30 Year Treasury News
Another Creep Higher Sends S&P 500 to Record High, Again
Another day, another lazy drift higher for stocks and another record high. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 9.86 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,175.03 on Friday. It surpassed its prior record set Wednesday by 0.09 percent, the latest nudge higher for a market that has taken a decidedly
How Bond Investors Stand to Lose When Interest Rates Rise
In a key scene in the movie “ Wall Street ,” when Charlie Sheen ’s character is about to be arrested for securities fraud, the seasoned investment pro played by Hal Holbrook likens Sheen’s impending doom to a man “looking into the abyss.” Many bond investors may be looking into their own kind of
Winning the Indy 500 of Investing Means Going the Distance
Long-term investing is a bit like driving in the fastest car race in the world -- the Indianapolis 500 . Instead of a 650-horsepower Indy car , you’re going the distance with your investment portfolio to reach your investing goals. For most investors, the checkered flag is retirement. Whether you
St. Louis mayor: We're getting hint
ST. LOUIS -- City officials said Wednesday that the owner of the Rams isn't returning their calls, so they plan to work directly with the NFL on efforts to keep a team -- any team -- in St. Louis amid speculation the Rams are headed back to Los Angeles. Rams billionaire owner Stan Kroenke is part
Bonds: Weapons of Mass Capital Destruction
Especially in This Low Interest Rate Environment, It's Hard to Make a Case for Bonds Over Stocks
What Investors Must Know About Risk and Return
In reading about investments, you've probably encountered the term "risk premium" and wondered what this nerdy-sounding financial jargon means. Well, it has vital meaning – not just for finance nerds but for all investors. Underlying this term are concepts that you should apply to all of your
Why Are Mortgage Prices Going Up?
Futures up today after some big jumps in Japan the Nikkei doubt in fact poised to start the morning in the for now the fourth straight day. So for little more insight into that I want to bring an errant pass from Yahoo! finance breakdown top business headlines this Friday morning TGI FTO. And happy
Cheaper Gas Predicted for Summer Driving
Morning Business Memo…. Gas prices usually head higher during the spring and summer but not this year. The American Automobile Association’s new forecast says drivers are likely to pay less this summer, with prices dropping to below $3.40 a gallon in most states by July,...
Your 401(k): Why You Shouldn't Go It Alone
Employers Have Every Incentive to Make Retirement Plans Work, But They May Need a Shove
Exploding Myths About Investing in 'Safe' Bonds
Investors throughout the world have been fleeing the gyrating stock market for the perceived safety of U.S. bonds, resulting in record inflows to these investments -- despite their paltry yields. Historically, the current flight to government debt is a typical response to a volatile stock market.