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Fixed Income

First Half in Review: Melt Up!

Chris Wang | Posted 07.08.2014 | Money
Chris Wang

I've been in the business for almost 17 years now and I can't remember a time when virtually all assets classes went up together. Needless to say these are highly unusual times.

Bad News For Goldman Sachs

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

(Adds details and background, updates shares) By Lauren Tara LaCapra and Tanya Agrawal April 17 (Reuters) - Goldman Sach...

Escape From Government Engineered Financial Repression

Brendan Ross | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Brendan Ross

If you're like a majority of average American investors, you earn 1 percent or less in your savings account, mutual funds or bonds, and lose 2-3 percent to inflation. Ever wonder where that 2 percent difference goes?

Red Lines

Michael Farr | Posted 09.06.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

The sharp drop in new home sales, weak spending in July, and negative guidance from retailers suggest to us that the recent rise in borrowing costs and energy prices may be starting to take a toll. Will the Fed take this data into consideration?

Diversification Through Fixed Income

Women & Co | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Women & Co

For most of us, the word "bonds" brings to mind a savings bond that family members (or friends of the family) may have given us when we were born. But in reality, bonds can be an important component of a well-diversified portfolio.

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.

Catherine New

The Lame Reason A Retired Man Is Denied $1,100 Per Month

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business

For Marvin Burrows, the grief of losing his partner in 2005 was quickly followed by a different emotion: devastation as his financial life crumbled ar...

Turning On the Retirement Income Faucet

Jacob Gold | Posted 02.11.2013 | Money
Jacob Gold

For decades, the primary focus of retirement planning has been on the accumulation phase, and building up one's nest egg. But in recent years, it's become all too clear that having a solid strategy in place during the spend-down phase is equally, if not more, important.

Grandparents Going Hungry

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

If a society is judged by the way it treats the most vulnerable among them, we may be headed for a failing grade. Just consider these disturbing statistics when it comes to senior hunger.

One-Third Of Florida's Seniors Have Only Social Security To Depend On

www.sun-sentinel.com | Posted 03.01.2012 | Fifty

A third of Florida's nearly 3 million retirees, 65 and older, now rely entirely on Social Security, according to an analysis by AARP. "Folks have s...

Focusing On Cash Flow For Retirement

money.usnews.com | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty

Retirement savers are often discouraged by the large number they get from retirement savings calculators and financial advisers. Let's say you need $2...

7 Worthy Resolutions For Retirees

AP | By DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 01.07.2012 | Fifty

-- Retirees may be past the days of resolving to work out more or buy fewer $4 coffees. Yet when it comes to money in particular, resolutions may be ...

Morgan Stanley's Profit Get Cut In Half From One Year Ago

Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

Morgan Stanley's first-quarter profit dropped nearly 50 percent, hurt by a decline in fixed income trading revenue. The investment bank and brokera...

EU Bonds: Portugal Proving the Point & How You Can Profit

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Just what is at the root of the EU's troubles? And how do last week's events with Portugal exemplify the problem?

William Alden

Goldman, Banks To See Dismal Third Quarter, Analysts Predict

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After pulling in their biggest haul in three years last quarter, bank profits have hit a wall in the first two weeks of September, The Financial Time...

Spain Is Not Close to Bankruptcy: Amalgamation Should Not Mean Contagion

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

I happened to be in Madrid last week on the day Spain was downgraded. It was portrayed by the media as a catastrophic situation. Now is not the time for over dramatization.

Restricting Bank Funding for Hedge Funds: Paul Volcker Does Not Go Far Enough

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

While Alan Greenspan has been busy denying any blame or foresight into the financial crisis, Paul Volcker has been working to dissociate the speculative risks of hedge funds from banking. But "The Volcker Rule," does not go far enough.

Pali Capita Collapses After CEO

Reuters | Elinor Comlay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The boutique derivatives and fixed income firm Pali Capital, Elinor Comlay writes, was "an oasis of prosperity," before suddenly imploding with Bradle...

'Build America Bonds,' Meant To Create Jobs, Generate Wall Street Fees

wsj.com | IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street firms have received fees exceeding $1 billion in less than a year selling "Build America Bonds" meant to spur jobs in struggling cities, o...

Fix the Income

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jamie Lee Curtis

I am thinking about the millions of workers who were cut loose by their partners, their government, their businesses, their bosses, their schools, institutions. The rope has been cut.

Time to Stop the Regulatory Circus and to Steer the Ship to Safe Ground

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georges Ugeux

The real issue for regulators around the globe is a serious definition of the financial world we want to live in. The current focus nearly exclusively on the banking sector could cause authorities to miss the broader picture.

We Don't Need a New Version of the Glass-Steagall Act

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

I tend to believe that the Glass-Steagall approach, an institutional way to address the question, overlooks the importance of a market response.

Bond Investors Pressuring European Nations To Trim Budgets

nytimes.com | LANDON THOMAS Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON -- The bond vigilantes are back. But this time they are roaming mostly through Europe rather than the United States -- at least for now. Their...

The Debt vs. Interest Rate Conundrum

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

It now takes about 10 cents on every tax dollar collected just to pay the interest on the debt. As bad as that is, it's only because interest rates are at record lows that the debt is still manageable.

BlackRock Profits At Bear's Expense

New York Post | ZACHERY KOUWE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BlackRock boss Larry Fink may want to thank the Federal Reserve for handing him a fistful of new business yesterday. As part of JPMorgan's sweetened ...