Articles in Bonds

Steven Hansen

Lower Interest Rates to Stimulate the Economy?

Are interest rates too high stimulate the economy? Your initial reaction is likely that with the Federal Reserves' current zero interest rate policy interest rates cannot go any lower. ... Read >>

Martin Tillier

Europe: Don't Panic Yet, Watch The Bonds

I have been saying for a while now that if there were to be a serious shock to U.S. and even global markets this year, Europe would be the most likely catalyst. At the start of the year it was... Read >>


High Yield Bond ETFs Have Hit A Plateau

The high yield bond market has continued to reap the benefits of low interest rates and a hunger for yield that has fixed income investors climbing down the credit ladder. This healthy demand... Read >>

David Fabian

Not All Short-Term Bond ETFs Are Cut From The Same Cloth

The popularity of short-term bond ETFs has continued to gain steam in 2014. In the wake of Federal Reserve taper fears and rising interest rates last year , many fixed-income investors flocked... Read >>

Market Intelligence Center

Five reasons the bull market isn’t over

The first mistake everyone makes is to recognize the pattern. There is no pattern. What do I mean? Well, stocks have been rising a for several years, and at times, the market has seemed to... Read >>


Bull Market in Borrowing: Corporate Debt Skyrockets to $9.6 Trillion

How healthy are corporate balance sheets? It depends who you ask. One news outlet said that U.S. firms are hoarding a record $1.6 trillion in cash led by Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Shockingly,... Read >>


Beware! Reaching for Yield has Never Been More Deadly

Did you know the Dubai stock market has been crashing? The Dubai Financial Market General Index fell from a high near 5,400 on 5 6 14 to below 4,000 this past week. It now sits near 4,200, down... Read >>

Market Intelligence Center

In the news: Kroger ups dividend, Monsanto sells bonds, Dupont cuts guidance

Friday headlines include Kroger raising its dividend and launching a new share repurchase program, Monsanto selling bonds to fund a share repurchase of its own, Alibaba decides to list on the... Read >>


Don’t Make These Widespread Mutual Fund Mistakes!

"People should only buy mutual funds with experienced portfolio managers that have good long term track records." "Investing in highly rated mutual funds with at least 4 or 5 stars... Read >>

Market Intelligence Center

In the news: Delta softens Import/Export bank stance, Allergan to raise earnings outlook and more

Tuesday headlines include Delta Airlines softening its anti Import Export Bank stance, Dean Foods and Clorox getting subpoenaed in an investigation into insider trading that also involves Carl... Read >>

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