Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase corporate bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. Since 2006, Zions Direct has auctioned over $2 billion in more than 9,000 fixed-income auctions. Read More
When the financial crisis hit in 2008, yields rose as uncertainty gripped financial markets. Five years later, with interest rates kept low by the Federal Reserve in order to hopefully boost economic growth and employment, bond yields have fallen. Ten and thirty year US treasuries are at 2.19% and 3.35%, respectively. Read More
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Watch this short tutorial to see how updating your account password and other settings is just a few mouse clicks away. Read More
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When choosing a mutual fund there are important aspects to consider. Learn the elements to keep in mind when choosing a fund including turnover ratio, short and long-term needs, tax liability, etc. Read More
Money-market funds: You might know them as a safe place to park your cash and perhaps gather a tiny bit of interest in the process. But in Washington, D.C., money funds have been the subject of high drama since the 2008 financial crisis. Read More
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The trends sound ominous. Mortgages get more expensive and both big companies and the federal government pay more to borrow. The stock market dips on suspicions that the Federal Reserve could start pulling its support for the economy this year. Read More
In November 2012, the residents of Pocatello, Idaho voted in support of a bond to fund the construction of a new, state of the art animal shelter. See how this financing method will help improve the lives of hundreds of animals for years to come. Read More