Bonds Articles

  1. Do You Need A Financial Advisor?

    Not everyone needs a professional. Find out how to make the call.
  2. What Is The Impact Of Research On Stock Prices?

    The answer to this question is directly related to the importance of information in the marketplace.
  3. Where To Put Your Cash: Call Deposit Vs Time Deposit Accounts

    Time deposit accounts and call deposit accounts allow customers to earn higher interest in exchange for less access to their cash.
  4. What To Expect From The Real Estate Market In 2014

    2014 holds some good news for the housing market, with gains in average home prices allowing more and more home owners to get their mortgages above water.
  5. 8 Gifts For Financial Geeks

    Put one of these unique offerings under someone's tree this year.
  6. Decoding DuPont Analysis

    Get a deeper understanding of ROE with these three-step and five-step calculations.
  7. Six Things To Buy AFTER Christmas

    Waiting out the frenzy of Christmas sales could actually save you a lot of money.
  8. Major Tax Credits Expiring In 2013

    Here are the major changes and tips that you need to know before filing your taxes for 2013.
  9. Philly Fed Survey: Valuable To Investors?

    For many investors, the Philly Fed's monthly manufacturing survey provides important clues about the direction of the economy. But trading on the monthly report is probably best left to the professionals since it has a very short-term impact on the market.
  10. Eight Smart Ways To Save On Gift Giving This Christmas

    We talked to three professional deal hunters about how they keep their gift giving within budget.
  11. Assess Shareholder Wealth With EPS

    Find out if management is doing its job of creating profit for investors.
  12. Understanding The Cash Conversion Cycle

    Find out how a simple calculation can help you uncover the most efficient companies.
  13. Last-Minute Tax Tips For 2013

    A combination of new taxes and expiring tax reductions and new surtaxes are conspiring to make your 2013 taxes – and your 2014 tax planning – a bit more interesting than usual.
  14. The Interest Rates: APR, APY And EAR

    When most people shop for financial products, all they focus on is the listed interest rate. Human eyes instinctively dismiss the fine print, which usually includes the terms APR (annual percentage rate) and APY (annual percentage yield) – or to use a synonym for the latter, EAR (effective annual rate) – as just arcane trios of letters.
  15. A Fresh Look At The Financial Markets

    Different markets provide unique opportunities and risks for investors. Find out more here.
  16. Six Traits Of Successful Retirees

    Retirement mentor Dennis Miller identifies the six steps he finds most essential to a prosperous retirement.
  17. 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.
  18. What To Expect From REITs In 2014

    While REITs will face a number of challenges in 2014, one particular issue will be the focus of investors: rising interest rates.
  19. Trailing-Stop/Stop-Loss Combo Leads To Winning Trades

    Combine trailing stops with stop-loss orders to reduce risk and protect portfolio value.
  20. How To Pay Your Forex Broker

    Three types of commissions are used in this market. Learn how to get the best deal.
  21. An Introduction to Microfinance

    Is microfinance a way to help the poor, or will it just make them poorer?
  22. What To Know About New 2014 Tax Brackets

    Income tax brackets have been updated for the 2014 tax year (those taxes due on April 25, 2015), and for a change, a little bit of inflation may be a good thing for some filers.
  23. Great (Financial) Gifts For Kids This Christmas

    Parents, grandparents and other interested adults can give financial gifts to children that can help secure their futures, whether it’s saving for a first car, college or a down payment on a house.
  24. Introduction to SPOT Options

    Single-payment options trading (SPOT) allows investors to have full control over their investments.
  25. The GDP And Its Importance

    GDP is an accurate indication of an economy's size. In terms of its ability to convey information about the economy in one number, few data points can match the GDP and its growth rate.
  26. The Fundamentals Of Forex Fundamentals

    Charting is not the only way to analyze the foreign-exchange market. Learn how to apply fundamental analysis to the economic indicators.
  27. Investing in Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs): Know the Risks

    Leveraged buyouts allow investors to make large acquisitions without committing a lot of capital. But LBOs carry big risks and can result in huge returns or huge losses.
  28. Introduction To Put Writing

    Learn about a strategy that may be appropriate if you have a positive outlook on a stock.
  29. How To Lend Money To Family And Not Regret It

    It’s hard to refuse a family member’s request for a loan, but be sure to go into such arrangements with your eyes open.
  30. How to Value Companies With Negative Earnings

    For some investors, the possibility of stumbling upon a small biotech with a potential blockbuster drug, or a junior miner with a giant mineral discovery, makes the risk of investing in companies with negative earnings well worth taking.
  31. Financial Footnotes: Start Reading The Fine Print

    Find out what could be hidden in this often-overlooked part of the financial statements.
  32. You Can't Follow Everything: Managing Stock Research

    Don't suffer from paralysis by analysis; find out how to do an effective and manageable job of stock watching.
  33. By George: Investing The Soros Way

    Soros turned an original seed funding of $12 million into $20 billion by the first decade of the 21st century. Can regular folks invest like George Soros?
  34. Financial Markets: Random, Cyclical Or Both?

    Are the markets random or cyclical? It depends on who you ask. Here, we go over both sides of the argument.
  35. The Basics Of Corporate Structure

    CEOs, CFOs, presidents and vice presidents: learn how to tell the difference.
  36. Enhance Your Portfolio With Active Equity

    This strategy provides the potential for larger returns while using less capital.
  37. Why Home Ownership Is Still A Good Idea

    Owning a home is still a good decision for many people and can be an important part of a long-term financial strategy.
  38. Cash Flow Statement: Analyzing Cash Flow From Financing Activities

    The financing activity in the cash flow statement measures the flow of cash between a firm and its owners and creditors.
  39. The Unemployment Rate: Get Real

    Depending on how it's measured, the unemployment rate is open to interpretation. Learn how to find the real rate.
  40. Why The 4% Retirement Rule Is No Longer Safe

    Some big-name investment firms believe the 4% rule for annual withdrawals is still valid but most advocate greater flexibility as stock markets gyrate.
  41. Comparing The P/E, EPS And Earnings Yield

    P/E may be the established standard for valuation purposes, but the earnings yield is especially useful for comparing potential returns across different instruments.
  42. Introduction To Single Stock Futures

    These contracts allow for easier shorting, and provide more leverage and flexibility than stocks.
  43. An Inside Look At ETF Construction

    If you're an investor who likes to understand how and why your investment products work, this article is for you!
  44. How Obamacare Is Raising Your Taxes

    There are literally dozens of new, amended or broadened tax provisions under the Obamacare legislation. Find out how your taxes will be affected in the years to come.
  45. Patents Are Assets, So Learn How To Value Them

    Innovation is the key to staying on top. Find out how companies protect their ideas and how to figure out how much they're worth.
  46. Mutual Funds: Does Size Really Matter?

    The growth of mutual funds isn't always cause for celebration. Read on to find out why.
  47. Earn More Profit With Less Trading

    Avoiding overtrading can save your money and your sanity. Find out how to slow your turnover and build your profits.
  48. Are Hedged Mutual Funds For You?

    Long the purview of institutional investors and ultra-wealthy individuals, financial services firms are making alternative investment strategies available to a wider audience of investors. Understanding both traditional hedge fund strategies and their "lite" versions will help you decide whether the latest incarnation of these investment vehicles should have a place in your portfolio.
  49. How Paying For College Begins Well Before Freshman Year

    Don't overlook the hidden real costs of paying for college, especially those early expenses that mount while your child is still in high school.
  50. Healthcare 2.0 - Obamacare Reboots The Health Insurance Market

    People who want to buy or switch their health insurance will have access to a much wider array of choices through the web, where health insurers will have to compete for our business.
  51. Five Tips To Protect Yourself Against Holiday Scams

    Learn how to protect yourself from some common tactics so you can avoid holiday scams.
  52. Turnaround Titan: How Carl Icahn Does It

    Carl Icahn's investment strategy, explained to regular investors.
  53. How To Find A New Financial Advisor Who's Right For You

    It is a jolt when a long-time financial consultant leaves your sphere, because he or she has retired, passed away or been fired from his or her investment firm. One thing is for sure: You shouldn’t make a snap decision or jump to a hasty conclusion.
  54. Getting The Most From Your 401(k)

    There are a lot of risks when it comes to building a strong nest egg, and it's important - now more than ever - to take an active role in diversifying and managing your own retirement finances.
  55. Using The Mirror Trading Strategy For Stocks

    Mirror investing offers transparency and the ability to benefit from someone else’s investment expertise, but it could well be a fad that appeals to a limited number of investors.
  56. Obamacare Update: Canceled Health Plans And Subscriber Options

    The president's latest change to the Affordable Care Act has subscribers choosing between continuing coverage with an out-of-date plan, accepting their insurer’s proposed plan, or finding health insurance somewhere else.
  57. Risk Management Techniques For Active Traders

    Use stop-loss and take-profit points to your advantage with these strategies.
  58. The Intelligent Investor: Benjamin Graham

    Learn about the man who mentored Warren Buffett, who eventually became the investing "Oracle of Omaha".
  59. 5 Pitfalls Of Shopping On Black Friday

    Black Friday is a fun American tradition, but it comes with dangers. Avoid these things to have a safe day of shopping on Black Friday.
  60. Broadening Your Portfolio's Borders

    Find out what type of international fund might suit your needs in gaining exposure to foreign markets.
  61. Challenges Faced When Analyzing Green Chip Stocks

    The fact that a green chip is not yet a blue chip should not alarm investors, but they need to be aware of the differences and challenges that can arise from assuming these are durable companies with sustainable competitive advantages.
  62. The Drawbacks Of Single-Payer Healthcare

    Universal healthcare has many benefits, but if there's no such thing as a free lunch, then in what ways are single-pay citizens paying for their "free" healthcare?
  63. Forex Trading The Martingale Way

    Martingale's mechanics involve an initial bet; however, each time the bet becomes a loser, the wager is doubled such that, given enough time, one winning trade will make up all of the previous losses.
  64. 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.
  65. Cash Flow Statement: Analyzing Cash Flow From Investing Activities

    Reviewing investment activity is one of the most important exercises an individual can do to see how efficiently a company's management is using shareholder capital to run is operations.
  66. Avoid 'Winging' Retirement: Don't Make These Investment Mistakes In Your 50s

    Even with a good, solid retirement program well underway, there are important retirement mistakes to avoid once you're in your 50s.
  67. Exotic Options: A Getaway From Ordinary Trading

    Exotic options are like regular options, except that they have unique features that make them complex. These unusual investment vehicles can reignite your interest in trading.
  68. What Are The Odds Of Scoring A Winning Trade?

    Just because you're on a winning streak doesn't mean you're a skilled trader. Find out why.
  69. If Kennedy, Eisenhower, Alexander the Great Et Al Were Leaders in Finance

    Would Eisenhower, Roosevelt and Kissinger have made good corporate executives? What about Alexander the Great?
  70. Getting A Handle On The Options Premium

    The price of an option, otherwise known as the premium, has two basic components: the intrinsic value and the time value. Understanding these factors better can help the trader discern which contracts represent a good value for the money.
  71. Black Swan Events And Investment

    These world-changing events are rare and difficult to predict, but they have serious implications for your investments.
  72. Is There A Light At The End Of The Tunnel For J.C. Penney?

    Shares of the beleaguered retailer soared Wednesday after it told Wall Street that its holiday season would be its best in years. Unfortunately, it's not clear when it will profitable.
  73. The Main Flaw With Obamacare

    Given how rocky its first few weeks of existence have been, it's time to start assessing how viable Obamacare is in the long run, and what will replace it should it fail.
  74. Executive Pay: How Much Do Shareholders Really Care?

    How much do shareholders - or the public - really care about executive pay? A new SEC proposal may be aimed at finding out.
  75. Reducing Risk With Options

    If you want to use leverage to your advantage, you must know how many contracts to buy.
  76. Impact of Share Repurchases

    Share repurchases can have a significant positive impact on an investor’s portfolio and are a great way to build investor wealth over time.
  77. 10 Retailers With Incredibly Flexible Return Policies

    You may not always know what to buy for some people on you gift list, but at least you can make sure the gift is easy to return.
  78. Understanding Stock Splits

    We explain what they are, the thinking behind them as well as their results.
  79. Investing in Foreign Stocks: ADRs and GDRs

    Depositary Receipts are easy ways to invest in foreign stocks, regardless of what part of the world you live in.
  80. The Basics Of Option Price

    Options can be an excellent addition to a portfolio. Find out how to get started.
  81. The Optimal Use Of Financial Leverage In A Corporate Capital Structure

    The amount of debt and equity that makes up a company's capital structure has many risk and return implications.
  82. Five Rules To Improve Your Financial Health

    Learn five broad personal finance rules that can help get you on track to achieving specific financial goals.
  83. Logic: The Antidote To Emotional Investing

    Playing follow-the-leader in investing can quickly become a dangerous game. Learn how to invest independently and still come out on top.
  84. Achieving Optimal Asset Allocation

    Minimizing risk while maximizing return is any investor's prime goal. The right mix of securities is the key to achieving your optimal asset allocation.
  85. Home Sale Contingencies: What Buyers And Sellers Need To Know

    Home sale contingencies protect buyers who want to sell one home before purchasing another. Find out what buyers and sellers need to know about these contractual conditions.
  86. Can Investors Trust The P/E Ratio?

    The P/E ratio is one of the most popular stock market ratios, but it has some serious flaws that investors should know about.
  87. Get The Most Out Of Employee Stock Options

    These plans can be lucrative for employees - if they know how to avoid unnecessary taxes.
  88. Buying A House Sight Unseen: Good Deal Or Bad Mistake?

    There are significant risks that need to be acknowledged before buying a home without viewing it in person.
  89. Why Facebook Investors Should Fret That Young Teen Users are Leaving the Nest

    David Ebersman of Facebook told Wall Street analysts during a conference call that Facebook during the third quarter the company did see a decrease in (teenagers’) daily uses, especially younger teens. What does this mean for the company and investors?
  90. The Common-Size Analysis Of Financial Statements

    Using common-size financial statements helps investors spot trends that a raw financial statement may not uncover.
  91. Calculating Beta: Portfolio Math For The Average Investor

    Beta is a useful tool for calculating risk, but the formulas provided online aren't specific to you. Learn how to make your own.
  92. Six Critical Rules For Successful Retirement Investing

    Specific retirement investing "rule of thumb" tips are helpful, but there are broader guidelines to follow if you want to have enough income to retire when and how you want.
  93. The Multiple Strategies Of Hedge Funds

    Hedge fund investors or potential investors need to understand how much risk hedge funds take in making money.
  94. How To Trade The News

    Regardless of your investing horizon, learning to trade the news is an essential skill for astute portfolio management and long-term performance.
  95. How Much Exposure to Technology Stocks Should You Have?

    How Much of a Technology-Stocks Exposure Should You Have in your portfolio? Every investor is totally different, in many cases it has more to do with the individual’s risk tolerance.
  96. Understanding Bond Prices and Yields

    Understanding this relationship can help an investor in any market.
  97. 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.
  98. Elves And Gnomes: Fairy Tale Investment Terms

    What do elves have to do with investing? Meet the fairytale creatures running around Wall Street.
  99. Advanced Game Theory Strategies For Decision-Making

    The importance of game theory to modern analysis and decision-making can be gauged by the fact that since 1970, as many as 12 leading economists and scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their contributions to game theory.
  100. The Evolution Of Money Management

    We look at the development of the money management profession and how it impacts professional money managers today.
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