Bonds

Why Investors Need to Stop Sweating the Federal Reserve

The outlook for Federal Reserve policy continues to make headlines, but its potential market impact is being greatly exaggerated. More 

Gold Is Down, But That Doesn’t Make It a Buy

Gold and gold stocks are depressed, but major currency headwinds mean that any rally is likely to be short-lived. More 

The Hidden Dangers of Defensive Stocks

Defensive stocks - including dividend ETFs, low volatility ETFs, and the consumer staples and utilities sectors - are highly vulnerable to rising bond yields at this stage of the cycle. More 

3 Best Mutual Funds for Junk Bonds

If you want to buy the best mutual funds to play junk bonds, you need to find the best high-yield bond fund managers. More 

Attention, Stock Investors – The Bond Market Has a Message for You

The resolution of a disconnect in the bond market between 10- and five-year Treasuries might be the key to the second-half outlook for stocks. More 

Are High Yield Bonds Flashing a Warning for Stocks?

High-yield bonds have lost ground in the past month, even as stocks continue to trade sideways. Is this warning of a coming market correction? More 

The Worst Mutual Funds of 2014

Could the losers of the first half of 2014 be the winners of the second half? Will the poor performance continue or might the worst performing funds be bargains to buy now? What explains such under-performance? More 

The Frightening Foolishness of the Fed’s Bond Fund ‘Exit Fees’ Idea

The Federal Reserve is considering slapping exit fees on bond funds in order to prevent disorderly selling. Here's why this idea is so, so foolish. More 

3 Better Bond Funds Than Pimco Total Return

Some bond funds are beating the pants off Bill Gross's Pimco Total Return, which just swallowed its 13th straight month of outflows. More 

Here’s Where You Can Still Find Yield in 2014

Interest rates are really low and there's not a lot of places to find yield, however you can still find income if you know where to look. More