Bonds Articles

  1. Seven Well-Worn Secrets to Investment Success

    Highlights and recommendations of a veteran portfolio manager for investment success.
  2. Make Money Fast From The New 'Sharing Economy'

    The sharing economy has introduced a whole new way to earn a few extra dollars each month.
  3. Accidentally Conservative: The Risk that Lies Ahead for Millennials

    Research shows that Millennials are substantially more conservative when it comes to their finances than previous generations. Jessie Szymanski explains why this age group may be missing out.
  4. Will OIS Replace LIBOR?

    LIBOR manipulation by large banks during the financial crisis has raised serious doubts about the interest rate's reliability. Now, the question is whether to reform the rate or replace it with another benchmark such as OIS.
  5. What's At Stake As Google Takes On Amazon?

    Google's decision to go head-to-head with Amazon with a new same-day shopping service isn't just about cheap Cheerios, coffeemakers, and clothing.
  6. How Women In Transition Should Mind Their Finances

    With roughly 80% of women dying single due to divorce or outliving their spouses, they must become more involved in their financial planning – and advisors must to do more to help.
  7. What Is The Difference Between After-Hours Trading And Late Trading?

    “After-hours” trading and “late trading” both refer to investments made outside of normal business hours. While the two activities sound similar and often take place in similar time frames, the former is perfectly legal while the latter is not.
  8. Russian Interests

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine remain high, and have spilled onto the international stage.
  9. Financial Changes When You Marry

    Before you tie the knot, here are some steps to take so the legal underpinnings of your marriage will be as solid as your love.
  10. Is Annuitization Your Best Strategy?

    Annuitization has traditionally offered annuity owners a stream of income they cannot outlive, but there are some disadvantages to this form of payout. Consider alternatives, such as income-benefit riders, before making your decision.
  11. Tax Breaks for Volunteering

    In addition to helping society, volunteering can yield tax deductions – sometimes. Here's how to tell what will pass muster and what won't.
  12. This Company's Dividend History Is The Real Thing

    Take water. Add some sugar, a little carbon dioxide and some flavoring. Sell at a gigantic markup. It sounds almost too simple to work, and yet Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. has remained a staple of the Dow for decades.
  13. Why a Rise In the National Debt Is Good for You

    In the first quarter of the year, the household national debt for Americans was $129 billion. Yet contrary to popular belief, debt is not always a bad thing.
  14. Top 10 Factors When Buying Country ETFs

    Here are our Top Ten factors to consider when buying a country ETF.
  15. Learn About These 6 Dumb Money Pitfalls For Married Couples

    From tax implications to knowing your partner's credit score, watch out for these six money pitfalls.
  16. Value Offers a Cushion: Why Last Year’s Winners Are Now Losers and Vice Versa

    A trend in markets this year has been the poor performance of last year’s stock market winners, and the resilience of some of last year’s losers.
  17. Unconstrained Investing: What It Is … And What It Isn’t

    “Unconstrained investing” is a term that is bandied about frequently—and is an investment approach that can often be misunderstood.
  18. These Sectors Benefit From Rising Interest Rates

    You've adjusted your debt portfolio to prepare for rising interest rates; now what about your equity holdings? Here are some sectors and companies to keep an eye on.
  19. 10 Reasons Why ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Will Change the Way You Think About Investing In Women

    If there was any doubt about the contributions an educated woman can make to society, consider these facts.
  20. “Old Tech” ETFs Are Better Risk-Reward Prospects Than “New Tech” ETFs

    Scores of investors often regard Benjamin Graham as the grandfather of value investing. Even those who shun Graham’s methods of analyzing securities tend to revere quotes attributed to him.
  21. Why These Three Retirement Rules of Thumb Are Bad Ideas

    We’re all looking for simple rules of thumb to help our retirement planning. But three popular ones - 3% savings, 4% drawdown, 120% minus your age – may be dangerous to your retirement health.
  22. Home Improvements That Really Pay Off

    Before you invest the cash from your home equity loan in a sunroom or a high-end master suite, take heed: The renovations that pay off most aren't the glamorous ones.
  23. Seniors: Before You Co-sign That Student Loan

    If that loan isn't paid back, you could be on the line for the whole amount, plus penalties. Ask the 115,000 retirees whose Social Security checks have already been garnished.
  24. Ignore This Demographic At Your Own Peril

    Hispanics have unique financial planning needs and attitudes, and financial advisers would be well-served by studying this fast-growing demographic's differences.
  25. How AT&T Came To Serve A Third Of Americans

    AT&T mobile phones are used by roughly a third of Americans. How it managed to accomplish that starts with a state-sponsored monopoly, a well-publicized breakup and astute maneuvers through a technological revolution.
  26. Debt Consolidation: When It Helps, When It Doesn't

    Here's the smart way to use a debt consolidation to get your financial life back on track
  27. Trading Options on Futures Contracts

    Futures contracts are available for all sorts of financial products, from equity indexes to precious metals. Trading options based on futures means buying call or put options based on the direction you believe an underlying financial product will move, or writing options for income.
  28. What Is ICE LIBOR And What Is It Used For?

    In the case of ICE LIBOR, an innocent-sounding set of letters has a profound bearing on every loan you make.
  29. What's the Cheapest Airfare Really?

    By the time you add in all the extra fees, that supposedly discount airfare might not be your best bet. Here's how to know before you go.
  30. How To Earn The Most From CDs When Interest Rates Are Low

    Certificates of deposit might not seem like a good place to keep your money when interest rates are low, but they do offer security and stability. And with laddering and studying promotional rates, you can generate a nice return.
  31. Seven Considerations When You Negotiate Severance

    Someday the ax will fall. It happens in almost every career. Here's how to survive and move on.
  32. When Should You Make A Short Sale?

    Consider making a short sale in the following circumstances: Bearish trend is developing rapidly, fundamentals are deteriorating, technical indicators are signaling "Sell," and there is an abrupt change in momentum / sentiment.
  33. Four Market Risks to Focus on This Summer

    Four market risks to pay attention to this summer.
  34. Learn How To Invest Defensively From This Hedge Fund Pro

    With the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 hovering near all-time highs and plenty of investors shifting to a defensive stance, there are plenty of opportunities to bet against the stock market. But where to start?
  35. 5 Funds to Fight Inflation

    Judging by the price action and performance of conventional inflation hedges over the last 12 months, it appears the investing public's worries over inflation are nearly non-existent.
  36. Why Caregiving Costs Women

    Fueled by extended life expectancies, lost wages from reduced work and rising healthcare costs, women are now the hardest hit when it comes to caregiving for an elderly parent.
  37. 10 Ways To Never Pay Top Dollar At Movie Theaters

    How did we ever survive without $15 movie tickets, outrageous markups at concession stands and headache-inducing 3D screenings? Movie tickets, especially in big cities, are at an all time high.
  38. Why Now May Be The Right Time For Emerging Market Bonds

    The emerging markets fixed income space continues to see some volatility, but there are some potentially attractive entry points.
  39. Your College Won’t Tell You About These 10 Ways to Get More Financial Aid Money

    Thinking about how to pay for college is an important topic that parents and kids should talk about together. With the costs of college rising, sometimes deciding where to go for school is as simple as choosing the institution that gives you the best financial aid offer.
  40. Why You Don’t Need Mortgage Protection Life Insurance

    Mortgage protection life insurance sounds great in concept - a guarantee that your mortgage will be paid off if you die unexpectedly. But take a hard look at what you get before choosing it.
  41. Garage Sale vs. Donation

    Which offers you the bigger payoff?
  42. Pot Stock Pitfalls To Watch For

    When it comes to the quickly evolving marijuana sector, stay wary, heed SEC warnings and do your research, or your investment could go up in smoke.
  43. How Google's Self-Driving Car Will Change Everything

    Self-driving vehicles are coming fast, and they’re going to radically change what it’s like to get from point A to point B, not to mention the town or city you live in.
  44. How To Use A Moving Average To Buy Stocks

    The Moving Average indicator is one of the most useful tools to trade and analyze financial markets.
  45. Why Is Bitcoin's Value So Volatile?

    Bitcoin's value fluctuates due to a confluence of factors, including media hype and perceived value.
  46. What's the Best Time to Get Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Consider applying for long-term care insurance much sooner than you'll need it. If you wait too long, premiums will likely be much higher or you may be denied altogether.
  47. Four Reasons to Check Your Credit Card Accounts Online

    Credit cards do offer some protection against fraud, but it pays to be vigilant. And there are other benefits to your bottom line
  48. How To Buy Gold Options

    Buy gold options to attain a position in gold for less capital than buying physical gold or gold futures. If you've wondered how to invest in gold , here's a shorter-term and less capital intensive way to do it.
  49. 6 Critical Moves That Will Save You Time and Money Before Hunting for a Mortgage

    There are many important aspects to consider and research before the process of selecting a home even begins.
  50. Mortgage Amortization Strategies

    Should you get a 30-year mortgage? A 15-year one? Ways to decide which mortgage is the best fit.
  51. America The Youthful? Yes, On a Relative Basis

    While the United States is aging at a much slower pace than much of the rest of the world, the U.S. population will almost certainly continue to age.
  52. Bargain ETFs Are Sitting In Plain View

    Last week, at the same time that the Dow had been hitting an all-time high, the Russell 2000 had been crossing below its long-term 200-day trendline.
  53. Insurance for Millennials

    Four insurance must-haves – and one maybe – for Generation Y
  54. How To Buy Silver Options

    Buying silver options allows traders to attain a position in silver for less capital than buying physical silver or silver futures.
  55. When a 401(k) Hardship Withdrawal Makes Sense

    If you've exhausted all other avenues, there are ways to withdraw funds before age 59½ – sometimes without the 10% penalty that's usually due.
  56. How Philip Morris International Lights Up Portfolios

    Never mind the obvious risk, humanity's love affair with cigarettes is an enduring one. Even in an abstemous U.S., 18.1% of adults smoke. But that's nothing compared to the rest of the world, served by Philip Morris International.
  57. Do U.S. High Corporate Tax Rates Hurt Americans?

    The United States has the highest corporate tax rate of the 34 developed, free-market nations that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
  58. How To Manage Your Finances Through A Divorce

    Dividing assets and liabilities in a divorce can be a sad, complicated task. But with some planning, patience and the help of a financial adviser, splitting couples can avoid some obvious and not-so-obvious pitfalls while they tend to their changing financial needs.
  59. Five Things to Know About Quitclaim Deeds

    If that property you're about to buy has a quitclaim deed, check very carefully before you hand over your cash.
  60. Five Distinct Features of Medicare Advantage

    Should seniors opt for the flexibility of Medicare or the often broader coverage or lower cost of Medicare Advantage programs through a private insurer? Consider the following.
  61. How Oracle Remains A Relatively Unknown Software Giant

    Among the world's largest corporations by market cap, few companies are as unfamiliar to the everyday consumer as Redwood City, Calif.-based Oracle Corp. How is the world's second-largest software company able to stay below radar?
  62. Are Your Expensive Vices covered?

    If your wine, cigars or weed are stolen or destroyed, will your homeowners insurance come to the rescue?
  63. Preparing Your Portfolio For Climate Change

    A recent White House's report paints an alarming picture of coming climate change. How will you adjust your portfolio to protect your assets?
  64. Simple Steps for Rebuilding Your Credit

    Trying to repair your credit? Your first instincts may not be correct. Review your best options for raising a bad credit score and start repairing your financial history today.
  65. Trading the Most Volatile Stocks After Hours

    The stock market has an official open and close, but trading takes place outside these hours, often in the most volatile stocks.
  66. Retirement Plans From Around The World

    How does the rest of the world stack up against the U.S. when it comes to planning and saving for retirement?
  67. The Difference Between Options and Futures

    Are you sure you know the difference between an option and a future?
  68. Could One Bitcoin Come To Be Worth $1 Million? Q&A

    "If Bitcoin lives up to its potential and becomes the working capital of international trade, it could be used for cross border transactions."
  69. Do You Have This Crucial Financial Letter?

    If you don't have a letter of intent in your desk, write one now. Here's why.
  70. These Astute Bets Helped Hedge Funds Win Big

    Some astute bets helped hedge fund managers increase their average take by 50% in 2013, though the majority of funds were unable to beat the broad market.
  71. Time to Accept Credit Card Offers Again?

    How much you could get and whether to respond
  72. When Is The Best Time To Book A Cheap Flight?

    Here are 10 tips to help you score the best airfare the next time you fly.
  73. ETF “Technology” Gaining Ground: What it means for Your Portfolio

    A new report from Greenwich Associates reveals that institutional investors are increasingly embracing ETF “technology”. Daniel Gamba takes a closer look at the results and reveals what investors can learn from this trend.
  74. Why Apple On The Prowl Is A Good Sign

    While Apple's pending deal to buy Beats Electronics might be upsetting its acolytes, the move is far from an act of desperation. In fact, it's what smart, mature companies do to stay ahead of the curve.
  75. Debt Forgiveness: How to Get Out of Paying Your Student Loans

    Though many individuals eagerly await the possibility of student loan forgiveness, strict stipulations and changing laws may leave some debt-burdened grads with huge un-paid tabs and reduced – or no - help in sight.
  76. How Good a Deal is an Indexed Annuity?

    Indexed annuities are marketed as a compromise between fixed and variable-rate products. But watch the fine print!
  77. Fundamental Investment Metrics For Buying Stocks And Bonds

    Don't let the name fool you. Even a "fundamental" investor has to pay attention to certain metrics.
  78. Use The Percentage Price Oscillator: The "Elegant Indicator" For Picking Stocks

    Technical analysis is basically an attempt to disprove the credo that "Past performance is not indicative of future results." The percentage price oscillator, which measures momentum, is among the more sophisticated of such tools.
  79. Crass (But Effective) Ways to Build a College Fund

    Learn from non-profit fundraisers: Encourage friends and family to give your kid college cash, not toys – and say thank you, thank you, thank you
  80. 4 Free Parking Apps That Save You Time and Money

    Free parking apps that are working to save you gas, time and money.
  81. 11 Ways to Save on Hotel Costs

    One of the biggest expenses when traveling is lodging. According to the latest data from the Hotel Price Index from Hotels.com, U.S. travelers spent about an average of $174 per night on hotels when traveling internationally in 2013. When traveling at home, Americans spent about $131.
  82. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains robust, but at 83 is clearly somewhere in the fourth quarter of the game. What does that mean for Berkshire Hathaway investors?
  83. Bulk Up Your Retirement

    If your business has receiveables, here's a smart way to leverage them to build up your retirement fund – fast
  84. The Easy Way To Measure Bitcoin's Fair Market Value: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

    How do you determine the fair market value of a currency that has appreciated faster than the shares of even the hottest technology stocks?
  85. What If Donald Sterling Ran Your Company?

    A chief executive officer can seem to have it all: power, influence and gravitas. But all of that hard-earned respectability — along with a company’s share price — can erode in the wake of a scandal.
  86. 5 Key Strategies For ETF Growth Investors

    Key strategies you can employ that will allow you to get out ahead of near-term volatility.
  87. Common Retirement Advice That DINKs Can Ignore

    The retirement rules are different when a couple has no kids. Spending more, retiring sooner – all kinds of options open up
  88. 5 Little Money White Lies That Can Leave You in the Red

    The lies you tell yourself can cost you plenty. Beware.
  89. Use Paying Rent to Boost Your Credit Score

    Now, rent payments can work for you – not just against you – to affect your credit rating
  90. To Love, Honor and Collect: You, Your Spouse and Social Security

    You may have earned your Social Security benefits on your own, but if you’re married, your collection strategy should be a joint decision.
  91. 5 Articles to Refresh Your Financial Literacy

    Being smart about things financial can make the difference between a shaky future and a comfortable one
  92. How To Protect Yourself From Rising Interest Rates

    Today's historically low interest rates have just one way to go. How should you prepare for their inevitable rise?
  93. How Gen Y Can Avoid Working Forever

    Despite tough odds, Gen Y has time to build a strong future with more control over their lives than earlier generations.
  94. Peri-Retirement: The New Life Transition

    Use your 30s and 40s to imagine new life options – and try them on for size
  95. 7 Things You’re Overpaying for on Vacation

    If you’re looking for summer costs that can be reduced, here are seven to start with.
  96. What $1 Million Buys You in America's Best Retirement Destinations

    Shopping for your dream retirement home in Bellingham, Brevard, Charleston and Tucson
  97. There Are More Ways To Invest In Land Than You Think

    You don't have to have a huge amount of capital to invest in land. You have many other options, including land-related ETFs and ETNs.
  98. An Introduction To Dark Pools

    Dark pools are an ominous-sounding term for private exchanges or forums for trading securities; unlike stock exchanges, dark pools are not accessible by the investing public.
  99. 6 Credit Card Rules for New College Grads

    Used well, your credit card can build a credit history that gets you jobs, apartments and a lower car-loan rate
  100. Is It Time To Break Up Berkshire Hathaway?

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is at the pinnacle of success and that’s when business leaders have to be the most wary. Will investors still be partying in Omaha a decade from now?
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