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The Yellow Metal Finally Is Producing a Little Green

Gold outperformed stocks late in 2022 and is worth watching here in the New Year.

For 2023, You Could I Say I'm Balancing Going 'Nuclear' With Bonds

Here are my two main picks for the new year -- and lots of bond fund plays to consider.

While You Gawk at a Rich Man's Tesla Wreck, I'm Eyeing the Bonds

Here's why interest rates are more important for the overall market than one stock, even a really popular one.

Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot? In the Case of 2022, Absolutely!

It has been a rough year for investors no matter which way they turned.

Let's Talk Tax-Loss Harvesting, Muni Closed-End Funds and MLPs, Shall We?

It's time to figure out what should stay and what should go from your portfolio as we wrap up 2022 and look ahead to 2023.

Don't Push the Dow Too Hard

The index is looking fragile. Also, let's check bonds, the buck, volatility and new highs.

15 Top Funds for Income Investors

Five leading income specialists select their three favorite funds that are well-positioned in a higher rate environment.

A Big Fourth-Quarter Rally Is Possible, But It Will Be a Head Fake in the End

A new bull market cannot emerge until the Fed articulates its intent to keep rates steady as it fights inflation.

Bond Market Liquidity: Even I'm Concerned

It is in the best interests of everyone to see bond markets normalize.

Whether You're Talking Stocks or Bonds, It's Hard to Fight the Bear

The bear clearly has the upper hand, though that doesn't mean it isn't worth stalking bullish reversals in both asset classes.

5 Favorite Closed-End Funds for Retirees and Income Seekers

These CEFs invested in diversified areas offer reliable streams of income and attractive yields.

Dip Buyers Need to Identify the Market's Direction and Go With That Flow

The iShares 20+Year Treasury Bond ETF and Invesco QQQ Trust serve as examples of why to follow that advice.

We Rallied on Dismal News. I've Got an Idea Why

I didn't think stocks could do as well as they did, on close to a -1% GDP print, so let's try to figure out why and look at some specific areas to invest or avoid.

Amid Erratic Market, We Can Make Some Educated Guesses

Here's my view on the chance of a recession, rate hikes and liquidity.

It's a Challenge to Figure Out When to Buy the Dip

And it isn't much easier to know when to sell in this market, either.

I'm Mostly Neutral Toward the Markets, But I've Got to Tell You, I Like Munis!

Municipal bonds are cheap by almost any measure and they are an asset class that seems oversold at this point.

Is the Economy Throwing Us a Curveball?

Amid chatter of inflation and recession, something strange is happening with the yield curve. Let's see what it could be telling us and what other signs (hint: housing) to watch.

It's the Season for Tuning Up Your Income Portfolio

Here are ideas for where to put your money with a bunch of ETFs that offer options along the risk spectrum.

Prep for Another Round of Equity Weakness

Here's why I suggest steering your portfolio to value, to dividends, to low-multiple and easily understood companies.

I'm Hot on the Economy, Not on Treasury Rates

The economy right now appears stronger than it was 2018, and therefore should soon push yields higher than what persisted back then. Here's my case.

I'm Giving Credit Some ... Credit

Here's why as the 'ARKK' has trouble keeping afloat, I've got my eyes on these bond ETFs and other funds.

How Long Can Rates Stay This Low?

That's a question I get asked a lot. So, let's dig in.

Looking for an Oasis or Two in a Yield Desert

Dividend stocks are swell, but for those willing to take on risk there are other options.

Market Consolidates as It Ponders How 4 Themes Will Play Out

The themes involve inflation, fiscal stimulus, cryptocurrency and whether we're at peak growth.

Bonds, Bitcoin and 'Bubblish' Stocks: Where I Stand on the 3 'B's

The belief that a lot of companies will adopt bitcoin on their balance sheets is heavily overstated.

What's Next for Bonds, TLT and Interest Rates?

Thoughts and observations on Treasuries and the direction of interest rates.

Buy Bond Funds Now

It was all 'fun and games' when the long end of the yield curve was rising, but when the 5-year Treasury yield started to move higher, that caught the Fed's attention.

Let's Pop All the Hype About a Bond Bubble

Three things tell me not only isn't there a bubble, but we actually might see a near-term bounce from a trading perspective.

Here's How to Position Yourself as the Week Kicks Off Poorly

Cyber hacking, Covid mutations and other pressures are weighing on the market -- so this is what to do now.

Jim Cramer: Think Bonds Are Safe Bets? Think Again

When I was started at Goldman Sachs 38 years ago, I was schooled on bonds vs. stocks. The tables, however, have turned.