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Here’s Why Investors Don’t Trust Anyone in Power

Don’t lie, cheat, or steal. Those seem like pretty good rules to live by. Most of us learned these values as children. We watched our parents and, when we strayed

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The Bond Market Seems Unconvinced About a Rate Hike

We had some important releases last week… but not too many surprises. The Fed released their minutes from the last meeting, giving the stock market hope since some policy makers

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Detroit’s Old News: Time for Another Round of Bankruptcies

It seems like only yesterday that Detroit filed for bankruptcy. It’s actually been more than two years since the initial filing, and almost a year since a judge approved the

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Run for Cover! Investors Flee to U.S. Treasury Bonds

Despite the Fed’s talk of a rate hike as soon as next month, long-term U.S. Treasury yields continue to trend lower as investors seek the safety of U.S. Treasury bonds.

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Muni Mayhem: This Boring Sector Is Starting to Heat Up!

Historically, the risk of default appears exceptionally low. But the historical numbers don’t tell the whole story. There are two big caveats.

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30-Year Treasury Bond Yield Suffers From High Volatility

The Fed has backed themselves into a corner.

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Pennsylvania Gambles $3 Billion With Taxpayers and Retirees

When these bonds deals go bad, as they so often do, it’s these folks who feel the pain.

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The Gathering Bond Storm in Chicago

Recently the bond rating company Moody’s Investor Service lowered their ranking of Chicago. The move ticked off a lot of people in the Windy City…

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Rush Hour! A Bond Market Traffic Jam

In the early 1990s I was a young bond trader with a Wall Street firm. The business was not exactly like the movies, but it wasn’t too far off, either.

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What Negative Interest Rates and QE Are Doing to the Stock Market

If I asked you to lend me money for five years, what rate of interest would you charge? 5%? 3%? How about zero? Does zero work for you? It works