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Bonds beat stocks over 30 years for first time since 1861

November 6, 2011

The biggest bond gains in almost a decade have pushed the 30-year returns on long-term Treasuries above those of stocks — the first time that's happened since before the Civil War. Fixed-income investments had advanced 6.25% year-to-date through...

Pimco: MBS that fell after refi rules a buy

October 30, 2011

Investors should buy Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage-backed securities, which have slumped in response to planned changes to the government-supported companies' refinancing rules, according to Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC. “If...

JPMorgan likes junk bonds over stocks

October 16, 2011

Junk bonds are becoming as attractive as stocks as relative yields on the debt soar to a two-year high and a U.S. recession becomes likelier, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. “We believe investors should favor income-producing investments,”...

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...

BlackRock is buying a boatload of junk bonds

September 25, 2011

BlackRock Inc., the world's biggest money manager, has been buying junk bonds since relative yields widened to levels that signal default rates more than three times the current pace and in excess of Wall Street's most bearish outlooks for the...

Bondholders are getting 'skunked' by Fed, Gross says

May 8, 2011

A federal funds target at virtually 0% poses an immediate threat to bondholders amid rising inflation and negative real yields, according to Bill Gross, who runs the world's biggest mutual fund at Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC. “Bond...

In break from Allianz, Pimco to open own brokerage biz

January 23, 2011

In a step toward more independence, Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC is taking control of fund sales from parent Allianz SE after the unit's assets jumped sixfold since the takeover a decade ago. Pimco is waiting for regulatory approval...

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...

Largest U.S. pension fund may slash exposure to stocks

November 13, 2017

The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension fund, is considering more than doubling its bond allocation to reduce risk and volatility as the stock bull market approaches nine years. Calpers is looking at a menu...

Bond prices edge up on European debt woes

April 29, 2010

The Treasury market is trading in a narrow range Thursday as investors balance European debt concerns with signs of an improving U.S. economy. Stock prices rose after a report on jobs and strong earnings showed the economy is continuing to get...

Jeffrey Gundlach called it on risky link between stocks and junk bonds

November 10, 2017

Jeffrey Gundlach has been warning something's got to give. Based on the past two days, looks like we have our answer. Stocks fell around the world a second day and high-yield bonds headed for a fourth straight loss, resuming a historic correlation...

High-yield bonds attract flows

October 11, 2009

High-yield bonds have given stocks a run for investors' money this year, and a tepid U.S. economic recovery could keep institutional money flowing to that corner of the credit market, according to some market watchers. Even with the Merrill...

Gross: "New normal' may be to avoid bonds

October 4, 2009

In the “new normal” of slower economic growth and lower investment returns, Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC's Bill Gross is himself buying steady, dividend- paying stocks. “You want to look for stability of income and growth,”...

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...

Heavy government borrowing, inflationary policies to cut bond prices

September 6, 2009

The three-decade overall bull market in bonds is dead — and though there are opportunities in some corporate and emerging-markets bonds, the easy money has been made. Market watchers are warning that investors who seek safety in Treasuries...

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...

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,...

With yields low and interest rates headed up, what kind of bonds do advisers buy? ​

September 19, 2017

The ancient Etruscans believed you could tell the future by examining sheep livers, a practice called haruspicy. This was known as the wisdom of the ancients. Nevertheless, haruspicy probably had a better record of predicting interest rates...

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...

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...

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