https://media.blubrry.com/invest/p/content.blubrry.com/invest/Is_the_Fed_Stealing_from_Savers_October_2014_Podcast.mp3Subscribe: Android | RSSToday we read an interesting article from Marketwatch titled, “The Fed is Deliberately Stealing from Savers”. Yes, that’s right. Janet Yellen and the rest of the Fed are thieves. You read it it first at Marketwatch. We’ll link to their post below. The author asserts that: The academic name for the Fed’s… [Read More] Is the Fed “Stealing” from Savers?
I’ve whipped up a cheat sheet for you regarding Interest Rates, Washington, The Market. Print them out and bring them to your next party! Interest Rates: Janet Yellen has given speeches about NOT wanting to raise rates — as far back as 2009, when she was a Fed Governor in San Francisco. Look it up,… [Read More] Interest Rates, Washington, The Market: Your Cheat Sheet
Interest Rates are Too Low A post from Business Insider prompted this week’s Mullooly Asset Management video. You can check out the post here: http://www.businessinsider.com/wall-street-is-worried-about-savers-2014-9 The article talks discusses how interest rates are too low for seniors and retirees to live off of. That’s absolutely true. However, the article makes it seem like this is… [Read More] Interest Rates are Too Low!
Floating Rate Funds How familiar are you with bank loan funds? Maybe you’ve heard of floating rate funds? For the record, most bank loan funds are floating rate funds. They’re becoming popular due to the interest rate environment we’re experiencing. Many people feel interest rates will rise. With a floating rate fund, when interest rates… [Read More] Floating Rate Funds: How Appropriate Are They?
https://media.blubrry.com/invest/p/content.blubrry.com/invest/Are_Rising_Interest_Rates_Always_Bad_for_Stocks_July_2014_Podcast.mp3Subscribe: Android | RSSMany people assume that rising interest rates must be a bad sign for stocks. It’s not nearly that simple! Tom and Brendan discuss this on the weekly Mullooly Asset Management podcast. A recent article by Barry Ritholtz (which you can find here: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/07/rising-rates-unliklely-to-kill-this-bull-market/) covered the effect rising rates have on the stock… [Read More] Are Rising Interest Rates Always Bad for Stocks?
Why the Strong Second Quarter from Bonds Recently there’s a been a lot of curiosity about the strong second quarter turned in by the bond market. Tom discusses two theories that may explain the bond market’s second quarter. These are, of course, just theories because nobody ever discloses their personal reasons for buying or selling… [Read More] Why the Strong Second Quarter from Bonds?