The S&P 500’s 788,400 Minutes: Measuring the Life Of An Index

There are 525,600 minutes in a calendar year, but it's been 788,400 minutes since the S&P 500 hit 2050 in November 2014. The latest signs aren't much better More 

3 High-Yield Junk Bonds That AREN’T Junk

Junk bonds may have bottomed out, offering a chance to get into ETFs like JNK, HYLD and HYG at a reasonable price. More 

The 10 Best Index Funds to Buy No Matter WHAT the Market Is Doing

Markets got you down? Don't worry -- here are 10 index funds you can buy and hold for any sort of market condition. More 

Russell 2000, Nasdaq Suffer Breakdown as Eurozone Crisis Flares

European fears are back in play as Deutsche Bank's capital situation is thrust into the spotlight. Stocks plummeted on Monday, but gold was resurgent. More 

The Worst High Yield Investment Today

There's a new bond king in town and he's warning investors about a high yield darling that's really a backdoor energy trap. Here's his advice More 

The Dow Jones Closes Below 16,000 as Market Rout Deepens

The catalysts are familiar to anyone reading my work: The current rout in crude oil, domestic and international economic weakness, lackluster earnings, the looming threat of additional Federal Reserve rate hikes and bond market vulnerabilities. More 

5 Dividend Stocks to Avoid and 5 to Buy for 2016

Too many dividend stocks that pay meaningful yields today do so because their stock prices are cheap. I have better places to put your money More