Why Equity Markets Continue to Remain Unaffected by the FOMC
The US equity markets (SPY) haven’t seen any major impacts from the Fed’s policies in the recent past.
The London attack has added to the political uncertainty that is prevailing in the UK—and only days before its general elections scheduled for June 8.
The VanEck Vectors Investment-Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLTR) has an effective duration of 0.14 years. It protects you from rising interest rates.
Will France’s Election Outcome Pressure the ECB?
The European Central Bank (or ECB) likely let out a huge sigh of relief after Emmanuel Macron emerged victorious in the second round of the French elections.
Since the previous Fed meeting in March, where the Fed announced a 0.25% rate hike, equity markets (IWV) around the globe remained dovish.
Another cycle that is closely related to the business cycle is the credit cycle, the expansion and contraction of access to credit in an economy.
Bond Ladders May Not be the Best Investment Strategy
For investors seeking income from municipal bond exposure, one of the most popular investment strategies employed by individual investors has been one of the least successful strategies—the bond ladder. It’s…
The US Dollar Index started this week on a stable note. After pulling back on Wednesday, it’s trading with strength in the early hours on Thursday.
Tobacco bonds have been volatile in the last seven years. Falling MSA payments caused the volatility. Tobacco bonds offer relatively good cash flow returns.
How Rising Geopolitical Tensions Could Affect Bond Yields
US bond markets (BND) rallied in the previous week as tensions between the US and North Korea escalated.
Bonds, especially U.S. Treasuries (GOVT), are considered one of the safest assets in which to park your funds in times of uncertainty.
Greenspan cites rapid inflation growth as the reason for a bond market collapse. But the markets and Fed officials think otherwise.