Preparing for a negative interest rate world

On June 10, 2020, the Federal Reserve maintained its target for the federal funds rate—the benchmark for most interest rates—to a range of 0% to 0.25%. The next Fed meeting is on July 28-29 and given the recent economic indicators and the rise in corona virus cases,...

YES or is it actually NO?

UBS Group, developed a portfolio called Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES) aimed at conservative investors searching for income from their investments. At its peak, the portfolio boasted $6 billion in holdings. The YES brochure claimed that the strategy limits exposure...

Which indicator will trip the markets?

Every state has started to reopen its economy, which will give us the first true indications of the current economic direction, outlook into the full impact of the downturn and nature of the recovery. Of course, a spike in deaths from the virus will put us back in a...

Why the divorce?

At the onset of the coronavirus crisis, Wall Street had a meltdown. Stocks plunged amid fears of the disease’s spread and its potential impact on the global economy. But in recent weeks, the market has recovered — the S&P 500 is hovering around where it was last...
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