Bonds Articles

  1. Five Retirement Warning Signs for Millennials

    If Gen Y'ers don't want to keep working forever, here's what they need to do now.
  2. Why Stick With Energy Stocks? (Hint: Geopolitical Risk)

    By most fundamental measures, oil prices should be declining. Russ explains why they’re on the rise instead, how this has helped energy stocks in 2014 and why investors should still consider an overweight to the global energy sector.
  3. Dental Insurance: Is It Worth the Cost?

    A trip to the dentist can take a big bite out of your wallet, which is why it’s important for some people to purchase dental insurance. But what if you’re a single person without a need for major dental work?
  4. Why College Graduates Are Settling for Minimum Wage Jobs

    Going to college means you’re going to land a high-paying job and make lot of money, right? That is not the case in today’s world. A fair amount of college graduates are settling for minimum wage or low paying jobs.
  5. Are We Setting Ourselves Up For Another Financial Crisis?

    “More money has been lost because of four words than at the point of a gun. Those words are, ‘This time is different.’”
  6. What $175,000 Will Buy in the Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater Real Estate Market

    Prices for Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. area homes are up 13.3% from the same month last year, but the median price of $169,000 is still well below the national average - and there's much more inventory than in most regions, according to the National Housing Trend Report for February 2014.
  7. Bad Investor Behavior: Overemphasizing Experience

    Behavioral finance researchers have discovered that our personal experiences disproportionately impact our investing behavior. Nelli examines the evidence and implications of this bad investing behavior, and what investors can do to overcome it.
  8. Overbought Or Oversold? Use The Relative Strength Index To Find Out

    The Relative Strength Index comes in handy when identifying areas that are potentially overbought or oversold.
  9. How IEX is Combating Predatory Types Of High-Frequency Traders

    IEX is an Alternative Trading System (ATS) that seeks to combat predatory trading, particularly high-frequency trading.
  10. Thoughts From The Frontline: Every Central Bank For Itself

    Thoughts from the Frontline: Every Central Bank for Itself
  11. 10 Ways to Screw up Your Retirement

    There are many common traps that retirees or soon-to-be-retirees fall into. We’ve laid out the top 10 here to help you avoid these pitfalls. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself falling into some of these traps – many have.
  12. No Legwork Wednesday – J.C. Penney And The 'No Sale' Debacle

    When it comes to retailing, a company’s success depends as much on properly positioning its products as it does on the actual products being offered.
  13. The Four Most Commonly-Used Indicators In Trend Trading

    Here are the top indicators and tools trend traders use to establish when trends exist and to find entry/exit points.
  14. Tax Dodging Companies Cost You More Than $1,200 Each Year

    Every year that multinational corporations and wealthy individuals lower their U.S. tax bills by stashing profits in off-shore tax havens, you pay more to cover their tab. The same is true for small businesses. How much more? U.S.PIRG, the U.S Public Interest Research Group, just released this report that says tax haven abuse cost states and the federal government $184 billion last year.
  15. 10 Money Scams Aimed At Senior Citizens

    The older people get, the more vulnerable they become to fraud. Here are 10 scams to watch out for -- with FBI tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.
  16. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Gold Standard

    Many feel that with the instability that occurred in the first decade of the 21st century, some form of the gold standard should be brought back.
  17. Guide: How to Save on Expensive Funeral Costs

    According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the median cost of a funeral in 2012 was $7,045.
  18. If You Live In One Of These 11 States You May Be Flunking Finance

    Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to make effective and informed money management decisions. Some states do a much better job of teaching it to kids than the rest.
  19. I Didn’t File Taxes, Now What?

    April 15 has come and gone, but if you didn’t file your tax bill, all is not lost, even if you think you will owe taxes. Take a deep breath and learn what you can do next to avoid serious consequences if you didn’t file your taxes by the April 15 deadline. Get help if possible First, no advice here is a good substitute for talking to a qualified tax professional about your situation.
  20. 3 Dumb Ways to Borrow Money

    Money — everyone needs it, but not everyone has it. Many people who find themselves in a financial bind aren’t left with many options, and sometimes applying for a loan isn’t realistic. The most accessible methods of getting quick cash come with a high cost, but those who need money badly won’t mind.
  21. Tying the (Financial) Knot: 5 Must-Ask Questions for Couples

    In her latest personal finance post, Jessie Szymanski takes a closer look at a major cause of conflict in American marriages. Here are five things you must discuss with your significant other before taking the plunge.
  22. The Price Of Produce Is Sky Rocketing – Here's How To Save

    According to the Wall Street Journal, the price of produce is rising fast. Lettuce is projected to jump more than 30% in the coming months, avocados will rise 28%, and broccoli—22%.
  23. Your Bad Financial Habits Can Hurt Your Kids

    Modeling sensible planning and budgeting practices in front of your kids helps set them up for a lifetime of financial good health
  24. How Some Brands Come Back from Near Death

    Some company brands manage to revive themselves, while others die and go to brand heaven.
  25. How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t turn gargantuan profits.
  26. Obamacare May Reduce Auto Insurance Rates

    A benefit of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may be a drop in car insurance premiums as health care providers shoulder more of the treatment costs tied to accidents and injuries, according to a new report from a leading think-tank. The non-profit Rand Corporation says the rise in the number of people with medical coverage under the ACA, also known as Obamacare, could result in a "modest" drop in claims against auto insurers.
  27. The Pros And Cons Of The Mortgage Interest Deduction

    Perhaps the most highly-debated “benefit” to owning a home is the mortgage interest deduction.
  28. How Much College Can You Afford?

    Know the difference so that you don't buy the wrong thing.
  29. 10 Hidden Costs Of Parenting

    It's no secret that raising a child is expensive. Here are 10 hidden costs of parenting for which prospective mothers and fathers should prepare.
  30. Early Bird Doesn't Get The Social Security Worm

    Here’s an eye-opening statistic: 73% of Americans who are collecting Social Security (SS) today are receiving less than their full benefit. That’s right — they may not be getting their just deserts. That’s because we all have options when it comes to collecting Social Security benefits.
  31. For Individual Investors, These May Be The Best Of Times

    The raging debate on high frequency trading may lead the average retail investor to think that he/she continues to get a raw deal in the stock market. The reality is that these are probably the best of times for them.
  32. Infographic - The Lifecycle of a Bond

    Basic information on how Bonds work.
  33. Avoid Taxes on IRA Rollovers

    For years, IRA owners have been allowed to roll over their money from one IRA to another once a year without penalty, for each IRA account they had. A tax court ruling in January 2014 has brought that to an end. Starting in 2015, taxpayers will be limited to a single rollover per year no matter how many IRAs or retirement annuities they own.
  34. 7 Ways To Save On Prescription Drugs

    If you have quality insurance you may not notice but if you don’t, you know that the price of prescription drugs is high. Here are seven ways to help reign in the costs.
  35. Infographic - Catching Up In The Retirement Race

    Information on how to get to where you need to be in your retirement savings plan.
  36. Beware Of Overreaching For Yield

    With rates likely “low for long,” the stretch for yield looks set to continue, though investors should be cautious before overreaching for yield.
  37. Banking Perks for the Rich That Will Make You Green With Envy

    Famous faces are known for getting mountains of free stuff and special treatment. And the bank is no exception. Forget cars, jewelry and runway fashions. For the ultra rich, the particular bank they use and the options available are the ultimate status symbols. Bank branches have levels, or tiers, of service.
  38. The Devil in the Details: Five Retirement Budget Proposals

    President Obama got our attention in his State of the Union speech by calling for action on retirement. The President’s budget proposals, however, may reveal more about the administration’s overall vision for retirement policy.
  39. What $200,000 Will Buy In The Atlanta Real Estate Market

    Atlanta housing prices are up from last year, but they're still lower than the national median. And there's lots of inventory so plenty of choice for buyers. Here's how to get the most for your money.
  40. Bubble Bursting? Only For Biotech & Internet Stocks

    The recent sluggish performance of U.S. stocks is leading some market watchers to question whether we’re witnessing the bursting of an equity bubble. Russ explains that while U.S. equities overall are not in a bubble, valuations have started to become an issue, particularly for certain segments of the market. Despite signs that most of the U.S.
  41. How To 'Spring Clean' Your Credit Cards

    It’s a good idea to compare credit cards and ditch ones that don't stack up. While you are busy preparing for spring cleaning around your house, take the time to do the same for your finances.
  42. Use Knock-Out Options To Lower The Cost of Hedging

    Unlike a plain-vanilla call or put option where the only price defined is the strike price, a knock-out option has to specify two prices – the strike price and the knock-out barrier price.
  43. How To Profit From The "Night and Day" Aroon Oscillator

    “Aroon” is a Sanskrit word loosely translated as the transition from night to day, appropriate for a measure that attempts to determine when a trend is about to develop into something of substance.
  44. The Odd Lot Theory: Betting That Small Investors Are Wrong

    The odd lot theory is a largely discredited proposition that small investors are usually wrong and that doing the exact opposite will yield above-average returns.
  45. Five Ways To Teach Your Kids The Value Of A Dollar

    Kids are never too young to start learning money lessons. The more opportunities they have to work with money and manage it, the more money savvy they will be as adults.
  46. The Most Accurate Way To Gauge Returns: The Compound Annual Growth Rate

    The compound annual growth rate, or CAGR for short, represents one of the most accurate ways to calculate and determine returns for individual assets, investment portfolios and anything that can rise or fall in value over time.
  47. A Simple Overview Of Quantitative Analysis

    All of the potential highs, lows, and sentiments associated with investing can overshadow the ultimate goal—making money. The “quantitative” approach to investing seeks to pay attention to the numbers instead of the intangibles.
  48. Why The Winklevoss Twins' New Bitcoin ETF Matters

    The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, currently moving towards regulatory approval and expected out later this year, will be a Bitcoin ETF. Currently, such an investment vehicle is only available to wealthy investors, through funds like the Bitcoin Investment Trust.
  49. Five Tax Myths That Can Cost You Cash

    Relying on the wrong ideas about how to file your taxes could cost you plenty.
  50. Winklevoss Interview: Bitcoin Payment System Worth $400 Billion

    The bull case for Bitcoin is often expressed as an estimate of the future value of all Bitcoins in circulation once it reaches its potential. The most widely known estimate of its intrinsic value is $400 billion made last November by the Winklevoss twins Cameron and Tyler at the "New York Times" Dealbook Conference.
  51. PIMCO’s New ETF Play – Here’s What You Need To Know

    A list and summary review of the new Pimco ETFs.
  52. What $300,000 Will Buy In The Riverside/San Bernardino Real Estate Market

    The median list price for the San Bernardino/Riverside, Calif. market is $292,800, up 24.6% from the same month last year, according to the National Housing Trend Report for February 2014, published by Realtor.com. Here's a look at what buyers can expect to find for $300,000.
  53. Overseas Cash Hoards: Shareholder Boon Or Taxpayer Burden?

    American corporations are holding something in the neighborhood of $1.5 trillion in cash in the coffers of their offshore entities, usually to avoid tax liability. Needless to say, not everyone agrees that this should be permitted.
  54. Understanding the "Hanging Man": The Optimistic Candlestick Pattern

    A hanging man is a candlestick pattern that hints at the reversal of an uptrend. The candlestick is recognizable by a small box atop a long, narrow "shadow."
  55. Give Yourself More Options With Weekly and Quarterly Options

    Weekly and quarterly options were introduced to give a greater choice of option expirations to investors, and enable them to trade more efficiently.
  56. Why The IRS Blocked Refund Anticipation Loans

    Refund Anticipation Loans provided tax preparers with a substantial stream of income for several decades. But high fees and widespread fraud convinced several banks to exit this industry, and the IRS finally outlawed the loans.
  57. Use The McClellan Oscillator To Measure Market "Breadth"

    How broad is the market? And, once we answer that question, how can we use that answer to our advantage?
  58. Tweezers Provide Precision For Trend Traders

    How to use candlestick tweezer patterns for analyzing and trading financial markets.
  59. How To Use Your Roth IRA As An Emergency Fund

    Do you feel like you don’t have enough money to save for emergencies and also save for retirement? An often-overlooked feature of the Roth IRA could solve your problem.
  60. What Is Worse Than Being At Risk?

    You may have heard the old adage: “What is worse than being lost? Not knowing you are lost.” In that same vein: What is worse than being at risk? You guessed it! Not knowing you’re at risk.
  61. Is High-Frequency Trading A Fancy Term For Cheating?

    High-Frequency Trading is highly controversial - and some critics say, barely better than a rigged poker game.
  62. How the Case Against BofA's Ken Lewis Fizzled

    The regulatory cloud has lifted for Kenneth D. Lewis. Last week, the former head of Bank of America received a modest penalty, paid for by his former employer, and a temporary ban from an industry he is no longer a part of.
  63. The Gloomy Future Of The Tax Preparation Industry

    It's often said all that is certain are death and taxes. By extension, undertakers and tax preparers should enjoy similar levels of ironclad job security. But recent changes to the marketplace have caused the latter profession some uncertainty.
  64. How Russia Makes Its Money - And Why It Doesn't Make More

    How does Russia make its money, and why doesn’t it make more?
  65. The Insiders Who Fix Rates for Gold, Currencies And Libor

    The system by which benchmark rates are fixed for interest rates, currencies and gold is archaic - and, many would argue, deeply flawed.
  66. Can Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Hurt Your Net Worth?

    Saving your money and making double or even triple payments on a mortgage may sound productive, but it could hurt your overall assets for the future, giving you less to utilize during retirement.
  67. Quantitative Easing: Does It Work?

    This controversial monetary policy has been used by some of the world's most powerful economies. But does it work?
  68. What $250,000 Will Buy In The Phoenix Real Estate Market

    The number of real estate listings in the Phoenix-Mesa market has increased more than 45% since February 2013. Find out what you can get for the median list price in this eclectic housing market.
  69. Could The Fair Tax Movement Ever Replace The IRS?

    Although many taxpayers would love to see the IRS abolished, only a handful of thinkers have come up with any sort of viable replacement plan. The Fair Tax is one such idea that has continued to slowly gain grassroots support.
  70. How Federal Open Market Committee Meetings Drive Rates And Stocks

    Janet Yellen's first Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting - and its aftermath - is an important bellwether for the immediate future of the U.S. economy.
  71. Sanctions Between Countries Pack a Bigger Punch Than You Might Think

    In response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, in March 2014 the West slapped sanctions on dozens of Russian hotshots. So what, you ask? Well, sancitons can pack a bigger punch than you might think.
  72. What $200,000 Will Buy In The Chicago Real Estate Market

    Here's a look at what about $200,000 will get you today in various regions within Chicago's real estate market.
  73. Five Alternative Investments For Main Street

    FOX Business Network anchor Deirdre Bolton explains the alternative investments investors ask her about the most.
  74. How Credit Event Binary Options Can Protect You In A Credit Crisis

    CEBOs are designed to offer protection from “Credit Events” like bankruptcy or a global economic crisis, and thus are quite different from standard call and put options.
  75. The Pros And Cons Of Using Airbnb

    Here, we look at Airbnb - what it is, how it works, and the pros and cons of using this online rental marketplace.
  76. The Risks Of Investing In Emerging Markets

    In a volatile market, domestic investing can be risky. Many investors choose to look overseas for diversification - but that strategy comes with its own unique threats.
  77. Five Steps To Retire Debt-Free

    Retiring without debt is a worthwhile goal, but a difficult one to achieve. If you're up to the challenge, follow these steps to a debt-free retirement.
  78. Hash Tag Scam: Investors Vulnerable To ID Thieves On Twitter And Facebook

    Social media scammers are targeting investors.
  79. The Three Stooges Debunk myRA

    The mention of a government-backed IRA in Obama’s state of the union address earlier this year may look like a good deal. After all, who wouldn’t want a retirement account with the full backing of the US government?
  80. Fixed Or Variable-Rate Mortgage: Which Is Better Right Now?

    Find out the benefits of fixed- and variable-rate mortgages, and learn which option is best for you.
  81. Which Vertical Option Spread Should You Use?

    Knowing which option spread strategy to use in different market conditions can significantly improve your odds of success in options trading.
  82. Who Is Satoshi Nakamoto, Mysterious Bitcoin Founder?

    Short answer: No one knows.
  83. How Your Credit Score And Credit Report Are Examined By Lenders

    Knowing the difference between a credit score and credit report can help you make the right financial decision when it comes to applying for lines of credit, and can also help you get better interest rates on loans.
  84. Goldman, the Muppets and the Mystery of ‘Pretty Fishy; Dodgy’ Holdings

    Georgetown finance professor James J. Angel along with other investors are battling Goldman Sachs over the takeover of a hotel company. It's a "Muppet revolt," he says.
  85. Six Ways Your Tax Preparer Knows You're Lying

    An experienced tax preparer can usually sense when a customer is providing fraudulent information to them. Find out what sets off a tax preparer's lie detector.
  86. How To Use The Chaikin Oscillator To Your Advantage

    How best to reconcile increasing or decreasing volume with price fluctuations? No one has a definitive answer, but Marc Chaikin has come as close as anyone. Enter the Chaikin Oscillator.
  87. Americans Are Borrowing More To Buy Cars - But Should They Be?

    As the economy slowly heals, credit has become easier to obtain and interest rates have gone down. But does that mean it's wise to take on a car loan right now?
  88. How Traders Can Utilize CCI (Commodity Channel Index) To Trade Stock Trends

    Use the Commodity Channel Index (CCI) to enter and exit price trends.
  89. Can Tweets And Facebook Posts Predict Stock Behavior?

    Social sentiment indicators - which track the frequency with which a stock is mentioned on Twitter or Facebook - are becoming increasingly important in predicting stock prices.
  90. How The Forex "Fix" May Be Rigged

    When it comes to forex, some types of "fixes" are legal. But some really aren't.
  91. Five Reasons To Not Bother Retiring

    Here are five reasons it may make sense to forgo a traditional retirement today.
  92. Using the Coppock Curve to Generate Stock Trade Signals

    How the Coppock Curve momentum indicator can help you isolate buying opportunities and exit points in the stock market.
  93. Is Belfort's "Wolf" The Real Wall Street?

    Those sex-obsessed, drug-taking thugs who ripped off investors in Martin Scorcese's all-time biggest-grossing film, "The Wolf of Wall Street," have nothing in common with the refined investment professionals who do business on The Real Wall Street, they will tell you.
  94. Key Takeaways From Warren Buffett's Annual Letters To Shareholders

    A simple yet invaluable look into the key themes Warren Buffett repeats in his annual letter to shareholders.
  95. Reverse Mortgages 101

    Just because you can apply for a reverse mortgage doesn’t mean you should. Get a general idea of how these work, as well as who is poised to benefit from them in this article.
  96. Obama Announces Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Help

    On Friday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Miami-Dade’s Coral Reef Senior High School to emphasize the importance of education and to urge students to apply to college federal student financial aid programs. "We want every young person to have the kinds of teachers, and the kind of classes, and the kind of learning experiences, that are available to you here at Coral Reef," Obama said to a jam-packed, enthusiastic crowd in the gym.
  97. America Launches Its First Bitcoin ATMs : Q&A With Liberty Teller Co-Founder

    Investopedia interviewed one of the co-founders of Liberty Teller, a start-up company that launched the U.S.'s first Bitcoin ATMs.
  98. Is Homeownership A Smart Investment Again?

    Homeownership remains cheaper than renting across the nation. However, these findings speak broadly to the national market, and there are several situations where it still makes more sense to rent.
  99. Why Unemployment Rates Matter To Your Retirement

    Undoubtedly, unemployment is important for retirees and soon-to-be retirees. Also important is understanding the inflation rate as it’s reporting by the US.
  100. Mini Options: A Useful Tool For Trading High-Priced Securities

    Mini options are option contracts wherein the underlying security is 10 shares of a stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF). This is the main difference between mini options and standard options, which have 100 shares as the underlying security.
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