Bonds Articles

  1. How Now, Dow? What Moves The DJIA?

    Find out how this index tracks market movements and where it falls short.
  2. Know Your Cost Basis For Bonds

    Nobody likes taxes, but tax reporting is an inevitable and unavoidable part of investing. If you buy stock, determining your costs basis is a slightly frustrating but fairly straightforward exercise. Your cost basis is the price you paid per share, including sales commissions, adjusted for corporate actions such as stock splits, mergers, and dividend payments.
  3. Experience Or Education: Which One Lands You The Job?

    When job hunting, does education trump experience? Here are some factors to consider when it comes to this duel of credentials.
  4. How To Keep Your Small Business Afloat During Hard Times

    If an economic storm has your business taking on water, we have some tips for bailing yourself out.
  5. Choose A Fund With A Winning Manager

    We break down the key components of analyzing a fund manager's performance so you can find a winner.
  6. CFP, CLU Or ChFC - Which Is Best?

    The designation you choose will depend on which areas of financial planning you want as your focus.
  7. 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.
  8. Be A Financial Planner From Home

    Now may be a good time to explore the possibility of working as a finanical planner from your home.
  9. Certifications For Estate Planning

    These certifications can lead to a promising career, but is estate planning for you?
  10. 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.
  11. When To Buy A Mutual Fund

    There is money to be made in mutual funds, but investors fall into several pitfalls that keep them from maximizing their profits. Read these tips to take the uncertainty out of investing in mutual funds and find out if mutual funds are a good fit for your portfolio.
  12. Should You Buy An Annuity?

    For many cash strapped seniors an annuity sounds like the perfect solution. And it can be if you think you’ll outlive your mortality date. The only trouble is that the insurance companies offering annuities have perfected estimating your mortality date based on factors like gender, birth year, where you live, where you were born, the age your parents died, and your health (or unhealthy) habits.
  13. Forex Outlook For June 2013

    While June’s excitement may prove to be a bit more muted than May, there are many events unfolding that forex traders should watch closely. We'll take a look at where the four major currency pairs might be headed and some key reports that forex traders should watch for during the month.
  14. Inside The e-PRO® Real Estate Certification

    The e-PRO® curriculum focuses on the most recent developments in real estate technology. Here's everything you need to know about it.
  15. What Determines Your Cost Basis?

    In any transaction between a buyer and seller, the initial price paid in an exchange for a product or service will qualify as the cost basis. When it comes to securities and related financial assets, determining the initial cost basis when there is only one initial purchase is very straightforward.
  16. 5 Secrets Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You To Know

    Find out some of the ways you can lessen your interest payments and avoid other unnecessary penalties that lurk in the fine print.
  17. 7 Tips To Help Land That Internship

    Here are some of the most important considerations to check off the proverbial list before going after that internship.
  18. Top 10 Cities For A Career In Finance

    Moving to one of these financial hot-spot destinations could set your career in motion.
  19. Taking Shots At CAPM

    Find out why many investors think the capital asset pricing model is full of holes.
  20. The Diner's Guide To Tipping

    A look at the standards for tipping service staff in some popular vacation destinations, and the rationale for each custom.
  21. How To Get A Job At The SEC

    Want to make a good living taking on those renegade trading rascals on Wall Street? Here are some tips to help you get in the door at the SEC.
  22. George Soros: The Philosophy Of An Elite Investor

    George Soros spent decades as one of the world's elite investors, and even he didn't always come out on top. But when he did, it was spectacular.
  23. Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?

    GDP is the typical indicator used to measure a country's economic health. Find out what it fails to reveal and how the Genuine Progress Indicator can help.
  24. Get A Bank Job In 50 Days

    Banking professionals have only about seven weeks to find a new post in the financial services industry after leaving an old one. Here are some tips to help you.
  25. Is Real Estate Ever A Wise Investment For Retirees?

    Being a landlord sounds like the path to riches: you buy some property, rent it out and watch the checks come in every month. The reality is that it’s a young man’s game. There’s just too much hassle, full time commitment, and risk associated with rental properties to be worthwhile for most retirees.
  26. Canadians: Smart Ways To Use Your Tax Refund

    Taxes are an annoying annual chore akin to going to the dentist. Luckily, however, some of us get a nice tax refund after the process. It's important to use this refund wisely though, and Canadians have a number of wise options to consider.
  27. Is The CMA Designation Worth It?

    Get an inside look at what it takes to earn your CMA and what four satisfied CMA holders say about the designation's benefits.
  28. Inflation's Impact On Stock Returns

    When stocks are divided into growth and value categories, the evidence is clear that value stocks perform better in periods of high inflation, and growth stocks perform better during periods of low inflation.
  29. Understanding And Playing The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Learn strategies for investing in this price-weighted index and how to interpret its movements.
  30. The 10 Worst Financial Decisions You Can Make In Retirement

    In this time of fiscal uncertainty, there are many financial decisions that can make or break you during your formative years.
  31. Introduction To International CAPM

    ICAPM is one of several models used to determine the required return on an asset, discover its limitations and how to use it.
  32. How Monetary Policy Affects Your Investments

    Monetary policy changes can have a significant impact on every asset class. investors can position their portfolios to benefit from policy changes and boost returns by being aware of the nuances of monetary policy.
  33. A Day In The Life Of A Public Accountant

    Here's an inside look at the workdays of two experienced CPAs, to give you an idea of what it might be like to pursue a career as a public accountant.
  34. Understanding The Case-Shiller Housing Index

    This index is a widely-used and respected barometer of the U.S. housing market and the broader economy.
  35. Real Estate Careers And Their Designations

    The real estate industry offers a wide variety of career opportunities and dozens of designations to increase your skills.
  36. Mandatory Pension Savings: Should Employers And Employees Be Forced To Make Contributions?

    The scale of the pension crisis in the U.S. cannot be denied, and there's a growing movement that supports the mandatory pension system that's been created in Australia and other parts of the world. But can the millions of working poor in America afford such a system?
  37. Can't Get A Bank Loan? Turn To Your Neighbor

    Peer-to-peer lending can be an inexpensive way to gain access to credit when banks are restricting lending -- but you need to understand the entire deal first before jumping in.
  38. Study Does Not End After The CFA

    Getting your CFA is an admirable achievement, but it doesn't end there. Find out what is expected of CFAs after they become charterholders.
  39. Arbitrage Squeezes Profit From Market Inefficiency

    This influential strategy capitalizes on the relationship between price and liquidity.
  40. What To Expect On The CFA Level III Exam

    The Level III exam is one of the tougher exams for the CFA. Read this to give yourself a little insight.
  41. Earnings Guidance: Can It Accurately Predict The Future?

    Explore the controversies surrounding companies commenting on their forward-looking expectations.
  42. What Forex Traders Need To Know About The Yen

    The Japanese Yen possesses some unique qualities that traders should know before jumping in.
  43. 4 Traits Banks Look For In New Staff

    Trust is the number one trait that banks are looking for in new hires, but there are other abilities that are equally desired.
  44. Money Tips To Stretch Your Retirement Nest Egg

    Learn the key investment and savings tips you need to ensure your retirement savings last as long as you do.
  45. What Type Of Trader Are You?

    There are different ways stock traders attempt to profit from market movements. Which of the strategies do you use?
  46. Financial Markets: Capital Vs. Money Markets

    Two commonly used components of the financial market are money markets and capital markets. Find out the similarities and differences between them.
  47. Broker Commissions Are Here To Stay

    With two developed nations adopting a firm anti-commission stance, questions have arisen over whether or not the United States should follow suit. Find out why such a development is unlikely.
  48. Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers

    In the dramatic world of M&As, battleground terms meld with bizarre metaphors to form the language of the game.
  49. The Role Of Parents In Financial Education

    The need for a concerted program of financial education cannot be ignored, and even though many parents are ill-equipped to lead the charge, there are numerous programs they can support.
  50. Interpreting A Company's IPO Prospectus Report

    Learn to decipher the secret language of the IPO prospectus report - it can tell you a lot about a company's future.
  51. The Real Cost Of An MBA

    When adding up tuition, books, rent and foregone salary, an MBA can cost as much as a house. Is it worth it?
  52. The Cold, Hard Facts Behind Funding Your Retirement

    Most people, depending on which side of retirement they’re on, feel they either won’t ever be able to retire or stay retired once they are. Many of us watched our parent’s generation put their retirement savings into CDs paying 6%+ and just living off the interest.
  53. A Day In The Life Of A Day Trader

    Day trading has many advantages and, while we often hear about these perks, it's important to realize that day trading is hard work.
  54. Introduction To Guerrilla Trading

    Guerilla trading can takes a lot of expereince, risk capital and mental fortitude; it is not for the novice investor.
  55. Financial Designations That Employers Require

    We break down the designations that are important to have if you want to work in the financial sector.
  56. 10 Great Summer Jobs For Teens

    There are a lot of summer jobs out there, find out what's available, how much it costs and what skills you need.
  57. Career Benefits From The CFA Institute

    The CFA Institute provides members with a variety of ongoing career and networking benefits.
  58. Stop Keeping Up With The Joneses - They're Broke

    Conspicuous consumption could be robbing you of future wealth.
  59. What To Expect On The CFA Level II Exam

    This article will help you understand the nuances of the CFA Level II exam.
  60. Make Your Precious Metal Choice Less ‘Golden’

    The recent rout in gold prices has affected the rest of the precious metals space as well. However, unlike gold, platinum is benefiting from long term industrial demand as well as constrained supplies. For investors, the white metal could be their best bet in the precious metals sector.
  61. A Day In The Life Of A CFO

    What would your life look like if you were CFO? We’ve interviewed three chief financial officers to find out.
  62. The Smith Maneuver: A Canadian Mortgage Tax-Deductible Plan

    Canadian mortgages aren’t tax-deductible like the U.S.-based mortgages, but there's a way around this hurdle.
  63. Planning Your Second Career

    A second career can provide opportunities whether you are worried about outliving your retirement savings, or you want to stay productive and do something meaningful later in life.
  64. The Yen Is Setting Up To Be An Attractive Long-Term Investment

    As Japan embarks on quantitative easing, the yen has come under pressure. Will it continue to be the source of big profits in the latter half of 2013?
  65. 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.
  66. Popular Technology For RIAs

    Registered Investment Advisors can reap benefits from a gamut of technological products available on the market today.
  67. Behavioral Bias - Cognitive Vs. Emotional Bias In Investing

    We all have biases. The key to better investing is to identify those biases and create rules to minimize their effect.
  68. Why The Consumer Price Index Is Controversial

    Find out why economists are torn about how to calculate inflation.
  69. Is It Time to Invest in Australia?

    Australia a country rich in natural resources and one increasingly gaining attention from investors. Is it time to put some of your international allocation to work in Australia?
  70. Predict Inflation With The Producer Price Index

    Find out how the PPI can be used to gauge the overall health of the economy.
  71. Is The Gold Pain Over?

    After falling more than 13%, gold has staged a rebound but is that for fundamental reasons or the work of value investors? Will gold reward investors who didn't give up or is there more pain ahead?
  72. Know Your Stock Cost Basis

    Understanding equity cost basis is critical for tracking the gains or losses of an investment.
  73. The Path To Becoming A CEO

    Think you have what it takes to be chief executive? Find out what those at the top have in common.
  74. Why Governments Issue Foreign Bonds

    Government bonds issued in foreign currency have drawn a growing amount of interest in recent years. This article explores why governments, particularly those in emerging markets, choose to denominate debt in a foreign currency. It also explores what the potential risks are for the bondholder.
  75. Designations For The Buy Side

    For those interested in picking securities and financial planning, these certifications could be just what your buy-side financial career needs.
  76. Has Income Tax Become A Class Tax On The Poor?

    With more than 33% of American families falling close to the poverty line despite their adult members holding full-time employment, a rising number of citizens are being forced to pay a rate of tax that is disproportionate to their earnings and in comparison with the country's wealthiest earners.
  77. Fact Sheet: What Is The Fortune 500 List?

    The Fortune 500 is a list most have heard of but don't know much about. Here, we present the basics with a few interesting facts.
  78. Sell In May – Yay Or Nay?

    Seasonal timing in the market, best personified by the adage, “Sell in May – Go away,” has long been the subject of debate among investors. The question remains: Is there anything to it?
  79. Making It Big On Wall Street

    Read about some of the most glamorous Wall Street jobs and what it takes to land one.
  80. Consumer Spending As A Market Indicator

    What people buy and where they shop can provide valuable information about the economy.
  81. Possible Effects Of The Online Retail Tax

    The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that will impose a sales tax on online retailers. Discover how the Marketplace Fairness Act could affect your bottom line.
  82. Should You Get A CFA, MBA Or Both?

    These certifications require time and money, but combined programs are making obtaining both designations more realistic.
  83. 6 Things You Think Add Value To Your Home - But Really Don't

    Not everyone wants to spend their weekends shaping backyard topiaries. Even though you may enjoy the improvements you make to your house, it doesn't mean that they'll increase its value.
  84. Depreciation: Straight-Line Vs. Double-Declining Methods

    Appreciate the different methods used to describe how book value is "used up".
  85. 6 Tips For Selling Your Home Fast

    Find out what you can do to stand out from the competition and make your home an easy sell.
  86. What To Expect On The CFA Level I Exam

    The Level I exam for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation can be challenging. Here's what to expect.
  87. Quants: The Rocket Scientists Of Wall Street

    Blend math, finance and computer skills to command a high - and well deserved - salary.
  88. The Economics Of Stay-At-Home Moms

    If an at-home mom was getting paid for all of the work she does, how much would she get?
  89. Trade Forex On Herd Instinct

    Use caution and commonsense when making trades according to herd instinct – use stop losses, avoid complacency and plan your exit strategy.
  90. An Introduction To The Keogh Retirement Plan

    Learn more about this popular defined-contribution retirement plan that many business owners, proprietors, and self-employed people can benefit from.
  91. Financial Career Options For Professionals

    Find out if spreading your wings to try a new career will make you soar or fall flat.
  92. Uncovering Oil And Gas Futures

    Find out how to stay on top of data reports that could cause volatility in oil and gas markets.
  93. Why Your Pension Plan Has Sovereign Debt In It

    One type of security pensions tend to invest in is sovereign debt, or debt issued by a government.
  94. Women: Invest In Your Financial Literacy

    Learning about money may seem intimidating, but it's not as hard as it looks.
  95. How To Buy Annuities (And When Not To)

    Annuities are complicated products that require some basic homework to be done before requesting quotes. Retirees will want to think about how they envisage their lifestyle and even their potential mortality to come up with an annuity product that’s right for them, or not even buy one at all.
  96. An Introduction To The CMA Designation

    Learn what the Certified Management Accountant designation is, how to get it and what it can do for your accounting career.
  97. 4 Behavioral Biases And How To Avoid Them

    Here are four common common behavioral biases for traders and how to minimize their effects on your portoflio.
  98. What's On A Consumer Credit Report?

    A look at the various components and considerations that go into one's credit report and credit score.
  99. How To Work In Financial Communications

    The surest way to develop a career in financial communications is to blend together the right mix of talent, education, persistence and hard work.
  100. The NYSE And Nasdaq: How They Work

    Learn some of the important differences in the way these exchanges operate and the securities that trade on them.
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