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Bill Gross chooses to load up on futures, generates big losses

September 13, 2018

​ Bill Gross leveraged up his bond fund through the use of futures during the first half of this year, only to suffer big losses on those tied to interest rates. Gross, who as manager of the Janus Henderson Global Unconstrained Bond Fund has...

Popularity of collateralized loan obligations widens thanks to demand from rich

September 5, 2018

Some of the world's wealthiest clans have been throwing their money into an esoteric piece of financial engineering that has Wall Street in its thrall. They're called collateralized loan obligations, and they transform riskier company loans...

Three disruptions reshaping fixed-income markets

September 4, 2018

Fixed-income markets are growing more efficient by the day, and with this, the old guard of bond fund managers is under pressure. Former stars at established firms are fading — in some cases fast — as market data grow wider, deeper, and...

Fixed-income ETFs ranked by second quarter performance

August 18, 2018

Ranked by quarterly returns Name/ticker 3-month return 1-year return Net assets ($M) Expense ratio* 3-month average daily volume 1 Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP) 5.72% 0.98% $509.30 0.75% 1,227,490 2 WisdomTree Bloomberg US Dollar...

Puerto Rico sales-tax bonds soar on news of debt deal

August 9, 2018

Puerto Rico bonds soared as much as 30% after the island reached a debt restructuring deal with owners of its sales-tax backed securities, marking a significant milestone in the government's record bankruptcy. The U.S. territory's subordinated...

Bill Gross sees bond fund assets hit lowest level since November 2014

August 9, 2018

Investors pulled money from Bill Gross's bond fund for the fifth consecutive month in July, reducing the fund's assets to the lowest since November 2014, less than two months after Mr. Gross took over the go-anywhere pool. The Janus Henderson...

The end of the Goldilocks credit markets?

May 21, 2018

"Goldilocks" was the byword for credit markets in 2017. The first synchronized global economic expansion since the financial crisis underpinned a strong rally in credit spreads. Economic growth and inflation ran "just right" to support asset...

Cash management platform gains appeal among advisers amid rising interest rates and frothy markets

July 27, 2018

The ever-frothy equity markets coupled with rising interest rates are starting to make cash look a lot more attractive to investors and financial advisers. It's a pattern that should play right into the hands of Gary Zimmerman, founder and CEO...

Retirement planning 10 years after the financial crisis

June 28, 2018

Ten years after the start of the 2008 financial crisis, the retirement income conversation is starkly different than it once was. In fact, everything has changed, from the way advisers and investors look at risk, to the investment vehicles they...

Pimco's Dan Ivascyn on inflation risk and market volatility

May 7, 2018

Pimco has been riding a wave of success, reporting a fourth-quarter operating profit of $684 million, the highest since co-founder Bill Gross left the firm in 2014. Many have attributed the company's revival to chief investment officer Daniel...

Why your portfolio may have too much equity risk (Hint: It's your bonds)

October 12, 2017

Industry-wide calls for interest rates to rise over the past five years may be inflicting an unintended toll on portfolios: Many are overexposed to equity and equity-like risk, with little to offset it. When the Fed dropped its target short-term...

Guggenheim said to consider sale of asset management unit

June 21, 2018

Guggenheim Partners is exploring the sale of a stake in its $250 billion asset-management unit overseen by Scott Minerd, according to people familiar with the matter. Guggenheim Partners Investment Management has been in talks with global insurers,...

Bank loans or high-yield bonds? Maybe both.

November 28, 2017

Investors searching for income often find it in the below-investment grade credit space. The challenge for advisers becomes, "Where do I put my clients' junk bond dollars to work?" When it comes to investing in below-investment grade credit,...

Bond allocations: Be real, patient and flexible

October 30, 2017

Bond yields hit their year-to-date lows in early September with the 10-year Treasury yield getting as low as 2.03%. Low yields in the Treasury market are accompanied with historically expensive corporate and municipal bonds. Investors faced...

What would happen if there was a sharp rise in interest rates?

July 25, 2017

When analyzing the current state of the bond markets, financial advisers may be concerned about the potential for interest rates to rise faster than the markets have priced in. While this development may not be probable, it is certainly possible...

Corporate bonds look risky after a decade of heavy issuance

May 4, 2018

Corporate debt investors, having partied like it's 1999, should remember what came after that: a big wave of defaults. The 2000 to 2002 recession looms only faintly in the minds of many on Wall Street, but it may be the best model for the potential...

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....

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...

Guggenheim's Minerd sees defaults, recession ahead

March 21, 2018

Companies that went on a borrowing binge may default on their debt as interest rates increase and the prospect of a recession grows, according to Scott Minerd, chief investment officer at Guggenheim Partners. After skirting defaults and bankruptcies...

Muni market offers refuge from volatility

March 8, 2018

Quick: What are the most commonly used adjectives when describing the $3.8 trillion municipal bond market? If you said, "sleepy" or "boring," you win. Over the last three weeks, it has lived up to that reputation, with yields on 10-year AAA...

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