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Floating Rate Funds

What Are Floating Rate Funds – Pros & Cons and Examples

Many types of mutual funds are primarily designed to pay income to investors in various forms. Some income funds invest in bonds, while others...
High Yield Junk Bonds

What Are High-Yield Junk Bonds – Definition, Pros & Cons of...

If you've heard the term "junk bonds" before, you might think that they are worthless. But the proper term for "junk" in this sense...
Evaluate Mutual Fund Before Investing

How I Evaluate A Mutual Fund Before Investing In It

I have five things that I look for when evaluating a mutual fund to see if I want to invest in it. I'll outline...
Series I Savings Bonds

Series I Savings Bonds – What They Are and How to...

The financial crisis of the late 2000s may be an increasingly distant memory, but it has left a persistent legacy: stubbornly low interest rates...
Early Retirement Planning Investments

Early Retirement Planning: 6 Best Tax Efficient Investments

Early retirement...most of us want it, but few actually have the motivation and the know-how to get it. Just like a regular retirement, at or...
Securities Exchange Commission

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) History & Fraud Cases

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a regulatory agency that oversees a major segment of the economy along with the IRS, the Consumer...
Bond Mutual Fund

What Is A Bond Mutual Fund?

Most people now understand what a mutual fund is. Mutual funds combine shareholders' money in a common pool to buy shares of stock in...
What Are Financial Derivatives Trading Examples

What are Financial Derivatives – Common Derivatives Trading Examples

If you are active in the investing world, you've most likely heard something about dealing in derivatives. While this kind of investing may be...
Bonds Versus Stocks Investing

Is Investing In Bonds Safer Than Stock Investing?

Most investment professionals consider bonds a safe component of portfolios. They're supposed to provide the stability and certainty that stocks can't. Others say that...
Passive Income Investing Strategies

Passive Income Investing Strategies – Earn Monthly Income from Your Investments

The majority of people think of retirement accounts when the topic of investing comes up. Most "regular folks" are interested in building up a...
Short Selling Us Treasury Bonds

How to Short Bonds – Is Short Selling U.S. Treasury Bonds...

Bonds are often considered to be fairly safe investments, but their trading prices can endure as much fluctuation and volatility as stocks. As a...
Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Tips

Investing in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) Bonds – Protection from Inflation

In nightly news coverage, local stories about prices, and talk radio monologues, rumblings about our nation's debt crisis are starting to expose fears about...