Bonds

Defying Logic: Germany Sells 30-Year Bonds for Negative Yields

The media loves pointing to the inverted yield curve, negative interest rates and the imminent recession. There might be a reason why it matters, even if the media keeps jumping ...
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Would You Buy US Debt That Matures in 100 Years?

Several media report that the U.S. Treasury Office of Debt Management has started to consider whether the government should issue 50-year and 100-year bonds. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin confirmed this. Although ...
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While Negative US Interest Rates Are Possible, Odds of Reality Look Less Than Zero

Many articles have pondered the short-term and long-term impacts of negative interest rates around the globe. Some of these concerns are recent, while some have persisted for years. One recent ...
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When 3 Central Banks Cut Interest Rates in a Single Day

When economies struggle, the classic textbook move to stabilize and help a recovery is for a nation's central bank to cut interest rates. The move aims to lower the cost ...
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How Banks Are Replacing Treasuries, Utilities and CDs for Income Investors

Many investors need income from their stocks to help supplement their life or retirement. With the yield on Treasuries so low, and with the Federal Reserve embarking on an interest ...
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How the Case for Owning American Electric Power for the Next Decade Has Changed

With a new decade on the horizon, investors need to be considering what worked over the past decade and whether they should expect the same or different outcomes for what ...
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While US Closed on 4th of July, the Global Markets Keep On Ticking

The 4th of July is one of the biggest holidays in America. Unlike many other major holidays, the United States is really the only nation in the world to celebrate ...
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Did Massive ETF Inflows in Stocks, Bonds & Gold Mark a Summer Top in All 3 Asset Classes?

More and more cash is going to work into the financial markets. The problem with that statement is that the money is being put to work in all of the ...
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Despite a Strong June Rally, Investors Are Actually the Most Bearish in Over 10 Years

Even though the markets have traded sideways for the last 18 months plus, the bull market that started in March of 2009 appears to be on very thin ice, and ...
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8 Stocks That Will Win as the Fed Lowers Interest Rates

The debate is on over whether or not Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve's FOMC will lower interest rates sooner rather than later. Some pundits and investors had been calling ...
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China Lowering US Treasury Debt Holdings Brings More Risk to China Than US

The belief has become widespread that trade wars, particularly deep and long-lasting ones, result in no winners. The United States and China are now involved in the beginnings of a trade ...
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Good News for Boeing as Bond Investors Want to Buy Up Its New Debt Offering

It is no secret that Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has seen its shares of problems in the wake of the two 737 MAX air crashes and the subsequent grounding of ...
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Why There Is Too Much Emphasis on Recession and the Inverted Yield Curve in 2019

Get ready, because the recession is coming. The only problem is that the "when that will be" probably is not as soon as many financial media reports might have you ...
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High Debt Maturities Bring Risk to the Endless Stock Buyback Addiction After 2018

Now that 2018 is nearing an end, it is a serious time for investors to start thinking about expectations in 2019 rather than looking back at how choppy 2018 has been. ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Elon Musk has attacked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a new tweet. According to The Wall Street Journal: Elon Musk risked reigniting a battle with federal securities ...
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