Wed, 18 Dec 2013
Given current fiscal tightness and low inflation rates, tapering monetary stimulus too severely is riskier than continuing the program, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
To the extent that the Fed has been the helping hand of the bond market, when that helping hand is removed, conditions are likely to change considerably, says Met West CIO and manager Tad Rivelle.
The Fed has played a key role in nudging the recovery along, but the taper of bond purchases won't torpedo the economy, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Senior fund analyst Eric Jacobson walks us through how some of Morningstar's top-rated intermediate-term bond funds fared during the early summer sell-off.
Negative second-quarter GDP growth is not out of the question, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson, but the third and fourth quarters should rebound.
CEF managers' ability to hold onto underpriced illiquid securities in times of market stress represents an advantage over open - end funds that may have to sell to meet unexpected redemptions, says Morningstar's Cara Esser.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: the Fed's word on flexibility, Microsoft's new look, and two e-bookends.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: GDP still trudging along, taper interpretations, and a potash pricing plot.
Deficit reductions for the current fiscal year could lead to less government borrowing, but also less spending, which would weigh on GDP, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
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