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  • Why Wall Street is going back into junk Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.

    Wall Street is dipping back in to the junk bond market after the rout in high-yield corporates resulted in record outflows just a week ago.

  • Junk bonds tumble, fears emerge   Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:01 PM ET
    Junk bonds tumble, fears emerge

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the fall in junk bonds is raising questions about the health of equities.

  • Why ETFs may be the biggest bond worry Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Declining credit standards among bond issuers may be worrying, but the papers' buyers, especially ETFs, may also pose risks if liquidity dries up.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Aug. 1, 2014, in New York.

    Stocks could see a continued selloff, O'Neil Securities' Kenny Polcari says. But the shift is more about repositioning, says Citigroup's Suni Hartford.

  • Junk bonds plunge as chase for yield evaporates Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Ultra-low rates have spurred investors to chase yield in ever riskier corners of the bond market, but some are starting to pull out of the race.

  • Bond investors dump the junk Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    Speculative-grade debt was shunned by investors last week with new data showing that high-yield bond funds saw their largest outflows for over a year.

  • Why China hasn’t seen more defaults Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Despite dire predictions that China faced a slew of defaults, few mainland borrowers have welshed amid various stripes of government intervention.

  • What Yellen said on junk bonds isn’t what markets heard Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Tech shares sold off Tuesday after Fed Chief Yellen said some valuations were "stretched," but similar comments on high-yield bonds got a yawn.

  • Don’t get too comfortable with low bond yields Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    So far this year, bond yields have thwarted forecasts they would rise, but many analysts are sticking with their calls for a march higher.

  • 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.

  • There are 'bubble-like conditions' in bonds: Pro   Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:17 PM ET
    There are 'bubble-like conditions' in bonds: Pro

    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.

  • 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.