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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...

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...

Another red flag as veteran bond fund manager raises white flag

November 30, 2012

A major bond-fund manager has thrown in the towel on long-only investing. The move is the latest warning to fixed-income investors, who have doubled the assets in long-only bond funds since the financial crisis, to more than $2 trillion. Stewart...

Assets swing like a pendulum do — but just how far?

November 15, 2012

The fourth year of the great bond buying jamboree looks as if it's about to come to an end. Thus, it seems like a good time to take a look at just how far investors' portfolios have swung toward fixed-income and away from equities. Investors'...

A twist on bond laddering

August 14, 2012

The macro picture these days certainly is a mixed bag. Global growth may be sputtering. Inflation may be under control, but for how long? High market volatility seems to be the new normal, while the low-interest rate environment has investors...

Conduct due diligence on bond funds beyond a performance review

April 27, 2017

When sorting through the bond mutual fund universe, what's inside may be different than you expected and can be harmful (or rewarding) for your client's portfolio. Despite increased pressure from lower-cost passive mutual funds and ETFs, actively...

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,”...

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...

Income with Impact: The Investment Case for Green Bonds

April 19, 2017

Green bonds allow fixed income investors to both fulfill their investment objectives and make a positive impact on the environment. With pricing levels between green and conventional bonds generally very close and highly correlated, the investment...

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...

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,”...

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...

Junk bonds face wave of supply just as investors turn sour

September 1, 2017

After a tough summer for junk bonds, with investors yanking cash out of the market, the clouds are gathering for a potentially stormy fall. September is typically among the busiest periods of the year for debt sales, posing a risk to issuers...

DoubleLine Capital's tale of two Jeffreys

August 29, 2017

It's not easy to outdo your boss, particularly when your boss is Jeffrey Gundlach, the bond savant of DoubleLine Capital. But that's exactly what DoubleLine's other Jeffrey -- the nice Jeffrey -- has been doing lately. Jeffrey Sherman, Gundlach's...

UBS loses another Puerto Rico bond claim, this time for $4.4 million

March 31, 2017

UBS Financial Services Inc. has lost yet another multi-million dollar Finra arbitration award stemming from the sale of Puerto Rico bonds and closed-end funds. According to the arbitration award, which was decided on Wednesday by a three-member...

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