Quantcast
Are you getting the best rate from your broker?
Compare your broker's rates now to find out if you can save money

Choose your broker below
Thank you for selecting your broker
We are redirecting you to the Broker Center now
Welcome to Dividend.com. Please help us personalize your experience.

Select the one that best describes you
Thank you for your submission, we hope you enjoy your experience
ALERT

‘Trump Bump’ Forces out MedTech Company from Best Dividend Stocks List

Dividend logo

When you get down to the financial heart of the world economy, it’s all about credit.

The stock market – despite its enormous importance – is kind of the icing on the bond market cake, in terms of economic clout.

Look to Bonds

That’s why it makes sense to look at the stock market’s recent gyrations, in light of what’s happening in the big, ‘boring’ bond market.

Let me say, first, that big turning points in the stock market are often triggered by rising negativity on the question of central importance to bondholders: will I get my money back? Think back to 2008. The stock market meltdown was precipitated by fears that the collapse of Lehman Brothers and a cascading chain of failing IOUs would bring down the banking system.

Other credit collapses, including the wave of bank failures in the 1930s, had a similar equity impact.

To read the Full Story, Go Premium or Log In

Popular Articles

Best Online Brokers

At Dividend.com a large portion of our readership is of a discerning, self-directed nature. As...

Rising Interest Rates

As Fed Hikes Rates, History Offers a Glimpse of Where Wall Street Is Headed

The stock market over the next few years may look markedly different than over the last few...

Premium Shutterstock 379901608
News

How Did Your Dividend Investments Do in 2016?

On an absolute basis, it’s easy to see how any dividend stock you own performed last year.

Start...