Bonds

Rates Are Plunging: Merrill Lynch Has 4 Buy Rated Stocks That All Yield 6%

One of the few negative results of lower interest rates is the effect it has on savers and people that rely on reasonably safe and secure income. After raising rates ...
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Why the Return to an Inverted Yield Curve May Bring More Premature Recession Calls

The media seems to love reporting on anything and everything that might signal the next recession. If you went in a time machine back to the end of summer 2019, ...
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A Larger Debt Offering From Boeing Might Actually Be Positive

It happens from time to time that even the most respectable companies find themselves with tarnished reputations. When bad reputations come to airline makers, it's usually after tragedy has struck. ...
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Why No Major Interest Rate Changes Should Be Expected in 2020

Interest rates and inflation in America remain low by historical standards. As 2019 has now faded away and turned into 2020, investors, business owners and borrowers need to pay attention ...
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Why the Federal Reserve Rate Cutting Cycle Already May Be Over

With news of the trade negotiations between the United States and China going well, it will be time to rethink some of the more negative economic expectations for the end ...
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Netflix Looks to Europe to Borrow at Lower Interest Rates

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is joining the waves of companies that have raised cash at low interest rates in the past couple of months. While interest rates are low in ...
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Evaluating the Trickle-Down Effect of Federal Funding Squeezes for States and Local Governments

With the deficit in the United States now over $22 trillion, there may come a day when deficits and credit actually matter again. Until then, Europe and Japan are operating ...
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Tens of Billions in New Corporate Debt Offerings at Astonishingly Low Rates

It's almost as if something funny is happening in the global bond markets. Sadly, it's not laughable funny. The trend of negative bond yields in Europe and Japan has moved ...
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8 Treasury Bond Alternatives for Investors Who Need Income in 2019 and Beyond

It's becoming a difficult sell to ask many retail and income-oriented investors to buy Treasury notes and bonds now that the yield curve has inverted and long-term yields are at ...
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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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