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Emergency Rate Cut By The Federal Reserve

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Emergency Rate Cut By The Federal Reserve   On Tuesday, March 3, the Federal Reserve announced a surprise rate cut of 0.50%. This was the seventh time in the last 20 years that the Federal Reserve cut rates between its normally scheduled meetings.   Let’s look at the impact and implications.   First, it’s important to…

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Update On Coronavirus

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Update On Coronavirus We’ve spoken a couple of times about the Coronavirus since it first appeared on the scene in mid-January [Markets Survive Yet Another Scare & Coronavirus Impact On The Market].   Up until the past week, the issue was largely contained to China.    And China has reputation for providing low-quality (i.e. untrustworthy)…

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Corporate Bonds: More Risk, Less Reward?

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Corporate Bonds: More Risk, Less Reward? Two charts came across my desk recently that shed light on what I like to call “creeping risk” in the market. This happens when the character of an investment changes slowly over time without anyone really noticing the change. The first chart that caught my attention was a long-term…

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Markets Survive Yet Another Scare

Markets Survive Yet Another Scare Barely a month after the markets sold off due to the #WWIII scare between the U.S. and Iran, markets faced another test with the spread of the coronavirus. How did it fare this time around?   It’s hard to believe the month of January is over! But here we are in…

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