Bonds

3 Steps to Beating the Retirement Income Shortage

Investors looking towards retirement are in a bit of an investment rut looking for ways to boost yields. Here are 3 steps towards that retirement goal More 

3 Trades to Kick Off the Second Quarter

Traders should focus in on short- and medium-term trends likely to continue over the next three months. Here are three of my favorite trades to kick off Q2. More 

It’s Time to Sell High-Yield Bonds

High-yield bonds and ETFs such as HYG and JNK, have delivered great five-year returns, but there's no longer enough return potential to offset the risks. More 

Trade of the Day: MBIA Inc. (MBI)

When there’s a momentary pause in the market, it’s the perfect time for short-term covered calls. Today’s pick involves a bond insurer that blew past Q4 earnings estimates by more than 10 times. More 

Is the Bill Gross & Mohamed El-Erian Spat a Reason to Avoid Pimco Funds?

The financial press has gobbled up news of the split between Pimco's Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian. Is this turmoil a reason to avoid Pimco funds? More 

Government Overspending is Fueling Debt Boom

Swelling sovereign debt has made our Mega Investment Theme Report every month, and the beat goes on as the stubborn trend to debt continues. More 

Keep the IRS Off Your Income: 3 Plays on Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds not only are a great way to diversify your income stream, but in many cases they provide a way to get income past the tax man. Try these 3 options. More 

Taking a Second Look at Bonds Should Worry Investors

Traditionally, bonds have been looked at as one of the safest investments around. It it still true? Take a look at out analysis: you might not like what you see More 

5 Best Bond Funds to Guard Your Nest Egg

Looking for capital appreciation and solid dividend streams? These are five of the best bond funds to meet that dual mandate. More 

Puerto Rico Downgraded to Junk Bonds Status

Standard & Poor's has downgraded the status of Puerto Rico general obligation bonds to junk status, citing its declining liquidity and high debt. More