Bonds & Treasuries

  • US Savings Bonds – Series E Bonds and Series EE Bonds

    United States Savings Bonds are some of the safest and most popular investment options available to small investors and savers. Backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government, US Savings Bonds are one of the safest possible investments...
    By Brian Nelson June 29, 2011 

  • Bond Market Basics

    The U.S. Bond Market is similar to the stock market in that it allows investors to buy and sell debt securities on an open and public market. However, the mechanism by which the bond markets operate are very different that the way the various US stock...
    By Brian Nelson June 29, 2011 

  • Comparison of Types of U.S. Treasuries

    U.S. Treasuries are sought after as investments worldwide because of their safety, and risk-free rate of default. However, there are several types of Treasuries, ranging from T-Bills to Notes to Bonds.
    By Brian Nelson June 28, 2011 


  • What is a Treasury Bond?

    Provided by the federal government of the United States, treasury bonds are a way to invest and grow your money over time. While there are multiple types of treasury bonds and a few simple stipulations, the overall concept of treasury bonds is relatively...
    By Finn Orfano June 28, 2011 

  • Understanding the Dynamics of Duration in the Bond Market

    Bond investing can become a little more complicated than checking yields and deciding whether or not to buy the bond or bond fund. Bond duration is a great analysis tool which helps an investor predict how a bond or fund portfolio will react to changes...
    By Tim Plaehn June 28, 2011 

  • A Guide to Understanding Ginnie Mae Bonds

    Ginnie Mae bonds provide a government guaranteed payment of interest and principal. Investors can earn a higher yield than with Treasury notes or bonds but should understand the unique features and risks of Ginnie Mae bonds.
    By Tim Plaehn June 28, 2011 


  • The Impact of the Federal Reserve on the Bond Market Via Rate Settings

    The Federal Reserve impacts the bond market heavily by setting rates. Because inflation is a prime component to the ultimate pay-out of the bond market, an adjustment in rates can cause the value of a bond to adjust either positively or negatively.
    By Jason C. Chavis June 27, 2011 

  • The Impact of the Federal Reserve on the Bond Market Through Open Market Operations

    The Federal Reserve uses a variety of techniques to control its monetary policy in the bond market. Open market operations are activities conducted by the Fed to enforce these policies. These activities can be both short-term and long-term and generally...
    By Jason C. Chavis June 27, 2011 

  • What Are Treasury Notes?

    Consumers with a less than optimistic view of the U.S. stock market are seeking short-term investments with more options. Treasury Notes are a safe, short-term investment that has a guaranteed return for your hard earned dollar. Let's get an understanding...
    By ShawnTe June 27, 2011 

  • How to Invest in India: Vibrant Indian Economy Beckons Foreign Investors

    India’s economy is continuing to soar despite global recession and the political climate in India is also conducive for foreign individual investors and foreign institutional investors to invest in India.
    By KellenKautzman May 19, 2011 
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