The “Fiscal Cliff” and You

As 2012 comes to a close, investors are counting down the days until the end of the year, at which time the United States will go over the “Fiscal Cliff” (a set of deficit-reducing policies that [...]

Just How Risky Are Bonds?

People are worried bonds could experience substantial losses. With Treasury yields near record lows and mounting government deficits, many investors fear bond yields can only go up in the future. [...]

Are TIPS a Ripoff?

A recent report in MarketWatch argued that investors in TIPS are getting swindled. Since their introduction in 1997, TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities) have been popular with [...]