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'Not Much More' Fed Can Do. Now, We're on Our Own

With Fed's toolbox emptied and a big stimulus package unlikely, here's what I see for the economy, credit markets, and ... yes, stocks.

We Had a Selloff. But Does the Fed Care?

Here's why your stocks matter little to the Fed, and how the selloff seeped into the credit markets.

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.

Treasury Yields Post-Covid, Reading Fed Tea Leaves and Junk Bond Intrigue

A Fed governor speaks of accommodation, and AMC Entertainment's bond maneuvers serve as a warning to those who swim in the high-yield pool.

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.

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?

The Fed Isn't Going Negative, and Isn't Trying to Bail Out Losers, Either

Those chasing returns in credit need to be aware of what the Fed is and isn't trying to achieve, so let's dig in.

Making Sense of These 3 Big Headlines of the Week

Here's my take on the Fed's corporate bond ETF buying, Germany's ruling on quantitative easing and the Treasury's decision on new bond sales.

Don't Let Sleepy Fed Meeting Fool You

This is a game in which Jerome Powell & Co. have played their turn, and now await their opponent's move; also here are the bonds to own now.

Now, the Fed Catches 'Fallen Angels,' Too

The Fed has made three big changes to its corporate bond-buying program, and here's my take what the controversial moves mean.

Watch the Rate of Change of Covid-19 Infections vs. Fed Largesse

QE does not produce growth, it just delays the inevitable problem and kicks the can further down the road. Meantime, we have a curve ball (the Fed) that keeps throwing trillions at the market, buying riskier assets each time.

Team, We Are in a Heck of a Jam

But as jobless claims explode while the coronavirus takes its toll, we have heroes at the nation's hospitals and heroes delivering packages and stocking shelves, and we have possibly the greatest Fed ever.

Know These Plots and Characters to Guide You as This Drama Unfolds

As the Covid-19 crisis takes its toll on our people and economy -- and the world's -- we must break things down as simply as possible to see what's happening.

I'm Dusting Off My Old Playbook for Bonds Right Now

After a strong day for fixed-income markets, let's learn from 2008 how to play this volatility.

Want to Slow the Pain of Covid-19? Here's How

Here's my take on bonds and the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak, which policies would work -- and what to considering buying now.

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?

Brace Yourself for the Looming Junk Bond Deadline

As the debt markets sit in a moment of complacency, here's why you should check the balance sheet rundown on each stock you own.

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.

What Happens if the Tanks Roll Into Hong Kong?

With Beijing amassing military hardware on Hong Kong's doorstep, it's worth counting the cost if the People's Liberation Army 'liberates' the city from pro-democracy protesters.

Lean, Mean Fighting Machines Emerge From Debt Diet

The catalyst for equities is now out of the bag, it is just a matter of finding companies with that catalyst before everyone catches on.

Here's Why Some Analysts See Netflix's Awful Open as an Opportunity

The bulls are not deterred by a downtrend in NFLX shares on Thursday..

Stick With the Shorter Side of the Yield Curve in This Market

This is why rates rose the day the Fed made such strongly dovish comments, and how you should manage your fixed income portfolio in response.

Prepping for Next Week's Fed Meeting and a Deluge of Economic Data

Here's what we could hear and how it would impact the debt and equity markets.

5 Reasons I Am Now in the Risk-Off Camp

Why I believe it's time to take profits and reduce risk.

How to Allocate Your Income-Generating Assets Now

My 'Hopium/Doomium' model has stood the test of time.

March Jobs Report: How to Interpret and Trade the Latest Numbers

From the Fed's perspective, wage growth doesn't matter anymore.

A Review of Judge Nathan's Positions as Elon Musk's Contempt Hearing Kicks Off

Tesla's CEO is encountering an experienced jurist on Thursday.

Debt-Laden Netflix Slips as Analysts Trim Price Targets

The entertainment giant's mounting debt load is giving analysts pause about the potential of its share price.