ZIRP and bond risk

ZIRP is an acronym that stands for “zero interest rate policy.” For the last five years, the Fed has employed a zero interest rate policy to help stimulate the economy. Investors need to understand all of the risks that their hard earned investment dollars can be exposed to. Most investors buy stocks and stock mutual […]

What’s Behind Falling US Interest Rates?

Federal Reserve policy and signals from the ECB have each played a part in the declining US yield curve. After being range-bound between 2.6% and 2.8% for most of 2014, the yield on the 10-year US Treasury broke out of the range last week and, for a brief time, was several basis points below 2.5%. […]