Fixed Income


  • Hedge Funds Are Buying More Muni Bonds Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 12:01 PM ET

    A spike in yields and a desire to diversify portfolios is prompting some unusual investors to jump into the municipal bond market, say traders and analysts.

  • Poll: Time to Buy Muni Bonds? Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 6:30 AM ET

    While some experts see this as an opportunity, skeptics says it's a new financial crisis in the making and that muni bonds should be avoided.  Tell us what you think.

  • How States Can Fix Budget Crisis Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 6:29 AM ET

    States are caught in an extended fiscal squeeze caused by rising costs and lower tax receipts. In addition, the aid distributed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is pretty much used up.

  • UBS Bonus Delay Not Due to Pool Size: CEO Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 8:20 AM ET

    Delays in the announcement of the bonuses at UBS were not due to executives' unhappiness about the size of the bonus pool, UBS CEO Oswald Gruebel told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Muni Bond Yields Higher Than Junk: DoubleLine's Gundlach Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 2:39 PM ET

    People need to think about junk bonds in relation to comparing them to municipal bonds, Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of the fixed income investment management firm DoubleLine Capital and former CIO of TCW Group, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Planning For Retirement Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:20 AM ET
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    Maybe it's the turning of the calendar or that little bit of a tailwind in our economy's sail, but if you’re thinking about retirement, do something about it. Say yes to the New Year, not to the old you.

  • Morningstar Names Top Fund Managers for the Year Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    Morningstar, the big rater of mutual fund performance, named managers from Sequoia, Janus and Templeton as its top fund managers of the year.

  • Morningstar Names Top Fund Managers for the Year Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 1:19 PM ET

    Morningstar, the big rater of mutual fund performance, named managers from Sequoia, Janus and Templeton as its top fund managers of the year.

  • Australia

    Fixed income investment firms have found the global marketplace successful, specifically non-dollar bonds, as opposed to bonds in the United States, Jason Brady, head of fixed income at Thornburg Investment, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Buffett's Berkshire Sells $1.5B of Debt Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 2:42 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold $1.5 billion of 3-year and 10-year investment-grade notes guaranteed by the company.

  • Vanguard Founder Critical of Some ETF Returns Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 3:25 PM ET

    ETFs (exchange-traded funds) may be one of the greatest marketing tools of the 21st century, but, perhaps, not the best investing tool, founder and former CEO of Vanguard, John Bogle, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Volatile Muni Market Taxes Confidence But Not Returns Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:31 PM ET
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    The recent selloff in the historically stable municipal bond market may have given tax-conscious investors pause, but investment pros say the intrinsic value of munis remains, especially for tax-conscious investors.

  • Greenberg: Mining the Muni Bond Mess Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 1:35 PM ET
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    Muni-bond funds of all types have been taking a drubbing, and the weakness continues.

  • Hedge And Look For Alternatives Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 11:33 AM ET

    Smart investors need to look at savvy investment alternatives, from junk bonds to short selling to commodities, say three financial advisors.

  • Editor's Introduction: No Normal? Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    For all the talk of a new normal, some may be wondering if it is more a matter of no normal. Do the same rules —diversification, buy and hold—and vehicles—mutual funds, single stocks—still apply? Is there a new calculus, physics to the world of investing?

  • Asset Allocation: Time For A Change Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 9:59 AM ET
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    Asset allocation strategists haven’t had an easy time in recent years. For awhile they dished out bigger weightings to defensive plays—bonds, cash and commodities. But for 2011, strategists recommend investors boost allocations to ride the wave.

  • The 411 About Your 401(k) Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 9:49 AM ET

    After a year and a half of stock market gains, you might be feeling a little better about your 401(k). Once shattered, it may now only be battered. But in the high-speed, global market of today, both the options and challenges in managing your portfolio are greater than ever.

  • Diversification: Broken Or Forgotten? Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 9:47 AM ET

    How do you spread out your risk when so many asset classes seem to be going in the same direction? Well, there's still sense in spreading the wealth and limiting the pain.

  • Water Scarcity a Bond Risk, Study Warns Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 10:36 AM ET
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    The municipal bonds that help finance a major portion of the nation’s water supply may be riskier than investors realize because their credit ratings do not adequately reflect the growing risks of water shortages and legal battles over water supplies, according to a new study.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Muni Bond Crisis is Overblown Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 9:34 AM ET
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    If you go by some recent notable analysts' reports, we are headed for a municipal bond crisis to rival the financials' collapse of 2008. This doomsday prognosis is simply overblown, and here's why.