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Fed announces fourth rate hike of 2018, markets react

Posted by David Diggins on Dec 20, 2018 12:21:11 PM


On Monday, President Trump criticized the Fed for even considering raising rates, yet on Wednesday the Federal Open Market Committee announced its decision to raise the Fed Funds rate ¼ of a percent from 2.25% to 2.5% -- the fourth such increase in 2018.

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Topics: News, Fixed Income, Equity, Finance, New Issues, bonds, junk bonds, market analytics, Analytics, High Yield

Industry Sectors in High Yield: A Yield Comparison

Posted by David Diggins on Dec 13, 2018 11:04:20 AM

Back in 2015, Marty Fridson, Chief Investment Officer at Lehmann, Livian, Fridson Advisors LLC, spoke with Barron's on the topic of high yield industries most sensitive to rising interest rates.

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Topics: interest rate, News, Fixed Income, YTW, bond market, junk bonds, market analytics, High Yield

The 2018 bobsguide Software Rankings: Advantage Data Made the List!

Posted by David Diggins on Dec 12, 2018 9:32:23 AM

AdvantageData made the list!

Bobsguide, a website and directory that connects consumers with FinTech solutions, announced their 2018 Software Rankings. AdvantageData was ranked in the Data Provider category along with Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters!

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Topics: News

Sears CEO Places Hail Mary Bid to Save Company, And His Wallet

Posted by David Diggins on Dec 11, 2018 11:32:52 AM

Sears CEO, Edward Lampert stands to lose a fortune if SEARS Holdings Corp. goes under. Analysts increasingly predict that will indeed be the case.

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Topics: bankruptcy, News, Fixed Income, sears, Restructuring, bonds, Losers, High Yield

Sears: Down for the Count?

Posted by David Diggins on Oct 16, 2018 3:29:01 PM

Many reports are claiming the death of Sears, but is it really dead or just dead as we knew it?

Sears started life in 1892 as a mail-order catalog that sold watches and jewelry. In 1894 the Sears, Roebuck and Company catalog had grown to 322 pages and included sewing machines, bicycles, sporting goods, automobiles and other new items. In the following years the catalog would eclipse 500 pages and adding dolls, stoves and groceries.

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Topics: bankruptcy, sears, Distressed Debt, Restructuring, default, Loans, bonds, News


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