Plot Thickens: While Fed Unlikely to Cut Now, July May Be Different Story

Plot Thickens: While Fed Unlikely to Cut Now, July May Be Different Story

The longer the Fed waits to cut, the lower rates will ultimately go, but so far there's little hint of action to come.

June's Market Outlook: Time for Aggressive Capital Preservation?

June's Market Outlook: Time for Aggressive Capital Preservation?

Adviser Rob Isbitts says he's getting the sense that the markets are less patient now than earlier this year. Sometimes in investing, they ring the proverbial bell and the sellers pile on.

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.

Income Strategies for Volatile Times: Munis, Treasuries and Bond Ladders

Income Strategies for Volatile Times: Munis, Treasuries and Bond Ladders

There are an array of low-risk, fixed-income opportunities to consider for investors seeking shelter from a stormy market.

How to Allocate Your Income-Generating Assets Now

How to Allocate Your Income-Generating Assets Now

My 'Hopium/Doomium' model has stood the test of time.

How to Play the New 'Perma-Dove' Federal Reserve

How to Play the New 'Perma-Dove' Federal Reserve

Wednesday's FOMC minutes convince me that the central bank is becoming less strict about preventing inflation.

These Almost-Junk Bonds Could Flood Junk-Bond Market in Downturn, Fitch Says

These Almost-Junk Bonds Could Flood Junk-Bond Market in Downturn, Fitch Says

More than $200 billion of investment-grade bonds could fall into the $1.2 trillion junk-grade category during the next economic downturn, Fitch Ratings estimates in a new report, adding to a growing chorus of regulators and Wall Street analysts warning of the risk.

Don't Go With the Flow: There Are Better Places to Invest Than High Yield

Don't Go With the Flow: There Are Better Places to Invest Than High Yield

What I would rather invest in to get similar yields.

Mutual Funds, Eviscerated by ETFs, Face New Humiliation, Moody's Says

Mutual Funds, Eviscerated by ETFs, Face New Humiliation, Moody's Says

Moody's Investors Service predicts active stock- and bond-picking firms' share of the money-management industry will be overtaken as soon as 2021 by 'passive' vehicles like index-tracking mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

The Fed's New Dovish View Has Huge Consequences for the Markets

The Fed's New Dovish View Has Huge Consequences for the Markets

Look no further than Europe for why the Fed has make this shift.