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March 23, 2017

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What the Fed Means For Your Portfolio World markets are facing a major change, as interest rates have begun a multi-year uptrend. U.S. and foreign economic data continues to improve.  On many fronts, including employment, capital spending, salary increases, backlogs...
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July 10, 2015

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Bond Liquidity Risks As we noted last week, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) published its annual report, in which it had some harsh words for the world’s financial authorities. Unless they start to normalize their policies, the BIS said,...
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May 12, 2015

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Bond Funds: A Bigger Risk Than You Think? Investors are so used to trading ETFs that they seldom ask themselves questions about how those ETFs are constructed. In the event of major market disruptions, though, that could prove problematic —...
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August 22, 2014

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What Is the Bond Market Telling Us? Interest rate levels have been confounding many professional investors around the globe. U.S. government benchmark 10-year interest rates began 2014 near 3.00 percent, but they have been sliding back to about 2.40 percent recently. The...
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