We got an interesting question about our last piece on high yield corporate bonds, asking whether bond spreads predict stock returns. As the spread between highly rated AAA corporate bonds and below investment grade bonds has recently widened, that sort of information would be worth keeping in your back pocket as you lay out your […]
Don’t look now (ahem, actually, look now!) – talk about a coming rate hike by the Federal Reserve and changing risk assessments worldwide has spiked the yield on low rated corporate debt. Or, you know, other reasons. Measured by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch CCC and below and AAA rated corporate debt yield indices, […]
We haven’t written about Chinese markets since our epic post comparing social and political reactions to the market fall in China and recent American market falls. We wanted to touch on it again because of a universal truth which needs to be told again: if you’ve got a short time-frame, or if it’s stability you […]
The idea of lifestyle creep is the slow build-up of “necessary” expenses as your income increases. I myself have experienced a bit of it in my career, noticing small purchases that I used to consider luxuries as being more commonplace. What I want to touch on in this article, however, is something I think is […]
One of my coworkers very recently moved to this state from across the country. In doing so, he had to pick up his family, sell his house and buy a new one all while working remotely, traveling back and forth and transitioning to a new area (and climate). We got to talking about real estate […]
Last week, we had a trio of male-female dynamic articles about employment after the Great Recession, households with female breadwinners, and the effect of changing industry dynamics on the male-female balance in the workforce. We aren’t done with breaking down the male-female wall quite yet, however: today we’re going to discuss female investors… and their […]
“Oh, I don’t invest in stocks. They’re too risky” said a young (urban) professional friend of mine. Five minutes later he was reconsidering that statement, and you’ll be happy to know he’s now the proud owner of some stock (well, at least some stock mutual funds).