Reverse mortgages have skyrocketed in popularity among cash-strapped seniors. But carefully weigh the pros and cons, and alternatives, before taking this unique type of loan.
If you have student loans, research shows, your retirement savings will take a hit. Here's how to plan for both without sacrificing your financial health.
Once neglected, short-term bond funds are increasingly gaining attention from those looking for a safe investment with some return.
Mounting interest in impact investments across all allocations has created more accessible options for investors.
High guaranteed incomes and a high-interest bond market are two comforts today's retirees no longer have. Yet many are still basing their investing strategy on past market conditions and overweighting bonds in their retirement portfolio.
Despite this yield curve's record of predicting recessions, investors should be looking at a historically more reliable curve: the near-term forward spread.
The strong economy and low unemployment are good news, but they also tend to augur inflation. If you are worried about the impact on your fixed-income investments, here's what to do.
Many followed Bill Gross, one of the best bond managers, into unconstrained fixed-income investing. Yet his Janus Henderson fund is now one of the worst in its category, highlighting it is not just stock pickers who have trouble beating the index.
David Bianco, DWS Group chief investment officer for the Americas, and Kevin Giddis, Raymond James head of fixed income capital markets, discuss the state of equity and fixed income markets.
Alex Vynokur, CEO of BetaShares, tells CNBC that growth in the ETF industry in Australia is supported by investor interest in international equities.
Markets could be in panic mode by late next year if the flattening yield curve turns into a full-on inversion, but it won’t turn into a massive sell-off, the head of asset allocation at UBS Asset Management told CNBC.
The bond market event that investors need to be following isn't Trump's sudden attack on the Federal Reserve or the rising interest rates that current Fed policy is dictating, but the risk of an inverted yield curve. It is a recession precursor.
Investors appear to be warming up to a somewhat overlooked area of the fixed income market.
How well you understand the ins and outs of Social Security entitlements could make a big difference in how much you receive over your lifetime.
According to one investment manager there could be a large increase in U.S. interest rates before year-end, provided a trade war does not escalate.
As trade tensions flare up between the U.S. and China, many investors are asking whether Beijing will look to weaken its own currency to retaliate against Washington tariffs.
Nick Gartside of J.P. Morgan Asset Management says China's move to cut the cash reserve ratio for banks has supported demand for U.S. Treasurys and the dollar.
CNBC's Bob Pisani chats with FTSE Russell's Alec Young about big moves into and out of the Russell 2000 on what could be the biggest volume day of the year.
Jean-Charles Sambor of BNP Paribas says Turkey's external financing needs are "very, very high" and could prove to be a problem.
Gareth Nicholson of Bank of Singapore says growing trade tensions globally are a "tail risk" with central bankers showing increasing concern.