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  • Are bond managers getting antsy? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:04 PM ET

    Markets have frustrated expectations for rising bond yields, but some bond managers are still antsy and are looking to protect their portfolios.

  • Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, says there may be bubbles in some bond markets like junk bonds. He also explains why the Fed is "behind the curve" on inflation.

  • What taper tantrum? EM bonds return to peaks Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:28 PM ET

    Emerging market bonds have been hot this year, erasing price falls following last year's "taper tantrum," but some say the rally may be getting old.

  • Will yields on high-yield bonds get even lower? Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Yields on high-yield bonds already don't live up to their name, but some believe they could fall further despite expectations interest rates will rise.

  • Investors pare risky bond holdings, brace for selloff Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 6:31 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the biggest investors have started to pull back from riskier fixed-income assets even as the Federal Reserve keeps on a green light for risk.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- Moody's pushed its rating on Puerto Rico's debt deeper into junk territory on Tuesday and prices of the island's troubled electric authority's bonds plunged as investors awaited word on whether they would receive a scheduled payment on the securities.

  • Time to sell your junk (bonds) Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    While crying, "Bubble!" has been a cottage industry for some pundits, you can argue that high yield is starting to look, well, bubbly.

  • With yields so low, which bonds should you buy now? Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:06 PM ET

    Interest rates and whether bonds are expensive may be up for debate, but some are tipping bond picks, with emerging Europe among the favorites.

  • Why low bond yields are all you deserve Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    While bonds' thin spreads over Treasurys have spurred concerns investors may be overpaying for yield, some analysts say low payouts may be justified.

  • Go figure: Investors still pump money into bonds Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    Traders signal orders on the financial floor at CME Group's Chicago Board of Trade.

    Despite all the anticipation of money fleeing fixed income and dashing toward equities, bonds continue to get a bid.

  • Five bond market risks to worry about: Pimco Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 9:41 PM ET

    Yield-hungry bond investors have pushed ever further into high-risk territory and Pimco sees five warning signs bond markets are getting too frothy.

  • Watch out: A bond selloff may be looming Sunday, 11 May 2014 | 7:04 PM ET

    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.

  • I'm putting money into EM debt: Pro     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    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.

  • Why investors keep buying expensive bonds Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    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.

  • Will a weaker yuan heighten China property risks? Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    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.

  • Puerto Rico bonds do the unexpected: Rally Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:28 PM ET
    Signs of economic depression are visible in the Condado neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

    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 first debt sale in months Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 3:59 PM ET
    Signs of economic depression are visible in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

    Puerto Rico plans to issue about $2.86 billion in general obligation bonds in March, the Government Development Bank said on Tuesday.

  • Why Puerto Rico needs to borrow money—and soon Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    A vacant building in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Puerto Rico is in a struggle to borrow money—and it has to do it quickly if it wants to keep ratings agencies happy.

  • Boost fixed income returns with junk: Pro     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    Jeff Peskind, Phoenix Investment Adviser, says if you need income, junk bonds have the lowest interest rate sensitivity of any bond class.

  • Europe junk debt: Why US sales are soaring Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    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.