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  • When Will the Bond Bubble Burst? Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:40 AM ET
    8 tax breaks that cost Treasury trillions

    When will the bond bubble burst? The Fed's action yesterday has reignited debate about the Bond Bubble.

  • Why the Rush to Fixed Income May Be Dangerous Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 3:54 PM ET

    Investors are flocking to fixed income ETFs -- but they may be dangerous when rates rise.

  • BlackRock's 2013 Bond Outlook Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 1:42 PM ET
    BlackRock's 2013 Bond Outlook

    Rick Rieder, BlackRock's fixed income CIO, provides his view on the bond market and his key fixed income picks for next year.

  • All Eyes Are on the Fed, but 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms Larger Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 6:00 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Building, Washington, D.C.

    Markets expect the Fed to continue buying Treasurys, but the course for rates is more likely to be determined by the "fiscal cliff" talks.

  • Forecasting Wall Street With a Finger in the Wind Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 11:56 AM ET
    How to Trade a Familiar and Frustrating Fixed Income Market

    A weak economy, soft corporate earnings and the fiscal cliff, investment houses are warning of impending market turmoil. The outlook is gloomy for the immediate future, with glimmers of optimism for the longer term.

  • ETF Investors See Fiscal Cliff Solution Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 2:23 PM ET

    Inflows into US-listed ETFs rose strongly in November as the approaching fiscal cliff failed to deter investors from committing new money to ETFs.

  • Where Are Pensions Putting Their Assets? Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 2:00 AM ET
    Where Are Pensions Putting Their Assets?

    Nancy Curtin, chief investment officer at Close Brothers Asset Management, tells CNBC that both in the United States and the UK you are seeing pension funds switch out of equities into fixed income.

  • Bonds Bid Up by Mounting 'Cliff' Fears Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 2:39 PM ET
    U.S. Savings Bonds

    U.S. Treasuries gained on Wednesday as investors saw a diminishing likelihood that U.S. lawmakers will stave off a mix of spending cuts and tax hikes.

  • Time to Be Picky About Corporate Bonds Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    Investors looking to buy corporate bonds must temper their expectations for 2013.

  • US Bonds Rise on Fed Buying Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 12:49 PM ET
    U.S. Savings Bonds

    U.S. Treasurys prices rose on Tuesday as some traders bought long-dated debt to resell to the Federal Reserve after the central bank's latest purchase for a bond program aimed at lowering interest rates and helping the economy.

  • US Bonds Slip on China Data, Spain Aid Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 4:28 PM ET
    U.S. Savings Bonds

    U.S. Treasurys prices slipped on Monday after Spain sought help for its banks and data showed the pace of Chinese manufacturing quickened, damping demand for safe-haven U.S. debt.

  • Farr: Beware of Bond Funds and Especially These Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 11:42 AM ET

    Farr feels there is a disconnect between what investors are expecting from municipal bond funds and what is a likely outcome.

  • ’The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement’: New Book Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 12:09 PM ET
    ’The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement’: New Book

    There are now more than 25 million single women over the age of 45 in the US and approaching retirement. This author offers advice on the opportunities and challenges of single women as they approach the so-called "golden years."

  • World of Worry Makes Treasury Play Hard to Derail Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 3:41 PM ET
    World of Worry Makes Treasury Play Hard to Derail

    With most developed economies submerged in solvency and debt issues, the notion of a significant selloff seems remote right now.

  • How to Trade a Familiar and Frustrating Fixed Income Market

    Treasurys and high-quality corporate bonds remain the favorites, even with their already unexceptional — and in some cases unprofitable — yields.

  • Tax Uncertainty Puts Muni Bonds Back in the Spotlight

    The "fiscal cliff" has investors speculating about higher taxes and their impact on the tax-friendly bonds preferred by high-income earners.

  • Add Alpha to Your Portfolio with Currencies Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 3:37 PM ET
    Currency Investing Can Add Alpha to Your Portfolio

    If your returns in fixed income look a little lean, adding currencies to your portfolio can generate more cash without a lot of risk.

  • Uncertainty is Good for Bond Markets: Pro Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | 6:40 PM ET
    Uncertainty is Good for Bond Markets: Pro

    Jamie Stuttard, Head of International Bond Portfolio Management, Pyramis Global Advisors says the upcoming fiscal cliff talks, and various European elections in 2013 will continue to dominate the bond markets.

  • As Stocks Fall, Some Hedge Funds Outperform Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 3:46 PM ET
    As Stocks Fall, Some Hedge Funds Outperform

    Despite a tumultuous year marked by uneven performance, capital returns and investor criticism of the hedge-fund industry, some of its biggest names are now comfortably in the black – and a few are in double-digit territory.

  • Morgan Stanley: Four Reasons to Be Bullish Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Morgan Stanley: Four Reasons to Be Bullish

    Gregory Peters, Morgan Stanley chief cross-asset strategist, explains why he is optimistic about the markets and where he is finding investment opportunities in emerging markets.