Bonds & Fixed Income

  1. Are Junk Bond ETFs Actually Cheap? (HYG)

    Even though junk debt is overvalued, junk bond ETF HYG is relatively cheap compared to Treasuries, stated bond analyst Marty ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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.
  4. Has the Search For Yield Gone Too Far?

    Are Italian 50 year bonds a good idea?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  1. Asset Allocation: Is Your Portfolio Diversified?

    The right asset allocation strategy means that you will stick with it through bear and bull markets.
  2. U.S. Savings Bonds: Best Long-term Bond Investment Available?

    A 20-year Series EE savings bond pays more interest than a 20-year Treasury bond. So are government-issued long-term bonds ...
  3. Why Money Market Reform Matters To You

    Jeff Rosenberg looks at the quickly approaching money market reform as an opportunity for investors to potentially pick up ...
  4. Duration is On My Mind

    In this explainer on duration, we talk about some of the risks and opportunities in a potentially rising interest rate environment.
  5. 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. ...
  6. 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.
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