Longer-dated Spanish government bond yields fell and German debt sold off on Thursday with expectations high that the European Central Bank will detail plans to buy struggling eurozone countries' debt to curb the bloc's long-running debt crisis.
When Chinese companies buy major U.S. brands, we're left to decide how much we trust the "Made in China" label. But this time, the acquired company is a top independent stock analyst, and the trust question could put your portfolio at risk.
Structured securities products are bonds backed by stocks that allow investors to hedge their risks using options. In theory, this complex sounding setup can provide predictable returns and protection from volatile markets. There's only one catch: SSPs are often a bad idea for most investors.