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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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Great Ideas and Whether to Buy or Not

by Joel Greenblatt

There's a clarity that comes with great ideas: You can explain why something's a great business, how and why it's cheap, why it's cheap for temporary reasons and how, on a normal b ...

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 ...

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Many of my friends have invested in the stock market over the years, some have done well while others have been less fortunate, is it a good idea to put my extr...

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...

Tax Issues Related to Wash Sales, Lottery Winnings etc.

Learn about the various tax rules associated with lottery winnings, investment interest, and holding periods. Read the rest of Tax Issues Related to Wash Sales,...

4 Types of U.S. Treasury Securities and How They Work

Wondering what the benefits are from investing in treasury bonds? Find out about the securities the Treasury offers and the benefits associated with each. Read...

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