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A debt instrument issued for a period of more than one year with the purpose of raising capital by borrowing. The Federal government, states, cities, corporations, and many other t ... Read more

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A Mutual Fund's Volatility

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Before buying a mutual fund, think about its volatility. While past performance does not necessarily predict future returns, it can tell you how volatile a fund has been. Generally ...

Two Methods of Performance Analysis

The conventional approach to performance analysis has become extremely complex, involving numerous mathematical and statistical methods and ratios. The most com...

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How to Rollover Your 401(k) to an IRA

Once you are retired, rolling over your 401k or other employer-sponsored plan to an IRA can be one of the best decisions you ever make for your retirement. 401...

Common Stock Strategies Part 2: Quality, Income, Cost Averaging

Learn about stock strategies such as dollar cost averageing, income investing, and investing in 'quality' companies. Read the rest of Common Stock Strat...

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