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High Times for High-Yield Funds

Oct. 10, 2012, 9:02 am EDT – These highly rated funds are unlikely to replicate their huge runs of the past year, but high-yield should continue to outpace corporate and Treasury bonds. More 

Beware ‘Chicken’ Equity Trades: Junk Bonds

Sep. 17, 2012, 8:00 am EDT – Junk bonds are good bets, but some advisers are jumping in for all the wrong reasons. More 

Bill Gross is Betting on Mexico — Here’s Why

Sep. 1, 2012, 7:00 am EDT – It's not easy to find a way to invest in Mexican debt, but it could be a good option. Bill Gross sure thinks so. More 

4 Benefits of Using Savings Bonds to Retire

Aug. 30, 2012, 8:00 am EDT – Most investors save for retirement with a 401k or IRA, but savings bonds actually have some advantages. More 

Why You Should Care About Credit Spreads

Aug. 29, 2012, 9:05 am EDT – Bond credit spreads aren't just a good gauge for examining bonds -- they also can be a helpful tool for stock investors, too. More 

Bond Mutual Funds vs. Bond ETFs: Which Is Right for You?

Aug. 14, 2012, 8:15 am EDT – You can get into bonds through mutual funds or ETFs, but which option is cheaper actually depends on how you plan to invest. More 

Don’t Call a Top in TLT — But Be Prepared

Aug. 6, 2012, 6:30 am EDT – It could be another year or two before bond prices move lower, but some technical signs are starting to pop up that could signal an eventual top. More 

3 Ways to Find High Yield in Bond Funds

Jul. 24, 2012, 12:09 pm EDT – Munis, corporates and non-agency mortgage-backed securities funds offer good income opportunities. Here's closer look at why. More