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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, whiteboard

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

The SEC attempts to fix conflicts of interest in bond-rating

May 13, 2013
The SEC meets with experts Tuesday about the alleged conflicts of interest in the bond-rating industry, after delaying new rules to deal with the issue.
Posted In: bonds, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

Emigrants loan money to homelands with 'Diaspora bonds'

May 10, 2013
Emigrants are estimated to have $400 billion in savings, and some are investing the money at home.
Posted In: bonds, emigration, Immigration

Japan stimulus has investors eyeing Europe

Apr 9, 2013
The value of the Japanese yen fell to its lowest level in four years after a huge monetary stimulus package was unveiled last week, and the effects of the stimulus are starting to be felt far away from Japan.
Posted In: Japan, bonds, yen, Europe debt crisis

Japan central bank hopes a bold bond buy will solve an old problem

Apr 4, 2013
Japan is fed up with deflation and a sluggish economy, and its central bank is getting aggressive. Today, the Bank of Japan launched a sweeping bond-buying program to pump money into the economy.
Posted In: Japan, bonds, Shinzo Abe

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