Utilities: Big Gains, But Rising Risks

The utilities sector has surged to a 15%-plus gain this year, but the group could suffer if the rally in defensive stocks peters out. More 

What Bonds’ Rolling Correction Says About the Future

The bond market is now nearly eight months past its peak, but the decline has been gradual thus far. Is this slow-motion downturn just what the Federal Reserve wants? More 

Is the ‘Macro Trade’ Over?

For the first time in a long time, investors are seeing a benefit from portfolio diversification. Is this the beginning of a new trend, or just a brief interruption? More 

High-Yield Bonds: Safer Than Stocks Right Now, but Not Better

High-yield bonds might have less risk than stocks, but their upside potential is much lower. Which asset class is the better option for your next investment dollar? More 

Why Junk Is a Better Bet Now Than Stocks

It holds up better than equities in a downturn -- which is certainly coming, although most investors are too busy being fat and happy to notice. More 

The Best Bond ETFs for 2013

The keys for navigating next year's rockier fixed-income market: Think unconventionally and avoid bonds highly sensitive to interest rate movements. More 

The Fiscal Cliff’s Threat to Muni Bonds

Changes to municipal bonds' tax-exempt status may be coming, either in the form of a cap on deductibility or even its elimination. Don't panic, just be aware. More