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.

You Need to Follow Bond Markets to Understand Stock Markets

It's the movement along the curve and the shifting of the curve that is most important when evaluating bonds.

Questions About Inflation and the Fed Going Forward

Between favorable technicals and my view that a Fed rate cut is very likely, I'm bullish on Treasuries here.

The Fed and Trump's China Tweet: What It All Means for the Markets

This may be another example where the president likes to 'blow things up' at the 11th hour, primarily so he can personally ride to the rescue and negotiate "even better" terms.

Here's My Take on the Jobs Market

After some choppiness earlier in the year, the employment picture has settled into a very strong place.

The Fed Is Data Dependent and the Stock Market Is Fed Dependent

The academic argument for the Fed to cut rates based on recent data is nonexistent.

The Fed's Old 'MO' Is No More

What happened with the Fed Wednesday and how to position for what comes next.

The Market Is Now Ahead of Itself and That is a Problem for the Fed

What I expect from the Fed this week and how the markets will likely react.

Hey, Apple, Here's What This Shareholder Wants to Hear From You: Market Recon

We also dissect the S&P 500's record run, check out China's latest economic data and take a skeptical glance at an idea floated by a couple Fed officials.

We've Got a Double Whammy of Jobs Plus Fed News: Market Recon

How all this, plus things like the housing market's New Home Sales, are helping support the market.