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Corporate Bonds not out of the woods yet!

We’ve watched a bit of a bear market rally in stocks, but also saw the same short term narrowing of corporate bond spreads (the difference between the yield offered by corporate bonds versus the virtually risk-free government bonds or treasuries).  … Continue reading

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The bonds that can lose your money!

I mentioned in an earlier article, published Feb. 24th, that even bonds and bond ETF’s are at risk in the current environment; primarily due to a phenomenon know as a widening of credit spreads.  This is happening in a big … Continue reading

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Bonds (ETF’s, Mutual Funds) at Risk even in a Recession

It’s very difficult to teach young adults about how bonds work – although I believe I’ve done a pretty good job of it.  It’s even more difficult to educate adults that had an aversion to math when they were at … Continue reading

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Out with the Treasuries, in with Corporates!!!

Is it time to gravitate towards U.S. corporate bonds and get out from the behind the sanctuary of treasuries? Many argue that the recent drift upwards of the benchmark 10-year treasury yield is a blip. Others believe that it is … Continue reading

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So I was right about trimming oil, metals but what to BUY? How do I Pick Stocks?

So my warning over past couple of weeks of a meltdown in resources has come to pass (well, begun anyway).  I can promise you NOBODY will sign in to acknowledge it.  Why?  If you’re also a maverick investor/advisor – you’ll … Continue reading

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