Bonds Articles

  1. The German Economic Miracle

    After World War II, Germany was in ruins. Learn about the country's quick rise to the third strongest economy in the world. ...
  2. IRA Assets And Alternative Investments

    Interested in non-traditional investing? Make sure you follow the rules to avoid prohibited transactions.
  3. Raising Grandchildren A Financial Feat

    Becoming a full-time caregiver again presents many challenges - including making ends meet.
  4. What Is Fiscal Policy?

    Learn how governments adjust taxes and spending to moderate the economy.
  5. What To Do When You're Left Out Of A Will

    Discover the legal steps you can take if you are left out of a will and if fighting is worth the effort.
  6. Reading The Balance Sheet

    Learn about the components of the statement of financial position and how they relate to each other.
  7. Balance Sheet: Analyzing Owners' Equity

    Analyzing owners’ equity is an important analytics tool, but it should be done in the context of other tools such as analyzing ...
  8. How To Lie With Financial Statistics

    Can you really trust what the financial services industry puts out? We tell about some tricks that hide the truth.
  9. Distribution Rules For Inherited Retirement Plan Assets

    If you've recently inherited a retirement plan, you must get to know the rules for distributing the funds.
  10. The Basics of Options Profitability

    The adage "know thyself"--and thy risk tolerance, thy underlying, and thy markets--applies to options trading if you want ...
  11. What Is Opportunity Cost And Why Does It Matter?

    Economists suggest that the "opportunity cost" of any decision, the value of the next-best alternative, is crucial to making ...
  12. How to Use Yahoo! Finance

    Yahoo! Finance provides an extremely competent and comprehensive offering for the everyday investor wanting to track a portfolio ...
  13. 6 Signs You're Ready to Retire Early

    If you can answer "yes" to these six questions, you may be ready to retire early.
  14. Goodwill and Intangible Assets: One And The Same?

    "Goodwill" is a broad category for non-physical assets that are impossible to separate from the business itself, whereas ...
  15. Choosing Between Major and Junior Mining Stocks

    In this article, we'll compare the juniors and the majors and look at what each can add to your portfolio.
  16. The Treasury And The Federal Reserve

    Find out how these two agencies create policies to stimulate the economy in tough economic times.
  17. Advocacy Group Seeks To Change Name Of S&P 500

    "Brokers Against Unpleasant Sociolinguistics" are campaigning to change the name of the S&P 500 Index.
  18. Competitive Advantage Counts

    What's the best indicator of a company's future success? Its ability to succeed when others fail.
  19. Should You Roll Over Your 401(k)?

    Before moving your retirement funds into another account, consider your options.
  20. The Defined-Contribution Plan: A Flawed Concept

    After a career marked by loyalty to the firm, the promised pension plan benefits aren't materializing for many plan participants. ...
  21. Measure Momentum Change With ROC

    Learn how to build a price rate of change indicator and incorporate it in your strategy.
  22. Momentum Trading With Discipline

    This type of strategy demands controlled decision-making, requiring a continual refinement of entry and exit techniques. ...
  23. Gauging The Strength Of A Market Move

    Learn how to apply the ACD technique to a longer time horizon.
  24. Confirming Price Movements With Volume Oscillators

    Use this indicator to validate a change in price direction and moving averages.
  25. 5 Ways To Fund Your Retirement

    Generating income without going to work tends to be a murky concept. Find out how it works.
  26. 3 Reasons To Use An Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan

    If you aren't participating in your employer-sponsored retirement plan, you're missing out! Learn the benefits.
  27. LTC Annuities: 2 Safety Nets In 1

    Pairing insurance and an annuity sounds good, but do you really need this much coverage?
  28. 5 Disastrous Financial Moves We Can't Seem To Avoid

    These money errors are all too common. Make sure you know how to avoid them.
  29. New Home Repair Troubleshooting

    Think a new home means no repairs? Think again. Learn about common repair and maintenance items and how to cut your costs. ...
  30. How To Find A Credit Counselor

    Paycheck to paycheck is no way to live. Learn how to find the help you need.
  31. 4 Steps To Creating A Better Investment Strategy

    Make your trading safer and more streamlined by following these simple guidelines.
  32. Identity Theft: How To Avoid It

    Don't be a victim of this disturbing crime. Get insight into how perpetrators commit this form of fraud.
  33. Can I Get Life Insurance?

    Find out what you can do to get the coverage you need for the right price.
  34. Adapt To A Bear Market

    Learn how your portfolio should evolve to suit bear market conditions.
  35. 4 Psychological Traps That Are Killing Your Portfolio

    Sometimes your largest financial hurdle is our head. Learn about the common mind-traps that trip up investors.
  36. Are Return-Of-Premium Riders Worth It?

    Find out if this policy coverage will add money to your pocket, or cost you in the long run.
  37. Introduction To Financial Planning Organizations

    Organizations such as the FPA and NAPFA are striving to provide higher standards for the financial planning profession and ...
  38. Hidden Costs Of Product Rebates

    These cash incentives lure in consumers, who are often unable to collect on the deal.
  39. Getting A Grip On The Cost Of Gas

    Feeling overwhelmed by rising oil prices? We offer some tips that will save you money.
  40. Analyzing A Bank's Financial Statements

    A careful review of a bank's financial statements can help you identify key factors in a potential investment.
  41. Pharmaceutical Sector: Does The FDA Help Or Harm?

    We look at how the FDA affects the pharmaceutical industry, and how investors can avoid the pitfalls.
  42. Cost-Push Inflation Versus Demand-Pull Inflation

    Gain a deeper understanding of aggregate supply and demand, forces which raise the price of goods and services.
  43. New Credit Scoring Forgives Small Debt

    FICO 08 means that certain types of old debt won't affect your credit score, but it's not all good news.
  44. 4 History-Making Wall Street Crooks

    Find out how these Wall Street high-rollers landed themselves in hot water.
  45. Top Companies That Manage 529 Plans

    Planning to open a 529 plan? Check out our roundup of top-rated providers and what makes them special. Then see what works ...
  46. Effects Of Behavioral Biases In Investing Decisions

    Investing, just like our day to day activities, is primarily driven by our behavioral patterns and general thought processes. ...
  47. The Scottish Referendum & Fed News For Investors

    Last week’s stock losses were a reflection of investors looking to two big news events: the Scottish independence vote and ...
  48. Who Benefits From Retirement Annuities

    Annuities guarantee some degree of fixed income in retirement. But is the security worth the fees and less favorable tax ...
  49. Millennials: Bonds Aren’t Just For Old People

    I have a growing number of nieces and nephews entering their 20s, who believe that when it comes to investing they should ...
  50. Understanding S Corporations

    This corporate structure is favored by many entrepreneurs, including financial advisors. Here's an overview of its advantages ...
  51. Reverse Mortgage Pros And Cons

    It's a way to use your home equity for help when you're older. But does it make sense for your family? Here's how to tell ...
  52. Ben Bernanke: Background And Philosophy

    Get some insight into the man at the forefront of key U.S economic decisions.
  53. 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.
  54. Learn More About Your Investments: Using XBRL In EDGAR

    This data-tagging system makes it easier than ever to research and analyze companies' financial information.
  55. Where to Find Affordable Health Insurance

    The cost of medical services can hit the wallet hard: there are 1.7 million personal bankruptcies every year due to inability ...
  56. Countries With The Highest Fracking Potential

    Is fracking a "necessary evil," as some believe? Here are some countries with huge fracking potential--and what they stand ...
  57. Benefits Of A SIMPLE IRA

    If you're at a small company, you may be offered a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan. Contribution limits are lower, but vesting ...
  58. 5 Investment Risks Created By Global Warming

    Climate-change deniers and believers alike would be wise to prepare for the worst.
  59. How An Insurance Company Determines Your Premiums

    Find out how insurers use credit history to build an insurance score and how it could affect your bottom line.
  60. Will You Break Even On Your Home?

    Calculate how much your property will need to appreciate to cover the costs of owning it.
  61. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Boon Or Boom?

    These two companies are crucial to the mortgage market, but are they ticking timebombs?
  62. The Basics Of Travel Insurance

    Before going on your trip, find out what kind of insurance coverage you will need.
  63. A Checklist For Successful Medical Technology Investment

    Find an investment that will give your portfolio a shot in the arm.
  64. Municipal Bond Tips For The Series 7 Exam

    Learn to distinguish between general obligation and revenue bonds to ace this test.
  65. FYI On ROI: A Guide To Calculating Return On Investment

    Return on investment is a simple equation that can give you an edge when fine-tuning your portfolio - here's how to use it. ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. How To Efficiently Read An Annual Report

    Learn how to read between the lines and decipher the actual condition of a company.
  68. The 10 Commandments Of Investing

    Use these rules to guide you on the road to financial freedom.
  69. 5 Lessons From The Recession

    The bear market of 2008 was a game-changer for many investors. Find out what lessons you can take away from it.
  70. Some Good News Is Bad News For Investors

    Some companies excel at announcing news that is bad for shareholders, but spinning it as good news.
  71. Digging Into The Dividend Discount Model

    The DDM is one of the most foundational of financial theories, but it's only as good as its assumptions.
  72. Top 7 Estate Planning Mistakes

    Many people try to avoid this process altogether, making things difficult for heirs.
  73. Pages From The Bad CEO Playbook

    Excess compensation, golden parachutes, tunneling and IPO spinning make these bad executives even worse.
  74. How Nasdaq Continues To Innovate

    For centuries, a stock market was a physical arena where buyers and sellers traded shares. Then the NASDAQ opened and changed ...
  75. Retirement: The One Thing Couples Shouldn't Do Together

    Staggering retirement can have both financial and emotional benefits for married couples.
  76. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not be able to protect your home. But you can ...
  77. Top 6 Mindless Money Wasters

    If you'd like to save more money, first you'll need to conquer the first step: coming up with the cash.
  78. College Dorms: Good Value Or Ripoff?

    Living on campus can have many benefits, but they often come at a price.
  79. 5 Biggest Challenges Facing Your Small Business

    Thinking about starting your own business? Read this article to get a leg up on what you could face.
  80. Free Financial Counseling Programs For Students

    Learning to manage your money is no easy task, but there are plenty of resources designed especially to help.
  81. 5 Ways To Stunt A Child's Financial Growth

    Personal finance is not covered in schools, so it's up to parents to teach kids how to manage money.
  82. Adam Smith And "The Wealth Of Nations"

    Adam Smith's 1776 classic may have had the largest global impact on economic thought.
  83. Target Prices: The Key To Sound Investing

    Learn how to evaluate the legitimacy of target prices and why investors should trust these over ratings.
  84. Stop Keeping Up With The Joneses - They're Broke

    Conspicuous consumption could be robbing you of future wealth.
  85. The Austrian School Of Economics

    Investopedia explains: If you think economists are only concerned with numbers, check out the Austrian School, who are more ...
  86. Introduction To Growth Investing

    There are principles and techniques that are applicable for many different types of investors and growth strategies.
  87. The 5% Solution To Financial Freedom

    How can you save the recommended 10% of your income? We'll show you how to get there.
  88. 10 Common Financial Terms Every Newbie Needs To Know

    In order to get a better understanding of what you read in markets news, we’ll briefly explore the terms you commonly encounter.
  89. Marriage, Divorce And The Dotted Line

    Does signing a prenuptial agreement put your marriage on shaky ground, or is it just smart planning?
  90. Conduct A Financial Intervention

    Find out what you can do to help someone who is finanically out of control.
  91. Substantially Equal Periodic Payment (SEPP): Learn The Rules

    Taxpayers often make costly mistakes with SEPP programs because there is little guidance on what can be done in certain situations. ...
  92. The Power Of Dividend Growth

    Dividends may not seem exciting, but they can certainly be lucrative. Learn more here!
  93. Understanding The Sharpe Ratio

    This simple ratio will tell you how much that extra return is really worth.
  94. 3 Common Excuses For Not Contributing To A Retirement Plan

    If you're not participating in your employer-sponsored retirement plan, there may be some easy solutions.
  95. Want to Day Trade? Try Binary Options Or Spread Betting

    Interested in Day Trading? These two derivative products are growing in popularity due to their profit potential and small ...
  96. Refinancing Your Mortgage Isn’t Always Worth It

    The housing industry has experienced its share of ups and downs over the last few years, but one bright spot has been affordable ...
  97. Purchasing A Short-Sale Property

    If you are looking for a good deal and have time to wait, a short-sale house may be for you.
  98. This Company Is As Unavoidable As It Is Unloved

    It used to be that just two things in life were unavoidable: death and taxes. But with its purchase of rival Time Warner ...
  99. Boom or Bust? The End of China's One-Child Policy

    China's easing of its one-child policy has demographers speculating whether it'll lead to a baby boom. Here's why it might ...
  100. Reg AC: What Does It Mean To Investors?

    In 2003, the SEC issued a new regulation meant to hold analysts more accountable for their reports. Find out what it means. ...
  101. Bank Advisor Blunders And How To Avoid Them

    Unfortunately, this business tends to focus on sales rather than customer service.
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