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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.

The Dot Plot Thickens: How Will the Fed React to Rebounding Inflation?

If this trend continues, the Fed's reaction function will come into play.

Worried About an Inverted Yield Curve? Diversify Your Income Sources

Strike a balance when investing in fixed income.

8 Great Ideas for Income Seekers, Including an MLP With a Twist

Consider these securities for your portfolio in a rising interest rate environment.

Why I Am Shorting Bonds and You Should Too

Here's why I believe a bond selloff and yield overshoot is possible in 2018.

My Favorite Dividend Sector and Why I Like Municipal Bonds and Closed-End Funds

This area is set to continue to do well even if rates rise.

Don't Invest Based on Trump's Fate

There are many factors in play and many questions that can't be answered.

Don't Invest Based on Trump's Fate

There are many factors in play and many questions that can't be answered.

Did Tuesday Reverse the Trump Trade?

Certainties have deteriorated amid GOP infighting and Russia issues.

3 Ways to Navigate Bond Market Negativity

This sentiment is not going to change in the short term, so here is how to play it.