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How Risky Are Bond Funds Today?

"If I understand the general suggestions around preparing for a goal like retirement or college, the idea is that the closer you get ... have riskier corporate debt than one might assume. So if I want... read more

How To Balance Your Approach To Bonds [Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF, PIMCO ETF Trust]

With the yield on the 10 year US Treasury hovering around 2%, investors have been looking to riskier asset classes ... in the form of higher yield potential. Similarly, a high quality corporate bond s... read more

There Is No Bond Bear Market

Even high-yield parts of the market, such as corporate ... type of bonds they own and what maturity is right for them. If you still fear rising rates, even after all the evidence proving you should no... read more

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3 Biggest Bond Market Trends in 2018

Here is a fairly easy way to think about it: The only reason you get paid extra yield to own a corporate bond is because it might ... I'm not caught in the teeth of it. Granted, the riskier bonds prob... read more

How to survive a bear bonds market

This is the extra yield or interest rate investors get from buying riskier bonds. Spreads are measured in ... the base rate of interest set by the Bank of England. By contrast, a high quality corporat... read more

Retirement Today Doesn't Come as Easily as It Did in Past Decades

Quantifying the extent to which pension plans have vanished from the corporate environment is easier than you might think. Last year, 16% of companies in the Fortune 500 offered pension programs, a dr... read more

Beauty of bonds lost in stampede to the exits

“For the folks who are really trying to find noncorrelated and less volatile investments, bonds fit that profile, and people own bonds because there ... bonds that have been able to surpass high-quali... read more

Active Bond Management: Adding Value In A Shifting Market

Meanwhile, total outstanding corporate ... bonds. Some world-bond portfolios follow a conservative approach, favoring high-quality bonds from developed markets. Others are more adventurous and own ... read more

3 Bond Funds You May Be Tempted to Buy but Shouldn't

When a fund with a great record earns a Neutral rating, we get questions. In the world of bond ... global monetary policy has suppressed yields on high-quality bond sectors and pushed investors into r... read more

Oregon municipal bonds get good marks, but look carefully

Revenue bonds, which are riskier ... or yields, than corporate bonds. Many are insured. School district bonds are backed by the Oregon School District Fund. Broker-dealers purchase the bonds, add thei... read more

Timely Strategies to Protect Your Portfolio

And even if you managed to call the market top, you'd also have to call the bottom to get back in. "You have two decisions ... Interest-paying, high-quality bonds have much less risk of drastic short- ... read more

Knowing How Many — or Few — Funds to Own

To get ... if you own bonds as part of your mix, you may want to add as many as four fixed-income funds to that mix. Valentine recommends bond funds that give you exposure to: the broad U.S. fixed-inc... read more

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