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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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Alternatives to Online Investing

by Montana Securities Department

When conducting securities trades on a brokerage firm's online website, technical problems may arise that prevent you from accessing the site or that cause significant delays. Disc ...

How to Find a 529 Plan

A 529 plan, also known as a qualified tuition program, is a type of account designed to save for education expenses. The structure of the account allows for an ...

Fannie Mae vs. Freddie Mac

When the recession struck huge bailouts were given to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and in an instant these unknown entities became household names. Even after th...

How to Invest in Mutual Funds

Mutual funds can be an easy addition to your portfolio that takes some of the work out of your hands as the managers of the funds handle the actual stock purcha...

Rearranging A Portfolio With ETFs

Mutual funds are found in 88% of all portfolios and have become vital investment tools. By assembling a group of equities, bonds, and other investmen...

An Introduction to Bonds and Their Role in the Stock Market

Learn the basics behind bonds, and how the important role that they end up playing in portfolios. Also find out about the markets for bonds. Read the rest of A...

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