Bond Market

Why You Probably Shouldn't Love All Your Investments at Once

2017 was a banner year for financial markets, with positive returns across all major asset classes. International equities snapped their four-year …

Personal Finance

Retailers Are Finally Getting Some Seasonal Cheer

Coming off the best holiday shopping season in three years, we thought it would be beneficial to take a step back and assess whether these positive …

Personal Finance

What Have You Done for Me Lately, Mr. Bond?

It has been nearly two years since the last market correction, and volatility is near record lows across all asset classes. As the pain of past …

Personal Finance

Is The Bond Market Signaling A Shift In Central Bank Policy?

The bond market is catching a lot of attention early in this new year as it may be signaling that central banks throughout the world at changing …

Economy

Royal Bank, TD raise posted fixed 5-year mortgage rate to 5.14%

Two of Canada’s largest banks increased their fixed-rate mortgage rates amid rising yields on the bond market and a strengthening economy.<p>The Royal …

Mortgages

China, Commodities Face Fading Growth Prospects in 2018

The recovery in commodity prices, now in its third year, will probably run out of steam this year. Although the global economy is expected to operate …

Personal Finance

The Bond Market is Trying to Warn Us of Trouble | Investopedia

The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yield hit a 10-month high on Jan. 10, 2018, trading at 2.59% for the first time since March 2017. It's not just …

Economy

Bull Run for Emerging Market Stocks Expected to Continue

Emerging markets stocks have made their strongest start to a year since 2006, jumping 3.67% (as measured by the MSCI EM Index) in this year’s first …

Personal Finance

The Fourth Bond Tantrum

Global bond market breadth is breaking down from already poor levels, which is a key sign the current move in bond yields could go further.<p>Our …

Economy

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Although there isn't much difference between January 1st and the other days of the year, for millions of Americans it marks a new beginning …

Personal Finance

Don't Believe In The Boogeyman: The 'Noneconomic' Bond Buyer Doesn't Exist

<i>The idea that some big institutional bond investors aren't market-efficient is simply not true. Martin explains.</i><p>Old-school bond market players love …

Finance

Expanded Offshore Drilling Isn’t a Quick Fix for the Energy Industry

The US Secretary of the Interior recently has announced a Draft Proposed Program to consider nearly all the offshore acreage on the …

Trading

Retirees Face an Inflation Problem

Inflation is one of the biggest long-term risks that retirees face when funding their retirements.<p>Social Security beneficiaries will see a 2% …

Retirement

Three Reasons to Stick with the Bull Market

The new year has brought several fresh stock market milestones. On 4 January, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 25,000 for the first …

S&P 500

China issues guidelines to regulate bond market

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank issued new guidelines for the bond market that seek to limit leverage ratios and ban transactions designed to circumvent regulations.<p>In a joint statement signed by the People's Bank of China and other financial security regulators, the central bank said bond …

China

Morgan Stanley Wealth cuts junk allocation to zero

• Tax cuts could lead to better short-term growth, says Chief Investment Officer Mike Wilson, but they could also cause the sorts of excesses which …

Stock Markets

DoubleLine Income Solutions declares $0.15 dividend

DoubleLine Income Solutions (NYSE:DSL) declares $0.15/share monthly dividend, in line with previous.<p>Forward yield 8.92%<p>Payable Jan. 31; for …

Business

Practical Bond Portfolio Construction: The 'Rule Of 10'

If you like researching and owning individual stocks, you'll like researching and owning individual bonds.<p>Bonds provide income, diversification and …

Investing

China Dislodged by India as 2017's Worst Big Bond Market: Chart

India just toppled China as the world’s worst-performing major bond market. The Indian government’s decision to borrow an additional 500 billion …

Economy

Millennials Appear To Be Leading The Charge To Social Impact Investments

Technological advancements are not only enabling increased automation and connection across many businesses, potentially transforming business …

Personal Finance

What Political Uncertainty in Spain Means for Global Markets

Catalonia’s three separatist parties won a narrow majority in regional elections on 21 December, dealing a blow to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano …

Personal Finance

How The Next Wave of Tech Will Change Business

Technology has transformed more than people’s expectations about how they receive information: the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” – this time, …

Personal Finance

Social Networks Will Transform How People Manage Their Wealth

People increasingly value information from, and access to, a network of others. This desire for businesses to foster social networks likely will …

Personal Finance

"One Size Fits All" Doesn't Work For Wealth Management Today

Even with the rise of online “robo-advisors,” the demand for digital wealth management that includes some component of human advice looks set to …

Personal Finance

Tax Cuts Won’t Turn the Tide for US Treasuries

The yield on 10-year US Treasury bonds rose briefly above 2.5% this week, having closed higher on only 11 trading days during 2017. That suggests the …

Personal Finance

Tech Savviness Isn't Tied To Age

The revolutionary forces of technology – extreme automation in the worlds of work and leisure, and extreme connection that breaks down local and …

S&P 500

US Tax Reform May Boost Stocks, But Not the Dollar

The long-awaited Republican tax package is nearing completion, having passed both the Senate and House of Representatives. Its passage should be …

Personal Finance

"Generation Me" Is More “We” Than “Me”

Despite under-35-year-olds’ common moniker as “Generation Me,” their investments in time and money reflect that they may be more “Generation We” than …

Personal Finance

Millennials’ “Worst” Attributes Are Their Best

The image of tech-obsessed, narcissistic “millennials” (individuals aged 19–35 years today) has become cliché. But, in our view, several key …

Personal Finance

The Bond Market Begins To Figure Things Out

For the past year the stock market has had a blast pricing in tax reform. The S&P 500 is now up some 25% or so since the day before the November '16 …

Economy