Junk Bonds

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 

3 Reasons to Own Bonds

To earn income, to cushion volatility and to beat stocks. Don't let false alarms about a bond bubble steer you away from these durable investments. More 

Vanguard Fund Managers Weigh in on Bonds

According to at least one Vanguard manager, bonds are now in a bubble. Therefore, stick to high-quality corporates in the current environment. More 

5 Top ETFs for Income Investors

Whether you're looking for consistent dividends over time or want to swing big for high yield, these five funds offer something for every income investor. More 

Another Reason to Worry About Junk Bonds

If your high-yield debt has a payment-in-kind feature, run like hell. These bonds allow the issuer to repay with more debt, rather than cash. More 

Buying Bond Funds? It’s the Arithmetic, Stupid

While most bond market segments have delivered outstanding gains in the past year, it will be almost impossible for bonds to repeat that feat in the year ahead. More