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Posts Tagged ‘us treasuries’


How Will Higher Interest Rates Affect Your Investments?

The US Federal Reserve Open Market Committee raised interest rates again last week by a quarter of a percent. How will higher interest rates affect your investments? There are several ways that that higher rates will affect your portfolio both immediately and over the long term. Here are a few thoughts on the subject.
Immediate Effects of Higher Interest Rates on Your Investments

U.S. Treasuries
Corporate Bonds
Dividend Stocks

U.S. Treasuries and Corporate Bonds
If you currently have U.S Treasuries, AA, or AAA corporate bonds in your investment portfolio, they just became a little less valuable when the Fed raised rates last week. And, if the […]

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How to Invest without Losing Any Money

No investment is a sure thing, guaranteed to succeed and never lose money. But, there are ways to improve your chances of success and reduce your risk of loss. In this article we look at how to invest without losing any money.
How to Invest without Losing Any Money

Bank deposits with Federal Deposit Insurance
US Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds
Investment Grade AAA and AA Bonds
Long term value investing, intrinsic value

How to Invest without Losing Any Money: Federal Deposit Insurance
The ultimate in investment safety is a bank deposit insured by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation).
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) preserves and […]

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Time to Sell Utilities

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Because they typically pay high dividends, utilities are often a stand in for bonds. And like bonds, utilities are sensitive to interest rates. According to CNBC the prospect of the Fed raising […]

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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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Fiscal Cliff Stock Worries

The stock market retreated recently on fiscal cliff stock worries, according to the news. So, what the Heck is a Fiscal Cliff? Fiscal Cliff is a political term. The fiscal cliff implies a rapid economic disaster upon letting the Bush era tax cuts expire, allowing mandatory Federal spending cuts to occur, and seeing an expanding […]

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