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  • Why tight credit spreads usually mean a period of global expansion
    Financials

    Why tight credit spreads usually mean a period of global expansion

    Today, most measures of credit conditions are positive, with tight spreads across all of fixed income. Even high yield spreads have come in after a short scare last month.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Rate hike horizon: September’s jobs report was largely positive

    After September’s strong jobs numbers, a Fed rate hike could be on the horizon early next year. Russ explains two equity market implications.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gold Has Outperformed Other Asset Classes

    Why Gold’s Resilience Continues in July Following the June 23 Brexit vote when the UK chose to withdraw from the European Union, bond yields fell to record lows and gold rallied to two-year highs, reaching $1,375 per ounce on July 6. In the US, subsequent strong economic results in manufacturing, retail sales, and housing created […]

    By VanEck
  • Financials

    Why high-grade debt issuance increased more than three-fold

    In the week ending August 8, weekly investment-grade bond (LQD) issuance surged by 222%, week-over-week to come in at $24.975 billion over 19 deals. Issuance was driven by refinancing older and costlier debt, acquisition related financing, share-repurchases, and other general corporate purposes.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the US Federal Reserve Turn Hawkish at Its June Meeting?

    As expected, the Federal Reserve increased the interest rate by 25 basis points after its June meeting, which concluded on June 13.

    By Ricky Cove
  • Financials

    Must-know: How will this week’s JOLTS report impact US debt?

    JOLTS (the “Job Openings and Labor Turnover” report) produces monthly estimates of job openings, hires, quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Technology & Communications

    Fed’s twin targets—are negative real interest rates needed?

    The Federal budget deficit (the difference between budget collections and the government’s commitments) has also been a key source of uncertainty to both businesses and households.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Consumer

    How will this week’s consumption indicators impact debt securities?

    This week, markets will be looking at any clues revealing hints for the outcome of the Fed’s next Federal Open Market Committee Meeting (or FOMC) slated for March 18–19.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Low Interest Rates Have Kept Bond Yields Low

    Weakness in the labor market means low interest rates. The US economy is gaining momentum with stellar growth rates in the last two quarters. It grew by 4.6% in 2Q14.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Kocherlakota wants the Fed to be free in its decision making

    Kocherlakota gave a presentation at the annual American Economic Association conference. He was firmly in favor of letting the Fed be free in its decision making.

    By David Ashworth
  • Basic Materials

    Why high-grade bond issuance dropped to the lowest level in 2014

    With the earnings season in full swing, issuance levels have fallen over the past few weeks—a number of corporate borrowers are subject to blackout periods preceding their quarterly earnings releases.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    Clearing up a common misconception about bond ETF management

    A bond ETF is managed by a human (sometimes several). A common misconception about bond ETFs is that they simply hold all the securities in the index they track.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
  • Financials

    Must-know: Market’s reception of the Fed’s July FOMC statement

    Treasury yields on the long-end of the curve, were down since the conclusion of the Fed’s last FOMC meeting on June 18—30-year and ten-year Treasury yields had fallen by 12 bps and three basis points (or bps), respectively over the period June 18 to July 30.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why corporate bonds reacted to the QE3 exit and GDP surprise

    Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions. Due to the increase in yields last week, returns on investment-grade bonds were negative.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inflows into Investment-Grade Bond Funds Increase Last Week

    Investment-grade bond (AGG) funds saw net inflows of $1.53 billion in the week ending May 1, 2015.

    By David Ashworth
  • Financials

    Why the Fed’s policy remains the key driver for US Treasuries

    On August 15, yields on ten-year notes (IEF) and 30-year bonds (TBT) both fell by ten basis points to 2.34% and 3.13%, respectively. This was also their lowest level in over a year.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Quest for Yield: Chasing Dividend Stocks

    If you had to sum up investing in the US markets after the Great Recession in a few words, you would probably say something like “the quest for yield.”

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Industrials

    Markets Look at US-China Trade Talks as Slowdown Concerns Multiply

    Today, another round of trade talks started in Beijing.

    By Anuradha Garg
  • Financials

    Fixed income ETF must-knows: Comparing Treasuries and other ETFs

    Credit spreads associated with lower rated bank loans found in SNLN and BKLN could underperform as corporations see cash flow decline and their ability to service their debt is compromised.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Financials

    Macro investment recovers: Time to short the long end of the curve?

    This article considers the possibility of rising rates and the case for taking a bearish view on bond prices.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Consumer

    Strong Economy and a Rate Cut: Can Trump Have It Both Ways?

    Today, President Donald Trump told reporters, “Our country’s doing unbelievably well economically.”

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Should You Expect from Monetary Policy Announcements?

    Most FOMC participants indicated that they preferred to consider a possible rate hike on a meeting-by-meeting basis—without providing any hints about the timing of a rate hike.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Will a Busy Week of Macros Affect Markets?

    The first week of May is packed with key macro events. On the monetary front, we have the FOMC meeting scheduled during the week and the all-important April jobs numbers set to come out on Friday.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Softer Rebound Could Move Markets in the 2Q

    A softer rebound could move markets in the second quarter. If the economy remains weak in the second quarter, the Fed has some leeway to maneuver the rate.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Real Insights

    Green Bonds Issuance Show Signs of Growth in 2017

    Green bonds carry the same risk-return profile as conventional bonds. However, these bonds fund projects focused on energy efficiency, clean water, transportation, biodiversity, and sustainable waste management.

    By VanEck
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    Financials

    Ray Dalio: The Next Downturn May Be a Difficult One to Reverse

    “The next downturn may be a difficult one for central banks to reverse,” warned Ray Dalio, CEO of the world’s largest hedge fund.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Can You Find Relative Value within Fixed Income?

    Where’s the relative value within fixed income? High yield bonds appear relatively attractive.

    By Jeffrey Rosenberg
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    Real Insights

    How Green Bonds Can Help Diversify Investor Base

    Even if we assume that green bonds don’t offer any significant premium over conventional bonds, there are many who believe in other noteworthy advantages of green investing.

    By VanEck
  • Financials

    Tapering and debt markets: Predicting the Fed’s upcoming view

    Possibly the most important indicator for the debt markets going forward will be provided by Fed Chairman Janet Yellen’s semi-annual monetary policy testimony.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why low correlations between asset classes benefit investors

    A diversified portfolio—one in which funds are divided among various asset classes, like stocks, bonds, or real estate—would usually have lower risk than an non-diversified portfolio.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Must-know: What investment-grade corporate bonds expect in 2015

    U.S. investment-grade corporate bonds (LQD) weathered higher market volatility well in 2014. They’ve been a steady source of returns for investors.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why you should invest in some of the 1,500 ETFs in the US

    In this series, we’ll introduce you to the concept of exchange-traded funds (or ETFs). You’ll find out about the types of ETFs and how they can help your portfolio.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Consumer

    Fixed income must-know: Why the Fed struggles to create inflation

    This article considers the Federal Reserve Bank’s continued struggle to reach its inflation target and the implications for fixed income investors.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Financials

    Why investors are turning to corporate bond ETFs

    Investors seeking exposure to investment grade or high yield corporate debt have increasingly been using fixed income ETFs.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why economic data influenced high-grade bond yields

    Economic data usually influences investment-grade bond yields, including Treasuries (TLT) and corporates (AGG) (LQD). Yields tend to fall on negative economic data. They rise when economic data is positive. Demand for safer investment-grade debt rises when economic growth concerns surface. This tends to raise their price and lower yields.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Saw Outflows Last Week

    Flows into investment-grade bond funds (LQD) were negative in the week ending June 17. This was the second consecutive week witnessing outflows.

    By David Ashworth
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    Financials

    Why should the FOMC provide systematic forward guidance?

    In this part, we will discuss aspects of Plosser’s speech relating to a rules-based or systematic approach to forward guidance.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why To Expect Muted Returns from US Equities

    We can expect muted returns from US equities going forward. US stocks face the prospect of higher interest rates, albeit gradual and from unusually low levels.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Why the federal budget deficit is returning to normal levels

    This article considers the ongoing decline in the federal budget deficit and considers the implication for fixed income investors.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    High-Grade Bond Funds See Outflows in the Week Ending April 17

    Investment-grade bond yields usually follow cues from the Treasuries market. With a fall in Treasury yields, investment-grade corporate bond yields also fell.

    By David Ashworth
  • Financials

    Why is Puerto Rico in hot water over its debt obligations?

    Puerto Rico’s labor force participation rate was about 40% in April, 2014.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Assessing Sovereign Bonds amid Heightened Global Uncertainty

    Global uncertainty, Brexit, and the prospect of further easing from central banks in developed markets have spurred demand for government debt.

    By Richard Turnill
  • Financials

    Must-read: Use emerging market bonds for higher yield potential

    For those who want a little more adventure on their menu, there’s always the option of adding some unique flavors like spicy kebabs. This is the equivalent of adding some emerging markets fixed income to your bond portfolio.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bill Gross Says the Fed Must ‘Get off Zero’

    Bill Gross expressed his views on the markets and on the Fed’s decision to delay the rate hike in his Investment Outlook October 2015.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Areas of Relative Value within Fixed Income

    For investors, the implications are not to load up on bonds, but to tactically look for areas of relative value within fixed income.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    How can retail investors invest in floating rate notes, or FRNs?

    The Treasury’s newest issuance of floating rate notes, or FRNs, on January 29, commanded immense investor interest. The $15 billion issue received bids for 5.67 times the issue amount.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Technology & Communications

    Must-know: Unusual outcomes arising from low interest rates

    When real interest rates decline, the prices of long-term bonds increase because bond yields and prices move in opposite directions.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Fixed income ETFs: Key differences in duration and quality

    This article considers the trade-offs between high-credit-quality and lower-credit-quality, as well as shorter-duration and longer-duration, fixed income ETFs.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Financials

    Why Bill Gross’ exit from PIMCO affected mutual fund flows

    In the coming months, yields are likely to trend higher as the Fed moves closer to ending the taper and tightening monetary policy.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    5-year Treasury notes saw lower auction demand

    The difference between five-year and 30-year Treasury (TLT) yields narrowed to 142 basis points (or bps) on September 26. This is the narrowest it has been since January 16, 2009.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    Is Brexit Underscoring the US Corporate Bond Market’s Strength?

    When uncertainty rises, equity markets become volatile, and bond spreads rise. Brexit is likely to have a similar effect on capital markets.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Various Asset Classes Compare Using The Risk-Return Metric

    The risk-return metric for ten-year Treasuries (IEF) are lowest, but also the safest, with a paltry 1.3% volatility and with an average yield of 4.1%.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
  • Financials

    Must-know: Fisher’s stance at future FOMC meetings this year

    Fostering price stability is one of the Fed’s most important goals.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    2-Year T-Notes Attract Higher Market Demand in March 2015

    Primary dealer takedown was lower due to higher market demand. It was 36% of competitive accepted bids—down from 38.5% in February’s auction.

    By David Ashworth
  • Financials

    Must-know: The Treasury International Capital report

    Net foreign purchases of long-term securities came in at $19.4 billion.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Janet Yellen on the State of the US Economy and the Outlook

    After stating her expectation of a rate hike, Yellen noted that robust household spending was helping US economic activity expand.

    By David Ashworth
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    Real Insights

    Where Green Bonds Could Fit into Your Portfolio

    As we’ve seen, green bonds add value to the environment. But they can also provide you with diversification benefits.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FOMC’s June Meeting Moved Markets

    In the June FOMC meeting, the weighted average forecast was much lower at ~70 basis points. Both stocks and bonds rallied after the meeting.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    High-grade bond supply spike triggers hope for record year

    Last week was strong in terms of issuance volumes in the primary capital markets. High-quality bond issuance touched $51.3 billion across 42 issues in the week ending November 7.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    Why Goldman Sachs Has Revised Its Gold Forecast Higher

    Goldman Sachs (GS) has long been bullish on gold. In March 2018, the bank turned positive on gold (IAU) for the first time in more than five years. It’s since been advising investors to turn defensive due to its forecast of increased risk, recommending that investors go for high-quality stocks and gold.

    By Anuradha Garg
  • Financials

    How bond prices, interest rates, and credit spreads correlate

    Bond prices and interest rates have an inverse relationship. If an interest rate increases, the price on a bond declines, and vice versa.

    By Sandra Nathanson
  • Financials

    Why investors can benefit from floating rate notes, or FRNs

    FRNs represent an effective way for investors to benefit from the anticipated rising interest rate environment and also provide a safer place to park cash.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why credit risk is an essential value driver of high yield bonds

    Bonds are highly sensitive to credit risk—other than U.S. Treasury securities, which are more prone to interest risk. Credit risk hugely varies.

    By Sandra Nathanson
  • Financials

    Spread risk: Why credit ratings are a key risk determinant

    Credit ratings assess the credit-worthiness of a borrower and assign a grade based on the borrower’s business operation and financial stability.

    By Sandra Nathanson
  • Financials

    Why do floating rate notes, or FRNs, differ from regular bonds?

    The U.S. Treasury Department’s latest issue on January 29, the floating rate note (or FRN) will fulfill two investor needs: participating in anticipated future interest rates increases and protecting principal against default.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why investors should look at floating rate notes as an option

    On January 29, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a new class of security: the floating rate note (or FRN). This is the first new security introduced by the Treasury since 1997.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why the MBA Purchase Applications Index is a major bellwether

    The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (the MBA’s) Purchase Applications Index is a weekly measurement of home loan applications.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Will small business optimism increase, boosting fixed income ETFs?

    The National Federation of Independent Business (or NFIB) will release the Small Business Optimism Index on Tuesday, March 13.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why T-Bill auctions saw strong demand though rates stayed low

    The 26-week T-bill was also auctioned on Monday, March 10. The T-bill rate for the auction came in at 0.08%, unchanged from last week’s auction.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why credit upgrades and downgrades affect bond returns

    A ratings upgrade or downgrade has a direct impact on fixed income yields, and therefore directly affects bond prices.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    The risks and returns on domestic and overseas bond funds

    There are various measures used to compute the yields on bond funds, the most commonly used ones being the SEC yield and the distribution yield.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    New Cleveland Fed CEO Loretta Mester weighs in on monetary policy

    Loretta Mester is the new president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. She has taken over the reins from Sandra Pianalto, who retired on May 31.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why we need to relook at the consumer in this week’s releases

    This week is full of indicators, with most of them being measures of national-level economic activity.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Overview: Chicago Fed’s National Activity Index report, May, 2014

    Unlike the regional manufacturing surveys conducted by the Federal Reserve Banks of other districts, the CFNAI is a nation-wide measure.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Key drivers affecting investment-grade bond funds flows

    Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions. As a result, returns on high-quality corporate bonds were positive. This year, demand for U.S. investment-grade debt benefited from geopolitical tensions overseas and economic growth fears in the first quarter. This raised prices and lowered yields on high-quality corporate bonds.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Consumer

    A key preview of retail indicators due for release this week

    Last week, both the ICSC–Goldman Sachs Retail Chain Store Sales Index and the Johnson Redbook index recorded strong year-on-year gains.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Investor flows in high-grade bond funds belie rate rise worries

    Treasury yields and yields on U.S. corporate bonds usually move in the same direction in response to economic data. Due to the factors described in the previous part of this series, yields on corporate bonds rose over the week.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why high-grade issuers stayed away from capital markets

    Despite favorable market conditions, high-grade corporate bond (AGG) issuance was muted in the week ending August 15. Issuance usually has a seasonal slowdown in July and August. There had also been a surge in primary market issues the previous week.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Corporate debt reacts to FOMC minutes and Europe’s banking stress

    The release of the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (or FOMC) minutes for the June meeting, exerted a considerable influence over debt markets (AGG) last week.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Searching for income: Do equities still make sense?

    Using stock portfolios to generate income while simultaneously building equity-like exposure in bond portfolios is becoming risky in some scenarios.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Why international and global dividend stocks look interesting

    However, there are segments of the dividend space that still look interesting: international and global dividend stocks. Here are two reasons why.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Why high-grade and high-yield markets assess risks before FOMC

    Generally, bond yields increase when the economy is expanding because the central bank will likely raise rates sooner rather than later—the demand for financing for funding new projects also increases which generally tends to increase rates.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why the fall in high yield bonds was a surprise

    High yield bonds like the SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) and the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) are riskier assets compared to investment grade bonds (AGG) and straight Treasuries (TLT).

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Must-know: High yield bonds are risky and costly

    One of the reasons why fixed income investing has been greatly favored by investors is because bonds help diversify the risk that comes from a pure equity portfolio.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Financials

    What Do Widening Bond Spreads Indicate?

    Widening spreads indicate a slowing economy. Since companies are more likely to default in a slowing economy, credit risk related to their bonds rises.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Must-know: The corporate debt market

    Corporate debt (debt issued by corporations) can be classified in various ways. It can be classified in terms of the maturity, the type, or the issuer’s credit quality.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Financials

    Investors Beware: Duration Risk Has Risen across the Bond Market

    If you’re a bond (BSV) (AGG) investor or fund manager, fluctuation in interest rates is one of the key risk drivers for the returns you get from your portfolio.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Ray Dalio to Bond Investors: We’re There!

    In a recent appearance at the Delivering Alpha conference, Ray Dalio commented on the amount and nature of debt in the global (VTI) (ACWI) economy.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Must-know: Important costs involved in owning an ETF

    Owning an ETF comes with some fees. These fees are called “expense ratios” because they’re expressed as a percentage of a fund’s assets.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Financials

    Why expense ratios affect ETF investors’ returns

    To see how expense ratios can affect investments over time, let’s compare the returns of several fixed income ETFs that differ only in expense ratio.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Financials

    Must-know: Minimizing ETF losses by observing max drawdowns

    In practice, asset owners (both retail and institutional) want to avoid significant portfolio drawdowns even if the benchmark index declines.

    By Aniket Ullal
  • Financials

    Must-know variants in developed market international bond funds

    International bond funds like the Vanguard Total International Bond Index ETF (BNDX) can have various investment styles determined by their stated choice of bond investments.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why high-grade borrowers are upbeat about market conditions

    U.S. investment-grade bonds are also often seen as a refuge for both domestic and international investors when market risk spikes. U.S. bond markets were impacted by Argentina’s sovereign debt default and Portugal’s banking crisis, involving one of its most prominent lenders, Banco Espirito Santo.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why do floating rate notes, or FRNs, differ from leveraged loans?

    FRNs are usually issued in capital markets, whereas leveraged loans are arranged by commercial and investment banks. While FRNs are typically unsecured and investment-grade, leveraged loans are secured.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Lessons from the $2 billion issue at Target

    Target (TGT) made a two-part $2 billion offering. The retailer issued $1 billion each in five-year and ten-year notes, in order to refinance about $1 billion in existing debt.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Consumer

    Why apparel sales may boost April earnings for retailers like Gap

    Both the International Council of Shopping Centers (or ICSC) Goldman Sachs Store Sales report and the Johnson Redbook Index report for the week ended April 5 will be released on Tuesday, April 8.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Consumer

    How firms’ inflation expectations impact the Fed’s mandate

    Other factors remaining constant, the higher the expected rate of inflation, the higher the required rates of return on both debt (AGG) and equity (VOO) investments, and vice versa.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    What Bond Titans Gross and Gundlach Say about the Sell-Off

    Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital, said yesterday that US Treasury yields (TLT) are likely to rise further.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Healthcare

    Do Strong Growth and Weak Inflation Make a Case for a Lower Rate?

    The US Bureau of Economic Analysis released its personal consumption expenditure (or PCE) price index today. The PCE index is the Federal Reserve’s preferred gauge of inflation.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Fund Managers

    What Does Gundlach Have to Say about the Fed’s Next Moves?

    As far as the Fed’s next moves are concerned, Gundlach said that if the market forces are allowed to prevail, interest rates should go up even in the next downturn.

    By Anuradha Garg
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