Bonds

With the deficit in the United States now over $22 trillion, there may come a day when deficits and credit actually matter again.
Jon C. Ogg
The corporate spreads in U.S. corporate bonds are now low enough, on top of record-low interest rates, that companies would be foolish to ignore the opportunity to grab vast amounts of capital on the...
Jon C. Ogg
24/7 Wall St. has put together a list of eight alternatives for Treasury and traditional bonds investors who must have income to help supplement their lives.
Jon C. Ogg
Explaining negative interest rates is arcane, almost as if it were medieval times and peasants were so desperate to protect their few coins they own from brigands and warlords that they were willing...
Jon C. Ogg
The U.S. Treasury Office of Debt Management has started to consider whether the government should issue 50-year and 100-year bonds.
Douglas A. McIntyre
In the argument about who pays for negative interest rates, there may be no winners. It still looks like the odds of negative interest rates in the United States appear to be less than zero.
Jon C. Ogg
When economies struggle, the classic textbook move to stabilize and help a recovery is for a nation's central bank to cut interest rates. Three more central banks now have lowered their rates.
Jon C. Ogg
The test of time has proven that big and healthy banks have been able to overcome many of the challenges thrown at them over time. 24/7 Wall St. has laid out the case for each major bank stock and...
Jon C. Ogg
AEP used to be a top value stock with a monster dividend yield when it was named as a stock to own for the next decade. That doesn't mean the period from 2020 to 2030 should expect a repeat...
Jon C. Ogg
The 4th of July is a major US holiday, but the markets in Europe and Asia all remained open. Here's how the rest of the world acted on our day off.
Jon C. Ogg
After a dismal May, ETF inflows in stock, bond and gold funds were quite strong. Contrarians would ask if the bond ETF class reaching $1 trillion in assets may have market a near-term top too. And...
Jon C. Ogg
Merrill Lynch noted strong bearish investor sentiment, worried that stocks will fall hard. That also sets the stage for a contrarian's dream rally.
Lee Jackson
Stocks to buy as the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates.
Jon C. Ogg
Just as China has more to lose than the United States in a trade war, it has more to potentially lose than the United States if it decides to dump its U.S. Treasury holdings entirely.
Jon C. Ogg
Equity investors may invest in Boeing over the short term, thinking the stock has sold off and is a bargain on temporary bad news. Other investors with a long-term view are looking way out in the...
Jon C. Ogg