In 1994, Bill Clinton’s political adviser James Carville famously said, “I used to think that, if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the president or the pope, or as a .400 baseball hitter. But now I would like to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody.”Read More
Bonds are an essential component of a diversified portfolio. Whether it is done through owning individual bonds, bond mutual funds, or ETFs.
We’re hearing a lot of talk in the financial press and on Wall Street about the potential for the yield curve to invert. And if it does, will that signal a coming recession? An inverted yield curve happens when short-term interest rates are higher than long-term ones.Read More
Add ex-Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan to the list of experts warning about a bond market bubble. Speaking in late July to Bloomberg News, Greenspan warned, “Equity bears hunting for excess in the stock market might be better off worrying about bond prices…Read More
Because different countries have different currencies, overseas travel is usually more complicated than domestic travel. Likewise, overseas investing is more complex than domestic investing.Read More
The Federal Reserve, a.k.a. “the Fed,” has kept the federal funds rate at zero for seven years now. But after a strong monthly jobs report in October, where the economy created 271,000 new jobs and the unemployment fell to 5%, the Fed may finally be ready to raise it.Read More