Happy Thanksgiving from AAII

This Thanksgiving, everyone from AAII wishes you a happy and safe holiday. We are especially thankful not only for our friends and family but for all of our members, subscribers and¬†readers.¬†  

 

AAII Readers Look to Hold Line on Spending This Holiday Season

This past weekend marked the official start of the holiday shopping season, with “Black Friday” attracting consumers to brick-and-mortar stores as well as online. According to Fortune, a survey released by the National Retail Federation on Sunday estimated that 108.5 million Americans shopped online over the long weekend, well above the 99.1 million who hit…

 

Putting the Rise in Bond Yields Into Perspective

Bond yields have suddenly found themselves in the financial headlines. Since Donald Trump became president-elect, the yield on the 10-year Treasury has risen from 1.86% on Election Day to a near-term closing high of 2.22% on Tuesday. That is nearly a half-percentage point jump in just seven days. (The closing yield was slightly higher today,…