Investing Archive

Happy Days Are Here Again

By John Lumbard .  The economy is strengthening. Home prices have jumped 10% in the last twelve months alone, and home equity---the part of the home that the homeowner actually owns, is up an incredible 25%.  Over the same period the stock market is up 20%, adding another $2.5 trillion to...
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Beware of Bonds

By John Convery, CFA .   Interest rates have been falling for more than thirty years.  That’s the same thing as saying that bond prices have been rising, so the track records of bond funds, pension plans, and all things “low risk” or “fixed income” have been terrific.  That’s about to change. The...
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