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Bonds Analysis & Opinion

Wall Street Daily
Junk Bonds Still Not Rich Enough By Wall Street Daily - Oct 09, 2015

Income-seeking investors are often tempted by junk bonds – especially if they use a broker who actively markets them. With prices down this year – the Barclays (LONDON:BARC) U.S. Corporate...

James Picerno
Another Rough Week For Junk Bonds By James Picerno - Oct 05, 2015

DoubleLine Capital’s Jeffrey Gundlach says that it’s too early to start buying junk bonds. Although below-investment-grade fixed-income securities have been sliding for more than a year, ...

Hale Stewart
3 Reasons Corporate Yields Are Widening By Hale Stewart - Sep 30, 2015

The above chart from the FRED system shows corporate spreads have widened. The Aaa (red line, left scale) rose from 1.6% to 1.9% since the first of the year while the Baa spread (blue line, right ...

Mike Paulenoff
Down Goes 10-Year Yield By Mike Paulenoff - Sep 28, 2015

IMF head Christine Legarde announced on Monday that the International Monetary Fund intends to lower its growth forecasts due to emerging-market weakness -- 3.3% "is no longer realistic." Let's keep ...

John Mousseau
Yogi And The Bond Markets: Q3 2015 By John Mousseau - Sep 24, 2015

As the third quarter comes to an end, we observe municipal bonds, the Federal Reserve (Fed), and interest rates in the spirit of Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra. When you come to a fork in...

Tiho Brkan
Riddle Me This: Stocks Or Bonds? By Tiho Brkan - Sep 24, 2015

Stocks have underperformed bonds since July 2015. Source: Short Side of Long Global stock bear market continues as we have been discussing throughout August, when the called the bottom in US and EM ...

Simon Lack
Right Now, Bonds Are Dead Money By Simon Lack - Sep 21, 2015

If you aspire to achieve acceptable returns from bond investments, the Fed is in no hurry to help you. They have other objectives than ensuring a preservation of purchasing power for buyers of taxable...

Wall Street Daily
Down But Not Out: Emerging Market Bonds By Wall Street Daily - Sep 20, 2015

Lately, the headlines have been dominated by stories about how badly emerging markets (EMs) are doing. Indeed, EM stock markets are down by as much as a third or more in dollar terms. The iShares MSCI...