Bonds Articles

  1. Explaining Amortization In The Balance Sheet

    Amortization is important to account for intangible assets. Read to find out more about amortization.
  2. Is Your Stock Headed South?

    Don't let your portfolio go with it! Find out which signs to watch out for.
  3. What The National Debt Means To You

    The U.S. deficit seems to grow every year. But how does it actually affect you?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Financial Planners: Specialize In Seniors

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

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

    Set your sights on the golden years and get there sooner.
  12. Job Hunting: Higher Pay Vs. Better Benefits

    Focusing on salary may be a mistake. Find out which benefits have the highest long-run payoff.
  13. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 3

    Learn about market wave, the second screen in this three-part system.
  14. The Pioneers Of Technical Analysis

    Every time an investor talks about getting in low or picking entry and exit points, they are paying homage to these men.
  15. A Guide To Financial Designations

    Find out which certifications can bring you the greatest career returns.
  16. The Uses And Limits Of Volatility

    Check out how the assumptions of theoretical risk models compare to actual market performance.
  17. Brokerage Functions: Underwriting And Agency Roles

    Learning about these various activities can give insight into how securities are issued and traded.
  18. Trailing-Stop Techniques

    The important decision to exit a position must be based on more than emotion if you want to be a disciplined trader.
  19. Fighting The High Costs Of Healthcare

    If your employer is cutting medical benefits, a health savings account may be right for you.
  20. Top 10 Life Insurance Myths

    The most difficult aspect of this complex product is determining how much coverage you need and why.
  21. Ancient Accounting Systems

    Learn how accounting evolved to keep records of increasingly complex transactions and civilizations.
  22. Moving Up: Dream House Or Money Pit?

    If you are upgrading your home, here are some things you'll need to know so you don't spend more money than you need to.
  23. Top 9 Vacation Destinations For Wall Street Geeks

    Indulge your inner geek with one of these financial-themed holiday getaways.
  24. Should You Buy Banks' "Toxic" Assets?

    The Public-Private Investment Progam is part of the government's effort to fix the failing financial sector. But is it a good investment?
  25. Getting A Job As The Tax Man

    If you'd like the IRS to pay you some money for a change, consider a career working in taxes.
  26. Advertising, Crocodiles And Moats

    Memorable advertising is a brick in the fortress that keeps competitors at bay.
  27. Exploring Advanced Insurance Contract Fundamentals

    Understanding your contract can help you protect our family's financial security.
  28. Indexed Universal Life: Cash, Flexibility And Safety

    IULs boast the security of fixed universal life policies and the interest-earning potential of variable policies.
  29. The History Of Insurance In America

    Insurance was a latecomer to the American landscape, largely due to the country's unknown risks.
  30. Cut Taxes By Reporting Property Damage

    Know the options you have for your insured property if and when a disaster strikes.
  31. Build Your Own Retirement Plan

    A step-by-step guide to planning for your retirement. The sooner you start, the easier it will be to build a good cushion for your future.
  32. Recognizing Good Homeowners Insurance Companies

    Check out these 7 issues before you choose the company that will provide your homeowners insurance policy.
  33. 11 Things You May Not Know About Your IRA

    These little-known features will help you get the most out of your retirement savings.
  34. Evaluating A Company's Capital Structure

    Learn to use the composition of debt and equity to evaluate balance sheet strength.
  35. 5 Signs That You're Living Beyond Your Means

    Learn what to watch for before you find yourself drowning in debt or filing for bankruptcy.
  36. The Gini Index: Measuring Income Distribution

    A country with $100 billion in assets and four residents sounds good - unless three of them have $0.
  37. A Sanity-Saving Retirement Stock Portfolio

    The market rollercoaster has many retirees calling it quits on stocks. Big mistake.
  38. Power Up Your Portfolio With Video Game Stocks

    Level up your winnings by investing in this fast-paced, highly skilled industry.
  39. Downsize Your Home To Downsize Expenses

    Learn how to cut your mortgage, tax, gas and utilities bills.
  40. 5 Resources To Learn To Retire Rich

    Find out what you need to know to plan for retirement, and which resources do the best job of showing the way.
  41. Your Retirement Portfolio: Diversification & Alternatives

    Why diversification and alternatives can play an important role in your retirement portfolio.
  42. How To Invest In Penny Stocks

    Do you find the lure of finding a diamond in the rough too much to ignore? Then consider penny stocks. Just be aware of the risks.
  43. Discover Master Limited Partnerships

    These unique investments provide significant tax advantages.
  44. Estate Planning Must-Haves For Unmarried Couples

    Society provides benefits to those who wed and punishes those who don't. Find out how to protect yourself.
  45. The Pros And Cons Of Automated Trading Systems

    Automated trading systems minimize emotions, allow for faster order entry, lead to greater consistency and resolve pilot-error problems.
  46. Triangles: A Short Study In Continuation Patterns

    Learn how to read these formations of horizontal trading patterns.
  47. Invest In Yourself With A College Education

    Spending a few thousand dollars on school could help you earn millions more.
  48. Roth Feature Boosts Benefits For 401(k) And 403(b) Plans

    Roth accounts tend to beat Traditional plans over the long term by providing tax savings.
  49. Due Diligence On Dividends

    Understanding dividends and how they work will help you become a more informed and successful investor.
  50. Dividend Yield For The Downturn

    High-dividend stocks make excellent bear market investments, but the payouts aren't a sure thing.
  51. Strategies For Trading Fibonacci Retracements

    Investopedia explains Fibonacci retracements--based on the elegant "golden" ratio--and how the levels are derived.
  52. Invest In Emerging Market Bonds With These ETFs

    With the variety of emerging market bond ETFs now on the books, it's become far easier for investors to diversify. Here's a look at a few options.
  53. The World's Top Financial Cities

    These cities are the heart of the world's financial activity.
  54. Short Selling: Making The Ban

    Short selling has been around as long as the stock market, and it hasn't always been looked on favorably.
  55. Have The Right Condo Insurance?

    How well does your condo's master-insurance policy protect you? Here's why you'll probably need separate insurance for your own unit and possessions.
  56. 12 Steps To Closing A Real Estate Deal

    A long list of things needs to happen before a home becomes yours. Find out what to expect.
  57. Relative Valuation Of Stocks Can Be A Trap

    This method of valuing a company can make it look like a bargain when it is not.
  58. Will Insurance Keep Your Business Safe?

    Skilled employees are key to a successful business. Find out how to avoid a financial setback if they leave.
  59. Living And Death Benefit Riders: How Do They Work?

    Find out how these different riders work, and which type is right for you.
  60. 3 Ways Price Momentum Can Burn Your Portfolio

    Momentum traders are always trying to ride the herd. In these three situations, however, they may end up getting trampled.
  61. Debt Consolidation Companies – The Pros And Cons

    Debt consolidation is an attractive option for cash-strapped consumers who are struggling with debt, but make sure you are dealing with the right company.
  62. 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.
  63. How To Do Qualitative Analysis On Biotech Companies

    These analytical methods will help you size up a biotech company and make a winning investment.
  64. Portfolio Growth Strategies

    There are many ways to grow a portfolio, and the best approach for a given investor will depend upon various factors.
  65. CMO vs CDO: Same Outside, Different Inside

    The concept of collateralizing and structured financing predates the market for collateralized mortgage obligations and collateralized debt obligations.
  66. How Will Your Investment Make Money?

    Discover the basic types of investment income and which asset classes pay them.
  67. What You Should Know About The U.S. Bureau of Labor Monthly Statistics

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly employment figures are a key economic indicator. Here's how they work.
  68. Make No-Load Annuities Your Viable Alternative

    These alternative retirement funds provide diversification with no fees, so what's the catch?
  69. 5 Mistakes Real Estate Investors Should Avoid

    Don't let a slow real estate market drag you down - steer clear of these pitfalls.
  70. 9 Things You Need To Know About Homeowners' Associations

    Restrictive rules and high fees are just some of the things to watch out for before joining an HOA.
  71. Tips For Passing The Series 6 Exam

    Find out what you can do during the test to make sure you get a passing score.
  72. Investing Beyond Your Borders

    Investing abroad poses risks, but can also help you diversify. Discover ways to invest in foreign stocks.
  73. 5 Insurance Policies Everyone Should Have

    Insurance policies come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Shop carefully and the right policies will go a long way towards helping you protect your assets.
  74. Who Needs Life Insurance, Who Doesn't

    How to tell when it's time to get life insurance – or decide that you don't have to have it yet or no longer need it.
  75. China ETFs: Get In As China Matures

    These ETFs offer an easy way for investors to access China's growing economic might and growing consumerism. Just watch the volatility.
  76. From Booms To Bailouts: The Banking Crisis Of The 1980s

    The economic environment of the late 1970s and early 1980s created the perfect storm for a banking crisis.
  77. 6 Bad Stock Buyback Scenarios

    Buying back shares can be a sensible way for companies to use extra cash. But in many cases, it's just a ploy to boost earnings.
  78. Understanding Lender-Required Flood Insurance

    Having to buy flood insurance shouldn't be a surprise. Find out what you need to know when purchasing or refinancing a house.
  79. Andre Kostolany: Germany's Stock Market Guru

    We can learn a lot from Kostolany and his "steady or shaky hand" investing philosophy.
  80. Identity Theft Protection Services: Worth Having?

    A detailed review of what you get from American's leading identity theft protection agencies. Start here before deciding whether you need this coverage.
  81. The Basics of Forming A Limited Liability Company (LLC)

    An LLC is a good combination of protection with flexibility and tax benefits. It provides an array of taxation alternatives while shielding individual members from personal liability.
  82. Should You Open A Foreign Savings Account?

    Would opening a savings account in a foreign bank make sense for you? The pros and cons, how to establish one – and alternatives to consider.
  83. How To Calculate Your Investment Return

    How much are your investments actually returning? Find out why the method of calculation matters.
  84. The Ups And Downs Of Investing In Cyclical Stocks

    This strategy can be profitable but only if you know when to dump these stocks.
  85. Will Bitcoin And Walmart Force Western Union To Change Its Business Model?

    Western Union is recognized across the globe for providing a fast, efficient way to move money. Just walk into a Western Union office and you can transfer money to friends, relatives or business partners halfway around the world.
  86. EDGAR: Investors' One-Stop-Shop For Company Filings

    You can learn a lot about any listed company through this system - if you know how to use it.
  87. TransCanada Sits In Oil Pipeline Catbird Seat

    TransCanada stands to win no matter what happens to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Approved? Send oil to a thirsty America. Shot down? Send it west to tankers.
  88. Working in Retirement While Collecting Social Security?

    What to consider if working in retirement while collecting Social Security.
  89. What You Need To Think About Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

    Are you made of the rights stuff to be an entrepreneur?
  90. Protect Your Kids And Pets With Custom Insurance

    Find out how to protect those you love the most with specialized policies.
  91. Investing In Your Child's Education

    Overwhelmed by increasing tuition costs for your kids? The U.S. government can help.
  92. Concierge Healthcare: The Pros and Cons Of Having A Doctor On Call

    Concierge healthcare can mean extra attention from your doctor when you need it, but it isn't the best substitute for health insurance.
  93. Internships: Find The Best One For You

    It only takes a little legwork to land a prestigious career while you're still in college.
  94. Choose Your Monthly Mortgage Payments

    Exotic mortgages allow you to decide how much to pay. Find out how much they really cost.
  95. How Mortgage Refinancing Affects Your Net Worth

    Find out how to determine whether refinancing will put you ahead or even more behind.
  96. America's Compensation Gap Shows No Signs Of Slowing

    The gap between the rich and the poor and middle classes is rapidly increasing in America. Historically this is not a good sign, as a strong middle class has been the backbone of the U.S. economy for most of its existence.
  97. The Five Biggest Stock Market Myths

    Stocks that go down must come up, right? Wrong. We bust this myth and four other common market misconceptions.
  98. The Problem With Financial Journalism

    One of the most serious problems facing the general investing public is that that they fail to learn enough about investments until/unless they go wrong.
  99. 8 Tips To Help You Control Holiday Spending

    These tips will have you singing "Joy to the World" well into the New Year.
  100. Warning Signs Of A Company In Trouble

    Don't let your clients go down with ship! Learn how to escape sinking with these tips.
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