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Is A Recession About To Occur Or Already Here?

| July 12, 2022
Is A Recession About To Occur Or Already Here?

Traditionally, the technical term “recession” is defined as two consecutive quarters of declining GDP alongside monthly economic data like growing unemployment. The average consumer may see that definition as irrelevant, as it looks like a recession may already be here. For them, the National Bureau of Economic Research, which is tasked with declaring when a […]

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Are I Bonds A Good Investment?

| June 2, 2022
Are I Bonds A Good Investment?

You Can Beat Inflation with I Bonds For the first time in decades, inflation is inching towards double digits. During April 2022, the 12 month inflation rate topped 8%. The inflation rate hasn’t been this high since 1982, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, or CPI. This means that you’ll need to earn 8% […]

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Is There Still Time To Be Bullish On Bonds?

| June 17, 2021
Is There Still Time To Be Bullish On Bonds?

As low as interest rates have been lately, it doesn’t seem to have diminished investors’ appetite for government bonds.  A yield under 1.50% for 10-year Treasury notes is not a detriment, apparently, when the rest of the developed world is also in an ultra-low rate cycle. Bond investors may have assumed the looming threat of […]

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Credit Crisis Concerns? These Are The Worst 1,894 Bonds To Own Now

| October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
Credit Crisis Concerns? These Are The Worst 1,894 Bonds To Own Now

We all love 7% yields here. But how do you feel about Sprint’s 7.88% bonds that mature in September 2023? Well, the company might make it until then. Shares trade for pocket change at just over $6. Equity investors in Sprint (S), however, have been (wait for it) sprinting to the exits lately: The Stock Feels the Weight of Sprint’s […]

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Want To Invest Like The Pros? Roll Your Bonds As The Yield Curve Flattens

Want To Invest Like The Pros? Roll Your Bonds As The Yield Curve Flattens

In the beginning of time, BC (Before Children), I traded bonds at Prudential Securities. It wasn’t like the “Wolf of Wall Street” or even Bonfire of the Vanities, but it had its moments. We didn’t get a lot of training. As we came in the door we were expected to know things like convexity and duration. And to […]

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These 21 Safe Bond Funds Pay Up To 8.5% And Never Go Down

| August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
These 21 Safe Bond Funds Pay Up To 8.5% And Never Go Down

“Brett, give me some bond funds with big yields. And it’d be great if their prices never went down!” My money manager friend was chasing the holy grail of retirement income. He wanted safe payouts from bonds to balance his clients’ stock exposure. “How about the Artisan High Income Investor Fund (ARTFX)?” I replied. “It pays […]

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Bond Market Is Flashing Recession Warning

| December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Bond Market Is Flashing Recession Warning

Recession risk remains low for US, based on the latest economic data overall, but the Treasury market is pricing in a higher probability that growth will slow and perhaps lead to a downturn at some point in 2019. It’s still unlikely that output will contract in the near term, although a combination of political and […]

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3 Quick Buys For Dividends Up To 6% (And 112% Upside)

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
3 Quick Buys For Dividends Up To 6% (And 112% Upside)

There’s been a massive discount building in a pocket of the market where you can get big dividends that are entirely tax-free. And I’m going to show you three “1-click” ways to tap this income investor’s wonderland today. I know that tax-free anything these days sounds impossible, but in this case, I assure you it’s not. […]

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Own Fixed Income? Avoid These 4 Fatal Flaws

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Own Fixed Income? Avoid These 4 Fatal Flaws

Want more yield and price upside in your portfolio? You can get both from bonds – if you think a little contrarian, of course. Just avoid the four common mistakes most bond investors make, and you’ll probably do better than most stock jockeys! “First-level” financial advisors tell you to sell some stocks and buy more bonds as you get […]

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3 Core Retirement Bond Funds To Buy

3 Core Retirement Bond Funds To Buy

Individual bonds are better, but these bond funds look pretty safe With interest rates finally heading back up, bonds are slowly becoming more attractive investments, particularly for retirement. We aren’t quite at the place where retired investors can plow money back into bonds, but we are headed in that direction. Retired investors have to be […]

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