Bonds Articles

  1. Payroll Deductions Pay Off

    Find out how you can bypass or defer taxes on thousands of dollars each year.
  2. Using Compound Indicators To Predict Market Fluctuations

    Learn how to combine average true range, simple moving average and Bollinger band indicators to gauge market volatility.
  3. 5 Rules For Picking Great Day Trade Entries

    The following five rules will help traders find high profit potential, low risk, intra-day trades.
  4. 10 Steps To Tax Preparation

    Follow these simple steps to get you ready for the income tax deadline of April 15.
  5. Spot Hotshot Penny Stocks

    Don't flip a coin to find your next investment.
  6. Benefits Of A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

    These accounts can lower your taxable income and help you support a dependent family member.
  7. Beware False Signals From The P/E Ratio

    The P/E ratio is a simple tool for evaluating a company, but no one ratio can tell the whole story.
  8. Women And Finances: Is There A Gender Bias?

    Uncover some very complex reasons for female gender biases in the finance world.
  9. Got A Good Mortgage Rate? Lock It Up!

    Rising rates mean rising profits for lenders, providing incentive to increase rates whenever possible.
  10. Measuring Company Efficiency

    Three useful indicators for measuring a retail company's efficiency are its inventory turnaround times, its receivables and its collection period.
  11. Assets That Increase Your Net Worth

    Your home, properties and vehicles can all increase your net worth.
  12. Losing Money? Don't Blame Your Broker

    Tempting as it is to pass the buck for your losses, the true culprit may be closer to home.
  13. Achieving Better Returns In Your Portfolio

    We look at three risk factors that best explain the bulk of equity performance.
  14. The 3 Moral Types Managing Your Money

    Your financial fate is influenced very substantially by whether your broker or firm is immoral, amoral or moral.
  15. The Biggest Risks Mining Stocks Face

    In this article, we will look at risks shared by major and junior mining stocks and what they mean to investors.
  16. Calculating Risk and Reward

    Investing money into the investment markets has a high degree of risk, and if you're going to take the risk, the amount of money you stand to gain needs to be big.
  17. Save The Earth: Become A Capitalist

    Who says that capitalism and environmentalism have to be mutually exclusive?
  18. Reviewing Liabilities On The Balance Sheet

    As an experienced or new analyst, liabilities tell a deep story of how a company finances, plans and accounts for money it will need to pay at a future date.
  19. An Introduction To Factor Investing

    Factor investing delivers risk adjusted results that deliver the same or better investment returns as the overall market but with less risk.
  20. Don't Forget To Take Minimum Distributions

    Take the right required minimum distributions from IRAs, 401(k)s and the like, starting the year you reach age 70 ½. There's a huge 50% penalty for being wrong.
  21. Overcome The Retirement "Gender Gap"

    Learn why many women's post-work saving plans fall behind and what they can do to catch up.
  22. Analyzing Investments With Solvency Ratios

    Solvency ratios are extremely useful in helping analyze a firm’s ability to meet its long-term obligations; but like most financial ratios, they must be used in the context of an overall company analysis.
  23. 5 Lesser-Known Retirement And Benefit Plans

    These plans aren't widely used, but they fill a specific niche for employees in certain situations.
  24. Projected Returns: Honing The Craft

    Find out how to forecast long-term returns on the three major asset classes.
  25. State Laws Dictate Division Of Joint Property

    In breakup, divorce or death, community or common law will determine how property is divided.
  26. Building An Emergency Fund

    Do you have enough savings to cover the costs of unforeseen crises? We show you how to plan ahead.
  27. Trending Toward Asset-Based Management

    Will charging fees instead of commission increase your client base?
  28. Understanding Mortgage Impound Accounts

    Home buyers with low down payments may get stuck with higher mortgage payments. Find out what you get for the extra money.
  29. CDOs And The Mortgage Market

    These structured products contribute to keeping borrowing rates low.
  30. Preparing Finances For Deployment: A Guide For Service Members

    Those who follow the instruction in this article can look forward to a homecoming of financial prosperity.
  31. Is Loan Protection Insurance Right For You?

    This coverage can keep you from defaulting on your loans when you're in financial trouble.
  32. An Introduction To Perkins Loans

    Check out the eligibility and repayment options, and how you can get this loan forgiven.
  33. Why Housing Market Bubbles Pop

    Home price appreciation is not assured. Can you withstand the volatility in this market?
  34. Manage Your Clients' Expectations

    You can't control how they react to the market, but you can help them understand the reality of the situation.
  35. How To Invest In Private Companies

    It can be tough to invest in a company that doesn't trade on an exchange, but there are also several advantages.
  36. How Much Debt Can You Handle?

    Follow these five steps to manage debt without cutting up your credit cards.
  37. The Importance Of Knowing Your Net Worth

    It is vital that you track your net worth no matter what your age.
  38. Does Your Investment Manager Measure Up?

    These key stats will reveal whether your advisor is a league leader or a benchwarmer.
  39. Calculating The Present And Future Value Of Annuities

    At some point in your life, you may have had to make a series of fixed payments over a period of time - such as rent or car payments - or have received a series of payments over a period of time, such as bond coupons. These are called annuities. The payment frequencies, or number of payments, and the time at which these payments are made (whether at the beginning or end of each payment period) are all variables you need to account for when calculating the present and future value of annuities.
  40. Stocks: Who Needs Them?! (You, If You Want To Retire)

    Stocks have long been trumpeted as necessary to ensure a comfortable retirement. But does that advice still make sense?
  41. A Primer On Reserve Currencies

    For nearly a century, the U.S. dollar has served as the world's premier reserve currency, but the future is uncertain.
  42. Dissecting Declarations, Ex-Dividends And Record Dates

    Understanding the dates of the dividend payout process can be tricky. We clear up the confusion.
  43. Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    You've worked hard to secure enough to retire, so make sure you keep it safe.
  44. Beware Of Company Stock In Qualified Plans

    While this strategy does have a few advantages, it can also pose some substantial risks to employees.
  45. Understanding The Ticker Tape

    We explain the meaning and use of that reel of symbols whizzing across your TV or computer screen.
  46. Getting Acquainted With Treasury Stock

    When publicly traded businesses decided to buy back some of their outstanding shares, it becomes treasury stock. Treasury stock confers no voting rights or dividends, but helps boost shareholder value and gives management greater control over shares.
  47. Tips For Avoiding Excessive Trading

    Learn to trade smart instead of gambling with your money.
  48. Holding Titles On Real Property

    Find out how best to claim and convey ownership on your assets.
  49. Understanding Investor Behavior

    Discover how some strange human tendencies can play out in the market, posing the question: are we really rational?
  50. How To Start Saving For Retirement

    If you establish these money-saving habits and patiently allow your wealth to build, you will be taking some huge steps forward in making your financial future more secure.
  51. Will You Pay Taxes During Retirement?

    Income taxes are one of the things that's certain in life. We'll explain the different tax situations when you retire.
  52. Pension Plans: Pain Or Pleasure?

    Employees have a love/hate relationship with this retirement option.
  53. Is Your 401(k) Administrator Competent?

    The more that employees know about their employee 401(k) plans, the better. But what doesn't your administrator know?
  54. Western Line Vs. Candlestick Charting

    These methods both have their merits, but they may be strongest when combined.
  55. Insure Your Future With A Career As An Actuary

    If you've got excellent math skills, they can add up to a lucrative career as an actuary.
  56. Tales From The Trenches: Hindsight Is 20/20

    Follow along with one of ChartAdvisor's failed trades and learn from our mistakes.
  57. 5 Mental Mistakes That Affect Stock Analysts

    They know more about stocks than the average person, but analysts are still affected by biases. Find out what they are.
  58. Eliot Spitzer - Man Of A Thousand Scandals

    Learn about the Wall Street scandals Eliot Spitzer prosecuted before perpetrating his own.
  59. The Danger Of A 401(k) Flameout

    It looks like the 401(k) has failed, but what are the repercussions, and how can you protect yourself?
  60. Top 6 U.S. Government Financial Bailouts

    U.S. bailouts date all the way back to 1792. Learn how the biggest ones affected the economy.
  61. A Review Of Past Recessions

    Here we look at the biggest economic declines in the U.S. since the Great Depression.
  62. The Perks Of Dividend Reinvestment Plans

    These plans offer shareholders a way to directly invest in some of the top companies without the commissions.
  63. Portfolio Mismanagement: 7 Common Stock Errors

    Don't lose your shirt over these seven simple - and preventable - investment follies.
  64. Beta: Know The Risk

    Beta says something about price risk, but how much does it say about fundamental risk factors? Find out here.
  65. What It Takes To Be "Made In The USA"

    Discover the rules and standards behind the "Made in the USA" label.
  66. Choose Your Own Asset Allocation Adventure

    There are many strategies to help balance your portfolio. Here are a few to get you started.
  67. Top Receipts To Keep In Your Files

    When you set up your receipt-filing system, be sure to have envelopes or folders for these 7 categories. You could save yourself some significant money.
  68. Is Growth Always A Good Thing?

    Getting big quickly looks good, but companies can get into trouble when they do it too fast. Find out how to spot this trouble.
  69. 3 Ways To Make Your Retirement Funds Last

    These retirement income distribution methods are all viable; the one you choose will depend on your personal circumstances.
  70. Avoid These Common Investing Psychology Traps

    There are a number of very common psychological traps or errors that investors typically make. You can save a lot of money and misery by avoiding them.
  71. The Impact Of Sell-Side Research

    Sell-side analysts are not stock buyers or sellers - rather, they provide unbiased guidance to traders.
  72. 3 Retirement Account Rules To Know

    Stay up-to-date on regulation amendments to avoid penalties as well as take advantage of new opportunities.
  73. Retirement Savings Plans For Kids

    It's never too early to save for the future - learn how your children can get started.
  74. Top 4 Reasons To Save For Retirement Now

    No more excuses. Make sure you are financially secure and independent for your golden years.
  75. Generating Income In Retirement Using ETFs

    There are many effective strategies that retirement investors can utilize to fill their income gap. Here are some ideas that employ ETFs.
  76. Using Business Credit Cards Strategically

    Follow these 5 steps to enjoy the convenience and reporting benefits of business credit cards without falling into traps that could harm your bottom line.
  77. How to Hire a Bankruptcy Lawyer

    How do you find the right bankruptcy lawyer? What you should look for to determine the right attorney for you.
  78. Why You Need More International Stocks

    Despite the benefits of global stocks, most investors never stray from their home nations when it comes to portfolio construction.
  79. Do You Need A Home Inspection?

    This step is important when purchasing a property because it may save you thousands.
  80. 5 Ways To Control Emotional Spending

    Follow these five simple steps to keep your spending under control.
  81. How A Bad Roommate Can Ruin Your Credit Score

    Living with someone can cut your expenses, but in addition to not doing the dishes, your roommate may do serious damage to your credit.
  82. 7 Things To Consider Before Selling Your Own Home

    A "for sale" sign won't sell your house. Find out what it takes and whether you can do it all yourself.
  83. How To Calculate Your Tangible Net Worth

    Your net worth can be calculated with a simple equation.
  84. Top Ranking Nations By HNWI

    The United States, Japan and Germany together make up 53.3% of the total worldwide high net worth individual population.
  85. Negotiating A Debt Settlement

    If you're being harassed by a debt-collection agency, you can take charge. Find out how.
  86. Breaking Down The Balance Sheet

    Knowing what the company's financial statements mean will help you to analyze your investments.
  87. 10 Canadian Oil Companies Worth Your Attention

    Tapping Canada's vast natural resources requires a host of local oil and gas exploration and production companies. Here's an overview.
  88. Forget Opec, This Is What Sets The Price Of Oil

    When all the factors that could affect the price of oil are considered, the most influential remain supply and demand.
  89. How To Value An Internet Stock

    An academic study, published several years after the peak of the dot-com bubble in March 2000, accurately described just how whacky internet valuations grew until the bubble burst. The study's first sentence basically stated that valuations lost touch with reality.
  90. Taking Shots At CAPM

    Find out why many investors think the capital asset pricing model is full of holes.
  91. Is Your Stock Headed South?

    Don't let your portfolio go with it! Find out which signs to watch out for.
  92. Explaining Amortization In The Balance Sheet

    Amortization is important to account for intangible assets. Read to find out more about amortization.
  93. Analyst Recommendations: Do Sell Ratings Exist?

    Analyst reports can be an investor's best friend - but without knowing how to read them, you won't be able to fully utilize them.
  94. What The National Debt Means To You

    The U.S. deficit seems to grow every year. But how does it actually affect you?
  95. Keeping Your Receipts

    When is it a good idea to keep receipts? Here are 6 good reasons why it's worth the trouble, tips on which ones to keep and easy ways to make it happen.
  96. Do You Need A Rent Receipt?

    Landlords don't always bother to send receipts to renters. But there are important reasons renters should insist on getting proof they paid their rent.
  97. 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.
  98. The Dirt On Delisted Stocks

    Listed securities are "the cream of the crop". Find out how a firm can lose that status and why you should be wary.
  99. Financial Planners: Specialize In Seniors

    Find out how this demographic has all the needs to keep your firm busy year-round.
  100. Sector Rotation: The Essentials

    We look at how the market signals impending economic cycles and sector performance during each stage.
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