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A Message Had to Be Delivered and Central Bankers Delivered It

They are fighting expectations as much as anything and hammered home their alleged willingness to hike rates in the face of bad economic data.

It Is Becoming a Bit Unnerving Out There

Something is going on behind the scenes, and I am back to very nervous on risk, including bonds and commodities, not just stocks.

A Worrisome Sign for the Market -- And for the Banks

Here's why the banks could take it on the chin over the next few weeks and how I'd play it.

New Gang of ETFs Is Back on the BondBloxx

If you're looking for yield and are OK with risky junk and other below-grade debt, then check out these three funds.

Trading for a Bounce -- Not a Bottom

Here's my thinking on the Nasdaq, bonds, energy, commodities and crypto right now.

Why I'm Concerned About the Financial Sector

Higher interest rates tend to favor banks, but they also could result in outcomes that would have negative impacts on financial institutions.

BondBloxx ETFs Trailblaze Path in High Yield Corporate Debt

These sector-specific funds give shareholders exposure to companies they otherwise would not be able to allocate to.

As Russia, Fed Send Stern Signals, Let's Decode the Credit Market

The credit market is on weak footing so far in 2022. Here's my take what's driving the selling and why not all selloffs are the same, why there's no panic and how to find an entry point.

Black Clouds Gather as Evergrande Is Labeled in Default for First Time

Chinese property developers Evergrande and Kaisa are not responding to creditors, who say they haven't received principal and interest they're due.

Befuddled by Bonds

Let's simplify as much as possible what is occurring in the bond market, and what it means for investors.

Evergrande Dodges Default Again But Investors Aren't Buoyed

Shareholders still risk being left with nothing from Evergrande stock as regulators tell Chinese developers to protect offshore bondholder interests.

Evergrande's Troubles Leave Unbuilt City the Size of Los Angeles

There are homes that could house an urban population of around 4 million now under construction by Evergrande alone.

A Day Never to Forget, Red-Hot Debt Market, Moderna Marches On, Biden Thumbs Up

Plus, Zscaler largely delivers for its owners with its latest results.

How Long Can Rates Stay This Low?

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

This Is a Tough Environment to Forecast Rates

With so many questions around inflation, COVID, the Fed, and stimulus and policy, it's hard to determine what will happen in the rates market. Here's my take.

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.

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.

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.

Mysterious Mnuchin, Vaccines at the Ready, Carnival Isn't Cruising, 2 Big 'W's

A look at the charts of Advanced Micro Devices and Tesla, plus a review of the 'broadening' market action from Thursday.

Here's What to Make of Bond Market Gyrations

There also are multiple ways to look at what to expect next from Treasuries and junk bonds and how to act accordingly.

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.

My Case for Treasury Yields

Here are some trade ideas that include being long corporate bonds right now.

America's Draghi Moment Keeps Sustaining Stocks

The belief that there eventually will be more fiscal stimulus is holding bears at bay and letting the bulls run wild.

Here's Why You Should Toss Ackman's Bond Reveal in the Junk Bin

The Pershing Square founder's talk on CNBC of shorting high-yield bonds should be taken with a grain of salt.

What the Bond Market Is Telling Fixed-Income Investors

Some will tell you that the bond market is pricing in doom and gloom. But is that really the case?

Here's How to Navigate the Great Debt Binge of 2020

The risks are likely different from what you've been told. Here's what you should be watching instead and how it could impact your investment decisions.

The Wild World of Corporate Bond ETFs

I decided to look into this space to get a sense of what is priced in. The answers surprised me.

The Economy and the Virus, Watching Industrial Commodities, Treasury Yields

Is cash still king? Hard to say for sure. Do investors need to be diversified? Yes.

Believe It or Not, New Highs Are Likely in the S&P 500

We're looking for the VIX to work its way lower over time and the S&P higher, but it'll be a bumpy ride.

All Eyes Are on Fed's Corporate Bond Buying Scheme

But what can we expect from this program, what kinds of bonds should benefit, and is the Fed setting us up for disappointment?