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The Coming Bond Debacle

Submitted by Brenda Wenning on Monday, June 15, 2015 - 9:00am

The price volatility of government debt worldwide is worrisome – among other things because it might result in failures of bond auctions that could harm global markets. Even scarier is the widespread use of derivatives to hedge the risk of this debt, meaning the fallout could be still worse should this insurance fail to pay off.

How to Ride a Rate Storm

Submitted by Todd Jones on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 9:00am

What can a rock ’n’ roll classic teach us about investing? Plenty, if the turbulence of rising interest rates hits Wall Street. Here are possible effects on some market sectors and suggestions for your best countermoves, especially in terms of bonds.

How to Invest in Momentum

Submitted by Matthew Tuttle on Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 9:00am

Momentum is an extremely powerful investment strategy. Although it struggles in a choppy market like the kind we saw last year, momentum investing has its charms. As with any investment strategy, diversification is the key. But not just any diversification.

The Market’s False Security

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 9:00am

Complacency sets in when you’re satisfied and free of worry; complacent well describes many equity investors today. Over the last three years, the market saw little volatility and a ceaseless rise in value. So what’s the danger?

Two Cheers for Rising Rates

Submitted by Larry Light on Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:00am

It’s official: The Federal Reserve plans to hike short-term interest rates, perhaps as early as the body’s June meeting. The stock market, addicted to cheap money, goes into periodic withdrawal at this prospect. But fear not. As a number of smart advisors are telling their clients, this development should be good. Mostly.

Knowing Your Return Rates

Submitted by Sheri Iannetta Cupo on Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 3:00pm

You measure your portfolio’s performance by its rate of return. What you probably don’t realize is there are actually different measurements. Understanding when to use which helps you make better financial decisions.