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Collapsing Yields on Risk Investor Limits in US Debt Tests

The additional premium that investors receive for buying the debt of the lowest-rated companies in the United States has fallen to its lowest level in seven years, resulting in American economy leads to excessive risk-taking. The premium, or “spread,” above the benchmark US government bond yields with triple C ratings …

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How to juggle government bonds and stocks in unprecedented times

Keith Balmer of BMO Global Asset Management The role of fixed income securities in a multi-asset portfolio is being questioned in today’s markets. Generally, high quality bonds such as government debt have been an ideal medium for equity holdings in a multi-asset portfolio. Correlations between stocks and fixed income securities …

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Permanently suspend the debt limit

Our nation risks another self-inflicted injury when the debt limit is suspended expired July 31. Allowing expiration exposes the nation to emergencies, harms our public credit and financial stability, and does not solve the federal government’s long-term fiscal problems. Congress and the president should marry a permanent suspension of the …

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Is ICL Group (TLV: ICL) Using Too Much Debt?

Legendary fund manager Li Lu (whom Charlie Munger supported) once said, “The biggest risk in investing is not price volatility, but whether you will suffer a permanent loss of capital. So it seems like smart money knows that debt – which is usually linked to bankruptcies – is a very …

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South Carolina governor signs bill banning most abortions

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (right) on Thursday signed a bill that would ban most abortions in the state, the latest state to adopt strict abortion restrictions. The new law, dubbed the South Carolina Fetal Heart Rate and Abortion Protection Act, prohibits abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected …

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