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Market watchers say inflation risk is real

The Biden administration's record-setting government spending is seen as a path to higher inflation.

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Rising inflation? No problem for fans of emergency cash

Financial advisers continue to recommend hefty cash reserves yielding almost nothing and losing ground to inflation, under the premise that safety trumps yield.

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Are 60-40 portfolios leading investors over a cliff?

The big increase in the U.S. M1 money supply could lead to inflationary pressures that will increase risks for the fixed-income portion of a 60-40 portfolio allocation.

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Bond traders are terrible at timing Fed rate hikes

In late 2008, amid the financial crisis, traders expected several Fed hikes in the following couple of years, but central bank officials didn't tighten until 2015.

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Vice proves hard habit to kick as ESG enters credit markets

Companies in sectors that many ESG funds would exclude, such as tobacco, fossil fuel and gaming companies, can still access credit markets with relative ease, investors say.

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Verizon to tap debt market to pay $36 billion tab on 5G airwaves

The largest U.S. wireless carrier splurged on airwaves in an attempt to catch up to rival T-Mobile in developing new 5G wireless services.

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ESG rises to the top of Lipper Awards

Calvert and American Century bring home overall fund company awards, and a record 21 funds sweep their categories.

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Vanguard’s first active bond ETF has ‘disruption’ written all over it

The low-cost provider is planning a cash-alternative exchange-traded fund whose cost is about half that of popular ETFs in the category.

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Goldman Sachs sells its first ESG bonds

Strong investor demand for sustainable investments pushes offering at the last minute up by $50 million to $800 million.

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Bond returns have 60/40 managers turning to FX

The traditional mix of 60% equities and 40% bonds has come under threat of late as losses in the stock market are sometimes met with little more than a shrug in U.S. Treasuries, rather than a rally that protects the entire portfolio.

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An old bond strategy is new again — and it’s good as gold

A fledgling operation is hoping to turn back the clock by introducing gold bonds that are purchased and repaid with actual gold, a common practice about 90 years ago before FDR’s Gold Reserve Act put the kibosh on all the fun.

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Gush of ESG bond sales expected from blue wave

As control shifts to Democrats, corporate bonds for climate, infrastructure and other projects likely to grow

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Getting annuities onto 401(k) plan menus

SECURE Act provisions providing plan fiduciaries with some legal protection, requirements for lifetime income disclosures on 401(k) statements and a volatile stock market all bode well for these products

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Stocks, bonds rally as election bets are retooled

Investors are looking ahead to a future without massive debt-fueled stimulus spending or a rollback of Trump's tax cuts

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Bond defaults mean almost total losses in new era of bankruptcies

Bondholders are getting back just a few cents on the dollar as a result of weakened covenants, explosion in corporate debt

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Sustainable debt market becoming unsustainable

The European Union's first social bond was vastly oversubscribed, suggesting the market for such securities is underserved

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New 60/40 portfolio substitutes riskier hedges for U.S. debt

Some managers are exploring other investments, ranging from options to currencies, to provide the protection that traditionally came from Treasuries

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Bets mount on steeper Treasury yield curve

Steepener trades are often seen as bets on reflation; investors are also preparing for the possibility of bigger deficits if Democrats prevail in November

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MacKay Shields names Janelle Woodward president

Woodward joins from BMO Global and succeeds retiring president Lucille Protas

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Democratic sweep may be best scenario for risk markets: Credit Suisse

Such a scenario could lead to greater deficit spending that would be 'massively pro-growth,' analysts say