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Why I'm Very Bullish on Bonds and My 'Complex' Outlook for Stocks

How did I get so bullish on bonds? Several factors.

Crypto, Election, Inflation and the Fed: There's a Lot for Investors to Decipher

Here's how I'd be playing things right now.

Rising Yields Are Good News for Income Investors: 8 Favorite Ideas

If there is a silver lining to rising interest rates it is that higher yields are now available to investors seeking income rather than growth.

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.

Welcome to Second Semester on Wall Street, Here's How to Make the Grade

Think you can own big tech? You might just get an 'F' for that. Here's what will get you on the other side of this year.

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.

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.

How I'm Approaching Stocks and Bonds After the Fed Minutes

I see three key takeaways from Wednesday's FOMC release.

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.

I'm Locked Onto This Bond ETF

The setup on the weekly for the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond exchange-traded fund is a thing of beauty.

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 What Georgia's Runoff Results Mean for Rates, Fed, Economy

Let's check the odds of getting $2,000 stimulus checks in the mail, how much to expect rates to rise, and whether we should really expect to see 'Modern Monetary Theory' in play.

There's a Right Way and Wrong Way to Play Rising Rates in 2021

The bet is now on rates hiking in the new year. Here's how to position best if that happens.

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?

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.

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.

Jim Cramer: The Fed and Treasury Are Skating Ahead of the Curve

Jay Powell understands the history of the Fed and the mistakes it has made.

March Minutes Offer Window into Fed's Thinking

Is there a fear of inflation? Is there a chance to go negative? What's next? Here's what we can conclude from the body's own words.

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.

We Can Fix the Liquidity Crunch, But Can't Avoid the Economy Crunch

Action in a lot of these other securities only makes sense if there is a liquidity squeeze going on.

The Fed Goes All In: What It All Means and How It Will Shape the Markets

Here's how the central bank's actions might help.

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.

Jobs and Coronavirus: What Investors Should Be Watching Going Forward

During the Financial Crisis, the bailouts were politically toxic. Today, not providing this kind of stimulus will be politically toxic.

Income Strategies for Volatile Times: Munis, Treasuries and Bond Ladders

There are an array of low-risk, fixed-income opportunities to consider for investors seeking shelter from a stormy market.

How to Allocate Your Income-Generating Assets Now

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