How to Diversify Your Portfolio Beyond Stocks

One thing even new investors understand (or has at least heard of) about a portfolio is the concept of diversification — blending a variety of asset classes to reduce exposure to risk. But a well-diversified stock portfolio is just one component of putting together the best possible investment portfolio. Diversifying not just among different stocks, but utilizing different types of assets, … Read more

Key Words: The focus on nationality of next ECB chief is ‘completely absurd,’ says top candidate

German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, a leading but controversial candidate to take the helm of the European Central Bank, pushed back in a Financial Times interview on the idea that the nationality of the institution’s head is an important consideration. ‘This discussion about a candidate’s nationality is ‘completely absurd. I mean, would you have asked … Read more

Sinkable Bond

What is a ‘Sinkable Bond’ A sinkable bond is backed by a fund that sets aside money to ensure principal and interest payments are made by the issuer as promised. Companies are required to disclose their sinkable bond obligations through their corporate financial statements and prospectus. Because issuers set aside money in their sinking fund … Read more