How to Invest Your Cash for the Best Yields, Without Too Much Risk

Inflation is stubbornly high and interest rates on savings accounts aren’t anywhere close to keeping pace. While the yield on a two-year Treasury is now 3.28%, up from just 0.17% a year ago, the average savings account is barely in positive territory at just 0.07%, according to personal-finance website Bankrate. For investors hanging onto cash, … Read more

This idiot-proof portfolio has beaten traditional stocks and bonds over 50 years

Do you have the right portfolio for your retirement savings? When it comes to long-term investing, the biggest issue – by far – is overall asset allocation: How much to stocks, sectors, assets and so on. Picking individual securities within those asset classes – individual stocks or bonds, for example – usually turns out to … Read more

Here’s what a 3% yield on the 10-year Treasury means for your money

d3sign | Moment | Getty Images As the yield on the 10-year US Treasury pushes ever closer to 3% – a symbolic level not seen since late 2018 – financial analysts have described how it could affect people’s finances in a number of ways. Last week, the 10-year rate hit 2.94%, its highest point in … Read more

Municipal Bonds Are Down So Much That They’re Buys Again

Text size Al Drago / Bloomberg A funny thing happened in the past week, as news emerged of inflation hitting a four-decade high. A few strategists started looking a bit more positively on bonds, or at least somewhat less negatively. March consumer prices were 8.5% above their level a year earlier, while producer prices were … Read more

Why Was the Stock Market Down Today? A Fed Official’s Speech Tanked the Market.

Text size Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard said she expects policy to return “to a more neutral position later this year.” Drew Angerer / Getty Images Tech stocks and bond markets both sold off on Tuesday. Blame comments from Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard. In a Tuesday speech, Brainard said “it is of paramount importance … Read more