Bonds

5 Merrill Lynch Stocks to Buy Yielding 5% or More as Rates Plunge

The bond bears were just saying it recently: rates are going higher, the 25-year bond bull market is over and the downtrend line from years ago finally has been breached. ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Interbrand has named Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) the world's most valuable brand. The figure hit $184 billion, up 3% from last year. General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is selling its ...
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How Apple Plans to Return $300 Billion to Shareholders

In an effort to further fund its capital return program, among other things, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has announced that it is issuing a debt offering. The world’s largest public ...
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Triple Leverage ETFs Heading Into Emerging Market Bonds

The world of the triple-leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs) has been deeply controversial. After all, they often have big tracking errors and they can face decay through time. Direxion has ...
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The End of Quantitative Easing: Fed Rate Hike Trumped by Selling Down Massive Balance Sheet

Janet Yellen and the Federal Open Market Committee have confirmed what the market was bracing for (or hoping for) -- a Fed Funds rate hike. What is also now on ...
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FOMC Watch: Why Fed’s Balance Sheet Language Will Trump Interest Rate Hikes

Global financial markets, economists and consumers alike are all about to get a fresh diagnosis on the growth expectations of the economy. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the ...
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Valeant Still Has a Long Way to Go on Paying Down Its Debt

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is a company that many health care and activist investors alike wish they never had heard of. On Monday, May 1, 2017, its shares were ...
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Why Investors Are Looking Past Netflix Raising $1 Billion in Needed Capital

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has been a strong performer, along with many of the key Nasdaq stocks. The world’s leading independent internet television network has been able to raise capital ...
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As Tax Season Arrives, 8 Ways You Can Get Taxed on Municipal Bonds

It's tax season and the April tax filing deadline is less than two weeks away. Death and taxes are both supposed to be unavoidable. Most people do eventually come to ...
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Expect More Federal Reserve Rate Hikes in 2017

If the Federal Reserve and the financial markets are correct, 2017 will end up being the year that interest rates start to become more and more normalized on a historical ...
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How Rising Interest Rates Can Impact Your Mortgage and Housing Affordability

Now that the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has voted to raise interest rates for the first time in 2017, it is important to consider what this might ...
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Why the Yellen and Fed Rate Hikes Are Favorable — With More Hikes to Come!

If you were under the belief that the underlying economy was not yet strong enough to support an interest rate hike, note that the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates. ...
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How Janet Yellen Forecasts the Coming Interest Rate Hikes Quite Soon

24/7 Wall St. recently showed how Credit Suisse had capitulated that the Federal Reserve and Chair Janet Yellen were on track to hike rates as soon as the March Federal ...
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Federal Reserve

Why Credit Suisse Now Calls for March Fed Rate Hike

Things are looking up for the markets. Even with a political divide, the ambitions of higher growth, lower taxes and less regulation keep sending the stock market to new higher ...
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S&P 500 and US Debt Now Challenging $20 Trillion Each

When markets hit all-time highs and create even more milestones, sometimes there are interesting observations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went above the 20,000 mark in the latest rally, only ...
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