Junk Bonds

3 ETFs to Play Rising Bond Yields

Rising bond yields got you down? Try one of these exchange-traded funds that will survive, if not thrive, in a rising-rate environment. More 

Nervous About High-Yield Bonds? You Don’t Have to Be.

Avoid the high-yield bubble via target maturity funds, which offer competitive yields with lower risk than traditional HY bond funds. More 

Don’t Abandon Bonds in Your Quest for Higher Yield

As tempting as higher-yielding securities might be for fixed-income investors, they are in no way a replacement for bonds in the totality of your portfolio. More 

How Long Can High-Yield Bonds Rally?

The prolonged rally in high-yield bonds has exceeded even the most bullish expectations. What needs to happen for high yield to keep climbing from here? More 

Hot “Bonds” for Your Portfolio

When comparing bond yields to those of stocks, be careful: they are not alike nor do they carry the same risks. Here's a better way to look at the numbers 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 

2 Newer Names for Retirement Income

If you’re a retiree who needs income for living expenses, consider these new closed-end funds yielding more than 7%. 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 

STHYX: A High-Yield, Low-Risk Bond Fund for the Fiscal Cliff

There's a pocket of value among junk bonds of short maturity (five years or less), which have nabbed higher returns with less risk. More