Stocks are sinking and rates are rising. It hurts, but we’re heading back to normal.

stocks and bonds stumble. housing weakened. And I haven’t heard a word about nonfungible cartoon monkey icons Maybe in three months. Strategists are now turning to really exotic assets – two I spoke with last week recommended buying long-term Treasurys. Someone also said that he prefers stocks of companies that are generating cash, and was … Read more

Buy I Bonds now at 9.6%. New price coming in November.

font size The bond rate I hit a record 9.6% for bonds purchased starting in May and continuing through the end of October. dream time One of the current best deals in the bond market – Treasury Series 1 savings bonds – is likely to become less attractive in November when a new price is … Read more

Quantitative tightening is about to intensify. What does that mean for the markets?

The Federal Reserve now owns about a third of the Treasury and mortgage-backed securities markets as a result of its emergency asset purchase to support the US economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Two years of so-called quantitative easing doubled the central bank’s balance sheet to $9 trillion, equivalent to 40% of the country’s GDP. By … Read more