Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, November 09, 2015 1:32 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Will short-term interest rates rise at the Fed meeting in December? How will bond investors react?

Monday, May 12, 2014 12:09 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Auction results for the May 10-year Treasury note will impact student loan interest rates.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

The U.S. Treasury market experienced a flight to quality with the turmoil in Ukraine.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 9:44 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

It was always a question of when, not if rates will go up.

Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:00 am
By Greg McBride ·

When Standard and Poor’s downgraded the United States’ credit rating on Aug. 5, many analysts expected Uncle Sam’s borrowing costs to rise sharply. That hasn’t happened in the short term, though it’s still a possibility in the longer term. The yield on the 10-year Treasury recently fell below 2 percent (as a point of reference, it was

Friday, December 24, 2010 8:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Bond mutual fund investors may be warming to the possibility of an improving economy. Last week funds saw the largest withdrawals in two years, reported on Wednesday. According to Investment Company Institute, or ICI, statistics, investors pulled $8.62 billion out of bond mutual funds the week of Dec. 15. Institutional investors may have been

Friday, March 26, 2010 5:10 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

How mortgage rates are set is complicated — until you read this primer on bonds, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage loan pools.