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  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Are High Yield Bonds Heading for 'Carnage'?     Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    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.

  • Bond Fund Outflows Biggest Since 2008: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 10:42 AM ET

    Jim Casey, JPMorgan, discusses the $9 billion outflow from fixed income and reveals when he expects to see a turnaround in the bond market.

  • Ex Goldman Partner on 'Expensive' Lesson     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 5:35 AM ET

    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.

  • US Junk Bonds Still Attractive: Pro     Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Where the Wealthy Are Investing     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

    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.