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Recent Selloff Validated ISI’s Risk Designations   More ...

This #TrendsWithBenefits episode covers fallen angel high-yield bonds with the “Dean of High Yield,” Marty Fridson, #highyield #bonds   More ...

Join me and J.R. Rieger for Advantage Data's High Yield Webinar Tues. June 30th, 2020 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM ET Register Now!   More ...

If those idled sports bettors who bought Hertz stock in their $1,000 Robinhood accounts overrated the positive news on the bankrupt car rental company, so did the "smart money" bond pros.   More ...

Bond ratings explain recent stocks returns! ISI Publisher Marty Fridson explains how this shows the extent to which the Fed currently dominates financial markets.   More ...

See videos of the CFA Society New York’s 30th Annual CFA Society New York High Yield Bond Conference, chaired by Martin Fridson. Learn how the experts analyze speculative grade credits, what they like in today’s market, and what they believe lies ahead for the market.   More ...

What are the signs you’re losing control of your family business? How do you raise responsible, independent, and productive children (versus entitled trust fund babies)? How can you avoid the next Bernie Madoff? Read Martin Fridson’s review of a book that answers these and 47 other top questions that families ask about stewardship of their wealth.   More ...

For the past 30 years, ISI Publisher Martin Fridson has chaired the CFA Society New York’s Annual High Yield Bond Conference. This year’s conference was conducted virtually on June 8, 9 and 10. All speakers' presentations are viewable at the link below. You can find Martin Fridson's presentation under "Research Innovations - Special Focus Duration" (General Session II - June 10).   More ...

Bafflement was a widespread reaction to the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 455-point gain on May 8 on news that the unemployment rate soared to 14.7% in April from 4.4% in March. The media, for the most part, did little to unravel the seeming paradox. To avoid confusion in the event of replay, here is what to watch for in this Friday’s unemployment release.   More ...

The impact of Covid-19 has brought comparison to the Great Depression. Here's what’s different about the present situation.   More ...

Who Cares About Earnings? Have companies’ profits totally disconnected from the prices of their stocks?   More ...

Publisher Martin Fridson to Speak at Money Show   More ...

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Martin Fridson, CEO of Income Securities Advisors, Inc

Mr. Fridson was a corporate bond research director on Wall Street and is now Chief Investment Officer at Lehmann Livian Fridson Advisors, LLC.

He has written numerous articles on bonds and fixed income investing and has authored six books. He has guest-lectured at leading universities.

Mr. Fridson holds an MBA from Harvard, is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and is past president of the Fixed Income Analysts Society.

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Pick of the month

Each month our favorite security, for a variety of reasons, is featured on the front page.


Up to nine recommendations for bonds, preferreds and convertibles each month.

Model Portfolios

Updates on our 4 Model portfolios Low-risk, Med-Risk, High-risk, and Multi-Driver.

Featured articles

Reports on new developments in the fixed income market and educational pieces.

Corporate updates

Changes and developments for companies where a recommendation was made.

Rating changes

Rating changes by Moody's and Standard & Poor's on recommendations.

Interest rates

Updates on interest rate trends and where opportunities appear.

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