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Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan sees bubbles in stocks and bonds

February 1, 2018

The man who made the term "irrational exuberance" famous says investors are at it again. "There are two bubbles: We have a stock market bubble, and we have a bond market bubble," Alan Greenspan, 91, said Wednesday on Bloomberg Television. Mr....

Stock market's rally has room to run, Jeremy Siegel says

February 1, 2018

Don't sell yet, because the historic stock market run still has some fuel in the tank, according to Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance at the Wharton School. Speaking Thursday in Orlando, Fla., at TD Ameritrade Institutional's 2018 National...

Stocks enter correction territory amid renewed interest-rate fears

February 8, 2018

The dread that gripped equity markets earlier in the week reemerged Thursday as U.S. stocks plunged into a correction on concern that rising interest rates will drag down economic growth. Selling accelerated in the final hour of trading as major...

Bill Gross fares worst among go-anywhere bond managers as stocks slide

February 7, 2018

Bill Gross was having a good 2018, until he wasn't. Mr. Gross's $2.2 billion Janus Henderson Global Unconstrained Bond Fund fell 0.83% as markets plunged Monday — its biggest drop since Dec. 30, 2016, and the worst one-day performance in Morningstar...

The good and mostly bad of rising interest rates

January 31, 2018

When a racoon leaps at you from the back seat, causing you to run your new car into a bridge abutment, people will always point out how lucky you are. Hey, the bridge didn't collapse on you! Good thing you had insurance! Thank goodness the raccoon...

Stocks could drop 25% if 10-year yield hits 4.5%, Goldman says

February 26, 2018

If the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield hits 4.5% by year-end, the economy would probably muddle through — stocks, not so much, according to Goldman Sachs Group. Goldman's base-case scenario calls for a 10-year yield of 3.25% by the end of 2018,...

2018 outlook in bond investing calls for change

January 6, 2018

The bond market is bracing for change in 2018. With a backdrop of a handful of expected interest-rate hikes from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, this year could represent the start of the first bear market in bonds since the 1980s. If...

Morgan Stanley slashes junk bond allocation

January 4, 2018

It's too late in this market cycle to bet on high-yield bonds, according to Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. So, the $2 trillion money management arm is completely slashing junk bond allocation. True, tax cuts are expected to inject fresh momentum...

U.S. 10-year poised to cross market's red line

February 20, 2018

Enter the danger zone. Bond markets are signaling the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield may reach 3% as early as this week — a potential watershed for risk appetite across asset classes. A deluge of debt supply and the strengthening momentum of...

Morgan takes on Goldman with bullish bond call

February 26, 2018

Morgan Stanley says it's time to get bullish on bonds — even as Goldman Sachs Group and Warren Buffett issue warnings. The sell-off in Treasuries, which began in earnest in September and ramped up in January, is ending, according to Morgan...

Indexed annuities' performance may not be what you expect

February 16, 2018

At first glance, indexed annuities may sound quite similar to index mutual funds. Their names suggest as much. Consumers can buy annuities that are linked to the Standard & Poor's 500 index, like their mutual-fund counterparts. Plus, indexed...

Bond funds soar as stocks slump and hopes for economy start to dim

April 20, 2017

Quick: What type of mutual fund has performed best the past four weeks? If you guessed real estate (3.8%), precious metals (3.6%), or India (+3.5%), nice try. It was long-term government bond funds, which soared 4.5%, according to Morningstar....

Avoid these bond-buying pitfalls

December 22, 2017

Nearly every day, I see municipal bonds trading on various platforms at higher prices than I've been watching them trade elsewhere. And what bothers me most is that I know that behind those trades are real people for whom the stakes of making...

Bill Gross ends lawsuit with Pimco for $81 million and his reputation intact

March 27, 2017

For Bill Gross, the long goodbye is finally over. More than two years after the legendary bond manager was ousted from Pacific Investment Management Co. — the firm he co-founded and built into a $2 trillion asset manager — he settled a bitter...

Pimco's Dan Ivascyn is relieved firm's lawsuit with Bill Gross is over

April 7, 2017

Daniel Ivascyn is group chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co., lead portfolio manager for the Newport Beach, Calif.-based company's fixed income strategies and the successor to Bill Gross, the company's founder. A graduate...

UBS loses $18 million arbitration award over Puerto Rico closed-end bond funds

December 5, 2016

UBS Financial Services Inc. has lost an $18.6 million arbitration claim, stemming from losses to clients who invested in Puerto Rico closed-end municipal bond funds. The award, made by a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. arbitration...

Pimco views 3% 10-year yield as buying opportunity

February 1, 2018

Pacific Investment Management Co.'s Dan Ivascyn and Mark Kiesel say 3% yields on 10-year Treasuries may be a signal to buy rather than the beginning of a bond bear market that other managers have warned about. "There'll be buyers of bonds if...

Advisers expect candor and clarity from new Fed chairman

February 9, 2018

As trials by fire go, there probably couldn't have been a better script for Jerome Powell's first week on the job as the chairman of the Federal Reserve. His Monday swearing-in coincided with a record 1,175-point drop by the Dow Jones industrial...

Bond investors should prepare for string of rate hikes in 2018

November 22, 2017

Yield-starved investors likely will have more to nibble on now through 2018, as the Federal Reserve is widely expected to introduce between four and five interest-rate hikes over the next 13 months. While the bond markets have been treading...

Vanguard's Bogle sees pension pain in low bond returns

December 7, 2017

Jack Bogle isn't optimistic about the state of U.S. pensions over the next decade. The founder of Vanguard Group thinks a conservative portfolio of bonds will only return about 3% a year over the next decade, and stocks won't do much better,...

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