Rising interest rates can make bond investors nervous. That’s because when rates rise, the prices of previously-issued bonds generally fall. Why? There’s less demand for those bonds since their fixed rates are lower than the rates offered by new bonds in a higher interest rate environment. This is known as interest rate risk. Concern about interest rate risk, in recent years, led to the rise of one type of bond-related product: unconstrained bond funds.
Could 2017 be the year IPOs make a comeback? Last year was bleak for initial public offerings on U.S. stock exchanges with just 105 companies making their public debuts in 2016, a decline of nearly 40 percent from 2015, according to Renaissance Capital. It was the worst year for initial public offering activity since the 2009 financial crisis, according to the IPO research firm. Why did IPOs vanish?
After 25 years of working for the same company, Walter vonDorpp was ready to become a business owner. When his boss offered to sell him Ramtronix Inc., a supplier of broadcast equipment based in Holbrook, N.Y., vonDorpp knocked on the doors of two banks looking for financing to fund the purchase. Both turned him down. VonDorpp tried again, this time connecting with a bank that offered U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. His loan was approved.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".