What You Need to Own If This Turns Into a Real Bear Market
September 18, 2015
If the unpleasantness in the market evolves into something more serious, history suggests one asset class will be the best performer in your portfolio.
Does Anyone Win With an Interest Rate Hike?
September 16, 2015
With the Fed meeting this week, we asked Matthew Carr to sift through decades of market data to uncover the real effect of a possible interest rate hike on stocks.
Why the Greek “No” Vote Was a Good Thing
July 6, 2015
The Greek people just voted against accepting the European Union’s bailout terms, sending the markets into a panic. Here’s why Alex thinks investors need to relax…
Risk: Your One Guarantee in Retirement
June 17, 2015
Tony Robbins’ Advice Is Financial Suicide
December 10, 2014
The One Thing You Need to Know About Bonds
February 17, 2014
Bond investors today fall into one of three categories: smart, scared or oblivious. Let’s take the last group first. Whenever you hear someone say they plunked money into a long-term bond fund because it returned 12% annually for the last 30 years, all you can do is sigh.
In Praise of So-Called “Junk” Bonds
February 5, 2014
It’s time to set the record straight about bonds, specifically high-yield bonds. Since the bad ol’ days in the 1980s, when Michael Milken and his cronies at DLJ ruined the reputation of high-yield bonds – that’s where the term “junk bonds” came from – they have been the whipping boy of the industry.
How to Get Higher Rates on Safer Bonds
December 3, 2013
The bond market is a difficult place to earn a livable income during times of very low interest rates. The only way to earn a decent yield is to take risks on lower-quality bonds or to accept much longer maturity curves than good sense dictates.