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Preparing Your Fixed-Income Portfolio for Rising Yields

Be very careful using bonds as a hedge here against your equity position.

An OK Thursday, Man vs. Machine, Labor Labors, QE Forever?: Market Recon

Plus, we check in on Peloton and Datadog and the Nasdaq Composite Index.

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.

Treasury Yields, Jobs, Stimulus and the Markets

While a Biden win is likely fully priced in, control of the Senate is up in the air, and that makes a big difference.

We Need Stimulus -- and We'll Get It

Here's why I see help on the way -- even if not right away -- and how to be positioned right now.

DC Do-Over, October Volatility, Positive Technicals, Datadog Breakout, Moderna

Suddenly, both sides realize that they have played politics and the people had noticed. Not those two from Tuesday night. Thankfully.

Why Our Stock Market Outlook Is Negative

Our latest look at the major equity indices and market data.

Inflation Hedges: Here's Where I'm Looking to Put My Trades

If inflation doesn't translate to higher Treasury yields, here's where will it appear and what you do to benefit from it.

Is the 60/40 Portfolio Dead?

It's important to rethink one's hedge as just because it worked over the past doesn't necessarily mean it will in the future.

Don't Be a Dip-Buying Hero Now

There are three key reasons why investors should resist the urge here.

Novice Trade: TLT Treasury Bond ETF

Next week looks like it could be a rough one for bonds.

The Market Is Ignoring the Fed

I think that Jerome Powell actually believes he is accomplishing something...by doing nothing.

The Fed's Message, Market Reaction, Snowflake's Blizzard, JFrog, TikTok/Oracle

At least part of the market's negative reaction to the Fed on Wednesday may be tied to two factors.

Let's Connect the Dots on Fed Meeting

This is how I'd approach selling, long-dated Treasuries, municipal bonds, investment-grade bonds and more.

Treasury Holders Are Complacent: They Shouldn't Be

Investors have been content holding duration and interest-rate risk despite the red flags. Complacency rarely ends well.

What Happens If the Market Falters From Here?

We haven't broken any uptrend levels from the March lows and the S&P is left undecided between the 21-day and 50-day moving averages.

Back to the Grind -- in Work and Stocks?

My bet is the grinding is over, and the volatility is here.

Caution: This Stock Market Metric Is Stretched to a 20-Year Peak

This same extended level presaged the 2000 dot-com crash.

The Fed's Inflation Push and What It Means for Your Investments

With unemployment at 10%, the 'water in the pot' is pretty cold.

Is the Fed Trying to Catch a Tiger by the Tail?

Here's how Fed policy should affect bonds -- and your portfolio.

S&P 500 Hits New Forward Valuation Peak

VIX and 10-year Treasury yields see potential trend shift.

Spikes in VIX and 10-Year Yield Raise Yellow Flags

The S&P 500's valuation is at its highest level within the rally from the March lows.

Vaccine Chills, Divergent Trails, Fed-flation, Walmart and TikTok: Market Recon

Plus, Veeva Systems reports stellar results and ups its guidance.

A Marriage in Jackson Hole: Fed Gets Wedded to Policy

If you're buying growth stocks now -- and discounting future rate expectations -- then listen up as a course gets charted for years to come in this historic speech.

Is a Sagging USD Bad for Stocks? Don't Bet Your Bottom Dollar on It

Let's look at what currency moves, the possibility of inflation and real yields could mean for stocks.

Bond Prices Will Move Before Normalcy Returns

Here's my 'counterintuitive' bet on lower Treasury prices, and therefore higher rates, right now.

Bond Market Returns Are Going to Be Hit

There's only so much leverage that can be used and it, like so many other things, has diminishing marginal returns.

What the Fed Said and What It Means for Investors

There were three simple investment conclusions from the Fed minutes.

It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's ... Yields?

It can seem that more people believe in extraterrestrial life than in higher yields, but something strange appears to be going on. Let's dig in.