Bonds Articles

  1. This is What the Fed’s Monetary Policy Means To You

    It’s a good thing for everyone concerned with their finances to take five minutes or so to find out what the Federal Reserve next move will be.
  2. Don’t Fight The Fed? Don’t Fight The Treasury Bond ETF Trend

    Think of the U.S. economy as a tricycle. It has three wheels that, if they are all working together, you can get extraordinary and very real growth.
  3. Tactical Asset Allocation And Longer-Term ETF Trends

    One of the most common expressions in the investment world is that "one day does not a trend make."
  4. With US Volatility on the Upswing, Take a Look at Asia

    Although the U.S. economic recovery appears to be gaining steam, lofty stock prices and rising geopolitical risks are finally taking a toll. 
  5. Will Retirement Be Part of Your Retirement?

    Retirement is changing. The question is how?
  6. As Boomers Slow Down, Will The Economy Follow?

    Many baby boomers are working past 65. Yet as they inevitably retire, effects on workforce participation and consumer spending levels will be profound.
  7. Top Websites For Home Sales

    Online real estate sites can save you time and effort in finding your next home. Our guide will help you choose the best one for you.
  8. Four-Week Rule Boosts Winning Trades

    Acquaint yourself with an indicator that played a role in the early development of technical analysis.
  9. Using Home Equity Loans For Debt Consolidation

    A home equity loan or line of credit is a convenient way to consolidate debts, cut your interest rate and gain a tax deduction. But there are big risks.
  10. What Your Life Insurance Agent Makes – On You

    Being paid by commission gives life insurance agents an incentive to sell bigger policies and specialized financial products. Remember that before you buy.
  11. Why You Should Invest In This Vibrant Asian Nation

    Other than tourism and a recent military coup, what's there for investors to know about Thailand? Plenty.
  12. How To Apply For Unemployment Insurance

    Unemployment compensation is a federal program administered by each state. Here's how to connect to your state's unemployment office and what to expect.
  13. 4 Leverage Ratios Used In Evaluating Energy Firms

    These four leverage ratios can help investors understand how oil and gas firms are managing their debt.
  14. Millennials: Prevent a Bad Credit Score

    Here are five ways to help prevent getting a bad credit score that could affect future loan, credit card or mortgage approvals.
  15. How Verizon Built A Customer Base Of 150M

    What makes Verizon any different than T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T? Its sheer size and growth potential.
  16. Credit Report Alert!

    Chances are your credit report has mistakes – which could cost you hundreds a year in mortgage, car loan or credit card interest. Here's how to correct it.
  17. Divorce Over 50: Seven Mistakes to Avoid

    With longer lives and women's greater financial independence, divorces at 50+ are soaring. How to avoid money trouble when you sever ties with your spouse.
  18. Special Trusts For Special Needs

    If you or someone you love has a disability, these trusts can help ease the cost of care.
  19. How To Shop For Mortgage Rates

    Take these 5 steps to getting the lowest possible rate for your mortgage. Small percentage differences can mean big savings down the line.
  20. How An Advisor Can Help Cut Your Healthcare Costs

    Even with healthcare costs on the rise, few people are adequately planning for the burden. Here's how a financial advisor could help.
  21. Investing In Commodities Without the Hassle: Try Commodity ETFs

    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in commodities offer a convenient, low cost way to access the commodities markets.
  22. Deducting Disaster: Casualty And Theft Losses

    If you've been a victim, your losses may be deductible. Find out how.
  23. These SRI Funds Focus On Empowering Women

    If you're looking to invest in companies that promote the empowerment of women, here are several fund firms to consider.
  24. 10 Bank Promotions That Pay You To Open An Account

    Find out which banks are running cash promotions this summer.
  25. 78% of NFL Players End Up Broke — These 6 Athletes Didn’t

    NFL players are not only highly celebrated -- they're highly paid, too.
  26. Help! My Unemployment Benefits Are Running Out

    Don't wait for your unemployment insurance to expire before planning what to do if you haven't found a new job yet.
  27. Where to Seek Equity Income

    During the 25 years prior to 2009, investment income was ridiculously easy to come by.
  28. 6 Ways Homeowners Can Dispute an Absurdly Low Appraisal

    Count it as one of the most frustrating and disappointing of all real estate quandaries.
  29. 5 Things To Ask Before Hiring A Financial Advisor

    Choosing a financial advisor isn't an easy task. Here's a list of the most important things to consider when planning for your financial future.
  30. The Pros And (Mostly) Cons Of Early Retirement

    Many people dream of retiring early, but it isn't for everyone. Here's how to decide if it makes sense for you.
  31. Retirement Travel: Good And Good For You

    Research shows a big disconnect between how many Americans dream of travel during retirement and who saves enough to fund those trips. Don't miss out!
  32. Is it Time to Prepare for Inflation?

    While U.S. inflation remains at historic lows, it has ticked up recently, leaving many investors fearing rising prices.
  33. What to do When the Market Doesn’t Believe the Fed

    Highlighting key points from Janet Yellen’s latest Congressional testimony that don’t necessarily align with what is priced into the market.
  34. How To Profit From Recent Market Divergence

    US stocks contemplate the fate of the 5-year bull market as the small cap Russell 2000 diverges from the S&P 500. Market veteran, Todd Gordon has an options strategy that takes advantage of the upcoming unwind of the divergence.
  35. Investor Fatigue Setting In?

    We’re in the midst of earnings season, and thus far the news is largely positive.
  36. Top 10 Biggest Retirement Savings Mistakes

    Now that the economy is in recovery, it’s time to begin rebuilding those IRAs and 401(k)s.
  37. 5 Money Lessons Your Parents Taught You That Are Wrong

    Teaching kids about money is important, but not all money lessons for kids turn out to be correct. Here are five bad money lessons you probably learned.
  38. Why Coal Deserves Your Attention Right Now

    The coal sector has suffered for years at the hands of cheap natural gas and stiff regulations. But investors shouldn’t count out coal.
  39. How To Find The Best Real Estate Agent

    Most people don't have the time, expertise or motivation to go it alone and finding a good real estate agent becomes essential to enjoying a smooth real estate transaction.
  40. Understanding The Top SEC filing forms

    It's easier than ever to keep track of your SEC filing status online.
  41. Why to Beware of Asset Class “Cross-Dressing”

    The U.S. investment-grade bond market has offered a sub-3% yield for 14 consecutive quarters. No wonder investors have lost interest in traditional higher-rated bonds.
  42. Toronto Stock Exchange: Safest Investment In The World?

    Canada, one of the wealthiest countries, is also one of the safest places to invest.
  43. What Lenders Look At On Your Credit Report

    What do lenders consider when they look at your credit report? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer.
  44. Three Big Picture Shifts Worth Paying Attention to

    In today’s era of increasingly abundant information, separating truly meaningful market signals from the mountains of daily noise has never been more challenging.
  45. How Does Goodwill Affect Stock Prices?

    “If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.” - Warren Buffett
  46. Real Estate and Crowdfunding: A New Path For Investors

    Real estate investing and crowdfunding - is this a good mix?
  47. Find The Best Home Insurance Quotes

    Home insurance rates are on the rise. Analysts expect the cost to insure your home will continue to inch upward, putting a strain on your budget.
  48. Why Gold Attracts Conspiracy Theorists

    Few things attract as many conspiracy theories and theorists as gold does.
  49. How A Company Files With The SEC

    Filing with the SEC is not as complicated as you might thing -- just be meticulous about following the steps.
  50. 4 Contract Essentials You Need to Know

    Over your lifetime, you’ll be asked to sign lots of contracts – perhaps agreeing to purchase a home, a car or to join a new gym or online dating service.
  51. 5 Reasons You’ve Got the Wrong Mindset About Money

    There’s no getting around the fact that many people simply have the wrong mindset about personal wealth, and some go through their entire lives this way.
  52. Investing In Real Estate Versus REITs

    Article on Real Estate Investing Versus REITs.
  53. How Are Home Insurance Rates Determined?

    You home's value is one of the driving forces behind your home insurance premium and the amount of coverage you receive.
  54. More Volatility Ahead?

    Despite recent market swings, volatility is still low by historic standards, suggesting that markets aren’t taking into account the prospect of bad news.
  55. What Is A Short ETF?

    A short ETF will be profitable if the underlying index or asset declines in price, and will incur a loss if the underlying index or asset gains in price.
  56. Coffee: The Cost Of A Cup

    A look at what goes into the cost of coffee.
  57. Could Your Job Make You Uninsurable?

    Some jobs – even hobbies – can put you on a high-risk list and make it tough to get life insurance. How to lower your rates without giving up scuba diving.
  58. Calculate Your Self-Employed Salary

    Deciding on a salary is tough when you're self employed. There are several factors to consider before setting a price on your services.
  59. Can You Use a Healthcare Exchange After Open Enrollment?

    If you're looking to buy insurance from a healthcare exchange, timing can be critical. That's because, if you didn't sign up prior to March 31 this year, you'll ordinarily have to wait all the way until Nov. 15, when the next open enrollment period begins.
  60. What Are The Best Real Estate REIT ETFs?

    In a period of low interest rates, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer great income potential.
  61. How Big Are Emerging Markets?

    Satistical studies of GDP in emerging markets have been in the news recently. One calculation indicated that the Chinese economy could be close to the U.S.
  62. Longevity Insurance for a Comfortable Retirement

    Don't face a retirement that goes on long after your money runs out. Longevity insurance guarantees you income once you reach age 85.
  63. Surprising Uses for Trust Funds

    Here are five common situations where a trust fund makes financial sense.
  64. 10 Reports Car Insurance Companies Pull From You

    Car insurance companies don’t like guessing games. When you ask for a quote, they want to know who you are and what you’ve been up to.
  65. Car Payments: 'Til Death Do Us Part

    Your car breaks down... You head to the dealership, ready to replace it with something more reliable. But the dealership has a few tricks up their sleeve...
  66. Six Ways To Save On Closing Costs

    The process of securing a home loan can be confusing and daunting, especially when it comes to the laundry list of fees associated with your mortgage.
  67. Strip Options: A Market Neutral Bearish Strategy

    Strip Options are market neutral trading strategies with profit potential on either side price movement, with a "bearish" skew.
  68. Where Landlords Can Get Over 20% Returns

    Despite rising home prices, some markets still offer solid investment returns for residential landlords, if you know what to look for.
  69. 2 Portfolio Moves after Second Half’s Strong Start

    Economic data showing improving U.S. growth helped the market kick off a strong start to the second half of the year.
  70. Using an LLC for Estate Planning

    An LLC is a powerful tool for estate planning. By establishing a family LLC, parents can distribute assets to their children with significant tax savings.
  71. Your Core Portfolio: How to choose the right ETFs

    The U.S. ETF landscape continues to grow, investors have a vast selection of products to choose from, but not all ETFs are created equal.
  72. 3 Cool Energy-Saving Home Improvements For Summer

    Here are three energy-saving home improvements you can use to help cut summer cooling costs now while avoiding potential warm-weather meltdowns.
  73. Applying For Credit Cards Affects Your Credit Score

    if you follow these simple rules, you should be able to refresh your plastic without causing a big hit to your score.
  74. Strap Options: A Market Neutral Bullish Strategy

    Strap Options are a market neutral trading strategy with profit potential on either side price movement, and with a "bullish" skew.
  75. OMG, I Think I've Been Scammed!

    If you think you've been cheated, here are 6 steps to take instead of keeping it to yourself. You might be embarrassed, but you'll be fighting back.
  76. 8 Reasons Not To Sell Your Home Without An Agent

    Is saving the seller's side of the agent's commission worth the trouble of selling your home without one? Why it could cost you more in the end.
  77. 5 Types Of Bitcoin Early Adopters, Part 2: Merchants

    Once the bitcoin novelty wears off, which types of merchants are most likely to realize the biggest long-term benefits from accepting this digital currency?
  78. How to Calculate the Value of an ETF

    An ETF is a good way to get broad exposure without taking on specific risk, but calculating performance may be a bit tricky.
  79. Day Trading Rules For Rookies: Don't Play It By Ear!

    If you want to start day trading as a rookie, follow these guidelines.
  80. When and Why Do Gold Prices Plummet?

    A wise investor is one who recognizes gold’s place in the market, without attaching too much nor too little significance to it.
  81. Taking Advantage of Pessimism

    Prophecies of economic catastrophe have become almost de rigueur in recent months, reality is that none of these regions seem likely to suffer a near-term crisis.
  82. 7 Ways To Land Your Dream Home During The Summer

    Spring has long been considered the busiest homebuying season of the year. Summer is often thought of as the exact opposite.
  83. Hurricane Insurance Deductible Fact Sheet

    If you're a homeowner with property in a high-risk hurricane area, you need to understand the special details of your hurricane insurance deductible.
  84. Buying bonds at a premium? Note these 4 things

    Would you buy an investment that was guaranteed to go down in price?
  85. The Employee's Guide To Medicare

    Over 65 and still working? You're eligible to register for Medicare, but should you also opt for your employer's health insurance, if it is offered?
  86. Should You Pay All Cash For Your Next Home?

    If you can afford to buy a home for all cash, is that the best way to invest your money? Here are the pros and cons.
  87. A Guide To Day Trading On Margin

    Buying on margin is a good option if you don't have the cash to day trade.
  88. Medigap Vs. Medicare Advantage: Which Is Better?

    To protect against a huge bill for health costs Medicare doesn't cover, you need Medigap insurance or an HMO-like Medicare Advantage plan. How to choose.
  89. Websites That Save You Money On Hotel Rooms

    Before you just reserve a room through the hotel, check out these six discount websites. But watch out for traps like nonrefundable reservations.
  90. Why Gold Has Always Had Value

    Gold has an allure and a price tag, but with no real intrinsic value, why do we consider it so precious and valuable? Explore the answer.
  91. The World's Largest ETFs

    Is an exchange-traded fund with lots of assets necessarily a desirable one?
  92. 5 Ways Early Adopters Can Use Bitcoin, Part 1: Consumers

    How might consumers use Bitcoin in the near future?
  93. Medicare 101: Do You Need All 4 Parts?

    At age 65, most people have to sign up for Medicare. Learn which of its four programs are mandatory – and which you can skip.
  94. 7 Investments Beating The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

    Seven contenders for your investment dollars — assets that simultaneously diversify your portfolio as well as increase your risk-adjusted performance.
  95. Buyback ETFs: U.S. & International Strategies

    Buyback ETFs: Hold Off On The U.S. Version, Evaluate The International Adaptation.
  96. 5 Steps So You Stop Throwing Away Airline Miles

    Master these 5 steps so you stop throwing away airline miles and other travel rewards.
  97. 8 Saving Tricks That Will Leave You Feeling Richer

    Implementing money saving modifications that go beyond the standard rules of thumb can help you lower your cost of living.
  98. Three Ways to Profit Using Call Options

    A brief overview of how to provide from using call options in your portfolio.
  99. Risk Reversals for Stocks Using Calls and Puts

    Risk reversal strategies can be a very useful “option” for experienced investors who are familiar with basic puts and calls.
  100. How To Find The Financial Advisor Of Your Dreams

    A new startup - essentially a financial matchmaking service - uses video introductions and algorithms to pair financial advisers with clients.
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