interest rates

“Shaken, Not Stirred” – James Bond(s)

Bonds have been grabbing a lot of headlines, lately. Up until recently, all of those headlines were generally bad and involved declining (shaken AND stirred?) prices. It has been a frustrating last year and a half for conservative bond investors not used to seeing their account values fluctuate. However, behind the

What Did You Expect?

Once again, the market hung on every word that came out of Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s mouth, and while his comments were exactly what most expected, the market reacted as though continued Fed funds rate increases were a shock. Powell’s comments came during a speech at the Kansas City Fed’s annual policy forum in