I remember asking my father this years ago, and here I'll explain -- so get ready to learn about bonds, speculation and even a bit of human nature.
Here's my take on the scorching CPI report as the Fed sits on the hot seat on Capitol Hill.
Everyone's chatting about the bonds, so let's see where they are and where they could take us.
The Fed's repurchasing agreement program for short-term borrowing in government securities had jumped to almost $1 trillion by the end of June and was a staggering $730 billion on Friday.
The Fed is more hawkish, but what does that mean for investors?
Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia score solid gains on Thursday as the tech sector enjoys a nice day.
The strength in the Russell 2000 is a positive sign for stock-picking.
Stay patient, and we will see how things develop when the news hits this afternoon.
Whether this move was driven by a short squeeze or by a new buyer, in the end, it doesn't make a difference.
It continues to be a good environment for aggressive trading, but we'll need to watch to see if worries about inflation start to have an impact.