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Fuss joins Gross in cutting long-term debt position before taper
Dan Fuss, whose Loomis Sayles Bond Fund is trouncing almost all of its peers, says he's preparing for rising rates and focusing on 'improving credits' by cutting his long-term debt position. He's on the same page as another big bond manager.
Good news for stocks: Economic recovery taking hold
Despite worries over valuations — and the potential for a correction — the longer-term outlook for stocks is solid. As long as the global economic recovery continues to expand.
Fed tapering could catch junk bond investors off guard
Plus: Looking for weakness in the Volcker rule, the case for stocks in 2014, the upside of market bubbles, and what the heck Elizabeth Warren is up to now?
Paranormal markets: A stocks paradox
Considering hiring and employment reports, what's bad for the economy can be good for equities.
UBS Puerto Rico faces 'Whopper' of a problem over muni bond funds
The woes stemming from UBS AG's unit in Puerto Rico over the sale of local, closed-end municipal bond funds have landed squarely in the lap of UBS brokers and financial advisers in the island commonwealth.
Morgan Stanley's outlook for munis in 2014 isn't pretty
Morgan Stanley forecasts an 80% chance that municipal bonds will lose money again next year, primarily because of rising interest rates. Year-to-date through Tuesday, the average national intermediate-term bond fund is down 2.16%.
Look out below: T. Rowe Price warns of correction in the New Year
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin: T. Rowe Price warns of correction, Deutsche Bank bans chat rooms, the first-ever hedge fund ad debuts, big banks sweating over the looming Volcker rule, and EU Commission levies heavy fine for rate rigging.
'Be careful' is T. Rowe Price's advice to investors, advisers
The U.S. stock rally that has extended over the past year is due for a correction of more than 5%, warned investment strategists at T. Rowe Price Group Inc. That doesn't mean it's a time for advisers to stick their heads in the sand, but to proceed with caution.
Gross: Investors playing a dangerous game with loose money
Pimco's co-CIO says central banks pushing investors to riskier assets but that policy has limits.
Detroit bankruptcy has surprising long-term implications
Through last week, muni bond mutual funds have experienced 27 consecutive weeks of net outflows and while the investor exodus has not helped fund performance, it has contributed to the reality of basic bond math, which means higher yields.
'Tis the year without volatility
Investors have enjoyed an epic rally this year with little volatility, thanks at least in part to all the cash the Fed is pumping into the system. But advisers should be prepping clients now to get ready for some choppiness ahead. Jason Kephart reports.
Double, double, toil and trouble. Treasuries burn and markets bubble.
The Federal Reserve has an economic problem worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy. It's worked tirelessly to support the markets and prevent an economic depression but it has created a problem for which there is no clear solution.
Bull market shows no sign of death with Yellen support
The weakest employment recovery in seven decades is proving a boon to equity markets. Five years into a rally that has restored $14 trillion to share prices, U.S. payrolls remain 1.5 million below the level in 2008, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Resistance to hiring from ConocoPhillips
Central bankers are trapped in QE nirvana
Central bankers are trapped in QE nirvana, the pre-holiday data dump, giving thanks to clients, green dividend stocks, and how to properly carve a turkey.
Don't fear the taper: Bonds indicate no rate boost 'til 2015
From futures to derivatives, traders don't see the Federal Reserve raising its benchmark interest rate from a record low until nine months after policymakers end their monthly bond purchases of $85 billion, or late 2015.
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