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Bond Yields

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

Michael Farr | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

The next few weeks are critical in determining whether or not the economy is on a self-sustaining path.

Stretching for Yield Can Be Perilous

Michael Farr | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

There is no doubt that "defensive" equities have increasingly become substitutes for bonds, especially for yield-starved investors. However, we are now seeing that there is danger in taking this approach to the extreme.

Gorging on Apples

Michael Farr | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

The appetite of the fixed income investor is voracious. Apple was the course of the day with the largest issuance of corporate bonds in the history of our republic for $17 billion.

Mark Gongloff

The Bond Market's Verdict: Austerity, Reinhart & Rogoff Are Losers

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business

Forget about Reinhart and Rogoff, and whether they're right or wrong about the horrors of too much government debt. The bond market has spoken: There'...

Four New Rules for Asset Allocation

Richard Barrington | Posted 10.28.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

People typically set their asset allocation based on traditional assumptions -- many of which may be badly out of date in today's unusual financial environment.

Spain Entering Bailout Danger Zone

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 09.07.2012 | Business

MADRID (AP) — Spain's struggling banks and the country's punishing borrowing costs will be the main subject of discussions at this week's meetings i...

Come on Baby, Let's Do the Twist

Michael Farr | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

The Fed has become somewhat impotent and should pass the buck to Congress. If only Congress would answer the phone.

Bank Downgrades Have Big Effect On Spain Bonds

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING and HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business

MADRID — Spain's benchmark borrowing rate hit its highest level Tuesday since the country adopted the euro currency, after ratings agency Fitch ...

Latest Shocker for Savings Account Rates: 10-year Treasuries Slip Below Two Percent

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

There have been a number of landmarks on the way to today's extraordinarily low interest rates, some of them just shocking from a market historian's standpoint.

World Stocks, Crude Prices Fall After Europe Delays Greek Decision

Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

LONDON - (Dominic Lau) - World stocks, the euro and crude prices fell on Monday and bond yields in heavily indebted euro zone countries jumped aft...

William Alden

States Look To Mom And Pop Investors For Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

As California works to repair its budget, the state treasury is ramping up its effort to reach an unusual type of bond investor: regular people. A ...