Bond rates have ticked up slightly of late, but the rates may not last, and over $13 trillion dollars worth of government bonds worldwide are now paying negative interest rates to investors. Japan had plenty of buyers for a fifty-year bond paying exactly zero percent! Steve and Sinclair review a Wall Street Journal report on why bond rates so low, and why bond fund investors are at risk.
How do churches invest their money? : The Church of England has a portfolio valued at around $8.7 billion dollars, invested in assets including timber and hedge funds, and the Vatican has billions of assets tied up in real estate and private equity. Learn how a nunnery in Germany invests--Steve and Sinclair have the heavenly Wall Street Journal report.
Experts increasingly believe that a big part of the estimated $2.5 trillion dollars in profits held overseas by companies such as Apple, Microsoft, GE, and Pfizer could be heading back to the U.S. soon, a move analysts say could further fuel the U.S. dollar’s powerful rally and jump start Trumponomics. Steve and Sinclair have the breakdown from a Wall Street Journal report. Then, estate planning attorney Richard Dwornik is in the house to review several case studies.