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The $3.7 Trillion Municipal-Bond Market Just Isn’t That “Liquid”
May 10, 2016 BondsThe Fed is allowing big banks to treat municipal bonds as safe, high-quality assets for emergency reserves. But once you’ve read up on Ramapo, New York, “safe” no longer comes to mind.
Financial Advisor Explains Probate: Don’t Make the Great Estate Mistake
May 9, 2016 Wealth ProtectionAre you one of the 55% of Americans who will die without a will? If so, you’re putting a lot of faith in the state. When it comes to keeping your estate out of government hands, nothing beats a good old-fashioned will.
U.S. Trouble With American Dividends
May 6, 2016 StocksRates are headed higher and earnings are headed lower stateside. And yet, dividends are not only unfazed, but recommended on Wall Street. Something's rotten, and it’s time for investors to look abroad for better yield opportunities.
Europe: What Wall Street Is Missing
May 4, 2016 Global EconomyAs the second largest member of the PIIGS pack, Spain was much reviled. But the country has rebounded despite anti-austerity bloviating. So much for Keynesian doomsaying …
The Problem With The Buy & Hold Investing Strategy for the S&P 500
May 3, 2016 Trading StrategiesThe era of cheap borrowing rates and a Fed stimulus is on its way out. While current methods could leave you out in the cold, there are solutions to this investing dilemma.