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What Is Leverage in Finance and What Is the Formula?

What Is Leverage in Finance and What Is the Formula?

Financial leverage brings great risk, but also brings great reward for companies.

An Alternative to China Currency Management

An Alternative to China Currency Management

Where China needs to defend the renminbi from falling too far.

What a Softening Corp. Bond Market Means

What a Softening Corp. Bond Market Means

If money's already tight, long-term rates may have already peaked.

6 Top Tips for Income Investors in the Current Environment

6 Top Tips for Income Investors in the Current Environment

From overweighting dividend stocks to avoiding high-yield bonds, this is how I'm playing things here.

Novice Trade: JNK High-Yield Bond ETF

Novice Trade: JNK High-Yield Bond ETF

A bearishly biased out-of-the-money long put 'shooter' expiring in January.

What Big Investors Are Truly Worried About Right Now

What Big Investors Are Truly Worried About Right Now

A road trip reveals some surprising answers.

5 Things To Know About Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell

5 Things To Know About Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell

Watch our video and get to know your new Fed Chair.

European Ratings Agency Lists 3 Reasons to Worry About U.S. Tax Cuts

European Ratings Agency Lists 3 Reasons to Worry About U.S. Tax Cuts

President Trump's tax cuts will push U.S. debt much higher, Scope Ratings warns.

Wells Fargo Credit-Rating Slashed by S&P After Fed Imposes Growth Ban

Wells Fargo Credit-Rating Slashed by S&P After Fed Imposes Growth Ban

The new credit rating at Wells Fargo is still in the upper tier on S&P's scale of investment-grade bond issuers, so the cut may have little immediate impact. But it's a sign that the scandal is taking an incremental toll on the bank's creditworthiness and could push up its borrowing costs slightly.

3 Things New Fed Chair Powell Must Confront Immediately

3 Things New Fed Chair Powell Must Confront Immediately

A bear market in bonds? A government funding crisis? Stagnant wages and stalled-out deposit rates? These are three challenges the new Federal Reserve chair must confront after being sworn in Monday to replace Janet Yellen.