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Market Turns Optimistic on Growth - What to Watch for Next

A lot happened Friday. Here's how to think about your portfolio going forward.

Music 'Still Playing' in Junk-Bond Market Even After Ford Hit With Downgrade

Music 'Still Playing' in Junk-Bond Market Even After Ford Hit With Downgrade

Risks are growing in the junk-bond market as low interest rates spur higher risk-taking on the part of yield-hungry investors, Bank of America warns in a new report.

Weak Bond Action Is a Headscratcher

Weak Bond Action Is a Headscratcher

There doesn't seem to be any particularly fundamental reason for bonds to weaken to such a degree.

ECB Lowers Interest Rates -- Watch These Five EU-Exposed Stocks

ECB Lowers Interest Rates -- Watch These Five EU-Exposed Stocks

Out of all the EU-exposed companies, here are five of the most exposed and most sensitive to the economic cycle in the eurozone.

Small-Caps Are Hot, Playing Ball With China, Trading Nvidia: Market Recon

Small-Caps Are Hot, Playing Ball With China, Trading Nvidia: Market Recon

The bond market is running the show? The answer would be... as much if not more than anything else... again.

Market Movers: September FOMC Meeting

Market Movers: September FOMC Meeting

The market has high expectations for a September rate cut. Is now the right time?

Your Need to Know - Goodbye Summer Driving Season

Your Need to Know - Goodbye Summer Driving Season

As the summer driving season comes to a close, energy markets are absorbing the latest EIA data.

Managers Who Make This Move Are Betting on a Selloff -- But This Could Backfire

Managers Who Make This Move Are Betting on a Selloff -- But This Could Backfire

Some managers are moving into cash, a trend that stock investors don't want to see continue.

Not Long Bonds Yet? Here's Why There's Still a Good Opportunity

Not Long Bonds Yet? Here's Why There's Still a Good Opportunity

I'm playing for the move down to 1% or 0.50% and earning yield while I wait.

U.S. Mortgage Boom Resumes as Interest Rates Fall to 3-Year Low

U.S. Mortgage Boom Resumes as Interest Rates Fall to 3-Year Low

Applications for new home loans increased by 2% last week, as the average fixed interest rate on a 30-year conventional mortgage rate fell to a three-year low, the Mortgage Bankers Association says.