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1. Time To Get Out Of Cash? Stocks? Bonds?
(Matching tags: markets,market timing,diversification,bonds,stocks)
In these uncertain times, clients and advisors both are seeking answers and predictions on how to invest. We always fall back on staying the course through diversification. But, what if it’s different ...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
2. The Fed and Future Interest Rates: 4 Key Questions
(Matching tags: markets,Economic Outlook,research,Federal Reserve,economy,interest rates,bonds,inflation,U.S. economy)
  In June, the FOMC declined to begin the long process of normalizing interest rates.  However, the Committee still positioned itself to raise rates later this year ...
Monday, June 29, 2015
3. Tax Loss Harvesting And Bonds
(Matching tags: asset management,bonds,interest rates,investment management,Tax-efficient investing)
There's a lot written about tax loss harvesting (TLH) including some articles written by me. I will try to avoid repeating what we all know. After all, although some argue that TLH is not worth pursuing, ...
Friday, November 22, 2013
... tickets, Schwab says, only 17% of consumers say they are extremely likely to comparispn-shop for bonds.    While the press release was issued by Schwb's retail dvision and may not get much ...
Friday, July 26, 2013
The current state of the marketplace doesn’t sound a whole lot different than it was in 2011. The Eurozone is in trouble, having never really climbed out of it.   And Congress can’t ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
6. Italian Election Could Usher Crisis Back In And In Worse Form Than The First
(Matching tags: bonds,European crisis,world economy)
Italy’s recent elections failed to identify a clear winner. This has injected uncertainty back into the Eurozone, just as things seemed to be settling out.   Italian bonds are coming back ...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
MacKay Municipal Managers managing director and portfolio manager Bob DiMella predicts bonds will have a comeback year in 2013.   Saying the muni market was never as bad as predicted, he notes ...
Monday, February 25, 2013
8. FINRA Issues Warning To Investors About Bond Market Risks
(Matching tags: bonds, client education,FINRA)
FINRA has issued an investor alert about the bond market. The regulatory authority warned investors that when interest rates begin to rise, outstanding bonds with low interest rates and high duration ...
Friday, February 15, 2013
9. Richness Of Junk Bond Market Raises Concern Even Among Fed
(Matching tags: client education,investing for income,bonds)
Bond analysts are warning that covenants on the junk bond market are weaker than ever. Even a Fed governor is warning about the richness of the market.   All the while, the Fed’s targeted ...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
10. Banks Facing Lawsuits Over Mortgage Crisis Are Now Being Hit By German Investors
(Matching tags: bonds,Mortgage Securities,world economy)
The housing bubble continues to plague banks. Just as they have settled more than $93 billion in suits brought by homeowners and the US government, Germany is now breathing down their throats.   ...
Thursday, February 07, 2013
11. Rogers Joins Gross In Warning About Treasury Market Decline
(Matching tags: bonds,Treasury bonds,stocks)
The largest loss in Treasuries in almost a year occurred in January. PIMCO’s Bill Gross has been warning that the rout in the Treasury market is not over.   Now renowned investor Jim Rogers ...
Thursday, February 07, 2013
The Treasury market is showing vulnerability just as concern has been increasing about rising yields. In trading on Friday, the 10-year Note fell 9/32 in price and has risen about .25% so far this year. ...
Monday, February 04, 2013
Among the voices expressing concern over the bond market, Goldman Sachs’ may be one of the ones taking action.   For over a year, the firm has been cutting its exposure to possible losses ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Nuveen Asset Management’s John Miller outperformed his municipal bond fund peers in 2012. Now he says the strengthening housing market is the place to be for municipal investors in 2013.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
15. Greatest Threat To Municipal Market Is The Uncertainty In Washington
(Matching tags: bonds,municipal bonds,investor behavior)
The resumption of political uncertainty in Washington is the greatest threat to the municipal bond market.   The higher income tax rates on individuals will not heal the deficit. It will only ...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
... them to pay out benefits to future employees. Bonds often occupy the low-risk low-return portion of their portfolios.   Now, they’re beginning to use a possibly high risk tool to boost the ...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
17. Fed Policy Easing May Be Working Too Well And The Fed Knows It
(Matching tags: bonds,Federal Reserve,markets)
Record low interest rates are causing markets from farmland to junk bonds to become overheated, causing concern at the Fed that risks will be sharply increased when its bond-buying program is over.   ...
Friday, January 18, 2013
Now that the Fed essentially initiated a fourth quantitative easing (QE4) at its December meeting by voting to continue its monthly bond-buying programs, Bill Gross and others are becoming inflation ...
Monday, January 07, 2013
... Committee (FOMC) meeting.   The minutes showed a divided Fed—almost half and half—over whether the monthly purchases of mortgage bonds should be continued, not a clear majority as ...
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Municipal bonds have defied Meredith Whitney’s dire forecast made in December of 2010 and have returned 3.7% in 2012 through December 26.   Whitney’s mistake was the fact that bond ...
Monday, December 31, 2012
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