Whenever small investors have been pitched a financial product that promised to enrich them with little effort or expense, historically the smart response has been to turn and run.
DoubleLine CEO says rate hike predictions are ‘almost comical’ and holding currencies other than the dollar is ‘foolish’.
Worries about default on government debt has investors clamoring for — yep —
government debt; lower rates save taxpayers $647M.
The scramble for yield pushes planners to get creative.
Investment vehicles prefer ‘positive’ screens over ‘negative’ ones.
$250K limit can easily be bumped up to $2M; CDARS, brokered CDs gaining in popularity.
Amid the growing popularity of exchange-traded funds that invest in bonds, financial advisers should be aware of the potential problems and pitfalls associated with the products.
The yield can make a big difference during slow economic times.
Using multiple investment strategies can create dependable distributions.
A recent survey of financial professionals on fixed income allocations indicated a continuing strong preference for municipal and corporate bonds.