Three Strategies for Income Investors

For reliable income, a portfolio strategy generating monthly payouts, an opportunity in dividend kings, and favorites among taxable bond funds.

Let's Unpack the Recent Downgrades to Junk

Kraft Heinz, Macy's and Renault have all recently been downgraded, and now the question must be asked: Is this the start of something bigger?

Unpacking Jobs Numbers, Fed Intentions, Coronavirus

Those employment numbers don't look so rosy after all -- and here's why Europe will feel the virus' effect before we do, and what's up with the Fed.

Stay Far Away From These Investments

Focus on the big picture and you'll see there has never been a less favorable time to own fixed income.

Now Playing at a Market Near You: 'Realization Day'

Talking heads finally see what's going on under the hood; the indicators barely budge; and the utilities are now knocking on the door of my target.

This Won't Be the Fed That Slays the Bull Market

Clinging to outmoded ideas of what is 'normal' and even what is 'low' will prevent you from seeing just how hands-off this Fed really is.

Expect Bumps After New Year Kicks Off

In this second part of a series on preparing for 2020, I look at what to expect ahead, especially as January starts off strong, but could end with trouble.

Let's Prep Your Portfolio for 2020

From bonds to energy to emerging markets, an examination of what might be hot and what might not.

Don't Trash Junk Bonds: There's a Logic Behind Winning Their High Yields

Investing in these bonds requires a counter-intuitive approach, and reframing how you look at risk.

A December to Remember: A Look at Fed Action from Last Year

Let's look back to a year ago this month, when most investors saw volatility and a lack of liquidity; and then turn to now, as the tariff deadline looms and the VIX vs. VIX futures gap widens.