Bloomberg reports bonds backed by loans to Spanish small businesses became the first asset-back securities to stop making interest payments last week after the benchmark rates turned negative....

Three months ago, many bond investors were bracing for deflation.  Three months later, many are now concerned about inflation.  These worries have not yet manifested themselves in Treasury bond prices but are evident by the record demand for TIPs or Treasury Inflation Protected bonds....

What will conclusions will be made from this week’s FOMC meeting?  Many are discussing about a possible bubble in technology stocks.  I think there is a bubble in sovereign debt yield.  Several weeks ago I commented there are 21 countries that have negative interest rates,...

Many times I have commented about the outsized influence ETFs and index funds have had upon the markets, further stating it appears the only manner to have any return is to be a closet indexer.  I have cynically written if mindless passive investing is the...

Stocks fluctuated on merger and earning news as the Dow closed down about 100 points and the NASDAQ up 20 points.  Approximately 140 S & P 500 companies will post results this week, results that have been dumbed down considerably.  Analysts are expecting earnings to...

Led by technologies US equities advanced as China lowered the amount of cash lenders must set aside as reserves by the most since 2008 to support the economy amid the slowest expansion in six years.  The Euro halted its best winning streak in a year...

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...