Bonds & Fixed Income

  1. Corporate Bondholders May Lose $1.1 Trillion (GS)

    Black hole: U.S. corporate bonds could suffer $1.1 trillion in losses if interest rates rise 1%, says Goldman Sachs
  2. Junk Paradise: Issuers Flock to Guernsey Island

    Good-bye Brussels: Junk bond issuers have begun to list on the tiny island if Guernsey because regulations are less strict ...
  3. Central Bank Bubble: How Its Size Is Expanding

    The world's central banks have increased their balance sheets by four-fold since 2006 to $21.4 trillion, a third the size ...
  4. Why Soaring Corporate Debt Spree Is Risky for Investors (WMT, XON)

    House of cards: The Fed is concerned about rapidly expanding levels of corporate debt as bond issuance reaches an estimated ...
  5. Why This Global Bond Fund Is Losing Right Now

    Here's why many investors and advisors are getting out of this fund at breakneck speed.
  6. Stronger Dollar, Rising Yields in Focus (VTI, SPY)

    Expectations of a rate increase in December are solidifying, and stocks are feeling the pressure.
  1. Why Cash Has Become King Again

    Often, high levels of cash in investors' portfolios represent excessive caution. We explain why this time is different.
  2. What Are L Bonds and How Do They Work?

    New on the scene, L bonds can provide fixed-income investors with a nice alternative to low-yielding offerings, but come ...
  3. The Best Bet for Retirement Income: Bonds or Bond Funds?

    Retirees seeking income from their investments typically look into bonds. Here's a look at the types of bonds, bond funds ...
  4. What's a Tax-Efficient Investment for a Large Sum?

    Here's how to invest a large sum, such as assets from a profit-sharing plan, with a mind toward tax efficiency.
  5. Why Bond Fund Returns Could Fall If Interest Rates Rise

    When the Fed decides to raise interest rates again, bond fund returns could suffer in the short term. But some say the impact ...
  6. What to Tell Clients About New Money Market Rules

    New money market rules will have little impact on clients. Here's what to tell them if they ask.
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