U.S. Inflation Slows in May to 0.1%, Thanks to Drop in Energy Prices

U.S. Inflation Slows in May to 0.1%, Thanks to Drop in Energy Prices

Prices on consumer purchases, excluding food and energy, rise by 0.1% in May after a gain of 0.3% in April, a report from the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics shows.

Novice Trade: TLT Treasury Bond ETF

Novice Trade: TLT Treasury Bond ETF

The more I look at this market worldwide, the more I think bonds are going to rally.

Trump Targets 'Devalued' Euro; German Autos Next for US Tariffs Amid NATO Spat?

Trump Targets 'Devalued' Euro; German Autos Next for US Tariffs Amid NATO Spat?

President Donald Trump singled-out the euro as an undervalued currency Tuesday in what could be a sign that Europe, and its $1.2 trillion auto sector, is next on his tariff hit-list.

Why Income Investors Should Buy This High-Yield REIT

Why Income Investors Should Buy This High-Yield REIT

A pause in interest-rate hikes (or even an interest rate cut) would be a growth tailwind for this name moving forward.

May Jobs Report: Why We Are Now in the Danger Zone

May Jobs Report: Why We Are Now in the Danger Zone

Here's how to read and react to Friday's important numbers.

US Jobs Report Puts Markets' Biggest Bet to the Test As Rate Cuts Hopes Increase

US Jobs Report Puts Markets' Biggest Bet to the Test As Rate Cuts Hopes Increase

The market's biggest near-term bet is about to face its sternest test to date Friday, with a U.S. jobs report that could either cement expectations of multiple rate cuts from the Federal Reserve, or flip growth and inflation forecasts towards a more bullish second quarter for the world's biggest economy.

Despite Slowdown, U.S. Economy Keeps Adding Jobs and Pushing Up Wages

Despite Slowdown, U.S. Economy Keeps Adding Jobs and Pushing Up Wages

A report Friday from the Labor Department is expected to show that the U.S. economy added about 185,000 jobs in May - a slowdown from April's increase of 263,000 but still respectably ahead of the 100,000 needed each month to keep pace with the working population.

ECB President Mario Draghi: Further Rates Possible, Talked About Re-Starting QE

ECB President Mario Draghi: Further Rates Possible, Talked About Re-Starting QE

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Thursday that he could still cut rates further if downside economic risks were to accelerate and noted that his colleagues discussed the possibility of re-starting the bank's controversial quantitative easing program.

European Central Bank Weighs Trade War Growth Impact as Rate Cut Bets Increase

European Central Bank Weighs Trade War Growth Impact as Rate Cut Bets Increase

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will unveil fresh growth and inflation forecasts for the struggling Eurozone economy Thursday amid market speculation that a trade-lead global slowdown will push the central bank to revive its controversial quantitative easing program.

Stick With the Shorter Side of the Yield Curve in This Market

Stick With the Shorter Side of the Yield Curve in This Market

This is why rates rose the day the Fed made such strongly dovish comments, and how you should manage your fixed income portfolio in response.