Bonds Articles

  1. The Emerging Market Opportunity in a Yield Drought

    Learn why investors face the choice of either accepting lower income or increasing risk in their bond portfolios in the search ...
  2. If C&I Credits Are Worsening, Are U.S. Banks Still Solid? (BAC, XLF)

    Learn about trends in commercial and industrial loan portfolios at big banks and why increases in nonperforming loans might ...
  3. Drawdown Risks: 4 Tips from Goldman to Prepare (GS)

    Explore the four recommendations made by Goldman Sachs to prepare for the increasing frequency of double-digit drawdowns ...
  4. Chart of the Week: Where to Find Opportunities in a Post-Brexit World

    This week’s chart helps explains where to potentially find attractive value in a post-Brexit world.
  5. What Data Can Tell Us About the Brexit Vote

    BlackRock’s Scientific Active Equity team compiled several key data points for an internal live dashboard to better understand ...
  6. The Investopedia Anxiety Index

    The Investopedia Anxiety Index
  7. GAAP vs. Non-GAAP: Which Should You Consider for Evaluation?

    Find out why GAAP and non-GAAP earnings diverged in 2015. Determine which one deserves investor focus, based on investor ...
  8. 5 Reasons Why Easy Growth Is Behind Us

    Explore the five reasons why easy global growth is behind us, as stated by Mary Meeker, and discover where the biggest opportunities ...
  9. 17 Types of Income the IRS Can’t Touch

    That's right, 17. Uncle Sam can't get his hands on your money if it's in one of these very specific income categories.
  10. Donald Trump for President: What Are the Chances?

    The success of Donald Trump's outsider candidacy has shaken the Republican party to its core.
  11. Legal Risk Study: XLK, How Many Fines Have Component Companies Paid?

    Learn how component companies of the Technology Select SPDR ETF's sector have recently had to pay fines for monopolistic ...
  12. Capex Report: Telecom Leads in Spending (T,VZ)

    Find out why the telecom sector led in 2015 spending on capital expenditures and understand how operating cash flow and total ...
  13. 4 Government-Funded FuelCell Energy Projects (FCEL)

    Discover FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL), an alternative energy provider developing renewable fuel cell power plants ...
  14. Why Citi Says Lower Gas Prices Aren't Helping the World (C)

    Learn why lower prices of oil have done little to increase U.S. consumer spending, drive corporate earnings or increase global ...
  15. Fidelity vs. Vanguard: Which Is Better Suited to You?

    Learn whether Fidelity or Vanguard is better for the aggressive, conservative, cost-conscious or service-oriented/tech-savvy ...
  16. 6 Catalysts That Could Hurt Investors' Confidence

    Learn why Bank of America expects the economy to rebound, and how investors can best position themselves to take advantage ...
  17. Top 5 Positions in Philip Falcone's Portfolio (CPN, SPB)

    Philip Falcone was the former CEO and Chairman of Harbinger Capital Partners. This article analyzes his top four portfolio ...
  18. The Decline of the Middle Class: An Inside Look

    Find out what is behind the decline of the middle class in America and how the hourglass economy may effect consumption.
  19. 10 Summer Books to Read That JP Morgan Recommends (JPM)

    Discover the 10 books included in JPMorgan's 17th annual summer reading list. The titles cover a range of topics, from sleep ...
  20. How Minimum Wage Increases Could Hurt These Sectors

    Learn why the consumer discretionary sector, and in particular the leisure and hospitality industry, faces the biggest challenges ...
  21. These Will Be the World's Top Economies in 2020

    Discover the current economic forces that are anticipated to significantly shift the landscape of the world's most powerful ...
  22. Is the ECB Failing as a Central Bank?

    Deutsche Bank claims that the European Central Bank has failed. Discover the reasons for this accusation and the bank's proposed ...
  23. 3 Cases Against Long-Term Investment in Stocks

    Learn why a rapidly evolving technology landscape, slowing population growth and single-product dominance have made long-term ...
  24. The Current State of the U.S. Debt

    Discover the current state of U.S. national debt, whether it's increasing or decreasing, and what is projected for the next ...
  25. 2 Catalysts for Fed Hikes That Aren't Data Driven

    Find out what catalysts that are not data-driven are likely to influence the Federal Reserve Board's rate hike decisions ...
  26. Bill Ackman on Concentrated Portfolios, Lessons From Valeant (VRX)

    Explore the lessons of concentrated portfolios, including how Bill Ackman's strategy change at Pershing Square mirrors one ...
  27. Is Hedging With ETF Indexes a Relevant Strategy? (QQQ, PSQ)

    Discover four viable hedging strategies with index-based ETFs, including the use of inverse and leveraged funds, as well ...
  28. Is Brexit a Disaster or Blessing for UK Oil?

    Is Brexit a step too far or a new opportunity for the U.K.'s oil industry?
  29. 3 Investments Under $500 That Are Potentially Worth Millions

    Find out the various ways an investor can invest just an initial $500 or less, and eventually parlay that initial investment ...
  30. Your Estate: The Best Assets to Leave to Family

    When it comes to estate planning, there are three main factors that come into play for distributing assets: liquidity, sentiment ...
  31. 2 Mutual Funds That Invest in Companies With Female Executives (PXWEX, GWILX)

    Learn about the two funds that invest primarily in companies that have women in leadership positions, with an investment ...
  32. What to Do on a Long Flight: 4 Free Financial Reports to Read

    Learn about four reports that explore major macroeconomic, business and technology trends that may affect the global economy ...
  33. Why America's Advantage Is Innovation (CHKP, GHDX)

    Learn about the reasons why America has an advantage in regards to innovation. Discover three key innovation themes that ...
  34. Is Airport Lounge Access Worth the Additional Charge? (AC.TO, ALK)

    Learn about the benefits of airport business lounges and their services, including elite services, and decide whether they ...
  35. 3 Ways to Find a Job at a Hedge Fund Without Connections

    Learn why landing a job at a hedge fund is notoriously difficult without connections, and how candidates can increase their ...
  36. Are Negative Interest Rates Good or Bad?

    The jury is still out on the effectiveness of negative interest rates, and whether they help or hurt the national and global ...
  37. 3 Takeaways From Q1 2016 S&P 500 Companies' Earnings

    Explore the three key takeaways from Q1 2016 earnings reports from companies in the S&P 500, all of which indicate the potential ...
  38. Brexit: Not Yet a Lehman Moment

    As bank shares tumbled across the world on news that the UK voted to leave the EU, many fear that the historic event is Europe's ...
  39. 10 Global Regions Experimenting with Driverless Cars

    Read about how 10 countries have been experimenting with driverless cars, and learn about some of the technology that comes ...
  40. Large-Cap Companies: Less Growth Potential Than Amazon? (AMZN)

    Learn why one analyst believes Amazon.com may be the largest U.S. company by market cap by 2020, and why he may be overestimating ...
  41. Why You Should Stick with Stocks over the Long Term

    Over the long term, it pays to stick with stocks, despite the inevitable bouts of volatility that wrack stock markets from ...
  42. Why Investing in Companies With a Wide Horizon Is Harder in 2016

    Learn why changes in four economic factors make investing with a long horizon more difficult in 2016 than investing over ...
  43. Lower for Longer: Negative Yield in Corporate Bonds (BAC, JNJ)

    Discover why for the first time in history, corporate bonds will drop into negative yield territory, joining sovereign bonds ...
  44. Why Billionaire Chanos Is Shorting Alibaba (BABA, JD)

    Learn why famed short seller and hedge fund manager Jim Chanos believes that the price of Alibaba's shares is heading lower, ...
  45. The Brand and Business of Beyoncé Knowles (PEP, TWX)

    Discover why Beyonce is a global brand. Find out about her business investments, marketing strategies and her collaborations ...
  46. How Fed Rate Hikes Cause Contagion Risk Around the World

    Learn about the economic problem facing emerging markets, including China. Discover why these economies must transition and ...
  47. Managing Annuity Distributions in Retirement

    Strategies to help manage taxable deferred annuity distribution in retirement.
  48. Will Vanguard Get Away With Not Paying State Tax?

    Learn about the Vanguard whistleblowing case, why California Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to absolve Vanguard from tax and ...
  49. Russell Rebalance Study: What You Need to Know

    Analyze the recent stock performance for different types of stocks to determine which equities could gain or benefit ahead ...
  50. 5 Cities That Give You the Best Chance to Get Rich

    If you want to build sustainable wealth, where you choose to hang your hat can have a significant impact on your success. ...
  51. Complete Your Retirement Bucket List on a Budget

    Retirement is the perfect time to do all the things you couldn't get to during your working years. You just need to make ...
  52. Why the Fed Says Banking Functions Are Too Complex (JPM, BAC)

    Discover why the Federal Reserve may raise capital requirements for America's largest banks or move to limit complex derivative ...
  53. Top 5 Banks That Are Too Big to Fail (JPM, BAC)

    Discover how the five largest banks have become so big that it would be detrimental to the financial health of the US economy ...
  54. 3 Top British Pound ETFs Suffer After Brexit Vote

    ETFs focused specifically on the British pound (GBP) have taken a beating on the heels of Britain's 'leave' vote.
  55. The Upside of a Flat Market

    For all the threat and malaise a flat market can present, there is always a silver lining.
  56. Brexit Basics and Your Clients

    The market punishes uncertainty, and the Brexit has sown the seeds for plenty of it. Here are some Brexit basics for you ...
  57. What the Brexit Means to Near-Retirees

    Brexit-spurred economic uncertainty and added volatility comes at an inopportune time for those nearing retirement. Here's ...
  58. 5 Tips for Finding Your Perfect Job Online

    With so many jobs being advertised online, it pays to know your way around an online job search. Here's what you need to ...
  59. Brexit Market Fallout May Continue on Monday

    Investors should not expect the market movements spurred by the Brexit to be a simple one-day shocks.
  60. Talking to Your Clients about the Brexit

    The Brexit is a great time to reach out and let clients know you are on top of the situation and that you are there to address ...
  61. The 10 Most Expensive Zip Codes in California

    California has some of the priciest ZIP codes in the U.S. And these are the priciest in California.
  62. Top 5 Precious Metal ETFs

    Investing in precious metals can be useful for an effective portfolio diversification. Established ETFs provide an interesting ...
  63. The Economics of Mexico's Middle Class

    Lean about Mexico’s expanding middle class society and the causes for its change from electronics to the manufacturing industry.
  64. 3 Australian Mutual Funds to Avoid

    Learn about several catalysts that may have a negative effect on the Australian economy. Discover three mutual funds to avoid ...
  65. Annuities: A Good Option in Turbulent Times?

    Annuities can be an enticing option as Americans near retirement, but there are several reasons to be wary of them.
  66. Is Waiting till 70 for Social Security Right for You?

    Should you wait until 70 to start receiving Social Security? It depends on a variety of factors. Here is what you need to ...
  67. The World's Top 10 Economies

    A look at the top 10 economies in the world.
  68. 3 Ways to Find a Job at an Investment Bank by Position

    Identify the most effective ways to increase the chance of getting hired at an investment bank, and understand why networking ...
  69. How Much in Savings You Need to Live Comfortably

    Discover how Americans' perceptions of their financial security differ from reality, and learn how much in savings is sufficient ...
  70. Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

    Before tapping your home equity through a reverse mortgage, find out what could go wrong.
  71. How the Brexit Could Affect U.S. Investors

    Learn what Brexit is, who supports and opposes it, and when the referendum is to be held. Discover the possible consequences ...
  72. Buffett's Moat: Analyzing Salesforce's Competitive Advantage (CRM)

    Analyze Salesforce.com's economic moat to determine if the network effect, brand and scale create a broad and sustainable ...
  73. Analysts Predict Panic and Volatility After Brexit

    Analysts are coming out with bearish takes in the near term for the world economy after Brexit.
  74. Does Lack of Innovation Matter for Apple?

    analyze if Apple has ever been an innovation company
  75. What Keeps You Up at Night, According to JP Morgan (JPM)

    Discover J.P. Morgan's four economic and political catalysts for the last half of 2016. Learn how these events may effect ...
  76. Assessing Asset Bubbles: Microsoft in 2001 vs. Today (MSFT)

    Understand the inner working of high-multiple stocks such as Microsoft, especially how earnings may play a role in the change ...
  77. Will the Fed Raise Rates During a Profit Recession?

    Find out if another rate hike from the Federal Reserve means stocks are in for a rough year, and why corporate earnings continue ...
  78. Why ETFs and Millennials are a Good Match

    Here's why ETFs are a great way for Millennials to get started with investing.
  79. Why Advisors Ignore Most Marketing Pitches

    Advisors are busy folks and as such, they aren't easily swayed to read marketing materials.
  80. Is the Hedge Fund Industry Too Concentrated?

    Learn about trends in the hedge fund industry. Discover why a relatively small number of funds holds a significant majority ...
  81. Evaluating Target Date Funds Just Got Easier

    The wave of target date funds has caught the eye of the DoL, which has issued guidelines on them for fiduciaries. Here's ...
  82. How to Grow Your Business with Donation Strategies

    Advisors who offer clients expertise in how to charitably donate will likely build a stronger practice and capture more business. ...
  83. Why a Financial Advisor Is Crucial in Retirement

    If you’ve been planning your retirement strategy on your own, bringing a financial advisor on board to help can be a wise ...
  84. 401(k) Lawsuits: How Employers Are Protecting Themselves

    Some companies are making it harder for employees to sue over retirement fund problems. Here is what you need to know about ...
  85. How Many Credit Cards Should You Carry?

    If you have ever wondered whether you should carry one, two or more cards, read on and we'll tell you.
  86. Unconventional Advice From Peter Thiel and Other Business Leaders.

    Words of wisdom from successful entrepreneurs that urge people to squash the fear they have associated with dreaming outside ...
  87. How Good a Deal is TSA PreCheck at the Airport?

    With all the reports of mammoth airport security lines causing passengers to miss their flights, it's time for another look ...
  88. How Brexit Would Impact Ireland’s Economy

    The potential separation of Britain from the European Union (Brexit) stands to affect Ireland, a rapidly growing emerging ...
  89. Income Strategies for Your Portfolio to Make Money Regularly

    Discover the option-writing strategies that can deliver consistent income, including the use of put options instead of limit ...
  90. Why LinkedIn Is Unlikely to Be the Next Nokia

    Bernstein explains how Microsoft can utilize LinkedIn's most valuable assets: its professional network of people, relationships, ...
  91. The Pros and Cons of Executives' Pay Tied to Stock Performance

    Watch for situations where lavish executive compensation is either not justified by total shareholder return or rationalized ...
  92. 7 ETFs that Track Economies (SPY,EWJ,FXI,EEM)

    These seven ETFs offer exposure to different economies around the world.
  93. Is the SEC Trying to Prevent the Next Crash?

    Find out why the Securities and Exchange Commission wants to crack down on accounting practices, but why it might be better ...
  94. Behind Microsoft's Shift to Cloud Technology

    Learn about the challenges and competition Microsoft faces as it transitions from a traditional software company to a cloud ...
  95. How to Tell If You're Cheap or Frugal

    Here are a few distinct character differences between those who understand value and those who don't.
  96. Michael Bloomberg's Take on Brexit

    Learn the history and implications of Brexit, and see why Michael Bloomberg thinks Britain's withdrawal from the EU would ...
  97. Exploring AOL's History and Where it Goes From Here

    Learn about AOL's history, and see how it almost died but accumulated top advertising sites. Discover how AOL can benefit ...
  98. How BlackBerry Can Save Itself: Opinion

    Tech columnist David Garrity gives his take on why BlackBerry should change its focus.
  99. CalPERS vs. CalSTRS: Assessing Their Portfolios

    Monitor the success of CalSTRS toward achieving annual returns of 7.5% with the risk mitigation strategy, and compare to ...
  100. Billionaire John Paulson's Q1 Biotechs: AGN, SGYP

    Let's take a look at billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson's Q1 investments in these healthcare stocks: AGN, SGYP
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