The disadvantages of bonds include rising interest rates, market volatility and credit risk. Bond prices rise when rates fall and fall when rates rise. Your bond portfolio could…

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Bond mutual funds can lose value if the bond manager sells a significant amount of bonds in a rising interest rate environment and investors in the open market…

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Any U.S. citizen or resident who has a Social Security number, regardless of age, can own a U.S. savings bond. If you want to buy a savings bond…

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Generally, bonds are thought of as safe. … If you purchased a 10-year U.S. government bond on Oct. 1, 2020, the bond would have yielded 0.68%. In other…

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Effective today, Series EE savings bonds issued November 2020 through April 2021 will earn an annual fixed rate of 0.10%. Series I savings bonds will earn a composite…

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Generally, unvested equity awards that companies have granted to their employees are not included in the calculation of basic EPS, even though such contingent awards are legally considered…

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How are stock options taxed when sold? With NSOs, you pay ordinary income taxes when you exercise the options, and capital gains taxes when you sell the shares….

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Early exercise is only possible with American-style option contracts, which the holder may exercise at any time up to expiration. With European-style option contracts, the holder may only…

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When interest rates are expected to rise: an investor may consider adding individual bonds to their portfolio. … When interest rates are expected to decline: bond prices are…

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The intrinsic value of both call and put options is the difference between the underlying stock’s price and the strike price. In the case of both call and…

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