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.

U.S. Jobs Growth Slows as Private Employers Hire Just 27,000 in May

U.S. Jobs Growth Slows as Private Employers Hire Just 27,000 in May

Private companies add a net 27,000 jobs in May, the least in nearly a decade, according to the payroll firm Automatic Data Processing. Economists had expected an increase of 185,000 jobs.

An Attractive 6%+ Yield, Monthly Payouts... and Word of Caution

An Attractive 6%+ Yield, Monthly Payouts... and Word of Caution

Business development companies thrive when the economy is growing, and interest rates are rising, or at least not declining.

Federal Reserve, Facing Crisis of Self-Confidence, Seeks More Outside Input

Federal Reserve, Facing Crisis of Self-Confidence, Seeks More Outside Input

Top Federal Reserve officials are as confounded as anyone by the current U.S. inflation rate, which has remained stubbornly below the central bank's target of 2% despite a strong labor market. Unsure how to proceed, officials led by Chair Jerome Powell have invited top economists to weigh in at a two-day conference this week in Chicago.

Less Than a Cold War, but More Than a Trade War

Less Than a Cold War, but More Than a Trade War

This may be a case where the short-term damage to markets may be for the best in the longer run.

President Trump Arrives for UK State Visit; Plans Trade, Security, Brexit Talks

President Trump Arrives for UK State Visit; Plans Trade, Security, Brexit Talks

President Donald Trump arrived in London for a controversial three-day state visit to the United Kingdom Monday, taking a swipe at the city's mayor and injecting himself in the country's leadership race, amid a week-long European tour to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

This Dividend Champion Continues to Light It Up for Income Investors

This Dividend Champion Continues to Light It Up for Income Investors

With 49 years of dividend increases, income investors have a lot to like here.

Bond Markets Press Fed On Rates as Trade Wars Pinch Growth: Clarida Stands Firm

Bond Markets Press Fed On Rates as Trade Wars Pinch Growth: Clarida Stands Firm

U.S. Treasury bond yields tested multi-year lows again Friday, while benchmark rates in Europe hit a new all-time trough, as fixed income investors lined up to pressure the Federal Reserve into shifting its rate stance in the face of a trade war-triggered slowdown.

S&P 500 Could Drop More if Federal Reserve Doesn't Cut Rates, Stifel Says

S&P 500 Could Drop More if Federal Reserve Doesn't Cut Rates, Stifel Says

The S&P 500 could fall even more than it already has in May, according to Stifel's chief equity strategist Barry Bannister, if the Federal Reserve doesn't slash interest rates twice.

Record Earnings Fuel Strong Coverage for This 8% Yielder

Record Earnings Fuel Strong Coverage for This 8% Yielder

Income investors should be aware of the unique characteristics and risk factors of investing in MLPs.