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Rick Rieder runs fixed income investing for BlackRock, but lately he is a big believer in stocks. Persistently low interest rates, weak inflation and a lack of supply relative to demand for bonds leaves Rieder advocating for equities rather than the fixed income market. Rieder is chief investment officer for fixed income at BlackRock, which …
U.S. government debt yields rose Friday, as investors received their first sign that inflation may be on the rise in the latest jobs report.
China’s markets, long considered insulated from global ructions by strict capital controls, took a hit this week from the U.S. rate hike.
With the Federal Reserve planning to gradually raise interest rates, investors should know this about their fixed-income portfolios.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were higher Tuesday, after being closed Monday for the July 4 holiday, resuming a strong “safe-haven” bid as global equities fell lower.
BlackRock’s Peter Fisher said Monday he does not see the risky end of the corporate fixed income market sinking the overall U.S. economy like the bust in subprime mortgages did during the Great Recession.
One of the most basic rules of investing is this: the higher the return you seek, the greater your risk becomes. And that lesson is vividly on display today with news that a prominent New York mutual fund, Third Avenue Focused Credit, is liquidating. That’s a fancy way of saying, going out of business. The …
A part of the bond market could be sending warning signs about the economy and the stock market.
Yields on U.S. Treasurys, generally considered a safe go-to investment especially in volatile times, have been sliding for the past week as prices have risen. And one strategist says an era of dangerously low returns appears to have arrived for the bond market. Albert Brenner, director of asset allocation strategy at People’s United Bank, says …
The $1.2 trillion high-yield debt market could face a double whammy as spreads tighten and investors use the corporate earnings season starting in the second week of October as an excuse to take even more profits. “I think there’s a huge story in high yield that’s been brewing for some time. Even in the non-commodities …
After months of high-level discussions, Puerto Rico officials are proposing a huge raft of changes to address their island’s $72 billion debt burden, including installing new accounting and financial systems, consolidating schools and decreasing tax evasion while increasing the revenue capture rate. The long-awaited fiscal adjustment plan was released Wednesday. It was developed by Puerto …
They may not be paying much, but bonds are suddenly looking pretty good. Last week, while stocks plunged, government bond prices rose sharply. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell more than 15 basis points to 2.05 percent in the last two days of the week. On Monday morning, the 10-year yield dipped below 2 …
Puerto Rico has paid back nearly $2 billion of debt, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty about what may happen next.
Kate Kelly tells us what options Puerto Rico might have, as the country unable to pay off most of its debt.
Bonds, the seemingly boring and inscrutable partner to equities, don’t usually generate much excitement. But they play important roles in portfolio planning, offering diversification and fixed-income opportunities. The wide variety of bond instruments provides the opportunity for age-appropriate strategies throughout the client’s life span. CNBC consulted with several advisors on how they employ bonds when …