Bove: Fannie, Freddie Shutdown Would Have ‘Colossal’ Fallout
Fixed-rate 20- and 30-year mortgages would all but disappear without Fannie and Freddie, the bank expert says.
Top Portfolio Products: New Bond ETFs From ProShares, Franklin Templeton
Other new products and services are rolled out by Global X and Mercer.
What Happens to Fixed-Income ETFs With Debt at $18 Trillion?
Some holdings could be vulnerable to the shenanigans of politicians.
Sweat the Debt, Not the Shutdown
Stock markets are shrugging off the political mess, but will the bond markets be so kind later this month?
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Texas Couple Busted in Green Card Investment Scam
Among other actions, the SEC charged a woman in a bail-bond scheme and froze assets in a bill-collection scam to pay alimony and child support.
PIMCO’s Hodge: Default on U.S. Debt Is ‘Unthinkable’
The Morningstar event serves as a bellwether for market participants’ worries about politicking in Washington over the shutdown and the debt ceiling deadline.
Top 10 Wall Street Crooks: Insider Trading
Using confidential information to make a mint is nothing new. Here are 10 that carried on that fine Wall Street tradition.
Why I Fear More Irrational Behavior by Investors
Demand is already weak, and if tapering occurs, chances of an overreaction are high.
6 Key Concerns With the Fed’s Take on ETFs
There are many holes in, and questions about, Bernanke's argument that leveraged and inverse ETFs are hurting the markets.
The $200 Billion Hit to the Fed’s Bond Portfolio (and Yours)
The bond market and ETFs tied to it are suffering, but bear-themed products may be worth a look.