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Home bias adds sector risks for investors

Legendary investor Warren Buffett, among others, is notorious for telling investors to buy what they know. Basically, Buffett and his enthusiastic followers suggest investing in companies that you really understand or at least know enough about them to be able to explain how they make money. 426 more words

Canada

Bond Market Views & Indicators for FOMC Week

Some messages from bonds this week, and mercifully no mention of the Amigos even though 2 of them are implied below. :-)

2s and 10s are accelerating the uptrend and breaking the downtrend, respectively. 690 more words

Interest Rates

2nd Circuit Reverses Course on Cramdown Interest Rates

A simple proposition—that secured lenders are entitled to receive payments with a present value at least equal to the amount of their claim—has proven surprisingly difficult to apply as courts have pondered whether to follow a “formula approach” or a “market approach” to establish an appropriate “cramdown” interest rate. 913 more words

Creditors & Committees

As the Fed Deliberates, Amazon Is Making Its Job More Difficult

Comparison shoppers keep a lid on inflation, complicating deliberations on interest rates

By Harriet Torry and Laura Stevens
The Wall Street Journal

Updated Dec. 11, 2017 7:16 p.m. 1,541 more words

Federal Reserve

Asian markets struggle to extend gains, awaiting clues on Fed interest rates

AFP

© AFP | Traders are turning their focus to the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting this week hoping for clues about its interest rate timetable… 521 more words

Interest Rates

Monetary Update for the Dollar

By Alasdair Macleod – Re-Blogged From GoldMoney

A dispassionate look at the quantities and flows of fiat dollars tells us much about the current state of the US economy, and therefore prospects for the dollar itself. 2,571 more words

GDP & Employment

Why Own Bonds?

Bonds are boring, secure and predictable.  Interest rates are at historical lows because of this high level of safety.   The 30-Year Treasury Bond is currently yielding 2.75%.  512 more words