-Term Care Insurance

    The need for long-term care has become an inescapable (and pricey) issue for retirees. Here's what financial advisors can ...
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