Bonds

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 

The 3 Charts That Matter Most Right Now

Is this stock market downturn a buying opportunity or the start of a larger correction? These three charts might hold the key to what's next. More 

Experts: In the Face of Tapering, Buy Bonds

It may sound counterintuitive, but in the face of Fed tapering you should buy bonds. Here's why that's a smart move. More 

Closed-End Funds: 5 CEFs Yielding 5%-Plus

For investors looking for high income, often-ignored CEFs could be a great bet. Here are five high-yielding plays for your portfolio. More 

Why Have Bond Yields Stop Rising? A Mystery It’s Not

Investors are asking why long bond yields are below 3%, and the answer is clear: economic growth momentum has peaked for now. Here's what to do while you wait More 

Should You Load Up on Bond ETFs Now?

10-year Treasury yields are back up to the 3% mark, but is now too soon for a significant portfolio shift into bond ETFs like the TLT and IEF? More 

Why Homebuyers Have Become Speculative Bond Traders

Owning a home can turn into the American Nightmare, particularly if you believe bond yields will continue to fall into the future. Here's the real problem.. More