A junk bond refers to high-yield or noninvestment-grade bonds. Junk bonds are fixed-income instruments that carry a credit rating of BB or lower by Standard & Poor's, or Ba or below by Moody's Investors Service. Junk bonds are so called because of their higher default risk in relation to investment-grade bonds. Next Up Junk bonds are risky investments, but they have speculative appeal because they offer much higher yields than bonds with higher credit ratings. Investors demand that junk bonds pay higher yields as compensation for the risk of investing in them.
Small and mid-cap stocks tipped to lead gains in 2017
Posted January 11, 2017 13:24:18 Share analysts predict the recent run for larger blue chip companies will not continue in 2017, with the best returns to be found amongst smaller listed firms. A resources rally over the second half of 2016 and better sentiment towards previously beaten down Australian banks saw the big, blue chip sector of the ASX post solid gains late last year. However, star stock picker Charlie Lanchester - formerly of Perpetual and now managing an Australian equities fund for global investment giant BlackRock - said the shift towards big-cap stocks had exposed value amongst some smaller firms.
Update on Wayne Rooney's Manchester United future amid China talk
Mourinho on whether Rooney will go to China Wayne Rooney will not be pushed out of the Manchester United door by manager Jose Mourinho. But the Reds' boss was unable to say whether his 31-year-old captain would still be at Old Trafford when the Chinese Super League window closes next Tuesday. Speculation has been rife that the 31-year-old United skipper and striker is ready to quit the club and make a hugely lucrative swansong move to China. Rooney has been linked with an astonishing £600,000-plus a week transfer to the Far East ending his almost 13-year career at United.
Anti-Speculation Tax, Rival Housing Balance Measures Headed to SF Ballot
One of the last pieces of legislation that the late Supervisor Harvey Milk worked on was an anti-speculation tax aimed at addressing San Francisco’s housing crisis at the time. It is in his legacy that the Anti-Displacement Coalition, Tuesday, filed an anti-speculation tax ballot initiative to address today’s growing housing and affordability crisis greatly affecting the city’s long-time residents and working class. With the signatures of Supervisors Eric Mar, John Avalos, David Campos, and Jane Kim the ballot initiative, which needed four signatures, was delivered to the Department of Elections, where the anti-speculation tax will be put up for vote to the citizens of San Francisco in November.
Modern Masters 2015 Announced
It’s official. After months of speculating and theorizing, Modern Masters (2015 Edition) has been officially announced. There’s not much info here, but let’s see what we can parse from what little we have. First, This (2015 Edition) Nonsense Everybody is going to call this Modern Masters 2015. Everybody would have known what that meant. Instead, Wizards has complicated things for editors, because nobody’s going to get the actual set name right. Based on the announcement, the style WOTC is going with is Modern Masters in italics, then (2015 Edition) in roman, in parentheses, and capitalized.
The Spectacular Now (2013) - IMDb
10 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards » Learn moreEdit Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend.
3 Speculative Growth Stocks That Might Be Worth the Risk
Image Source: geralt via pixabay While we Fools tend to put our investing dollars in companies that are cranking out cash flow, we certainly recognize that taking a few small bets on more speculative names every now and again can be a prudent decision, as the returns available from finding the right growth stock early can be life changing. We asked our team of Motley Fool contributors to highlight growth stocks that could fill out the more speculative portion of an investor's portfolio, and that hold enough upside to compensate investors for the risk that they are taking.
Iraqi Dinar Revaluation
U. S. national debt will exceed $14. 5 trillion by the end of the summer. The government has been underwater so long, it has gills. . . But despite their desperate condition, the Feds still have a few tricks up their sleeve that will allow them to keep “kicking the can” down the road. One of the gimmicks they've cooked up to stave the wolves off is becoming more and more evident:Iraqi Dinar Revaluation. The dinar collapsed after the United States invaded Iraq and toppled Saddam. Prior to U. S. invasion, the Iraqi currency was trading over USD3 to one Iraqi dinar on the strength of the country's massive oil industry.
Michael Gandolfi - The Garden Of Cosmic Speculation - Amazon.com Music
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Iraqi Dinar Speculation
A nation’s currency is much like a company’s stock. In the simplest of terms, the value of a company’s stock is derived by cutting up the company’s total worth by the number of shares in circulation. This same simplistic principle can be applied to the valuation of a nation’s currency, where cutting up the nation’s wealth by the number of units of currency in circulation gives you the value of each unit of money. But there arise circumstances that can temporarily see a company’s stock—or country’s currency—trade below its ‘calculated’ value. Entire investment funds are based on such disparities; value funds, for example, focus on buying stocks that are trading below their companies’ book value.