Bonds / Fixed Income
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Keeping emotion out of investing
The level of noise surrounding the financial markets can interfere with sound decision-making.
More buyers than sellers in the bond market means yields will remain low in 2015
JPMorgan estimates global demand will outstrip supply by roughly $400 billion.
Vanguard files for 'ultra' short-term bond fund
The Vanguard Group Inc. filed a registration statement today with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its Ultra-Short-Term Bond Fund, which is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2015.“The fund had been under consideration for some time and it’s basically intended to round out
Global buying binge pumps more air into the bond market run
Start your week with Breakfast with Benjamin, featuring a global bond market mismatch that now has demand far outstripping supply. Plus: Loading up on stocks after retirement, how Larry Summers got it wrong, and new liquid alts players breaks it down for investors and advisers.
U.S. stocks climb slowly as European shares rally on stimulus hope
European stocks extended a two-month high as lenders rallied on speculation the European Central Bank will step up stimulus. U.S. index futures and Asian shares rose.S&P 500 Index futures expiring in December rose 0.2% Monday, while the MSCI Asia Pacific Index advanced 0.4%.The Stoxx Europe 600
What the Pimco saga can teach advisers
Due diligence on funds requires blending performance data with professional judgment
New managed volatility funds aim to protect client portfolios from market swings
Value in managed volatility comes from potentially getting equity-like exposure with similar returns, lower volatility and better downside performance
Soros' Quantum puts $500 million with Gross at Janus
Bill Gross, the bond manager who joined Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS) in September, won a $500 million mandate from a vehicle managed by George Soros's investment firm.Quantum Partners LP, a private vehicle managed by Soros Fund Management, invested in a separate account with a strategy similar to
This ETF acts like a bond and will give $800 million back to investors
'Swallowing hard' and sending checks to clients, Guggenheim sticks with strategy for advisers.
Why the IRS is toothless in the fight against supersized IRAs
On Thursday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, the Government Accountability Office solves the riddle of the multimillion-dollar IRA. Plus: Oil stocks bounce on the Senate's Keystone 'no' vote, seniors can't wait for Social Security, and strippers pose a threat to the '1099 economy.'
Investors hit pause button awaiting Fed minutes
With massive bond buying program over, investors seek hints of rate hike plan.
Alan Greenspan dishes on fear and inertia
On today's midweek Breakfast with Benjamin, former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan talks fear of bubbles. Plus: Catching a ride on Japan's QE wave, Russia is sweating over low oil prices, and a union stalemate could lead to lower-cost Christmas trees.
Federal Reserve's next move might not be until 2016
Tuesday Breakfast with Benjamin: Why the Fed's first interest rate hike could be pushed off even further. Plus: What happens when all asset classes stand still, cutting into timber investments, and a Goldman hedge fund swings and misses on interest rates
Investor confidence boosts European stocks; U.S. shares flat
European stocks rose for a second day as a report showed German investor confidence advanced for the first time this year. U.S. futures were little changed, while Asian shares rallied.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.6% to 339.23 at 10:16 a.m. in London. It has rebounded 9.4% from this year's
Despite wrong call this year, investors still forecasting bond bomb
After the legions of market savants missed out on hundreds of billions of dollars in gains this year anticipating a tumble in bonds, you'd think they would have found another target. You'd be wrong.