Posts Tagged ‘Bonds’

How Will the Fed’s Decision to Raise Interest Rates Impact the Markets?

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The Federal Reserve’s (Fed) policy-making arm, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), raised its target for the federal funds rate by 0.25% (25 basis points) yesterday as expected at the conclusion of its two-day meeting. By raising this key overnight borrowing rate, the Fed raised interest rates for the...

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Why in the World Would I Own Bonds in This Rising Rate Environment?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

By Jay Sanford, Director of Investment Strategy A recap of some recent calls I have received over the last few weeks: Client #1:  “Jay, why in the world would I own bonds in this rising rate environment?” Client #2:  “Jay, why in the world would I own bonds in...

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Duration – What Does it Mean and Why is Everyone Talking About it?

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

By Jay Sanford, Director of Investment Strategy In the world of investing, the word “duration” is being used quite often these days when it comes to investing in bonds.  What does it mean?  How does it pertain to your portfolio? First, let’s get the technical definition out of the...

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