Here Come the Interest-Rate Hikes. They Could Be Even Worse Than You Expected.

Here Come the Interest-Rate Hikes. They Could Be Even Worse Than You Expected. .

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

Stock Market Enters the Worst Part of the Year. What Happens Next.

Text size Texans headed to the polls on March 1 to vote in the state’s first primary of the 2022 midterm election season. Montinique Monroe / Getty Images The summer of the stock market’s discontent might have started early, with a negative first quarter that perhaps anticipated the May-to-November stretch that historically is the worst … Read more

What Will Stocks Do if War — or Peace — Erupts in Ukraine?

Text size A Ukrainian guard at a checkpoint on the border with Russia. There could be a financial toll, as well as a heavy human one, if the Kremlin launches an invasion. Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy / Ukrinform / Future Publishing via Getty Images It’s hard to imagine two men more dissimilar than Russian dictator Vladimir Putin … Read more