Following its latest trend, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose year over year in November as oil and shelter remained elevated. With the inauguration of Donald Trump this month, more inflationary pressures are expected in the near-term as expansionary fiscal policies are implemented over the next several years.
From David Fabian: A reader recently sent me a question asking why you would own a bond fund when interest rates are on the move higher. This type of sentiment is more than likely on the minds of many investors as they prepare for 2017 and evaluate adjustments to their asset allocation.
Distributions are an important feature of a bond ETF, but the mechanics of how these distributions work can sometimes cause confusion. Matt Tucker brings us back to basics.
Stock ETFs and bond ETFs have some similarities, but it’s their differences that tend to trip investors up. Matt Tucker explores the ins and outs of both categories.
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Tyler Durden: On Friday, alongside China’s announcement that it had bought over 600 tons of gold in “one month”, the PBOC released another very important data point: its total foreign exchange reserves, which declined by $17.3 billion to $3,694 billion.
Jonathan H. Todd: The costs of a premature Federal Reserve rate hike are just too high.