Bonds & Fixed Income

  1. U.S. Corporate Bonds Suffer Increasingly Complex Risks (DB, WFC)

    Foreign investors' robust demand for U.S. corporate debt has given these securities more complex risks.
  2. Has the Search For Yield Gone Too Far?

    Are Italian 50 year bonds a good idea?
  3. ETF Strategy: The Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH)

    One ETF option for investors who want to target short-term corporate bonds is the VCSH ETF. We examine the fund’s returns.
  4. Active Bond Funds Beat Market More Than Equity

    The S&P SPIVA Scorecard shows that some actively-managed bond funds are outpacing equity funds in terms of performance.
  5. Freeport's Bondholders Oppose Asset Sale (FCX, APC)

    Bondholders may vote against the company's $2 billion sale of deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets to Anadarko Petroleum, Bloomberg ...
  6. Sanctioned Russia Issues Second Eurobond (RSX, EEM)

    The deal is important because it raises funds for spending commitments and demonstrates access to capital despite U.S. and ...
  1. How Rising Interest Rates Impact Bond Portfolios

    A look at the impact that changing interest rates - rising or falling - have on bonds and what investors need to consider. ...
  2. ETFs That Will Benefit from New Money Market Rules

    The new level of instability in money market funds may represent an opportunity for certain ETFs that seek to provide investors ...
  3. Chart of the Week: Time to Rethink the Role of Treasuries

    This week's chart explains why it's time to rethink the role of U.S. Treasuries in portfolios, and specifically to be cautious ...
  4. The Hidden Portfolio Risk in Higher Rates

    We discuss the implications of a higher rate regime for your portfolio. The answer may surprise you.
  5. Bonds that Have Seen the Most Traffic Lately

    We examine U.S. fixed income fund flow data since the last Fed meeting and points out some trends worth paying attention ...
  6. Are Junk Bonds the New Equities?

    Many investors have begun to treat junk bonds like stocks. Is this a sound strategy?
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