Craig Laffman
Director, Fixed Income, TD Ameritrade

About Craig Laffman

Craig Laffman is Director of Fixed Income Trading and Syndicate for TD Ameritrade, where he has worked since 2003. Before joining TD Ameritrade, he held various roles in the financial services industry, including positions with Prudential Securities and Exco Capital Markets.

Laffman is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business and holds a BS in finance.

 

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Preferred Stock: A Potential Income Arrow in the Quiver September 6, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn the ins and outs of preferred stock, and the differences between preferred stock, common stock, and corporate bonds.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Making Your Money Last in Retirement with Fixed Income August 23, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Lifespans are increasing, potentially making fixed income investments even more essential to retirees and near-retirees who need to generate reliable income

4 min read  |  Portfolio Management
Beginner’s Guide: Understanding the Basics of Fixed Income Investing August 17, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Fixed income can be a vital part of a young investor’s portfolio, helping provide risk management through diversification.

5 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
What Happens to Bonds When Interest Rates Rise? March 30, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

As investors, it’s important to understand the relationship between bonds and interest rates. Find out what happens to bonds when interest rates rise.

6 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Higher Interest Rates: 6 Things to Know for Retirement Planning December 29, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

How might rising interest rates impact long-term investing decisions? Discuss the impact of a rate hike on long-term savings: fixed income, long-term care.

4 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Kinahan and Laffman: Brexit Creates Cloud Of Uncertainty June 29, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Global financial market volatility remains high in the new post-Brexit world and investors continue to rotate into more “conservative” positions.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Remember CDs? Interest Rate Hikes Could Unlock Demand August 30, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Ready to react to Fed changes? Higher interest rates could boost the venerable certificate of deposit.

3 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Questions Loom for Muni Bonds Amid Rising Rate Outlook January 5, 2015 4:00 AM   |  

With benchmark U.S. interest rates poised to climb, fixed-income investors should consider the implications for muni bonds.

4 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
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