Long-Term Rates, Not the Fed, Influence Stocks

Long-Term Rates, Not the Fed, Influence Stocks

The Fed finds itself in an unusual position when it comes to managing inflation.

Rates Are 'About Right,' Says Federal Reserve's Bullard

Rates Are 'About Right,' Says Federal Reserve's Bullard

Remarks come just days before many expect central bank to hike rates yet again.

What Is Present Value and How Is It Calculated?

What Is Present Value and How Is It Calculated?

Present value is a useful mathematical formula designed to figure out if money received now is worth more than money received later.

Economist Perspective: Supply, Supply, Supply

Economist Perspective: Supply, Supply, Supply

Will Rising Bond Supply Affect Equities?

Federal Reserve Will Review How Well It Makes Policy and Communicates

Federal Reserve Will Review How Well It Makes Policy and Communicates

The Fed will start a review next year of how it meets its goals of promoting employment and controlling inflation and how well it communicates to the public.

Finally, a Real Fed Chairperson Presides Over the Economy

Finally, a Real Fed Chairperson Presides Over the Economy

Thank you, Powell, for avoiding the opioid market fix of constant monetary accommodation and quantitative easing.

Economist Perspective: Why 2019 Will Be Different?

Economist Perspective: Why 2019 Will Be Different?

Will lag effects of interest rate hikes and the trade war with China show up in 2019?

Debt-to-Equity Ratio: Definition and How to Calculate

Debt-to-Equity Ratio: Definition and How to Calculate

Debt-to-equity ratio is a highly useful tool to measure a company's financial health

Forget October, Bring on the Rest of the Year

Forget October, Bring on the Rest of the Year

This month has been lousy, but there are factors that could still produce a year-end rally.

Building Bond Ladders with BulletShares ETFs

Building Bond Ladders with BulletShares ETFs

One way to generate stable income and protect against rising interest rates is through a bond ladder.