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Yield Curve Anatomy

Did You Know... The U.S. Treasury Yield Curve is one of the most used charts to explain economic health. Typically the longer end of the curve will show higher yields and as the curve climbs, risk premiums and inflation risk increase. Ergo, the shape of the curve can serve as a good indicator of growth and inflation. When yields on longer term... Read more »

Tax Advantages of Preferred Securities

Did you know… Many shares of preferred securities produce qualified dividend income which can be taxed at rates ranging between 0% to 20%, which is significantly lower than those of bond tax interest rates that can be taxed at a rate of as high as 39.6%. While much depends on an investors’ tax bracket and when the security was held, preferred... Read more »

Preferreds as Income Enhancers

Did you know… While they are often referred to as “stocks”, preferred securities are a cross between stocks and bonds, possessing attributes of both. In general, preferreds lack the same potential for capital appreciation as common stocks. However, their relative price stability compared to common stocks, and their ability to generate higher... Read more »

Interest Rate Hike on the Horizon?

What’s in the News: On Friday, August 26th, Federal Reserve Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, signaled the possibility of an interest rate hike in the near future: “I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months. Of course, our decisions always depend on the degree to which incoming data continues to... Read more »

Moody's Baa Index Yield at Lowest Level Since 1950's

What's in the news: Investment grade corporate bond yields are currently at the lowest level since the 1950’s. This is concerning to income oriented investors as higher yields are becoming harder to find within the investment grade space. Source: Bloomberg The Moody's Baa Index yield is at its lowest level since 1957 What are we thinking? We... Read more »

Global Negative Bond Yields

What's in the news: The global flight to safety continues as some of the world’s most developed countries experience lower bond yields on both short term and longer dated maturities. Slower growth and tumbling inflation expectations will likely put central banks between a rock and a hard place as they face more quantitative easing and discover... Read more »

S&P 500 at Highs, U.S. Treasury at Lows

What's in the news: S&P 500 is at highs and the U.S. Treasury 10 year yields are near record lows post-Brexit Source: Bloomberg What's are we thinking? Investors don’t typically turn to the safety of bonds at the same time they buy stocks. Could extremely low yields be causing investors to seek returns in riskier assets, like stocks?... Read more »

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