Closed-End Funds: The Ins and Outs

Hidden in the small cap corners of the investment universe are hundreds of closed-end funds overlooked by Wall Street. These funds do it all, from private equity-style investments in small companies to leveraged junk bond investments you can’t find anywhere else. Let’s look at the closed-end fund category and explore why investors might choose to […]

The Mutual Fund Problem: S&P Issues Warning, Yet Investors Flock To Buy U.S. Debt?

Yesterday, for the first time ever, Standard & Poor’s lowered its long-term outlook for the U.S. Government’s fiscal health from “stable” to “negative”, and warned of serious consequences if lawmakers fail to reach a deal to control the massive deficit the country has racked up over the past decade.  The warning, which lasts for two […]