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Why rising interest rates make the bond market crazy

Jul 2, 2013
You hear it again and again as if it's a natural law: "bond prices decline inversely as interest rates rise." Here's why they do.
Posted In: bonds, interest rates

Top central banker calls investors 'feral hogs'

Jun 25, 2013
A Federal Reserve banker in Texas has warned the so-called 'feral hogs' of the financial markets to stop overreacting to the Federal Reserve's plans to wind down quantitative easing. What does it all mean?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bonds, interest rates, quantitative easing

Will the Fed keep feeding investors?

Jun 18, 2013
The Federal Reserve kicks off a two-day meeting today. The big question: Is the Fed going to scale back its bond-buying program?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bonds, interest rates, Ben Bernanke

F, E, D, spells what for stimulus policy?

Jun 17, 2013
As uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's stimulus policy continues, financial markets prolong their bumpy ride.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stock market, bonds

Interest rates up, will home prices follow?

Jun 12, 2013
In a few weeks, the accounting quarter ends and then the emails and envelopes start arriving with results. For those with bonds, it might not be pretty.
Posted In: bonds, interest rates

Bond yields spike on interest rate apprehension

Jun 11, 2013
Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith Moore & Company, explains what's got bond yields rising.
Posted In: bonds, interest rates

So you think bond funds are safe? Think again

Jun 5, 2013
Stocks are risky, but bonds are safe -- or so goes the stereotype. But what about bond mutual funds?
Posted In: bonds, Mutual funds, interest rates

Is the era of super-low mortgages over?

May 29, 2013
The value of the benchmark 10-year Treasury note is down, amid signs the U.S. economy is gathering strength. The yield is up to 2.14 percent, and 30-year mortgage rates are inching close to 4 percent, the highest in a year.
Posted In: housing market, interest rates, mortgage, bonds

About face on the home front: Interest rates spike

May 29, 2013
For a moment there, things were looking really peachy in housing.
Posted In: mortgage, interest rates, bonds, Ben Bernanke

The week interest rates popped upward

May 24, 2013
Chances are the Dow could end up with a loss for the week. But the big story may be bonds.
Posted In: bonds, stock market, interest rates

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