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.
How to Spot the Best Cheap Bonds (And Why Ratings Aren’t Enough)
July 24, 2012
In the 30 years I’ve been banging around the markets, I’ve seen a lot of blood in the streets because of panic…