Tag Archives: Corporate


  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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When They Stink Is When You Should Buy

Unlike with food, the best time to buy stocks is when they stink so badly that nobody else wants to own them. Human nature seems to dictate our desire to stay away from “losers” and avoid them like the plague. Rather than viewing quality stocks that have declined in price as items that have just […]

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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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