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What is a 401k?

One of the most common investment accounts in use by Americans is the 401k. This is a special type of investment account designed to help workers save for retirement. 401k accounts come with tax advantages, and it's possible to use them to invest for the future. How Does a 401k Work? A 401k is an [...]

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Certificates of Deposit

Certificates of Deposit (CD) are among the class of fixed income investments that are offered at your bank. Certificate of deposits as well as treasury and corporate bonds usually have a fixed interest rate and length of time (3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years) but they are less risky than corporate bonds because [...]

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Credit Default Swaps

What is a Credit Default Swap (CDS)? Credit Default Swaps (CDS) are contracts that transfer credit product (fixed income products/sovereign and corporate bonds) risk between two parties. The seller of CDS protection (Sold Protection) takes on the risk of having to pay the notional amount of the CDS if the credit product that is tied [...]

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