After this month's market gyrations sent high-yield bond prices sharply lower, some analysts believe the air has come out of the market.» Read More
May 22- After Detroit filed for bankruptcy last summer, portfolio managers at Eaton Vance municipal bond funds saw a gem hidden in the plumbing of the beleaguered Midwestern city. Eaton Vance's payoff is just one example of the recovery of municipal junk bond funds so far this year, after a tough 2013..
Yield-hungry bond investors have pushed ever further into high-risk territory and Pimco sees five warning signs bond markets are getting too frothy.
With the U.S.'s zero interest rate era nearing its end, some analysts worry that bonds on the short end of the yield curve may face a selloff.
Bond-fund managers at Loomis Sayles, Fidelity and Eaton Vance are trouncing their benchmarks and almost all their peers by taking advantage of asset allocation rules that permit as much as 35 percent of their holdings in stocks.
Alan Miller, founding partner and CIO of SCM Private, says he is buying emerging market debt because it has higher yields, shorter duration and is investment grade.
BRASILIA, April 29- The Brazilian government will raise taxes on beers, sodas and other beverages in a move that will raise an extra 1.5 billion reais in revenue to help meet its elusive fiscal savings goal. The rapid erosion of the country's finances led Standard& Poor's to cut Brazil's debt rating closer to junk status in March.
LONDON, April 25- Investors are switching their attention back to developing countries' debt after flirting with U.S. and European junk bonds during a year of turbulence in emerging markets.
Bonds are pretty clearly a bad job, with returns relatively meager and prices set to fall, but yield-seeking investors keep pushing money their way.
China's property sector, already a nagging economic risk, may become a victim of the yuan's unexpected weakening as developers' debt costs may rise.
The $3.7 trillion US municipal bond market has been stunned by what would have been unthinkable a few months ago: Puerto Rico debt is rallying.
Puerto Rico plans to issue about $2.86 billion in general obligation bonds in March, the Government Development Bank said on Tuesday.
Puerto Rico is in a struggle to borrow money—and it has to do it quickly if it wants to keep ratings agencies happy.
Jeff Peskind, Phoenix Investment Adviser, says if you need income, junk bonds have the lowest interest rate sensitivity of any bond class.
Sales of European non-investment grade debt to the U.S. have hit a record high this year, despite the continued issues in the euro zone. There are several key reasons why this is happening.
Robin Doumar, managing partner at Park Square Capital, explains why he expects to see "much more carnage" in the high yield bonds market going forward.
Jim Casey, JPMorgan, discusses the $9 billion outflow from fixed income and reveals when he expects to see a turnaround in the bond market.
Fred Eckert, founding partner and CIO of Phoenix Star Capital, discusses his bankruptcy at the height of the financial crisis and why now is the good time for him to re-enter the market.
Jeff Peskind, founder and CIO at Phoenix Investment Adviser, talks about how the rise of Treasurys will impact high yield bonds and explains that when interest rates increase, the best place to be in is credit.
Robbert Van Batenburg, Newedge, and Tim Gramatovich, Peritus Asset Management, discuss whether assets will continue to inflow into "fixed-income-like" instruments when the Fed begins to implement its tapering program.
Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan Chase; and Stephen Bodurtha, Citi Private Bank, provide an in-depth look at where affluent investors are finding returns amid economic uncertainty.