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'We love equities,' says BlackRock boss Laurence Fink

June 5, 2011

BlackRock chief executive Laurence D. Fink is more bullish on U.S. equities than bonds because companies are benefiting from the weak dollar and have surplus cash to invest for growth. “We love equities, we love dividend stocks,” Mr. Fink...

Pimco sees massive surge of inflows in third quarter

November 14, 2010

Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC, the Allianz SE fund unit overseen by Mohamed El-Erian and Bill Gross, took in more money than any other asset management firm during the third quarter, with more than $56 billion in deposits. Allianz, Europe's...

Buffett cuts bond-holding duration on inflation warning

August 15, 2010

After warning that deficit spending could force inflation higher, Warren E. Buffett shortened the duration of bonds held by his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Twenty-one percent of holdings, including Treasuries, municipal debt, foreign-government...

Orion adds bond-rating updates to portfolio system

June 15, 2017

Orion Advisor Services' latest update to its portfolio accounting system adds daily bond rating information for client accounts, thanks to a deal the Omaha, Neb.-based firm inked with Moody's Analytics. The change will give advisers a clearer...

How to avoid the 'grit your teeth and bear it' bond strategy

June 3, 2015

When it comes to fixed income investing, particularly at a time of historically low interest rates and unprecedented monetary policy, it's hard to beat a basic bond laddering strategy. For income investors, even if they're grumbling about the...

Don't let duration blind your analyses of bonds

April 20, 2015

While advisers are increasingly moving away from traditional simple fixed-income portfolios for their clients, many are still using basic tools to analyze bonds, despite the increasing complexity of the fixed-income market. The pervasive fear...

Beware 'bond bear trap,' experts warn the unwary

May 24, 2009

Financial advisers are at risk of getting caught in a classic “bond bear trap” — reaching for yield in a low-interest-rate environment, then getting hammered when rates ultimately rise. “We see this time and time again — when the Fed...

Generating yield in a world of rising interest rates

April 6, 2015

Now that the best parts of the bond market rally are behind us, it's time for advisers to start considering how to position clients for a likely increase in the fed funds rate later this year. I think the Federal Reserve is probably going to...

How to use volatility in the bond market to your advantage

March 10, 2015

Long-term investors should not confuse credit risk with market volatility — market volatility sometimes creates opportunity. This distinction is particularly important for bond investors who have watched the recent high-yield market selloff....

Rate cut seen as positive for high-yield-bond investors

September 24, 2007

After being beaten down as a result of the subprime-mortgage mess, junk bonds now look like big winners following last week’s interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. And some industry experts say that that may translate into a sustained rally...

Unconstrained bond funds are constraining investors

June 17, 2014

Everyone seems to agree that interest rates will rise and it is easy to see why — they simply cannot go much lower. Figure 1 shows the very long term behavior of 10-year Treasury yields back to 1800. The past 30 years or so have provided great...

Take charge with fixed-income strategies for a rising-rate environment

April 30, 2014

As the bull market celebrates its 5th birthday, the party favors that financial advisers may be wishing for most — other than predictability over the next five years — are answers. One of today's greatest challenges for advisers is to be...

Why are investors still flocking to bonds?

October 18, 2017

Life is full of mysteries. Why are cats terrified of cucumbers? Why does your phone suggest you need a chain saw? And why have investors been putting so much money into bond funds? The last question is particularly vexing if you hold the notion...

Dirt bonds lead market in 2013 as housing rebounds

December 26, 2013

Municipal debt tied to real-estate development is set to be the best-performing part of the $3.7 trillion state and local-bond market this year as an improving housing market boosts the securities' earnings. Land-backed debt, called dirt bonds,...

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,...

Old-school portfolios shine as risk parity struggles

June 26, 2013

There have been a lot of naysayers about the old-fashioned 60/40 portfolio, but this year is proving that it is hard to improve on a classic. The $19.5 billion Vanguard Balanced Index Fund (VBINX) which maintains a boring 60% allocation to the...

Nowhere to hide in bonds

May 30, 2013

The violent upswing in interest rates this month has wreaked havoc on bond funds. The yield on the 10-year Treasury has jumped almost 50 basis points this month, peaking at 2.23% yesterday morning, its highest level since April 2012. It's since...

Not even Gross, Gundlach immune to bond gloom

May 21, 2013

The fear of rising interest rates is causing investors to lose their stomach for core bond funds — and not even bond titans Jeffrey Gundlach and Bill Gross have been immune to the dwindling enthusiasm. The intermediate-term-bond category has...

Buffett skips Apple bonds, other corporate debt

May 7, 2013

Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said he isn't investing in corporate debt, including Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s record offering, because yields are too low. “We're not buying...

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,...

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