Bonds Articles

  1. 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.
  2. 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. ...
  3. 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. ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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.
  8. How To Calculate Your Investment Return

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

    This strategy can be profitable but only if you know when to dump these stocks.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Working in Retirement While Collecting Social Security?

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

    Are you made of the rights stuff to be an entrepreneur?
  14. 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 ...
  15. Protect Your Kids And Pets With Custom Insurance

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

    Overwhelmed by increasing tuition costs for your kids? The U.S. government can help.
  17. How Mortgage Refinancing Affects Your Net Worth

    Find out how to determine whether refinancing will put you ahead or even more behind.
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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.
  20. Internships: Find The Best One For You

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

    Exotic mortgages allow you to decide how much to pay. Find out how much they really cost.
  22. 8 Tips To Help You Control Holiday Spending

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

    Don't let your clients go down with ship! Learn how to escape sinking with these tips.
  24. 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 ...
  25. What Is The New 'FICO Score 9' And Its Benefits?

    A change in how some credit scores are calculated might soon make it easier for some homebuyers and homeowners to get a mortgage. ...
  26. Are Your Bank Deposits Insured?

    Learn how the FDIC is helping to keep your money in your pockets.
  27. Take On Risk With A Margin of Safety

    More common risk theories can lead to missed opportunities. Find out how margin of safety can propel your portfolio.
  28. What $1 Million Buys You in America's Best Retirement Destinations

    Shopping for your dream retirement home in Bellingham, Brevard, Charleston and Tucson
  29. Should You Borrow From Your Retirement Plan?

    It makes sense to dip into your savings in some cases, but you must be aware of the potential consequences.
  30. Would A Retirement Plan Overhaul Fix Our Savings Shortfall?

    There are several theories and ideas about how we can make up for the $6.6 trillion retirement savings shortfall in America. ...
  31. Looking Out For Your Finances As A Renter

    Landlords and property owners have their fair share of problems and with responsibility comes great headache, but it ain't ...
  32. Buying Auto Insurance For Your Teen Driver

    When parents of a teen first watch their baby take the wheel, they may be too busy seeing the years flash to focus on the ...
  33. 5 Reasons The Other Driver's Insurer Won't Pay

    You drive below the speed limit when another driver plows into your car. You assume their insurance company should pay, but ...
  34. The 10 Strangest Phrases In Banking Explained

    Just about every industry has its own special language, the world of banking and finance is full of jargon to communicate ...
  35. 401(k) Plans: Roth or Regular?

    How to decide which type of 401(k) retirement savings plan makes the most sense for you. Or should you hedge your bets and ...
  36. Smooth Moves: Changing Insurance When You Relocate

    Whether moving across town or across the country you probably have a very long to-do list, but don't let insurance matters ...
  37. How to Protect Your Grandparents From Financial Predators

    What would you do if you realized that your elderly parent or grandparent was being abused financially by a family member ...
  38. Strategies For Your Roth 401(k)

    A Roth 401(k) can add much to your retirement funds, especially if you start saving early and end up doing well financially. ...
  39. Introduction To Remittances

    Remittances are an important factor in the global economy, and help drive growth both at home and abroad.
  40. How To Profit From The Rise in Proxy Fights

    A proxy vote is a vote cast by an entity or person on behalf of another. This sets the stage for a proxy fight between the ...
  41. Choosing The Right 529 Education Savings Plan

    Before you fund one of these education-savings vehicles, be sure you know their differences.
  42. Should You Close Your Credit Card?

    Find out the consequences before deciding to end your credit agreement.
  43. Muriel Siebert: Female Finance Pioneer

    Muriel Siebert has blazed many paths for investors, but is especially relevant as the first woman to sit on the NYSE.
  44. Iraq Is Ripe For Adventurous Investors

    Don't laugh--many consider Iraq as an up and coming investment destination,.
  45. Understanding The Basics of A Stop-Limit Order

    There are many techniques used by investors and traders to restrict losses or lock in gains. The stop-limit order is one ...
  46. Smart Ways To Manage Your 401(k)

    Now that 401(k)s have put managing retirement money into employees' hands, you can't just contribute and forget it. How to ...
  47. How the Acid Test Helps You

    The acid test measures a company’s short-term liquidity.
  48. 2010: The Year To Convert Your IRA

    Thanks to fewer restrictions, it's now easier than ever to convert your traditional IRA into a Roth IRA.
  49. Pick The Perfect Trust

    Trusts are an estate plan's anchor, but the terminology can be confusing. We cut through the clutter.
  50. 5 Investments You Can't Hold In An IRA/Qualified Plan

    The list of prohibited investment vehicles is short, but it's important to know what is off limits.
  51. The Role of Commercial Banks in the Economy

    We interact with commercial banks daily to carry out simple financial tasks. That said, the function and creation of a commercial ...
  52. Is Your Portfolio Beating Its Benchmark?

    Compare portfolio manager performance using the information ratio.
  53. Reasons To Stay Put During Retirement

    Many retirees choose to travel to warm destiniations and far off locales to live out their golden years. Here are some reasons ...
  54. Central Banks Pump Up the Volume

    Central bank liquidity trying to restart stalling economies around the globe bodes well for equities and bond prices.
  55. A Primer On Private Equity

    Private equity investing is becoming more accessible for individual investors; find out how you can get involved.
  56. Rebalance Your Portfolio To Stay On Track

    Like a tune-up for a car, this re-alignment should minimize trouble down the road.
  57. The Unique Ways Women Approach Finance

    Understanding gender differences and how they are changing is fundamental to understanding the investing world.
  58. Grow Your Business With Business Incubators

    This article looks at business incubators and what they can do for you.
  59. Top Things To Know For An Investment Banking Interview

    Without some basic knowledge, you won't get the job. Find out what you need to know and how to prepare.
  60. Understanding The Spread in Retail Currency Exchange Rates

    Understanding how exchange rates are calculated and shopping around for the best rates may mitigate the effect of wide spreads ...
  61. Strategies To Trade The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Here are four strategies for trading the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), one of the oldest and most widely-followed ...
  62. Why You Need To Know About S&P Dow Jones Indices

    This Article introduces the S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI), available variant categories and index trading advantages
  63. It's Raining Lawsuits: Do You Need An Umbrella Policy?

    This type of insurance protects your assets and future wages against lawsuits. Find out if it might benefit you.
  64. Charting Your Way To Better Returns

    Learn about the powerful hybrid techniques that take advantage of both technical and fundamental analysis.
  65. The Getty Oil Takeover Fiasco

    It was the largest takeover in history and one of the most dramatic. Learn all about the fate of Getty Oil.
  66. Hard-To-Value Finisar Could Be In For Better Days (FNSR, JDSU, CSCO, CIEN)

    Finisar should be poised to benefit from a telecom spending recovery.
  67. What Is A Pyramid Scheme?

    The FTC announced it had opened an official investigation of Herbalife, which has been accused of running a pyramid scheme. ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. A New Approach To Long-Term Care Insurance

    This practical product can protect you from the rising cost of care and provide for your beneficiaries at the same time. ...
  70. Dissecting The Bear Stearns Hedge Fund Collapse

    Learn how a deadly mix of greed and leverage cost investors millions.
  71. Tax-Free Savings Accounts And Instruments

    There aren't many places where you can save your money tax free, but there are a few. Check out these savings accounts and ...
  72. Bankruptcy Protection For Your Accounts

    Will the plan assets you've worked hard for be safe if you experience a personal financial crisis?
  73. The Basics Of Corporate Structure

    CEOs, CFOs, presidents and vice presidents: learn how to tell the difference.
  74. The Changing Role Of Equity Research

    Research creates a division of labor that makes the market more efficient. Learn how its role has changed.
  75. How Globalization Affects Developed Countries

    The increase in communications technology has companies competing in a global market.
  76. Alan Greenspan: 19 Years In The Federal Reserve

    Follow the economic glories and bumbles in the career of the previous Fed chair.
  77. Companies Offering Debt Consolidation

    Debt consolidation companies might be the answer for the 35% of Americans who have some debt that has moved past due and ...
  78. Credit Card Savings

    How to save money on credit cards by choosing the right type for your needs and lifestyle.
  79. The LLC Operating Agreement Template, And Why You Need It

    For some business owners, creating an LLC offers the best of both worlds. But your state's rules might not suit your needs. ...
  80. Pros And Cons Of A Health Savings Account (HSA)

    Health Savings Accounts let you pay healthcare costs with pre-tax dollars and keep money you don't spend now for future use. ...
  81. The Best Of The Best Wealth Management Firms

    Looking for a fee-only wealth management firm? Here's a handy ranking to get you started on your search for a top financial ...
  82. The Basics Of Financial Responsibility

    Just being able to make your credit card payment doesn't cut it. Find out what does.
  83. An Introduction To Student Loans And The FAFSA

    Learn how to fill out the FAFSA form so that it is easier for you to fund your education.
  84. Choosing The Winners In The Click-And-Mortar Game

    E-tailing has changed the way consumers do nearly everything. Do you know how to pick the best retailer?
  85. How To Compare Home Insurance Companies

    There's a ton of information out there. Here's how to organize it and find the best company and best rates when you insure ...
  86. Top Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

    Follow this step-by-step guide to make your homeownership dreams a reality.
  87. 5 Affordable Fall Vacation Spots for Baby Boomers

    It's still hard to believe that many baby boomers, the generation that typified the eternal youth of the 1960s, are officially ...
  88. Finding Value In A Sideways Market

    When the market is non-directional, your profit potential need not go sideways too.
  89. Using Trading Indicators Effectively

    Select multiple indicators, avoid information overload and optimize indicators to effectively use technical analysis tools. ...
  90. Filling The Gaps In General Liability Insurance

    Standard liability coverage may not be enough. Special needs call for specialized policies.
  91. Understanding The Insurance Transfer-For-Value Rule

    If you are banking on your life insurance payout being tax-free, you may be in for a surprise.
  92. How Budget Sequestration Affects You

    Sequestration became a household word in 2011, but neither the term, the concept or the controversy surrounding the topic ...
  93. The Birth Of Stock Exchanges

    Learn how British coffeehouses helped give rise to the juggernaut that is the NYSE.
  94. WaterSense: Saving Water And Money

    With a few simple updates, you could be saving on your annual water expenses.
  95. Passing The Buck: The Hidden Costs Of Annuities

    These may look like good retirement vehicles, but beware of the fees buried in the fine print.
  96. Take Advantage Of A Housing Crisis - Rent!

    When a housing crisis strikes, the big winners are often the renters.
  97. 4 Signs You're Addicted To Investing

    Compulsive trading will ratchet up your transaction costs, stress level and time spent away from the important things in ...
  98. 10 Tips For Achieving Financial Security

    Follow this sound advice and plan for a comfortable future.
  99. 3 Deadlines For Retirement Plan Beneficiaries

    To take full advantage of new RMD regulations, beneficiaries need to take action before important deadlines.
  100. Asset Allocation: The First Step Toward Profit

    Understanding the different asset classes is an essential part of portfolio diversification.
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