Ian King is currently a senior cryptocurrency analyst at Banyan Hill Publishing and former hedge fund manager with over 20 years experience in trading on the markets. He has been featured on major networks and publications such as Fox Business News and Investopedia. Ian developed the original crypto investing multimedia product of its type for Investopedia Academy. He began his career as a desk clerk for Salomon Brothers, then took a position at Citigroup in their credit department. After leaving there, he spent over 10 years as a head hedge fund trader at Peahi Capital in New York. Ian has a B.S. in Psychology from Lafayette College. Follow Ian on Twitter.
Ian recently wrote an article explaining that the bond market is now in good position to challenge the stock market. Stocks have outperformed bonds for the past decade, but if the Federal Reserve continues to raise its rates this could change. The rate hike has turned more investors toward the bond market. Bonds are typically safer and less volatile.
Ian King feels that investors are excited to see an alternative to stocks. Whenever the Feds raise interest rates, bond yields usually increase. Bond yields have increased over the past year. According to Ian King, investors need to have a good understanding of the Fed’s quantitative easing (QE) policy. The policy was created years ago to make bonds appear unattractive so that investors would spend more money in stocks. Fed Chairman at the time Ben Bernanke believed if consumers invested heavily in stocks it would grow the economy. Ian King has now suggested that a new phrase, “bonds are an alternative again” (BAAA) be adopted to describe the renewed popularity in bonds. Ian King feels that investors should keep their options open to bonds, cryptocurrency and other investments because they have potential to be excellent alternatives to stocks. Visit: https://angel.co/ian-king-banyan