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Finding Satisfaction At The Office During The Holidays

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I love this time of year in the Northeast. Fall doesn’t fade into winter; rather, it slowly but surely presents a magnificent symphony of changes for all of those who are willing to stop for a minute and admire them. From the crispness in the air to the explosion of […] Continue reading

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5 Reasons You Should Be Optimistic About The Digital Age (AKA Now)

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Even a passing familiarity with headlines these days is bound to induce a certain degree of stress. Everyone is already on edge as a result of an election cycle that has been among the most acrimonious in recent memory (perhaps ever), with new and unpl… Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Like Hedge Funds (But Made One Exception)

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“Would you like to have access to hedge funds?” asked the private banker. Continue reading

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Would I Rather Own A Home Or $50,000 Worth Of Bonds?

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The Connection Between Interest Rates and Housing Prices
I have seen a number of articles recently about the impact of rising mortgage rates on housing prices. Since January, the average interest rate on a 30 year loan has risen dramatically , fr… Continue reading

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Bill Gross vs. Jeff Gundlach

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2013 has been a wild year so far for bond investors, with rates hitting two year highs in yesterday?s trade.  While its easy to make money in bonds when interest rates are falling, the true test of a bond fund manager is if they are able to earn a… Continue reading

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Was Bill Gross wrong about Treasuries?

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Who Got Hurt The Most By The Rise In Yields?

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Over the last month, the yield on 10 year US Treasury has risen from 2.02% to 2.53%, or roughly 25%. The rise in rates has not been triggered by any particular incident,but a general sense that the US Federal Reserve will need to st… Continue reading

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Jeff Gundlach: 3 Tips For Bond Investors

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Bond guru Jeff Gundlach was on CNBC Wednesday and gave three interesting tips for bond investors.  Here they are:
1. Investors are jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.
Investors have been exiting bonds and bond funds&n… Continue reading

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Jeff Gundlach: 3 Reasons Interest Rates Won’t Head Much Higher

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With the rate on the 10 year Treasury up around 50 basis points over the last month, many prominent bond investors (including PIMCO?s Bill Gross) have called an end to the decades long bond bull market.  Judging by his presentation earli… Continue reading

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Bill Gross & Jeff Gundlach Make Bold Calls Based On Monetary Policy

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Bond Gurus Jeff Gundlach of DoubleLine, and Bill Gross of PIMCO have started to make market calls that don?t directly have to do with the direction of interest rates or which type of bonds provide the most value. Rather, they have b… Continue reading

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