Monday marked the end of the sixth year of the current bull market for
U.S. stocks, a period during which the Standard & Poor’s 500 enjoyed one
of the best extended rallies in history.
U.S. high-yield bonds are bouncing back from a rough patch in late 2014
and could be more attractive if the domestic economy continues to
With Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaking to Congress this week,
the market’s fearful spotlight on interest rates is especially bright.
Today’s financial headlines are influencing the price and outlook for
gold and gold-mining stocks.
With all the volatility in stocks and bonds this year, it’s hard to get
a clear bead on where markets might be heading. That uncertainty makes
it hard for investors to not worry about where markets might be heading.