With minimal effort, we can get you a 4.5% in a money market fund or 5% on a 3 month CD. Where things get trickier is when people ask “why don’t I dump all my stocks/bonds and sit in cash at 5% until the market feels safe”?
In this post I look at how bond prices have reacted to recent Fed policy changes
Fed’s toolkit in fighting inflation – what can they do, what have they done so far, what are they likely to do in the near future.
S&P 500 has been steadily trending up all year and hasn’t been too far from all-time highs.
Reviewing major stories of 2019 and how they affected the major asset class performance
We look at which bonds do best in stock market downturns. Higher quality (especially Treasuries) and longer maturity bonds are better at defense.
Some observations from my performance spreadsheets on how things are going year-to-date in various investment areas
Reviewing 2017 returns of asset classes, factors & bonds
A look at the U.S. Corporate Bond universe, both Investment Grade (IG) and High Yield (HY) parts of the market
In this article I continue analysis of the U.S. Bond Market by putting it in context with dollar figures and growth statistics for various issuer types.