Bonds

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 

Why You Need to Sell Your High-Yield Bond ETF NOW

The downside potential far outweighs any remaining upside in high yield bonds. If you own high-yield bond ETFs such as HYG and JNK, now is the time to sell. More 

Financials Flirting With Breakdown: 7 Charts to Watch

Financial stocks are exhibiting strong fundamentals, but these seven stock charts are telling a different story about the outlook for financials. More 

Hold That Button Before You Buy Consumer Staples for Safety (XLP)

Consumer staples have rallied and outpaced the S&P 500 in 2014. But with valuations rich, how long can the rally in consumer staples, and XLP, continue? More 

What the Bond Market Rally Says About Growth – and Stocks

With the 10-year Treasury yield at 2.5%, the bond market has rallied as far as it can before investors need to begin worrying about the economic outlook. More