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Puerto Rico was already struggling with a debt crisis before Hurricane Maria struck, and conditions have only grown worse.
The days of easy monetary policy are coming to an end, as the Federal Reserve begins to reduce its $4.5 trillion balance sheet along with raising short-term interest rates. Here’s what this could mean for bond investors.
Bond investing in a rising interest rate environment requires careful thought. Here are some things to consider about bonds and bond funds.
There’s a lot of speculation about who the next Chair of the Federal Reserve might be, but how much should this really matter to the average investor?
Randy Frederick and Collin Martin discuss high-yield corporate bonds and when they might be worth a look, or when you might want to stay away.
Randy Frederick and Liz Ann Sonders recap the FOMC September meeting and discuss the Fed’s balance sheet reduction plan.
Preferred securities are near historical highs, which could mean lower returns in the near term.
The damage caused by natural disasters can put financial strains on municipal bond issuers. Issuers in good financial health should be better able to deal with the pressure.
A rate hike isn’t likely before December, but the market will be awaiting the start of the Fed’s plan to start shrinking its bond holdings.
Randy Frederick and Kathy Jones talk about the apparent disconnect between the fixed income markets and the economy.
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