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Posts Tagged ‘bonds’


US Savings Bonds

US savings bonds are often thought of as a poor man’s route to savings. Many aggressive investors and traders scoff at the idea of buying US savings bonds every payday and holding them for as long as thirty years. However, there are a number of advantages to buying and holding US savings bonds. As with […]

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Investing and the Continuing Fiscal Cliff Drama

The President of the United States says that we “are not a deadbeat nation.” He states that the US must raise its debt limit to avoid another fiscal cliff situation. From the President’s point of view, Congress must pay for the bills that it has rung up. From the viewpoint of those who want to […]

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Chinese Manufacturing Increase

Stocks around the world responded favorably to the announcement of the first Chinese manufacturing increase in more than a year. A Chinese manufacturing increase may tell us that prospects for investment in China are positive. On the other hand, at least part of a Chinese manufacturing increase will come from sales by this export driven […]

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Invest in a Euro Zone Recovery

Is it time to invest in a Euro Zone recovery? Things have been looking pretty dismal in the Euro Zone for the last couple of years. Leaders have been scrambling to bail out nations across its Southern tier, Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Italy, as well as Ireland. The worst of the lot was Greece. Then, […]

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Invest in European Junk Bonds

With Greece teetering on the edge of default abyss it appears that to invest in Greek bonds was to invest in European junk bonds. Voters have decided in Greece and France that enough is enough. This return to socialism in Europe drives stocks down in the Euro Zone. There is a run on the banks […]

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Hedge Interest Rate Risk with a Bond Ladder

Is it time to hedge interest rate risk with a bond ladder? We are living in a period of historically low interest rates. The United States Federal Reserve has been buy US treasuries and thereby driving down interest rates. They are doing this to help promote investment in increased employment. They are succeeding to a […]

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Pension Obligation Bonds

Image via Wikipedia Pension obligation bonds were a great idea for about a minute and a half in 1985 when the city of Oakland, California used them. Oakland issued tax exempt bonds at a prevailing rate for tax exempt bonds and then turned around and invested the money in vehicles such as Treasury Bills offering […]

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Investment Types: What Kinds Are Available?

You’ll discover all types of investments available to you in the world of stock market and mutual funds investing, once you enter into it. Even if you have never considered getting involved in stock trading or investing in funds, there are plenty of opportunities that you may never have thought of — opportunities that are […]

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Investing in Bonds

Investing in bonds allows investors a wonderful means to construct an investment portfolio that is well-diversified. The investment in stocks and bonds and cash can lead to portfolio diversification if each investment vehicle is tailored to meet individual investment objectives so that is what the investment advisors typically recommend. Using efforts to be compatible with […]

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