Corporate bonds seen continuing strong run
Corporate bonds remain the darling of fixed-income managers, and are seen continuing to do well in the rest of the year amid a challenging global economic environment. See full story.
Utilities: An overcrowded lifeboat?
Investors have been piling into utility stocks to avoid risk, but at some point inflated share prices risk swamping real growth. See full story.
Independent thinkers are buying banks
At some point in every trader's career he realizes that it's time to become proactive rather than simply react to the latest news headlines. See full story.
The time has come for natural gas
If there ever was a market that could break investors' hearts it was natural gas. But something is different now and this ugly duck is finally ready to turn into a swan. See full story.
Recession now much more likely
There's no way to sugarcoat it: The already-sluggish U.S. economy is stalling out, stung by doubts about our economic and fiscal future, writes Rex Nutting. See full story.
The major German concessions at the euro summit are unlikely to enter into force, writes David Marsh. The compromises announced on Friday between creditors and debtors will fall apart because they are mutually contradictory. See full story.
It's a situation that seems to defy supply-and-demand logic: If there's more demand in the housing market, wouldn't the cost of borrowing funds to buy a home be significantly on the rise? See full story.