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Annuities: Risks and Rewards (Slideshow)

More than a quarter of a million people reach retirement age each month. Annuities are one way to alleviate fears of outliving your assets.

In Praise of So-Called “Junk” Bonds

It’s time to set the record straight about bonds, specifically high-yield bonds. Since the bad ol’ days in the 1980s, when Michael Milken and his cronies at DLJ ruined the reputation of high-yield bonds – that’s where the term “junk bonds” came from – they have been the whipping boy of the industry.

>> In Praise of So-Called “Junk” Bonds

How to Spot the Best Cheap Bonds (And Why Ratings Aren’t Enough)

In the 30 years I’ve been banging around the markets, I’ve seen a lot of blood in the streets because of panic…

>> How to Spot the Best Cheap Bonds