Preparing Bond Portfolio for Fed Interest Rate Hike

It appears, after years of speculation, that the Federal Reserve is about to raise the Federal Funds Rate. Short term Treasury yields are at their highest levels in years, anticipating this inevitable rate hike. Short-term yields can spike even higher as speculation drives up their price. … Read more

How to Invest in Government Bonds – Part 1

The Electronic Municipal Market Access system or “EMMA” is a repository for information about municipal bonds and the muni-bond market. EMMA provides free access to official municipal securities disclosures, trade data, and municipal / government credit ratings. Public disclosure about bond issuing agencies yields transparency … Read more

How To Buy A Savings Bond As A Gift

U.S. savings bonds are investments in the U.S. Treasury. Your investment is savings bonds is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States. In other words, as investments go, savings bonds are as safe an investment as currently exists. This is important … Read more