Costco Tops Fiscal 1Q18 Estimates

Costco Wholesale (COST) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 results, surpassing analysts’ expectations for both sales and EPS (earnings per share).

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Weak on December 15

After a pullback on Thursday, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on December 15 and fell to five-week low price levels.

US Markets Had a Mixed Performance on December 14

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. Despite a strong start, the market lost momentum as the week progressed and fell on Thursday.

Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.


Trump Uncertainty May Prove 'Huge' for Gold

Fed Comments on December Rate Hike Break Gold’s Upward Move The strong price movements that followed the U.K. Brexit vote on June 23 had set gold on a new positive…

Yield Curve Hints at Targeted Opportunity in Muni Bonds

Many muni analysts and market participants maintain that the recent negative performance of muni bonds is unlikely to result in “taper tantrum-style” muni fund outflows, despite expectations of a Fed…

What a Trump Presidency Means for Municipal Bonds

After investors’ post-election U-turn, some tailwinds turned to headwinds for municipal bonds. Investors moved money out of bond funds amid expectations of a Fed rate hike.

Yield Curve Suggests Targeted Opportunity in Muni Bonds

Many muni analysts and market participants maintain that the recent negative performance of muni bonds is unlikely to result in “taper tantrum-style” muni fund outflows, despite expectations of a Fed…

Yield Curve Suggests Targeted Opportunity in Municipal Bonds

The biggest benefit of municipal bonds, or muni bonds (MUB) as they are more popularly known, is their extremely tax efficient nature.

Will Hillary Play the Trump Card?

The 2016 US presidential election is scheduled for November 8, 2016. This election will mark the 58th quadrennial US presidential election.

Time to Rethink the Role of Treasuries

The ten-year Treasury note, which rose in price in the first half of 2016 and pushed the yield down to 1.4%, has started selling off in the second half of the year.

Why Bonds May No Longer Be Able to Save Stocks

The colossal central bank stimulus at below-zero rates and quantitative easing have wreaked havoc on the correlation dynamics between stock and bond prices.

Introduction to Emerging Market Investment-Grade Bonds

Emerging market economies have seen improved GDP growth in 2016, while developed markets are struggling to grow.

What’s behind the Huge Inflows into Emerging Markets Debt?

Current low and negative yields in developed markets have led many to look outside of core fixed income asset classes for attractive income.

The Case for Sticking with High Yield

The global hunt for returns has turned US junk bonds into an attractive investment option.

How to Get Your Portfolio to Eat Its Duration

The ten-year Treasury (IEF)(TLH) yields are currently testing their all-time low at around 1.5%.

Quality Can Be Rewarding in Emerging Markets Bonds

In this series, we’ll see why emerging market bonds are looking attractive, how the Market has gained position this year, and the risks emerging market bond investors face.

Investment-Grade Emerging Markets: Higher Yield, Balanced Risk

Emerging market bonds have outperformed year-to-date. Let’s take a closer look.

FOMC Keeps the Door Open for a Live Meeting in September

The Fed had a meeting on July 27 to decide on the monetary policy. The tone of the Fed’s statement made a case for the September meeting to be a live one.

Fallen Angels Boosted by Bond Buyback Premiums

Fallen angel bonds—high-yield bonds originally issued with investment grade credit ratings—are generally known for offering potential value. A big source of this value has been the tendency of fallen angels…

Attractive Yields and Value in High Yield Emerging Markets Bonds

High yield emerging markets corporate bonds have had a strong start to the year, outperforming emerging markets equities with a 7.8% year-to-date return at the end of May.

Why Own Fallen Angel Bonds

VanEck responds to our questions and looks at how fallen angel bonds provide attractive relative income without an unsavory level of risk.

What Price Should You Pay for Dividend Yield?

Yields remain at unattractive levels. This has caused yield-thirsty investors to flock to high-dividend-yielding stocks, driving their valuations higher.

Why Are Municipal Bonds a Ballast to Equity Risk?

Municipal bonds (MUB) have provided an excellent return in the past year. The returns are even better if we account for their tax benefits.


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