Stocks, Oil, and Bond Yields At Critical Bullish Breakout Tests!

It’s not often that three asset classes reach similar important trading points all at once. But that’s exactly what’s happening right now with stocks, crude oil, and treasury bond yields. And...

Why Investors Should Rethink Traditional Income Strategies

Humans are creatures of habit. We all have daily routines, whether it’s walking the same lunchtime route, watching a familiar TV show, or cooking the same meal over and...

Why are Bonds Going for Broke?

One argument for last week’s extraordinary plunge in bond prices, which I explored as something that might happen this time of year in one of my earlier Premium Posts,...

Bond Yields Due For Rally After Declining More Than 1987 Stock...

U.S. Treasury Bond Yields – 2, 5, 10, 30 Year Durations The past year has seen treasury bond yields decline sharply, yet in an orderly fashion. This has spurred recession concerns...

Historic Bond Rally About To Reverse Direction?

Government bonds have experienced a massive rally over the past 4-months. Could the bond rally be over or is it ready to take a breather? Possible! Government Bond ETF (TLT)...

Utilities Sector 3Q19: Best and Worst

The Utilities sector ranks tenth out of the 11 sectors as detailed in our 3Q19 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter, the Utilities sector ranked tenth. It gets...

ADP: 43 Consecutive Dividend Increases

Recently the U.S. government reported that the U.S. has 501,000 fewer jobs than previously reported. To be precise, the Bureau of Labor Statistics politely calls this a “downward adjustment.” Mind...

The Central Banks’ Time Machine is Broken

Last week we wrote about how global central banks have created an economic time machine by forcing $17 trillion worth of bond yields below zero percent, which is now...

Interest Rates And Banks At Critical Inflection Points, Says Joe Friday

In the past 5-weeks, 10-Year Yields have declined 26%, 5-year yields are down 24% and 2-year yields are down 17%. Is there more of a decline in yields to...

Copper vs Gold – A Macro Microcosm

Last week I outlined some of the extreme moves in bond yields, and this week I'm taking a quick look at one of the bond market's close traveling companions;...

How The Fed ‘Could Trigger Carnage In The Bond And Equity...

The one bright spot in the economy, the strength of the U.S. consumer, could throw a wrench in the Fed’s messaging this week, as central bankers gear up for...

The Bond Market’s All-In On Its Recession Forecast

Mounting recession worries of late have taken a bite out of stocks, but heightened fears that an economic contraction may be near has lit a fire of buying for...