Articles in Bonds

ETFguide

Should Your Portfolio Own Commodities?

4/21/2014, 10:15 am from ETFguide in Investing, Bonds, Commodities

Should your investment portfolio have exposure to commodities? The problem with commodities (NYSEARCA DBC) is that most of us don't have storage space in the garage for a herd of cattle or pork… Read More

Jim Cahn

5 Questions To Ask Before You Retool Your Portfolio For 2014

4/21/2014, 8:48 am from Jim Cahn in Investing, Investing Ideas, Bonds, Stocks

If you’re wondering if you should make some changes in your investment portfolio for 2014 to react to changes in the market, you’re going about it the wrong way. This may be somewhat heretical… Read More

ETFguide

3 Steps to Beating the Retirement Income Shortage

4/15/2014, 6:46 pm from ETFguide in Investing, Bonds

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. This is an apt description of retirement income investors who definitely want and need more… Read More

Eagle Financial Publications

Making Money Alert: The 2014 Low-Yield Conundrum

4/10/2014, 10:28 am from Eagle Financial Publications in Investing, Bonds, Economy, ETFs

If there is one thing that every investor should understand, it is that often the conventional wisdom on Wall Street just doesn’t play out. A prime example of this situation is the downtrend in… Read More

ETFguide

Market Froth? Sure, Why Not?

4/7/2014, 12:55 pm from ETFguide in Investing, Bonds

The U.S. stock market keeps making new highs as the S&P 500 approaches 1900 and many popular media discussions revolve around price to earnings or P E multiples that are far from historical… Read More

ETFguide

A Portfolio Strategy Warren Buffett Would Approve

3/27/2014, 10:14 am from ETFguide in Bonds, Commodities

What are the attributes of a world class investment portfolio that even Warren Buffett would bless? Buffett's 2013 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders gives us a clue "The 'know… Read More

ETFguide

Beating the Dividend Income Drought

3/25/2014, 10:22 am from ETFguide in Investing, Bonds

Will dividend yields test 1999 lows? That was the title of my post from a few weeks ago in which I explained to readers how the dividend income drought facing investors continues into 2014.… Read More

ETFguide

3 Big Shortcomings of Target Date Funds

3/22/2014, 10:07 am from ETFguide in Investing, Bonds, Commodities

Around 41% of all 401(k) savers have are using target date mutual funds (TDFs) and the numbers keep rising. Experts in the financial services industry applaud this trend, but are target date funds… Read More

ETFguide

How Much Money is Enough for a Comfortable Retirement?

3/19/2014, 10:00 am from ETFguide in Investing, Bonds

In 2011, the oldest members of the Baby Boom generation reached retirement age and over the next 15 years, around 8,000 Boomers per day will turn 65. And as more Americans contemplate life in… Read More

David Fabian

Investors Should Avoid Adding New Money to Junk Bond ETFs

3/19/2014, 8:50 am from David Fabian in Investing, ETFs, Bonds, Investing Ideas

High yield bonds, otherwise known as junk bonds, have been an excellent source of capital appreciation and income for several years now. They have benefited from the Fed’s ultra-low interest… Read More

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