The Fed

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Here’s How to Profit When the Dollar Tanks

With the Fed announcement behind us, it’s time to start thinking about how to trade the expected slow increase in interest rates. The next small rate increase is expected in December, and then there could be two or three more incremental increases in 2019. Of course, we can’t predict definitively what will happen. A change […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks to Survive Split Government

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks to Survive Split Government

The midterm elections left the U.S. with the House of Representatives controlled by the Democrats, Republicans tightened their hold on the Senate, and President Trump has the bully pulpit and veto power. That is a formula for real bi-partisan compromise or a government that will have trouble just passing a budget. I will be a […]

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Is The Fed Engineering A Market Crash?

Can the Fed cause a market crash? In 2017 Fed Chair Janet Yellen reassured us: “Would I say there will never, ever be another financial crisis? …. That would be going too far but I do think we’re much safer and I hope that it will not be in our lifetimes and I don’t believe it will […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks Thriving With Higher Fed Rates

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks Thriving With Higher Fed Rates

Last week the Federal Reserve Board increased its Fed Funds Target rate for the second time this year, to 1.75%. The Fed Funds rate controls yields on the short end of the yield curve. Rate increases typically push fear-driven investors to sell the income stock categories like REITs and Utilities. Informed investors use these sell-offs […]

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3 High Yield Stocks That Benefit from Fed Rate Hikes

Typically, when the Fed raises interest rates, there is a knee-jerk reaction by investors to sell dividend paying income stocks. As with almost every change in the financial world, there are companies that will be hurt by higher rates and others that will see a benefit. Investors who understand the effects of higher rates on […]