FA Center: Most bond-fund managers do well when interest rates rise, but that’s no reason to invest with them

Rising interest rates are not a good reason to invest in an actively managed bond fund. That’s important to know, since the performance data appear to show just the opposite. As you can see from the chart below, a far greater percentage of bond-market timing newsletters beat a buy-and-hold strategy during bond bear-markets. This would […]

Global Economy

Cramer calls this stock market environment ‘the most speculative’ he’s ever seen

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday that some of the stock gains in the market are “insane,” with investors recently buying certain names from Tesla to Royal Caribbean seemingly without regard for fundamentals or the state of the coronavirus pandemic and holding onto them. “Where are the profit-takers” after these dizzying moves higher? the “Mad Money” […]


Personal Finance Daily: 12 million Americans to lose unemployment benefits day after Christmas and the U.S. pays the most for prescription drugs

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance 12 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits the day after Christmas These Americans are in ‘grave danger’ if lawmakers leave them behind, wrote the authors of a new report. 6 tax moves to consider before the end of the year to lower your 2020 tax […]

Small Business

Sharks have killed 7 people in Australia this year, the most since 1934. Climate change could be a factor

A shark had attacked a surfer, who was missing. Authorities sent drones into the sky for aerial surveillance, emergency workers jumped onto boats to scour the area, and medics waited on shore. Days of searching uncovered the man’s surfboard, but his body was never found. He was counted as Australia’s seventh shark attack victim this […]