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"It's still too early to call a bear market in bonds," said Garth Friesen, AVM/III Associates, weighing in on the outlook on bonds after a 30-year bull run.
Jeffrey Gundlach, DoubleLine Capital CEO, provides his predictions on fixed income returns, and discusses his concerns about a credit risk bubble building.
Kevin Giddis, Morgan Keegan, explains how bonds are getting a boost from heightening fiscal fears.
Investors are flocking to fixed income ETFs -- but they may be dangerous when rates rise.
Markets expect the Fed to continue buying Treasurys, but the course for rates is more likely to be determined by the "fiscal cliff" talks.
A weak economy, soft corporate earnings and the fiscal cliff, investment houses are warning of impending market turmoil. The outlook is gloomy for the immediate future, with glimmers of optimism for the longer term.
Gary Dugan, CIO, Asia & Middle East, Coutts likes equities, and says investors should let go of the security offered by bonds. He warns of about 10-15% in capital losses on junk bonds.
Investors looking to buy corporate bonds must temper their expectations for 2013.
A credit markets boom could last another five years, but its end will be much harder than when the last bear market hit, a market strategist told CNBC.
Jeff Peskind, founder and CIO of Phoneix Investment Adviser, suggests to CNBC that the final weeks leading to the fiscal cliff present a good buying opportunity for some of the smaller high-yield junk bonds.
European bank debt, once an investment pariah, is suddenly popular. The NYT reports.
Treasurys and high-quality corporate bonds remain the favorites, even with their already unexceptional — and in some cases unprofitable — yields.
The "fiscal cliff" has investors speculating about higher taxes and their impact on the tax-friendly bonds preferred by high-income earners.
After a year in which junk bonds were anything but junky, the outlook for high-yield fixed income is about to get murkier.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Robert McKendry, TJM Institutional Services, about whether it is time for investors to cash out some of their winning investments.
Stephen Bodurtha, Citi Private Bank, explains why he is bullish on European equities, and investors should consider buying high quality corporate bonds.
CNBC's David Faber talks with Jim Casey, JPMorgan about the flood of junk bonds hitting the market and whether investors should stay away.
"We're looking to understand how good the fixed income business has been, how good housing has been and all the various ways it's impacting them," said Betsy Graseck, Morgan Stanley analyst, explaining what she is looking for when big banks report their third quarter earnings. "How are you going to reinvest in a declining yield environment?" she asked.
Gary Kaminsky highlights a sale of junk bonds that he thinks will be a raw, risky deal for buyers and talks about why he thinks it's a product of the Fed's continued quantitative easing.
CNBC's David Faber speaks to Steve Tananbaum, GoldenTree Asset Management CIO, about where the credit markets could be headed.