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JPMorgan Chase and Ally Bank Sued Over Mortgage Bond Losses

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Ally Bank are among financial institution blamed in lawsuits over misrepresented mortgage bonds. German lender HSH Nordbank AG is suing the banks involved in hopes of recouping $293 million in losses.

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U.S. Treasury Turning Paper Savings Bonds into Digital Format

Starting Jan. 1, paper savings bonds will no longer be available for purchase, according to a recent announcement from the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Public Debt. In what is known as an “all-electronic initiative,” the government is making an attempt to reduce costs by switching to a digital format. Paper Savings Bonds End in 2012...

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Today’s Hottest Investment: Savings Bonds?

It may not be the stuff lively cocktail party banter is made of, but the often overlooked savings bond is making a name for itself as one of the best places to park your cash these days. What’s not to love? Savings bonds stand as one of the safest investments you can choose, but currently...

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Would You Buy a 100-Year Bond?

Government bonds have stood as a reliable long-term investment for decades, but the idea of “long-term” investing may be taken to a new extreme soon. In early February 2010, the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (TBAC) announced the Fed is considering issuing bonds that mature as far out as 100 years. Well, it isn’t hard to...

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Is It Time to Leave Bonds and Move to Stocks?

Treasury bond rates are increasing as the Fed attempts to stimulate the economy with multi-billion dollar bond buys. Unfortunately, ever since its decision to take part in the stimulative quantitative easing program, which involves buying $600 billion worth of Treasury bonds, investors have been pushed toward stocks. Why the Fed is Buying Bonds The Fed...

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Become an Investing Wizard by Reading Harry Potter

What is it about Harry Potter that makes preteen girls and grown men alike squeal with delight when a new book or movie is released? Maybe it’s the adventurous plots or just a really aggressive marketing plan, but I think it has a lot to do with the powerful insight Rowling’s characters share through their...

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What is a Non-Marketable Security?

In general, Non-Marketable Securities cannot be easily be bought or sold. This helps enhance the quality of these types of investments.

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Are Bonds Safe and FDIC Insured?

Even though the FDIC does not back Bonds, there is a safety net in place to make this a “safe haven” for investors' money.

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