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How to play fixed income with rising rates on the way

December 26, 2013

The bond market might have been prepared for the Federal Reserve's tapering announcement last week, but that doesn't mean financial advisers and bond investors shouldn't still be mindful of how the well-telegraphed move will affect fixed-income...

Dirt bonds lead market in 2013 as housing rebounds

December 26, 2013

Municipal debt tied to real-estate development is set to be the best-performing part of the $3.7 trillion state and local-bond market this year as an improving housing market boosts the securities' earnings. Land-backed debt, called dirt bonds,...

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...

Stock market's rally has room to run, Jeremy Siegel says

February 1, 2018

Don't sell yet, because the historic stock market run still has some fuel in the tank, according to Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance at the Wharton School. Speaking Thursday in Orlando, Fla., at TD Ameritrade Institutional's 2018 National...

Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan sees bubbles in stocks and bonds

February 1, 2018

The man who made the term "irrational exuberance" famous says investors are at it again. "There are two bubbles: We have a stock market bubble, and we have a bond market bubble," Alan Greenspan, 91, said Wednesday on Bloomberg Television. Mr....

Municipal bonds once seen as the safest now tarnished

June 20, 2018

Late last month, Fitch Ratings downgraded $2.5 billion of Illinois's sales-tax bonds by five steps, dropping them closer to debt backed only by the state's promise to repay. It may not be the last ratings cut for state and local government bonds...

Old-school portfolios shine as risk parity struggles

June 26, 2013

There have been a lot of naysayers about the old-fashioned 60/40 portfolio, but this year is proving that it is hard to improve on a classic. The $19.5 billion Vanguard Balanced Index Fund (VBINX) which maintains a boring 60% allocation to the...

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...

No tragedy: Greek bonds up 80% since January

December 21, 2012

Investors bold enough to buy junk- rated Greek bonds in January have earned twenty times more than owners of top-rated German debt this year even after the biggest ever sovereign restructuring. Greek government bonds returned 80 percent this...

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...

Institutional investors move into local-currency debt

February 19, 2012

Institutional investors are making big moves into emerging-markets local-currency-debt strategies, taking broad strides to catch up to allocations previously made to emerging-markets bonds denominated in U.S. dollars. And sources said that the...

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...

Pimco reports Q4 earnings of $684M

February 16, 2018

The turnaround at Pimco is complete. The bond manager owned by German insurer Allianz SE on Friday reported a fourth-quarter operating profit of 546 million euros ($684 million), the highest since co-founder Bill Gross quit the firm in the third...

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...

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...

2018 outlook in bond investing calls for change

January 6, 2018

The bond market is bracing for change in 2018. With a backdrop of a handful of expected interest-rate hikes from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, this year could represent the start of the first bear market in bonds since the 1980s. If...

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