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    Fund Managers

    Bill Gross Says These Instruments Have Investment Opportunities

    Gross has suggested some short-term duration investment products since he believes economic growth may not reach the level of investor expectation.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Standard Chartered Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds Last Week

    US financials and Yankee issuers commanded 34.0% each of the primary market high-grade bond issuance in the week ended August 19, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Westpac Banking Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds Last Week

    Westpac Banking Corporation (WBK) issued Aa2/AA- rated high-grade bonds worth $5.0 billion via five parts on August 11, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds Last Week

    Microsoft (MSFT) issued Aaa/AAA rated high-grade bonds worth $19.8 billion through seven parts on August 1, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Commonwealth Edison Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds

    Commonwealth Edison Company is a unit of Exelon Corporation (EXC). It issued A2/A- rated high-grade bonds worth $1.2 billion through two parts on June 20.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emera US Finance Issued the Most High Grade Bonds Last Week

    Yankee bond issuers dominated the primary high grade bond market in the week ended June 10, making up 30.3%, or $10.2 billion, of all issues.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FOMC Minutes Point to Possible June Rate Hike

    Following the release of the FOMC minutes, investment-grade bond (FMEQX) (CSJ) (BND) yields jumped 10 basis points from the previous day and ended at 3.18% on May 18, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Abbvie Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds Last Week

    Abbvie (ABBV) is a global biopharmaceutical company. It issued Baa2/A- rated high-grade bonds worth $7.8 billion through five parts on May 9.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Who Had the Largest High-Grade Bond Issuance Last Week?

    Emerging markets dominated the primary market for high-grade bonds in the week ending April 29, making up 47.4%, or $12.8 billion, of all issues.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Short Duration Bonds Can Provide Stability

    Short-term bonds can potentially offer stability to a portfolio given today’s historically low yields and impending rate hikes.

    By Heidi Richardson
  • 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
  • Financials

    Why international dividend stocks are worth pursuing

    While Russ would be wary of seeking income at all costs and ignoring valuations, there’s one “bond-like” equity market segment that he believes is worth pursuing: International and global dividend stocks.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Key differences between high yield and investment-grade bonds

    Investment-grade corporate bonds (LQD) carry inferior yields compared to high yield bonds (JNK) with the same maturity date.

    By Sandra Nathanson
  • Financials

    Why high yield means more interest risk than investment-grade bonds

    Other things being equal, bondholders in the fixed income market are essentially exposed to two significant risks: credit risk and interest risk.

    By Sandra Nathanson
  • Financials

    2 things you must know before investing in bond ETFs

    High yield bonds could be a strong performer over the next year, but you need to understand them before you invest.

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
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    Financials

    The difference between High Yield Bond ETFs and Investment Grade Bond ETFs

    The corporate bond market is divided into two broad categories: the high grade market and the high yield market.

    By Dale A. Norton
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