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  1. The Basics Of Municipal Bonds

    Investing in municipal bonds may offer a tax-free income stream, but they are not without risks.
  2. Corporate Bonds: An Introduction To Credit Risk

    Corporate bonds offer higher yields, but it's important to evaluate the extra risk, including credit risk, involved before ...
  3. Introduction to Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

    Learn more about U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS), one way to protect your portfolio from inflation.
  4. Top 4 Strategies For Managing A Bond Portfolio

    Learn more about popular passive, quasi-passive, immunization and active bond strategies and how you can put them to work ...
  5. Convertible Bonds: Pros And Cons For Companies And Investors

    Learn about the pros and cons of convertible bonds and what effect this has on investors.
  6. An Introduction To Depositary Receipts

    Learn about depositary receipts, securities that allow you to invest in a foreign company through your local exchange.
  7. Introduction To Commercial Paper

    Commercial paper is a short-term instrument that can be a viable alternative for retail fixed-income investors looking for ...
  8. Introduction To Asset-Backed And Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Learn more about the structure of asset-and mortgage-backed securities, along with some examples of ABS, MBS and their valuations. ...
  9. Money Market vs. CDs: Which Is the Better Investment?

    Find out which short-term savings vehicle, a money market account or a certificate of deposit (CD), is a better investment ...
  10. 4 Types Of Money Market Yields

    We give you four equations to help figure out the yields on your money market investments.
  11. Municipal Bond Tips For The Series 7 Exam

    Learn to distinguish between general obligation and revenue bonds to ace the municipal bonds portion of the Series 7 Exam.
  12. Using Decision Trees In Finance

    Decision trees are a major tool that can be used in corporate finance and economic forecasting.
  13. How To Compare Yields On Different Bonds

    Find out how to equalize and compare fixed-income investments with different yield conventions.
  14. Common Interview Questions for Fixed Income Traders

    Discover a list of potential questions and answers commonly asked in job interviews for a candidate applying for a position ...
  15. The Barbell Investment Strategy

    The barbell strategy is standard conventional wisdom offered regarding modern portfolio theory, to strike an acceptable balance ...
  16. An Introduction To OIS Discounting

    Learn how OIS discounting has become part of standard valuation techniques, particularly in an uncertain, post-recession ...
  17. The Impact of an Inverted Yield Curve

    Understand how the relationship between short- and long-term interest rates contributes to an inverted yield curve, a noteworthy ...
  18. Introduction to Treasury Securities

    Purchasing Treasury securities backed by the U.S. government, and knowing their characteristics, can provide a steady guaranteed ...
  19. Perpetual Bonds: An Overview

    A perpetual bond makes interest payments to the investor forever. This type of bond holds a certain appeal to both the issuer ...
  20. Plain Vanilla Bonds: Why They May Be Best

    In a low-rate environment, it's tempting to go for higher yield bonds, but be careful.
  21. How To Prepare For Rising Interest Rates

    Get to know the basic, time-tested strategies that any investor or trader can use to prepare and profit in a rising interest ...
  22. How Bonds Are Vital to a Successful Portfolio

    While bonds are a vital part of an investment portfolio, they are often ignored.
  23. Fixed Income Trader: Job Description & Average Salary

    Learn about the skill requirements and average salary of a fixed income trader, along with the necessary licenses and daily ...
  24. Callable Bonds: Leading A Double Life

    Find out more about callable bonds, their risks and why they can be dangerous and exciting cousins to regular bond investments. ...
  25. Portfolio Immunization Vs Cash Flow Matching

    Understand how immunization and cash flow matching come into play when taking an asset-liability management (ALM) approach ...
  26. Use Duration And Convexity To Measure Bond Risk

    Find out how duration and convexity measures can help fixed-income investors manage risks such as interest rate sensitivity ...
  27. The Reasons Why China Buys U.S. Treasury Bonds

    China has been accumulating US debt for many decades. Here's why it continues to do so, and the risks and benefits of this ...
  28. How Bond Market Pricing Works

    Learn the basic rules that govern how bond prices are determined.
  29. An Introduction to Convertible Bonds

    Getting caught up in all the details and intricacies of convertible bonds can make them appear more complex then they really ...
  30. Simple Math for Fixed-Coupon Corporate Bonds

    A guide to help to understand the simple math behind fixed-coupon corporate bonds.
  31. Muni Bonds vs. Taxable Bonds and CDs

    Here's how to tell if municipal bonds are a better investment than taxable bonds or CDs.
  32. The Issuance Procedure of High-Yield Bonds

    The issuance of corporate high-yield bonds can have several advantages over equity. A closer look.
  33. Six Biggest Bond Risks

    Bonds can be a great tool to generate income, but investors need to be aware of some pitfalls and risks to holding corporate ...
  34. Why Companies Issue Bonds

    When companies need to raise money, issuing bonds is one way to do it. A bond functions like a loan between an investor and ...
  35. Taxation Rules for Bond Investors

    Several factors affect the taxable interest that must be reported. Learn more here.
  36. Interest Rates Explained: Nominal, Real, Effective

    Interest rates are divided into subcategories. Smart investors look beyond the nominal or coupon rate of a bond or loan to ...
  37. Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And Bonds

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  38. How Quantitative Easing Affects the Labor Market

    The Federal Reserve's unprecedented quantitative easing (QE) program impacted many areas, including the labor market, but ...
  39. Can Puerto Rico Default on Its Debt?

    How did Puerto Rico amass so much debt, and what happens if it defaults?
  40. The Fed's Tools for Influencing the Economy

    The economy can be volatile when left to its own devices. Find out how the Fed smoothes things out.
  41. Bond Portfolios: Keeping Rate Hikes in Context

    The Fed's series of rate hikes has bond investors wondering how they should respond.
  42. How Rising Interest Rates and Inflation Affect Bonds

    Understand bonds better with these four basic factors.
  43. Why Investors Should Use Duration to Compare Bonds

    Duration is a helpful metric that determines a bond's sensitivity to interest rates.
  44. Understanding Social Impact Bonds

    Social impact bonds are powerful investment vehicles for the solving of social issues in a sustainable fashion.
  45. Green Bonds: Fixed Returns to Fix The Planet

    Fixed-income investors are no longer left out of the green investing revolution.
  46. How to Invest in Green Bonds

    If you want to invest in a socially responsible way, green bonds may be for you. And as the market grows retail investment ...
  47. Understanding the New 'T' Shares

    "T" stands for "transaction," and these mutual fund shares, designed to fulfill the fiduciary rule, promise to be a money-saving ...
  48. Why Didn't Quantitative Easing Lead to Hyperinflation?

    Hyperinflation is an exponential rise in prices and tends to occur not when countries print too much money, but is instead ...
  49. Is It Possible to Create Tax-Free Income for Life?

    Here's why investors should consider municipal bonds to create a tax-free income stream.
  50. How to Manage Risk With Bonds in Your Portfolio

    Bonds are not immune to risk, so be sure to diversify your portfolio with proper asset allocation.
  51. How Investors Can Prepare for a Bond Bear Market

    Fixed-income bond investors need to prepare for the upcoming bear market.
  52. Bond Investors: Don't Panic Over Rising Interest Rates

    Both rising and falling interest rates can affect long-term and short-term bond markets.
  53. How To Live Off Your Dividends

    One way to enhance your retirement income is to invest in dividend paying stocks and mutual funds.
  54. What are the Federal Reserve Chairman's responsibilities?

    Learn about the duties and responsibilities of the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, including testifying before Congress ...
  55. Demystification of Bank Accounts

    Find out which type of bank account suits your specific needs.
  56. Muni Bond Returns Hurt as Rates Rise (NCHRX, PVI)

    Prices are starting to drop as an interest rate hike looms.
  57. How Bond Tents Help Retirees Protect Income

    Bond tents can be a useful tool for retirees to protect their income during a bear market.
  58. Why Bonds Collapse and What You Can Do About It

    Here's why bonds recently crashed and what investors who invest in them can do about it.
  59. The Boldest Bond Fund of them All? (TPINX)

    The Templeton Global Bond Fund is probably not appropriate for investors who shun volatility, but it has provided solid returns ...
  60. The Impact of Low Rates on Your Investments

    These are the effects of low interest rates and Treasury yields on your investments and financial future.
  61. Bonds: A Look at the Returns and Risks of Investing

    A look at the risks, returns and ratings of different types of bonds.
  62. What Are L Bonds and How Do They Work?

    New on the scene, L bonds can provide fixed-income investors with a nice alternative to low-yielding offerings, but come ...
  63. Why Bond Fund Returns Could Fall If Interest Rates Rise

    When the Fed decides to raise interest rates again, bond fund returns could suffer in the short term. But some say the impact ...
  64. What's a Tax-Efficient Investment for a Large Sum?

    Here's how to invest a large sum, such as assets from a profit-sharing plan, with a mind toward tax efficiency.
  65. U.S. Savings Bonds: Best Long-term Bond Investment Available?

    A 20-year Series EE savings bond pays more interest than a 20-year Treasury bond. So are government-issued long-term bonds ...
  66. How Rising Interest Rates Impact Bond Portfolios

    A look at the impact that changing interest rates - rising or falling - have on bonds and what investors need to consider. ...
  67. Are Junk Bonds the New Equities?

    Many investors have begun to treat junk bonds like stocks. Is this a sound strategy?
  68. Has the U.S. Treasuries Bubble Started to Pop?

    The sell-off represents the highest interest rate level since June, and some see it as a sign that the rally in bond prices ...
  69. Understanding Bond Prices and Yields

    Understanding this relationship can help an investor in any market.
  70. 3 Places You Can Buy Social Impact Bonds

    Social impact bonds are an innovative security that provides investors with returns and also channels funds to socially beneficial ...
  71. Corporate Bonds: Advantages and Disadvantages

    Corporate bonds can provide compelling returns, even in low-yield environments. But they are not without risk.
  72. VTIBX, DFGBX, PIGLX, TPINX, ANAGX: Top 5 Global Bond Funds

    Learn about the top global bond funds for 2016. See how funds with longer maturities and duration have greater exposure to ...
  73. ONIAX, JSOSX, GBOCX: 3 Top J.P. Morgan Fixed Income Funds

    Find out which of the J.P. Morgan fixed income funds would be the best options to complete a properly diversified bond fund ...
  74. Bill Gross: It's a Xanax Existence for the 99%

    Read about the investment letter from famed bond king Bill Gross for 2016. See how he says the 99% are living a Xanax existence ...
  75. VBMFX: Overview of World's Largest Bond Mutual Fund

    VBMFX: Find out top positions in the world's largest bond fund, the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund.
  76. The Negative Rates of Europe's Central Banks

    We are currently seeing negative central bank deposit rates and government and corporate bonds with negative yields, but ...
  77. 4 Cases to Buy If the Stock Market Is at an All-Time High

    Learn about why someone would invest in the stock market, even if it has reached an all-time high. This article will review ...
  78. Fallen Angel Bonds and Rising Stars: Risks and Opportunities

    Junk bonds can be an attractive option for private and institutional investors chasing returns.
  79. How To Invest In Corporate Bonds

    Understand the basics of corporate bonds to increase your chances of positive returns.
  80. 3 Risky, High-Yield Investments

    3 risky high-yield investments for yield-seeking investors with limited options in a low-rate environment.
  81. Are High-Yield Bonds Too Risky?

    Despite their reputation, the debt securities known as "junk bonds" may actually reduce risk in your portfolio.
  82. Retirement Planning: Why Real Rates of Return Matter Most

    Here's how to plot your real rate of return, understand your "personal inflation rate" and safeguard your retirement funds ...
  83. Money Market Accounts with the Highest Interest Rates

    Money market savings accounts can offer higher interest rates than regular or even high-yield bank savings accounts – and ...
  84. Is this USAA Money Market Fund Worth It? (USAXX)

    Learn about the USAA Money Market Fund and understand why it offers safety for short-term investors but leaves much to be ...
  85. Reviewing Capital One's Money Market Capabilities (COF)

    Find out about Capital One 360's new money market account capabilities and how it compares with other top online money market ...
  86. Is the SunTrust Money Market Account Worth It? (STI)

    Discover the SunTrust Signature Money Market Savings Account, and identify the type of investor who should consider this ...
  87. What Is the Value of a AAA Credit Rating? (XOM)

    Following the Exxon credit rating downgrade, investor's are asking is there any value in even having a AAA credit rating?
  88. Money Market Account vs. High-Interest Checking Account: Which Is Better?

    Determine whether a money market account or a high-interest checking account is better for you.
  89. The 5 Best Money Market Accounts in 2016 (ALLY, DCOM)

    Find out which nationwide offerings of money market accounts are the best in 2016 with the highest rates, lowest fees and ...
  90. 4 Factors to Know About Money Market Reform in 2016 (FII, BAC)

    Learn more about the impending implementation of the money market fund reform, including how it impacts individual and institutional ...
  91. The Bond Investor's Challenge: Generating Yield in a Low Interest Environment

    Discover expert advice on how to generate higher yield in a bond portfolio in 2016, despite the global challenges of low ...
  92. Performance Review - U.S. Fixed Income in 2015

    Review the performance of the U.S. fixed-income securities in 2015, from the relatively strong U.S. municipal bond market ...
  93. PIMCO Report: Credit Selection Key to High Yield

    Read and Summarize The Report That I provided "PIMCO High Yield Municipal Bond Fund - Credit Selection Key to Outperformance". ...
  94. Using the TIPS Spread to Predict Inflation (TIP, ATPIX)

    Learn how analysts and investors use the TIPS spread to forecast inflation rates, and how accurate the TIPS spread has been ...
  95. 3 Things Older Investors Can Learn From Millennials

    When it comes to investing, millennial investors can teach their older counterparts a thing or two.
  96. 4 Fixed Income Tips From Jeffrey Gundlach (HTR, NLY)

    Learn what fixed-income guru Jeffrey Gundlach has to say about the credit market in 2016 and where he suggests income seekers ...
  97. Mohamed El-Erian Vs. Bill Gross: The Two Bond Kings (C, JNS)

    Discover how Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian, two investors who preach eliminating emotion from investing decisions, let ...
  98. Bond Buyers: Is Your Broker Overcharging You?

    Retail investors are at a disadvantage when it comes to buying bonds, because brokers don't have to disclose everything. ...
  99. PIMCO Report: The Case for High Yield Bonds in 2016

    Discover how PIMCO's 2015 white paper strays from the company's mission to identify investment opportunities and risks for ...
  100. 3 Investments With the Best Long Term Track Records

    Take a look at the three asset classes with the best risk-adjusted performance since 1990, and find out why the Sharpe ratio ...
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