Why Is Everyone Talking About the 10-Year Treasury?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: The new headline this week centered on the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield, which rose slightly above 3% intraday for the first time since January 2014. The 10-year U.S. Treasury is a yardstick used to gauge long-term growth and inflation exp
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What Rattled the Markets on Monday?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Tech stocks, retailers, energy, financials – all sectors in the S&P 500 took a hit on Monday. Following is a quick wrap-up on the day: Facebook led technology stocks lower as it came under scrutiny for reports of a data breach and inc
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Should We Worry About Inflation?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: The markets sold off in February on concerns that the strong economy may overheat, inflation may spike, and the Federal Reserve (Fed) may then raise interest rates more aggressively to try to combat higher inflation. Inflation has been be
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Will We See a Recession This Year?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: It’s been close to nine years since our economy recovered from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Investors are becoming concerned that rising interest rates will lead our economy back into another recession. The econ
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After Summer Slumber, Volatility Returns

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: The market is facing a dilemma based on mixed information and an uncertain political landscape. On the one hand, economic data is neither weak nor strong enough to make the choice to raise interest rates easy for policymakers. On the othe
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Has The Fed Lost Its Credibility?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: The Fed once again chose to keep interest rates at current levels, which is frustrating given how far we have come since the depths of the financial crisis. Unemployment and inflation have dramatically improved, so many investors were exp
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Stop The Madness

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Financial news networks are addicted to the rising interest rate story, but the timing of the first interest rate hike since 2006 is meaningless to a long-term investor. The real concern is the velocity of subsequent rate hikes, but the F
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Time To Rip Off The Band-Aid

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: The Fed’s monetary policy of artificially low interest rates was enacted to help our economy recover after the financial crisis but has mostly failed to do so. Zero interest rate levels rarely helps those investors who rely on income from
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When Will Interest Rates Rise?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Conservative investors are anxious to return to the days when bank CDs and money market funds could be used to generate low-risk returns. Although it’s impossible to time when the Fed will move to raise interest rates, it’s likely not hap
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The Days Of Easy Income Are Over

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Income seekers are anxious to return to the days where ultra-safe investments were used to generate enough income to pay their living expenses. As the Fed continues to wind down their bond-buying program that has helped keep interest rate
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