Fixed Income

  1. Writing Covered Calls On ETFs

    The strategy of writing covered calls on ETFs can limit your losses and hedge risk, ...
  2. Blackrock has lowered its fees to snag money leaving Pimco's bond funds. But by how much and who's following suit? Read on.

    Thank You, Pimco: BlackRock Drops Bond-Fund Fees

    Blackrock has lowered its fees to snag money leaving Pimco's bond funds. But by how ...
  3. What is the difference between corporate bonds and preferred stock? The following are a list of pros and cons for each investment.

    Preferred Stocks versus Bonds: How to Choose

    What is the difference between corporate bonds and preferred stock? The following ...
  4. Curious about preferred shares? Here's what you should know about these bond-like instruments.

    What You Need To Know About Preferred Stock

    Curious about preferred shares? Here's what you should know about these bond-like ...
  5. Pimco has been in the news lately. What does the giant investment manager firm do and who does it serve?

    Understanding The Bond Behemoth That Is Pimco

    Pimco has been in the news lately. What does the giant investment manager firm do ...
  6. When you business is built on prudence and trust, a lot can go wrong to cost you tons of clients and assets. Here are a few examples.

    Fund Firm Jolts: Pimco's Isn't The First Or Worst

    When you business is built on prudence and trust, a lot can go wrong to cost you ...
  1. Inflation hasn’t been a problem for a while now, but with both key measures of inflation on the rise, now could be the time for investors to buy TIPS.

    Is It Finally Time For TIPS?

    Inflation hasn’t been a problem for a while now, but with both key measures of inflation ...
  2. The Fed’s impending actions with regards to its QE program can cause some unpleasant side effects for fixed income seekers.

    Three Ways To Play Bonds In 2014

    The New Year promises one certainty in the bond market and that’s the Fed will finally ...
  3. As interest rate/taper and default fears have taken hold, investors have fled muni bonds in spades.

    An Unprecedented Opportunity In Municipal Bonds ...

    As interest rate/taper and default fears have taken hold, investors have fled muni ...
  4. A low interest rate environment for a very very long time.

    Low Interest Rates May Remain In Place For Decades

    According to Bond King Bill Gross, investors may be in for a low interest rate environment ...
  5. Bill Gross Is Still Bullish On Treasuries

    Given his impressive track record, when PIMCO’s Bill Gross speaks, investors should ...
  6. The Bullish Trend For Muni Bonds

    For investors looking for tax-free income, the municipal bond sector continues to ...
  1. Investing For Safety and Income Tutorial

    Read on for some investment strategies that will allow you to protect your money, ...
  2. Certificates Of Deposit

    Safety is a hallmark of the traditional certificate of deposit (CD) sold by a bank ...
  3. Beginner's Guide To Trading Fixed Income

    Beginner's Guide To Trading Fixed Income
  4. How To Analyze Corporate Bonds With Bloomberg ...

    Bloomberg was originally designed as a tool for bond traders, and as such it's capabilities ...
  1. What determines the price of a bond in the open market?

    Learn more about some of the factors that influence the valuation of bonds on the open market, and why bond prices and yields ...
  2. Why should I keep records on my tax-exempt bond transactions?

    Keep your purchase records on all investments, including tax-exempt bonds. Though the interest is tax-free, you may owe taxes ...
  3. What causes a bond's price to rise?

    Learn about factors that influence the price of a bond, such as interest rate changes, credit rating, yield and overall market ...
  4. How can I find good investments among lower rated bonds?

    Invest in high-yield bonds through mutual funds, exchange-traded funds or closed-end funds, leaving the job of finding a ...
  1. 5 Tips For Diversifying Your Portfolio

    Follow these 5 easy steps to achieve a fully diversified portfolio you can be proud ...
  2. Top 6 Uses For Bonds

    Individuals and institutions can use bonds in many ways: from the most basic, such ...
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