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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 ...

Sorry, you’ll still have to pay to fill up your tank. The price of crude oil is negative, but it represents a small portion of the cost of a gallon of gasoline.   More ...

The S&P 500's recent surge in the face of plummeting GDP and corporate earnings is not all that surprising, given the historical record. Big stakes are involved, though, in counting on it to be more than a short-lived bear market rally.   More ...

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. Here is the Federal Trade Commission’s advice on how to avoid being victimized.   More ...

The Newest Junk-Rated Bonds Are Making the Market More Sensitive to Interest Rates   More ...

Proponents of a major infrastructure bill mean well, but they need to be aware of the pitfall known as the “coupon effect.”   More ...

Notwithstanding last week’s rebound rally, investors must resist the temptation to conclude that they missed the bottom. This is not to deny that extraordinary new measures by the Fed to support financial markets, combined with Congress’s passage of a massive fiscal package, represented highly positive news. But Friday’s 915-point drop in the Dow made it clear that financial markets remained subject to two-way volatility.   Members Only ...

A discount on a CEF does not automatically constitute a cushion in a falling market, nor is a premium automatically a valid reason to avoid a CEF when you are feeling bearish. following   More ...

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued the following alert   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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