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Paging long-term investors: Goldman to issue 50-year bonds, says source

October 25, 2010

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the U.S. bank that makes the most revenue from fixed-income trading, plans to sell $250 million of 50-year bonds this week in an offering directed toward individual investors. The debt due November 2060 may yield 6.125...

Historic first: Treasury sells debt with negative yield

October 25, 2010

The Treasury sold $10 billion of five-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities at a negative yield for the first time in the history of U.S. debt. The securities drew a yield of negative 0.55 percent, the same as the average forecast in...

Muni bond inflows heating up

October 22, 2010

Money flowing into municipal bond mutual funds more than doubled to $420 million in the week ended Oct. 20, according to Lipper FMI, a mutual fund research firm. Inflows rose from $168 million in the prior week, marking the second consecutive...

What's a Reg D security really worth? Finra has questions

October 20, 2010

Finra is considering giving further guidance to broker-dealers that sell Regulation D private placements. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. may issue another notice to its broker-dealer members about how private-placement securities...

Framework for appropriate disclosure on munis is needed

October 17, 2010

The following are remarks delivered by Securities and Exchange Commission member Elisse B. Walter on Sept. 21 in San Francisco at the SEC's inaugural hearing on the state of the municipal-securities market. As you know, the purpose of these...

What Bill Gross is buying and selling in his $252B fund

October 15, 2010

Bill Gross, who runs the world’s biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., cut holdings of government-related debt and bought more mortgages in September. The $252 billion Total Return Fund’s investment in government debt was...

Pimco spies 'end of the bond market rally,' unloads Treasuries

October 14, 2010

Pacific Investment Management Co., which runs the world's biggest bond fund, said it sold Treasuries on expectations a second round of debt purchases by the Federal Reserve will have limited impact. “The market is very clearly anticipating...

Faber: Unload bonds while you still can

October 12, 2010

Global markets are heading for an “important turning point” as interest rates begin to rise within about three months and the U.S. dollar gains, according to investor Marc Faber. Investors should buy stocks and sell cash and bonds because...

Why Pimco is snapping up bank debt

September 20, 2010

The cost of protecting U.S. corporate bonds from default has fallen below yield premiums by the most since January as concern ebbs that the world’s largest economy will lapse back into recession, giving Pacific Investment Management Co. more...

Rethinking risk in fixed income

September 12, 2010

Although the run-up in emerging-markets debt may seem a little long in the tooth, a good case can still be made for purchasing these bonds. By most measures, the average 6% yield on the broad category of emerging-markets government bonds looks...

Another lawsuit filed over Schwab bond fund

September 12, 2010

The Charles Schwab Corp. has been hit with another lawsuit claiming that its Total Bond Market Fund, which was represented as tracking the Lehman Brothers U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, loaded up with mortgage-backed securities prior to the financial...

El-Erian: Bond inflows too much of good thing

September 10, 2010

Pacific Investment Management Co.'s Mohamed A. El-Erian said business is booming at the world's largest manager of bond funds and that isn't a good sign for the U.S. economy. Net inflows into bond funds reached $120 billion year to date at the...

Bond investors headed for a doozie of a hangover: Mark Gilbert

September 9, 2010

Like a drunk at a party, the bond market is starting to bump into tables, telling off-color jokes, talking too loudly and spilling drinks. The smart guests will steer clear before he starts screaming at his shoes and wanders off to pray to the...

Janus plans global push into fixed-income funds

September 5, 2010

Janus Capital Group Inc. wants a bigger share of the red-hot bond market. Richard M. Weil, a 14-year veteran of Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC who was chosen in February as Janus' chief executive, has put building Janus' fixed-income...

In low-interest environment, investors turn to high-yield bonds

September 5, 2010

A weak economy, a poor equities market and low interest rates have been a boon to high-yield junk bonds. “It is an attractive alternative to other asset classes,” said Robert Cook, a managing director, lead portfolio manager and head of...

Doubleline's Gundlach sells Treasuries, buys corporate bonds

August 31, 2010

Jeffrey Gundlach, who predicted in June that the 10-year Treasury yield would fall to 2.5 percent, reduced DoubleLine Capital LLC's holdings of U.S. government debt after the security failed to set a record low level. Gundlach, who founded DoubleLine...

Pimco, TCW vector into unexpected sector

August 29, 2010

Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC and TCW Group Inc. are investing in bonds guaranteed by aircraft as U.S. airlines hold back from adding seats to protect profitability, preserving the value of their planes. Through last Thursday, junk-rated...

Bond stampede turning mutual fund world on its head

August 29, 2010

Retail investors, burned by two market crashes in a decade, have shunned stocks for the longest stretch in more than 23 years, upsetting the balance of power in the $10.5 trillion mutual fund industry. Bond funds attracted more money than their...

High-yield bonds get more heft

August 23, 2010

A weak economy, dropping stock market and low interest rates are bringing a strong boom to the weakest-rated fixed-income sector — high yield — giving investors top relative returns. “It is an attractive alternative to other asset classes,”...

Bond stampede turning mutual fund world on its head

August 23, 2010

Retail investors in the U.S., burned by two market crashes in a decade, have shunned stocks for the longest stretch in more than 23 years, upsetting the balance of power in the $10.5 trillion mutual-fund industry. Bond funds attracted more money...

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