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

    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
    Boost fixed income returns with junk: Pro

    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
    Are High Yield Bonds Heading for 'Carnage'?

    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
    Bond Fund Outflows Biggest Since 2008: Pro

    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
    Former Goldman Partner on 'Expensive' Lesson

    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
    US Junk Bonds Still Attractive: Pro

    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.

  • Market's Disorderly Conduct Shakes Investor Confidence

    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
    Where the Wealthy Are Investing

    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.

  • The Hunt For Yield Has Gone Too Far: Pro   Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 8:45 PM ET
    The Hunt For Yield Has Gone Too Far: Pro

    Jason Brady, MD & Head of Fixed Income at Thornburg Investment Management, says the current dynamics are showing a lot more risks than rewards.

  • Tips on Navigating the Credit Markets: Expert   Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:43 AM ET
    Tips on Navigating the Credit Markets: Expert

    John Bader, Halcyon Asset Management chairman shares his investment strategies on investing in fixed income.

  • Slovenia Buys Time With $3.5 Billion Bond Issue Friday, 3 May 2013 | 1:58 AM ET
    Slovenia

    Slovenia borrowed $3.5 billion on international markets on Thursday to shore up its ailing banks and stave off a bailout, bouncing back to finish an issue it had aborted two days earlier after Moody's cut its credit rating to junk.

  • Robust Junk Bond Market Questions 'Great Rotation' Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 1:03 AM ET
    Even Muni Bonds May Be Targeted in 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

    Despite talk of the so-called "great rotation" out of bonds and into equities, high yield debt market issuances are at record quarterly high.

  • 'No Growth in Any Credit Instrument': Fund Manager Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Hedge fund manager John Burbank says the risk-reward in this market dramatically favors equities, and he warns there is "no growth in any credit instrument."

  • Psst...Is There a 'Dark Horse' Trade Out There?   Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:43 AM ET
    Psst...Is There a 'Dark Horse' Trade Out There?

    Passport Capital's John Burbank, founder of a fund that manages $3.7 billion, shares his strategies on trading the market's record highs.