Tag Archives: Bonds


  StockCharts.com After reading one of my recent articles, a reader commented about the high beta that the Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCLT) carries. For those who may be unfamiliar with beta, essentially, it is a measure of stock’s volatility in relation to the market. By definition, the market is assigned a beta of […]

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It Pays To Be Bored With Monthly Dividends

Disclosures: I own shares of AT, O, PGH and VCLT, but I have no business or personal relationships with any of the companies discussed herein. I have written on this subject in the past but it bears repeating — and enhancing. One of the things I seek when looking to invest in stocks, mutual funds […]

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Know Your Sources, Know Your Surroundings And Know Yourself

Recently, I was reading an article from my Web hosting provider about the art of research. The article mentioned all of the well-known online search engine tools like Bing, Google and Yahoo, and it introduced a few other tools that were more specific to bloggers. And though the article offered a variety of new and […]

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Screening for Individual Corporate Bonds

In my last post I wrote about about my desire to move my investment dollars to corporate bonds because of the deflationary period in which we currently find ourselves. For the sake of clarity, and for the gold bugs out there who believe we will be entering, or are presently in, a period of high […]

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Switching to Corporate Bonds

There comes a time (or times) in everyone’s life when an individual must take stock of their given personal situation and make adjustments as necessary. For me one of times recently came when my wife and I had to address issues surrounding my daughter’s education (or lack thereof). During that same time I realized that, […]

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