Bonds & Fixed Income

  1. Nuveen Sets NXP Monthly Distribution (NXP)

    Interest rates remain low thanks to U.S. Federal Reserve policy. That has investors looking for strong yields from municipal ...
  2. 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.
  3. Has the Search For Yield Gone Too Far?

    Are Italian 50 year bonds a good idea?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  1. Smart Beta Bond ETFs to Watch (BYLD, FIBR, SPED)

    While smart beta fixed-income funds represent a fairly small niche, the market for them is likely to increase in the future. ...
  2. Why Bonds May No Longer Be Able to Save Stocks

    Historically low bond yields have helped boost stocks in recent years. We discuss why this may no longer be enough.
  3. Three Themes that Will Shape Investing in Q4

    What should investors expect in the last quarter of the year? We see three themes that are likely to shape economies and ...
  4. 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. ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
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