Bonds Articles

  1. 4 Reasons Soros' Philosophy Is Hard to Implement

    Develop the skill to identify investments worthy of a significant portfolio allocation and build the self-discipline to exit ...
  2. Is China Joining the Plunge Protection Team?

    Learn why official measurements may understate the true amount of credit creation in China, and how China's economic problems ...
  3. El-Erian on the New World Order: Interview

    Dr. Mohamed El-Erian sat down with Investopedia columnist David Garrity to discuss how investors can prepare for a drastically ...
  4. 10 Big Financial Planning Mistakes Parents Make

    Parenting is hard enough without having to worry about flubbing up your family's financial plan. Here are 10 common mistakes ...
  5. Heat Up Your Portfolio With "BBQ" Stocks (HRL,TSN)

    Americans eat a lot of chicken and beef consumption is on the rise so you might want to consider these "BBQ" stocks to heat ...
  6. Investing in Oil Stocks vs. Oil Companies: What's the Difference? (USO)

    Learn about the major advantages, disadvantages and risks of investing in oil companies and investing in oil and gas exploration ...
  7. 4 Ways to Hedge the Next Recession (MDY, ASHR)

    Discover how the next recession will be different and how you can use hedging strategies to ensure a positive outcome for ...
  8. Janus Launches Obesity ETF (SLIM,OLD,FITS,ORG)

    Janus has launched four thematic ETFs, including an obesity ETF, designed to track changing demographic and consumer trends.
  9. Trust Issues: Do You Need to Change Your Advisor?

    Is entrusting your money to a non-fiduciary, traditional financial advisor as a young, new investor a good or bad idea?
  10. Seth Klarman Predicts a Tough Road Ahead for MU,PYPL

    In Q1, billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman reduced his stake in PYPL while completely selling out of PYPL. Let's ...
  11. Can Immigration Reform Help the Economy?

    Learn some of the possible effects, both good and bad, of immigration reform on the economy. These include more jobs and ...
  12. How Mutual Funds Chasing Popular Stocks Hurt Alpha

    Learn about the Goldman Sachs research report, which concluded that mutual funds overweight holdings of stocks that are less ...
  13. 5G vs. 4G: 4 Things Investors Should Know Before 2020 (VZ,T)

    Investigate the development status of next-generation 5G mobile technology and learn more about how it should compare to ...
  14. Why Goldman Sachs' EPS Forecast Is Too High (GS)

    Explore the reasoning behind Goldman Sachs' projected earnings for the Standard & Poor's 500, as well as the factors that ...
  15. Goldman Sachs on the Real Cost of a Fed Hike (GS)

    Learn why Goldman Sachs believes that aggressive Fed tightening would lead to $1 trillion in bond market losses, and why ...
  16. What Happened to the Bull Market?

    Stocks suffered a horrific sell-off following the surprise vote by the UK to exit the EU. But what happened to the bull market? ...
  17. Why Capital Outflows From China Are Inevitable

    Explore possible central bank collusion between the People's Bank of China and the U.S. Federal Reserve over future interest ...
  18. Does Deutsche Bank Have Similarities to Lehman? (DB)

    Learn why Deutsche Bank's mounting debt and need to raise capital lead some analysts to believe it may be the next Lehman ...
  19. Why It's a Great Time to Launch an Advisory Firm

    The time is ripe to be a young financial advisor. Here's why.
  20. Consumers' Inability to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Is Rising (SYF, JPM)

    Learn why a warning from Synchrony Financial about bad credit card debts may spell trouble for credit card companies and ...
  21. Who is Ruling the Jumbo Mortgage Market?

    The jumbo mortgage market appears to be booming this year, despite the few economic hurdles everyone's battling. Here's who ...
  22. Why Hedge Funds Are Shorting Australian Banks (CMWAY, WBK)

    Discover why hedge funds are shorting Australian banks, including key themes such as an overheated property market, bad debts ...
  23. A Look at Vanguard's Global Dividend ETFs (VYMI)

    Global dividend ETFs offer competitive yields. Here are two from Vanguard to consider.
  24. Should Advisors Care About BRICS in 2016?

    Should advisors look to the BRICS countries as an investment alternative in 2016?
  25. No, Comic Book Investing Won’t Fund Your Retirement

    Collecting comic books can be a terrific hobby, but it's unlikely they will cover your cost of your living after you retire. ...
  26. Why the Brexit is Such a Big Deal for the World

    How will the Brexit affect the U.K. — and the global — economy in the months ahead?
  27. Protecting Finances When a Child Makes a Mistake

    Here is how you can best protect your child, yourself and your finances when an emergency occurs.
  28. 4 Reasons Why Americans Retire in Mexico

    Learn why Mexico's low cost of living, inexpensive healthcare, natural beauty and culture make it such a popular retirement ...
  29. 10 Countries With The Biggest Forex Reserves

    Without adequate reserves, a nation's economy can grind to a halt. Here are the 10 nations with the biggest forex reserves. ...
  30. Have a Real Vacation This Summer – Stay Home!

    Skip the crowded highways and the long airport lines and enjoy a relaxed – and money-saving – family staycation.
  31. 4 Reasons Why Delaware Is Considered a Tax Shelter

    Understand what a tax shelter is and how one is created. Learn why Delaware is considered a tax shelter.
  32. 4 Catalysts for Sudden Drawdowns in Equity Markets

    Learn about four potential risks to equity markets and how changes in the way markets view those risks could trigger a sudden ...
  33. The Tax Speech That Could Elect President Donald J. Trump

    Trump hasn’t disclosed his taxes. He hasn’t even paid them, as best we know. Here’s how he could make political lemonade ...
  34. Lower for Longer: Wells Fargo's View on Interest Rates (WFC)

    Learn what Wells Fargo & Company believes about future U.S. interest rates and how low interest rates affect the bank's profitability.
  35. Interested in Investing in Europe? Eye These ETFs

    Want exposure to the European markets? Check out these ETFs.
  36. Smartphone Markets Are Maturing: Should You Still Own QQQ?

    Explore the ramifications of maturing smartphone and PC markets for the PowerShares QQQ ETF, as well as a fund risk greater ...
  37. 34% Probability of U.S. Recession by Q1 2017, UBS Warns

    Learn why UBS thinks there is an increasing likelihood of a U.S. recession by 2017, as well as why it believes that high-yield ...
  38. Saving for College: The Top 4 Lessons I Learned

    Because you cannot go back to change poor financial decisions, here's some advice on how to plan for college costs from a ...
  39. 4 Reasons Why Americans Retire in Ecuador

    Understand why Latin America is a popular retirement destination for Americans. Learn about the top four reasons why Americans ...
  40. PIMCO: 3 Thoughts on Opportunistic Credit

    Learn why PIMCO believes the high-yield market is entering a new stage of the investment cycle, including areas in which ...
  41. Will South Korea Devalue the Won?

    Learn why the largest countries in Asia are devaluing their currencies. Discover how South Korea may respond and what this ...
  42. 2 Reasons Why the Stock Market Leads the Economy

    Pay attention to how economic strength can follow a sustained stock market advance and how economic weakness can result from ...
  43. 10 Stocks With Limited Brexit Exposure (T,BBY,AFL)

    Brexit is wreaking havoc on financial markets, but these 10 stocks might offer some resiliency.
  44. Best and Worst Performing ETFs After Brexit (XLU)

    Following the Brexit vote, these are the ETFs that have performed the best and worst.
  45. Morgan Stanley Preps to Launch First ETFs

    Morgan Stanley has filed with the SEC to launch active and passive ETFs, its entry into this booming market.
  46. 13 Most Risky Post Brexit Stocks (EBAY,NEM,APA)

    If you want to avoid stocks with high exposure to the U.K. following Brexit, take note of these 13 stocks.
  47. Why Bank of America Lowered Its S&P 500 Target (BAC)

    Explore the reasons for Bank of America's double down on its downgrade of the year-end price of the S&P 500, and why it may ...
  48. How the "Buy the Dip" Mentality in the Stock Market May Fade

    Consider portfolio changes for a sustained stock market drawdown, with the S&P 500 near its record high, stock valuations ...
  49. Why the Fed’s Job is All the More Complicated

    The Fed revealed that it will take a more dovish approach to normalizing its federal funds rate, but still left the door ...
  50. Billionaire Carl Icahn's Q1 Moves: PYPL, AAPL

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Carl Icahn reduced his holdings in PYPL and AAPL in Q1. Let's find out why.
  51. Can the Fed Really Eliminate Too Big to Fail? (C, JPM)

    Explore the efforts to curb "too big to fail" banks, why the Dodd-Frank Reform bill has failed and why the measures taken ...
  52. Britain Votes to Leave the EU

    Market turmoil could create opportunity, but this time the opinion polls got it right.
  53. These 3 Investors Are Betting Against the Stock Market

    Find out why Stanley Druckenmiller, George Soros and Carl Icahn are betting against the stock market in 2016.
  54. Smart Beta ETFs and Market Timing: The Lowdown

    Smart beta ETFs are all the rage, but before investing in them, investors and their advisors should know what is behind each ...
  55. How to Plan Financially for an Active Retirement

    Contrary to popular belief retirement doesn't always mean downsizing and slowing down. Here's how to plan for a richer retirement. ...
  56. Will You Be Able to Retire by Age 70?

    A perfect storm of factors means that Americans are retiring later than ever. Is that a bad thing?
  57. Economic Factors That Affect The Forex Market

    Knowing the factors and indicators to watch will help you keep pace in the competitive and fast-moving world of forex.
  58. Top ETF Tools: An Overview

    Here are some of the best online tools for finding the best ETF for your portfolio.
  59. An Inside Look at Morgan Stanley's S&P 500 Target (MS)

    Beware of an economic slowdown in China and possible strengthening of the U.S. dollar, because these two events could significantly ...
  60. The True Value of Gold, If You Are Rich (GLRE)

    Discover why wealthy investors should consider converting part of their portfolios to gold as a way to short the Federal ...
  61. 5 Investing Strategies if the Market Crashes (HDGE, BIS)

    Identify how to protect your investments from a market crash, and potentially save your portfolio from heavy losses in the ...
  62. What Did Microsoft See in LinkedIn? (MSFT, LNKD)

    Explore reasons behind Microsoft's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, including the savings resulting from borrowing ...
  63. Why Goldman Says Equity Investors Have No Safe Haven (GS)

    Explore the reasons behind Goldman Sachs' forecast for increasing drawdowns in the market, similar to the corrections of ...
  64. What Facebook Owns That Other Social Media Do Not (FB)

    Examine Facebook's competitive advantage to understand how the network effect and application suite set it apart from other ...
  65. Don’t Delay Retirement for Your Child’s College

    Sparing your child a mountain of student loans is admirable, although it might not make sense to delay your retirement in ...
  66. 4 Ways Financial Plans Get Derailed

    A financial plan is useless if it never gets put to use. Here are four things to avoid when creating one with a client.
  67. Are Bond Yields Forecasting Equity Weakness?

    Read on last week's news on equity and bond markets history being made.
  68. Active vs. Passive Investing for Retirees

    For most investors, sticking with a passive strategy for retirement investing will probably result in the best long-term ...
  69. 5 Key Takeaways From the Brexit Vote

    We see five key takeaways from the UK’s 52% to 48% vote to break with the European Union (EU), and the lasting consequences ...
  70. 4 Reasons Why Americans Retire in Costa Rica

    Understand why more and more Americans are deciding to retire in developing countries. Learn about the top five reasons why ...
  71. The Emerging Market Opportunity in a Yield Drought

    Learn why investors face the choice of either accepting lower income or increasing risk in their bond portfolios in the search ...
  72. If C&I Credits Are Worsening, Are U.S. Banks Still Solid? (BAC, XLF)

    Learn about trends in commercial and industrial loan portfolios at big banks and why increases in nonperforming loans might ...
  73. Drawdown Risks: 4 Tips from Goldman to Prepare (GS)

    Explore the four recommendations made by Goldman Sachs to prepare for the increasing frequency of double-digit drawdowns ...
  74. Chart of the Week: Where to Find Opportunities in a Post-Brexit World

    This week’s chart helps explains where to potentially find attractive value in a post-Brexit world.
  75. What Data Can Tell Us About the Brexit Vote

    BlackRock’s Scientific Active Equity team compiled several key data points for an internal live dashboard to better understand ...
  76. GAAP vs. Non-GAAP: Which Should You Consider for Evaluation?

    Find out why GAAP and non-GAAP earnings diverged in 2015. Determine which one deserves investor focus, based on investor ...
  77. 5 Reasons Why Easy Growth Is Behind Us

    Explore the five reasons why easy global growth is behind us, as stated by Mary Meeker, and discover where the biggest opportunities ...
  78. 17 Types of Income the IRS Can’t Touch

    That's right, 17. Uncle Sam can't get his hands on your money if it's in one of these very specific income categories.
  79. Legal Risk Study: XLK, How Many Fines Have Component Companies Paid?

    Learn how component companies of the Technology Select SPDR ETF's sector have recently had to pay fines for monopolistic ...
  80. Capex Report: Telecom Leads in Spending (T,VZ)

    Find out why the telecom sector led in 2015 spending on capital expenditures and understand how operating cash flow and total ...
  81. 4 Government-Funded FuelCell Energy Projects (FCEL)

    Discover FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL), an alternative energy provider developing renewable fuel cell power plants ...
  82. Why Citi Says Lower Gas Prices Aren't Helping the World (C)

    Learn why lower prices of oil have done little to increase U.S. consumer spending, drive corporate earnings or increase global ...
  83. Fidelity vs. Vanguard: Which Is Better Suited to You?

    Learn whether Fidelity or Vanguard is better for the aggressive, conservative, cost-conscious or service-oriented/tech-savvy ...
  84. 6 Catalysts That Could Hurt Investors' Confidence

    Learn why Bank of America expects the economy to rebound, and how investors can best position themselves to take advantage ...
  85. Top 5 Positions in Philip Falcone's Portfolio (CPN, SPB)

    Philip Falcone was the former CEO and Chairman of Harbinger Capital Partners. This article analyzes his top four portfolio ...
  86. The Decline of the Middle Class: An Inside Look

    Find out what is behind the decline of the middle class in America and how the hourglass economy may effect consumption.
  87. 10 Summer Books to Read That JP Morgan Recommends (JPM)

    Discover the 10 books included in JPMorgan's 17th annual summer reading list. The titles cover a range of topics, from sleep ...
  88. How Minimum Wage Increases Could Hurt These Sectors

    Learn why the consumer discretionary sector, and in particular the leisure and hospitality industry, faces the biggest challenges ...
  89. These Will Be the World's Top Economies in 2020

    Discover the current economic forces that are anticipated to significantly shift the landscape of the world's most powerful ...
  90. Is the ECB Failing as a Central Bank?

    Deutsche Bank claims that the European Central Bank has failed. Discover the reasons for this accusation and the bank's proposed ...
  91. 3 Cases Against Long-Term Investment in Stocks

    Learn why a rapidly evolving technology landscape, slowing population growth and single-product dominance have made long-term ...
  92. The Current State of the U.S. Debt

    Discover the current state of U.S. national debt, whether it's increasing or decreasing, and what is projected for the next ...
  93. 2 Catalysts for Fed Hikes That Aren't Data Driven

    Find out what catalysts that are not data-driven are likely to influence the Federal Reserve Board's rate hike decisions ...
  94. Bill Ackman on Concentrated Portfolios, Lessons From Valeant (VRX)

    Explore the lessons of concentrated portfolios, including how Bill Ackman's strategy change at Pershing Square mirrors one ...
  95. Is Hedging With ETF Indexes a Relevant Strategy? (QQQ, PSQ)

    Discover four viable hedging strategies with index-based ETFs, including the use of inverse and leveraged funds, as well ...
  96. Is Brexit a Disaster or Blessing for UK Oil?

    Is Brexit a step too far or a new opportunity for the U.K.'s oil industry?
  97. 3 Investments Under $500 That Are Potentially Worth Millions

    Find out the various ways an investor can invest just an initial $500 or less, and eventually parlay that initial investment ...
  98. Your Estate: The Best Assets to Leave to Family

    When it comes to estate planning, there are three main factors that come into play for distributing assets: liquidity, sentiment ...
  99. 2 Mutual Funds That Invest in Companies With Female Executives (PXWEX, GWILX)

    Learn about the two funds that invest primarily in companies that have women in leadership positions, with an investment ...
  100. What to Do on a Long Flight: 4 Free Financial Reports to Read

    Learn about four reports that explore major macroeconomic, business and technology trends that may affect the global economy ...
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