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Muni market's new way around Trump ban

November 27, 2019

Anyone who agreed to buy the bonds sold by Washington state this month has a long wait until they see a return on their investment: the nearly $400 million of securities won't be delivered until March 2021. The delay is the result of an increasingly...

Trump tax cut sets off boom in taxable munis

November 22, 2019

At Eaton Vance's daily 8:45 a.m. meetings with fixed-income executives, a usually overlooked segment of the bond world has been coming up more often. That's because a deluge of debt sales unleashed this year in the $485 billion taxable municipal-bond...

Flows into bond ETFs surpass those into equity ETFs for first time since 2009

November 20, 2019

Whether it's in response to the nonstop efforts to impeach President Trump, the record-level stock market valuations or any of several geopolitical concerns, a growing risk-off mood among investors is sending money flooding into fixed-income...

Looking under the hood of an ESG-focused high-yield bond fund

November 18, 2019

Tim Leary took over as lead manager of the RBC BlueBay High Yield Bond Fund (RGHYX) in January 2017, 10 months before the fund was converted to focus on environmental, social and governance causes.​ Mr. Leary, 37, admits that at times he's...

Making a 60/40 portfolio work when bond yields are low

November 13, 2019

Historically low interest rates, including negative sovereign bond yields in large swaths of the globe, have sparked conversations among market strategists about the death of the traditional portfolio asset allocation of 60% stocks and 40% bonds....

Shifting to value stocks just in the nick of time

November 11, 2019

Without officially admitting or denying that growth stocks' decade-long run has come to a close, some financial advisers and market watchers are giving a committed nod toward value stocks as the next train to ride. Last week at Charles Schwab...

Mega bond sell-off spurs $1.2 billion outflow from Treasury fund

November 11, 2019

Investors are pulling the plug on a strategy tracking long-dated Treasuries as U.S. stocks trade near all-time highs. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond exchange-traded fund (TLT) posted its worst week of outflows on record, with traders yanking...

Morgan Stanley sees market returns tumbling over next 10 years

November 4, 2019

A weak environment for economic growth and inflation, paired with low bond yields, portends anemic returns from a typical stock-bond portfolio over the next decade, according to Morgan Stanley. A traditional fund — split 60% equities and 40%...

Lower bond yields leave advisers pursuing controversial income strategy

October 30, 2019

As the Federal Reserve announces its third interest-rate cut of the year, after more than a decade spent trying to push rates higher, financial advisers are being forced to get creative when searching for income-producing investments for their...

Fed will spark 'temper tantrum' by holding rates, Jefferies says

October 28, 2019

Markets are pricing in about a 90% probability that the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates on Wednesday. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. isn't so sure. The global headwinds that pushed the central bank to cut rates in July and September...

This week marks beginning of a seasonal rally

October 28, 2019

As seasonal stock market trends go, there's nothing quite like the end of October when it comes to bullish outlooks. And this year could be better than most, according to market analysts. "Investors have been bidding up stocks because they believe...

Fixed income is still a mystery to many investors

October 28, 2019

The top-line takeaway from a BNY Mellon Investment Management national survey on fixed-income investing was stunning: A measly 8% of Americans were able to accurately define fixed-income investments. The 29-question online survey of just more...

Uncovering yield in emerging markets not for the faint of heart

October 18, 2019

Katherine Renfrew is the lead portfolio manager of the $530 million TIAA-CREF Emerging Markets Debt Fund (TEDNX), which has a five-star rating from Morningstar and has been a top percentile performer over the past 1-, 3-, and 5-year periods....

Michael Hasenstab fund loses $3 billion in a miserable quarter

October 16, 2019

Franklin Templeton's flagship Global Bond Fund lost $3 billion in the third quarter​ as two of its biggest investments soured. Total net assets in the fund managed by star investor Michael Hasenstab dropped from $33 billion to $30 billion...

Bill Gross: The Fixx

October 15, 2019

Bill Gross, the fund manager known as the Bond King, has launched a new website that has an archive with some of his investment outlooks from the last four decades, as well as the new investment outlook below: "How low can you go?" has been...

Flight to safety is biggest since Lehman Brothers collapse

October 11, 2019

Investors haven't been this bearish since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. At least that's what their positioning is signaling, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists. Over the past six months, money-market funds attracted $322...

Green bond market just getting started

October 5, 2019

The $50 trillion global bond market might be more than three times the size of the global equity market, but when it comes to adopting environmental, social and governance strategies, the fixed-income market is just getting started. A lack of...

JPMorgan, BlackRock say investors too cautious on repeat of 2008

October 4, 2019

Investors are pumping the brakes too hard on equities amid concern a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis is around the corner, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. and BlackRock Inc. Anastasia Amoroso, a global investment strategist at JPMorgan...

Negative yields find their way into U.S. investor portfolios

September 30, 2019

A migration toward a globally diversified bond allocation could be exposing fixed-income investors to the world's unprecedented $15 trillion worth of negative-yielding government debt. Last week, the $23 billion Vanguard Total International...

Income annuities provide retirees longevity protection

September 28, 2019

Though the discussion in this chapter could be applied to any annuity offering lifetime income benefits, the focus for now returns to income annuities to keep the discussion more manageable. Previous chapters have introduced the role annuities...

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