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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...

'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...

High-grade U.S. bonds run at fastest pace ever past $1 trillion

August 22, 2017

Blue-chip companies have sold more than $1 trillion of bonds in 2017, passing that milestone for the sixth straight year, as Federal Reserve rate hikes spur companies to borrow while it's still cheap. Sales from Amazon.com Inc. and Philip Morris...

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...

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...

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'...

Mounting evidence shows eco-friendly bonds outperform conventional ones

September 5, 2017

Evidence is mounting that bonds that finance environmental projects perform better than conventional ones, HSBC Holdings Plc said in a report. The U.K.'s largest bank said green bonds are trading closer to benchmarks than regular debt issued...

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...

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...

European junk bonds posted highest returns after financial crisis

August 15, 2017

If you'd bought European high-yield bonds the day the global financial crisis erupted, closed your eyes and held onto them through the unprecedented events of the following decade, you would now be sitting on a 100 percent return. On the other...

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...

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...

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...

Gundlach faces battle to keep his bond star from fading

August 24, 2017

Times are tough for active managers, even for Hall of Famers such as Jeffrey Gundlach, manager of the DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund. As the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, the fund's assets have declined 13 percent to $53.6 billion...

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