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Credit Is Thrown Back to 2005

The 2005-2006 period may be instructive for what 2017 may bring.

Here Is What Could Derail the Donald Trump Rally in Stocks

The Trump trade has been comprised of rising stocks and a selloff in government bonds, but a few factors could derail that momentum.

Buy Muni Bonds Now for the Yield

Lower marginal tax rates don't kill the value of tax-exempt bonds.

Jim Cramer: Buy Visa Shares on Any Weakness

Visa reports quarterly earnings Monday after the bell and investors should use any weakness to buy more shares, says Jim Cramer.

Long Live the ECB's Bond Purchases; They Lift Eurozone Stocks

Or so investors hope, ahead of this week's meeting.

Yen, Euro Will Weaken, But Don't Expect U.S. Rate Surge

Expect a weaker Yen and Euro in coming month, but don't expect U.S. interest rates to take off, even if the Fed hikes rates.

Bear Stearns is Long Gone, But a Bond it Originated is Making Some Investors Rich

Bear Stearns may be long gone, but a residential mortgage-backed bond it originated before the housing crisis is still paying off.

Gladstone CEO: Steady Dividend, Equity Kicker is Making Investors Happy

Shares of Gladstone Investment Corporation are up 24% thus far in 2016, almost five times the return of the S&P 500. Not bad for a business development company.

Stressed Out: Chesapeake Energy Hit by Double Whammy

S&P Global Ratings downgrades Chesapeake's corporate credit rating while investment giant Carl Icahn cuts his stake in half.

The Saints and Sinners as Singapore Developers Build Up Worrying Debt

Singapore's smaller developers are in trouble, S&P warns, with prices falling and sales stagnant right after they borrowed heavily to expand.