This could be the least believed bull market ever, according to Robert Doll of Nuveen Asset Management. Does that mean this a good time to buy stocks? Financial Advisor covers the story. Another unexpected turn of events has occurred this year in the bond market. While few analysts expected the current bond rally, Kathy Jones of Charles Schwab explains the present situation and what to expect later on this year. One thing to look for is an increase in inflation, which means different things to different households. Our final article sheds some light on how the numbers may affect you.
Robert Doll: Stock Market Shows ‘Walls Of Worry’ Everywhere– According to the chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management in Chicago, “This is the least believed bull market that I’ve ever seen. From here it’s earnings, it’s fundamentals, it’s can the economy grow? And my guess is the answer to that question is yes.”
Why Has the Bond Market Rallied This Year?- While many bond market forecasters predicted 10-year Treasury yields would rise this year, so far they’ve fallen. A lackluster housing market, weak income growth, and slower credit growth may be helping to constrain yields. Kathy Jones, Chief Bond Strategist at Charles Schwab, reviews what’s influencing bond yields and gives her forecast for the future. http://www.schwab.com/public/schwab/nn/articles/Why-Has-the-Bond-Market-Rallied-This-Year?requrl=/public/schwab/resource_center/expert_insight
What Inflation Means To You: Inside The Consumer Price Index– Last week the government announced that inflation (CPI) increased 1.95% in April from one year ago. But what does an increase in inflation mean to your household? Doug Short breaks down the components of CPI to help you understand why your individual inflation rate will differ from the printed headline CPI inflation rate. http://advisorperspectives.com/dshort/updates/CPI-Category-Overview.php
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