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

Schools risk outsized debts with delayed bond payments

Feb 14, 2013
Many school districts around the country are making use of capital appreciation bonds, long-term bonds that can put them into debt for far more than they initially borrowed.
Posted In: california, bonds, Education, construction

A bond bubble?

Feb 8, 2013
When fears about the stock market boiled over during the economic crash, investors turned to bonds. More than a $1 trillion has gone to buying bonds since 2009, but things are turning around again. Are we on the verge of a bond bubble burst?
Posted In: bonds, Investing

Global stock markets boom, but where's the growth?

Feb 6, 2013
Japan isn't the only place where the stock market is booming right now. Markets in the U.S. and even Europe are up as well.
Posted In: stocks, bonds, economic growth

How to safe guard yourself against a bond bubble

Feb 6, 2013
As investors pour money into stocks, there are fears that the bond market could suffer. How should you adjust your portfolio?
Posted In: bonds, stocks, Investing

Can the U.S. 'foreclose' on Argentina?

Dec 3, 2012
What recourse do creditors have when a sovereign nation decides not to pay its debt? A case study on that question is playing out in U.S. courts.
Posted In: Argentina, sovereign debt, bonds, debt

VIDEO: The ECB's bond-buying program explained with bonbons

Sep 6, 2012
The European Central Bank is set to go on a bond-buying spree in an effort to save the euro and stem the debt crisis. But how does it work? It helps to think about candy.
Posted In: ECB, European Central Bank, bonds