Fixed Income

Case in point: Consider this German bund.
Raising rates will act as a tax on everyone else.

Opening the Reader Mailbag Real Money Pro($)

The common themes readers are asking about most? Jobs, jobs and more jobs.
Meanwhile, the market feels quite tired.
Inflation forecasts may increase, but it doesn't mean the ECB will tighten. 

Retirees Don't Need Income Real Money Pro($)

Seriously, what they do require is money to spend. 
If they don't, the risk a boy-who-cried-wolf phenomenon.
Don't get suckered into buying long-term bonds.
Macy's and Nordstrom's corporate bonds look increasingly interesting.
They're subject to fickle flows, so avoid them; also, keep an eye on the Chicago school bond situation.

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