Recent Articles by Kirby Brown
Published: Monday, November 25, 2013 4:58 pm MST
Investors cite a wide range of overall strategies motivating the allocation to bonds in their investment portfolios.
Published: Monday, November 18, 2013 4:02 pm MST
Credit Suisse, a global bank headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, recently released its 2013 Report on Global Wealth.
Published: Monday, November 11, 2013 4:40 pm MST
Bond investors face a range of risks. One variable that can result in a declining market value of a fixed-rate bond investment is increasing interest rates. As rates rise, the prices of fixed coupon bonds fall.
Published: Monday, November 4, 2013 4:47 pm MST
JP Morgan was recently levied a potential fine totaling $13 billion, likely to consist of both a cash payment to regulators and partial mortgage debt relief to certain homeowners.
Published: Monday, October 28, 2013 4:40 pm MDT
Established in 1998, the European Central Bank, or ECB, has the primary mandate to maintain price stability within the Eurozone.
Published: Monday, October 21, 2013 3:01 pm MDT
A wide range of institutional and private investors hold debt issued by the U.S. government. This debt may be in the form of U.S. Treasury bills, notes or bonds, with the difference between these different secu...
Published: Monday, October 14, 2013 4:25 pm MDT
Most large public companies in need of debt financing issue unsecured bonds, which are then purchased by larger institutional investors.
Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 4:43 pm MDT
Looking across a number of indexes representing a broad array of asset sectors across the globe, the top performing asset sector in the third quarter of 2013 was an index representing developed market equity ex...
Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 4:21 pm MDT
One of the most followed actions of the Fed was the decision not to begin the generally anticipated tapering of the current monthly purchases of U.S Treasury securities and residential mortgage-backed securitie...
Published: Monday, September 23, 2013 5:27 pm MDT
The last reported figure for the labor force participation rate was 63.2 percent, which is the lowest measurement since 1978.