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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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One Rule of Thumb on Trading on the News

by Tom Murcko

Rule of thumb on Wall Street: After a company has warned on earnings, it doesn't take much good news to push up the stock. This is because bad news is rarely an isolated incident, ...

How to Choose an Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

An exchange-traded fund, or ETF, is an investment fund that trades on stock markets, not unlike normal stocks, but represents a pool of investments similar to a...

Tips for Investing in Bonds

My grandfather died and left me as executor of his estate which includes sizeable cash assets. I want to keep the money safe for the rest of the family through ...

Deficit vs. Debt

When discussing government, or corporate finances the terms of deficit and debt get thrown around a lot. While they are closely related they are two separate co...

Interview Questions for Financial Planners

Because “financial planning” covers a lot of ground, it can be hard to find the right match of skill and service to meet all of your needs. But if y...

Consider Taxes When Picking Mutual Funds

Prior to the 1990’s, most investors avoided mutual funds. But, with the stock crash of 1987 and a more volatile...

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