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Inflation and the value of money

Most economists and policymakers consider price stability to be a feature of a well-functioning economy and a necessary condition for sustained economic growth. But not everyone subscribes to the same definition of price stability — and,…

What is Yield and YTM?

These are important concepts but tend to be shrouded in confusion. Here to understand what it is. Step I: Understand borrowing and lending. A business or financial institution may need money to expand its business, build a new factory,…

Dealing with Powell’s accident

The numbers came out. The first six months of 2022 have been one of the worst on record for financial assets. When investors receive their quarterly statements and have the courage to read them, they will be shocked, and with good reason.…

ESSENT GROUP LTD. – 10-Q

The following discussion should be read together with the "Selected Financial Data" and our audited consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K as of and for the year ended December 31,…

Bond laddering with iBonds ETFs

cagkansayin/iStock via Getty Images By Karen Veraa, CFA The case of bond laddering With interest rates rising in 2022, many investors are looking to navigate the market and not lose money on bonds. Bond prices generally fall when interest…