Just When You Thought Bonds Were Safe

In today's article Jared Dillian compares the 2/10 yield curve to a "Double Black Diamond" ski slope. In other words, it's wickedly steep! The yield curve he is talking about here is the 10 year treasury yield minus the 2 year treasury yield. This … [Read more...]

Catastrophe Bonds

Anytime a hurricane or other natural disaster is predicted to strike, it causes widespread uncertainty in the stock market. Although the people who are in the path of an upcoming storm place their focus on staying safe and protecting their homes and … [Read more...]

Understanding the Different Types of Bonds

Investors who have aversion to the inherent risk involved in investing in securities find a better option in bonds. Bonds offer capital preservation as well as fixed returns at its maturity. That’s why bonds are good investment vehicles in terms of … [Read more...]

U.S. Treasuries: The Comfortable Choice for Uncomfortable Investors

 U.S. Treasuries- A quick perusal of the business pages or afternoon market reports might be enough to convince some timid investors to scrap the whole idea of investing and instead just shove their life savings into a shoebox in the closet. But … [Read more...]

A Brief Introduction to High Yield Bonds

Often governments and corporations need to raise capital for a multitude of reasons. To do this they have several channels available. They can borrow from banks, issue stock or borrow from investors or they can issue debt securities in the form of … [Read more...]

Where to invest in 2012

2012 has been a tough year for people around the world. With the European debt crisis and high unemployment rates in the U.S., it is hard to decide where to invest to keep your money safe and to earn some interest without getting yourself into … [Read more...]

What are High Yield Bonds?

High Yield Bonds Many investors who are tired of the fluctuations and whims of the stock market find their way over to the bond market. A bond is a type of debt security issued by a company or Government agency. The nice thing about Investing in … [Read more...]

A Student’s Guide To Investing in Bonds

Students with a small amount of savings on the side might want to consider putting their nest egg in secure investments so that it grows over time. A savings account from a bank will hardly accrue any interest, and a CD will often yield little more. … [Read more...]

Buying Stocks and Bonds?

Before Buying Stocks and Bonds Given the state of the economy over the last few years, it's no wonder everyone's safeguarding his or her money a little more carefully. From bailouts to budget cuts, the ebbs and flows of  the world's economy are … [Read more...]

What are Company Bonds?

Company Bonds Company bonds have been a hot topic in many financial publications including the Wall Street Journal lately, though you might not be familiar with the term. Allow me to offer a brief primer on the topic. Company bonds (aka corporate … [Read more...]