The feds are already on schedule to issue $1.3 trillion of bonds in just nine months. But who will buy them? Not the Fed: It is expected to continue its ‘quantitative tightening’ (letting the bonds…
One asset class that many investors are less familiar with is bonds. They are something that you are unlikely to see quoted anywhere — often not even in a finance report. The thing about bonds…
Stocks are hitting record highs. But as the stock market continues to punch holes in its ceiling, bond prices are taking the down elevator. And bond yields — along with borrowing costs throughout the economy…
All investors today have known — at least, most of those who are under 70 years old — is rising bond prices and falling yields. Investors haven’t noticed yet, but the water is already rushing…
The recent weeks, Challenger’s Ltd bond portfolio has come under scrutiny. In a world of low yield, Australia’s largest provider of retirement annuities has turned to risker assets to increase profitability.
While the new all-time high is a positive for US stocks, the fundamental reasons behind it are dubious. For that reason, I remain a little sceptical.
China is set to expand its range of government bonds in the near future. That may interest Australian investors looking for stable, long term returns on their cash.
Understanding of what’s going on in the bond markets could give you a big advantage in managing your portfolio over the next few years.
50-year government bonds in Spain yielding 4% are the financial market version of slo-mo. It’s a sure-fire way to prevent a deflationary depression from becoming a political and social crisis.
Well, there is a Golden Rule for investing too. It’s all about having a portfolio that meets your retirement or income goals without taking on too much risk
Indonesian election results are in. US Federal Reserve minutes are in. And Argentina and Brazil are in the World Cup final! What a busy twenty-four hours.
Interest rates have been trending down for years. The best way to show this is via the chart of bond prices.
Since the Feds took gold out of the currency the typical man has lost about $3,000 of income every decade, when the numbers are adjusted for the ‘official’ inflation rate.
What are the share, precious metal and bond markets trying to tell you about what lies ahead? Is silver being ‘the canary in the US recession mine’?