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  • Technology & Communications

    Exposure to junk bonds: How much should you hedge?

    Junk bonds are high yield bonds issued by below–investment grade corporations. Due to the low ratings and high risk of default attached to these bonds, they’re popularly called “junk bonds.”

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How INC Can Help Balance a Fixed-Income Portfolio

    The correlation between the S&P 500 Index and Treasuries has been -0.55 over the last five years.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    Investment Avenues during the Rise of Short-Term Interest Rates

    Bill Gross thinks the central banks should implement their strategies very carefully and cautiously in this scenario.

    By Sarah Sands
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    High-Yield Bonds Are Turning Out to Be the Real Winners

    High-yield bonds gained popularity due to higher yields compared to Treasury bonds, whose yields were being pushed down by the Fed’s interest rate policy.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
  • Financials

    Must-know: Why expense ratios have affected TLT and MUB

    We note that net or effective returns (that is, returns after expenses) fall to 7.95% versus perceived returns of 8.44% for TLT for the past three years.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Financials

    Why high yield fund flows stayed positive 6 weeks in a row

    High yield bond flows last week posted the straight sixth week of positive inflows, though the pace was lower than the previous week.

    By Sandra Nathanson
  • Technology & Communications

    Overview: Current junk-rated debt and leveraged loans situation

    Bond investors have options when it comes to structuring their fixed income portfolios. They may invest in debt that’s rated investment-grade or non-investment grade (or junk-rated).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Real Insights

    EM Corporates Offer Huge Opportunities and Better Profile

    VanEck A Diverse and Growing Category The emerging markets high yield bond market has grown tremendously over the past 10 years, from $56 billion at the end of 2007 to $440 billion as of June 30, 2017.[2. Source: BofA Merrill Lynch.] In addition to growing in size, diversity within the category has also increased. Investors currently […]

    By VanEck
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    Real Insights

    Will Fallen Angel Bonds Continue to Capture Solid Returns?

    VanEck  How fallen angels may complement high yield portfolios Income investors may want to consider fallen angels as a complement to their high yield bond allocations given their higher credit quality. Fallen angels’ higher average credit quality than original-issue high yield bonds may help absorb more of the potential broader market volatility that may occur […]

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the FOMC Statement Didn’t Affect Equity Markets

    Since the previous Fed meeting in March, where the Fed announced a 0.25% rate hike, equity markets (IWV) around the globe remained dovish.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Fund Managers

    Bill Gross and High-Yield Bonds: Priced for Too Much Growth

    Investors generally invest in high-yield bonds (BND) when there are expectations for higher growth in the economy.

    By Sarah Sands
  • Why High-Yield Bonds Are Needed in a Portfolio
    Real Insights

    Why High-Yield Bonds Are Needed in a Portfolio

    AB Summing It Up High-yield bonds present an alternative for investors at an uncertain crossroads. Equity valuations seem attractive based on some measures, but volatility has led many investors to search for ways to temper the risk in their portfolios. At the same time, bonds—a popular risk reducer—are less attractive than normal due to extremely […]

    By AB [AllianceBernstein]
  • What Role Do High Yield Bonds Play in a Portfolio?
    Real Insights

    What Role Do High Yield Bonds Play in a Portfolio?

    AB High Yield in the Portfolio Framework Given their higher risk levels, we’d expect that stocks would continue to outperform high yield over the long run. However, high-yield bonds have clearly demonstrated that they bring much to the table if they’re combined with stocks in a carefully designed and maintained portfolio. But not every investor […]

    By AB [AllianceBernstein]
  • How Portfolio Rebalancing Boosts Overall Returns
    Real Insights

    How Portfolio Rebalancing Boosts Overall Returns

    AB Rebalancing in the Tails Because stocks have been so much more volatile than high yield, periodic portfolio rebalancing tends to occur during performance extremes—the “tails” in return distributions—when the gap between high-yield and equity returns is wide. This magnifies the “buy-low, sell-high” effect that rebalancing contributes to a portfolio’s performance. Of course, the gaps […]

    By AB [AllianceBernstein]
  • How High-Yield Bonds Can Help Reduce Risk
    Real Insights

    How High-Yield Bonds Can Help Reduce Risk

    AB A Place at the Asset-Allocation Table For investors seeking to control volatility in their equity portfolios while still maintaining return potential, high-yield bonds could represent an effective solution. A typical approach to moderating equity volatility is to reallocate assets to the greater stability of investment-grade bonds, or even cash. But this can exact a […]

    By AB [AllianceBernstein]
  • Why High Yield Bonds Are an Effective Match with Equities
    Real Insights

    Why High Yield Bonds Are an Effective Match with Equities

    AB Keeping Pace with Equity Returns over Time In fact, when we widen the lens to take in the last three decades, high-yield bonds have nearly matched equity performance. And they’ve done it with much lower volatility. Since July 1983, stocks have produced an annualized return of 10.9% (Display 1). High-yield bonds have nearly equaled […]

    By AB [AllianceBernstein]
  • Why High Yield Bonds Are Attractive
    Real Insights

    Why High Yield Bonds Are Attractive

    In this series, we’ll discuss the many advantages of high yield bonds, their correlation with other asset classes, the rise of global high yield markets, and why high yield bonds should command a place in a portfolio.

    By AB [AllianceBernstein]
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold and Gold Miners: Analyzing Recent Performance

    Gold bullion ended September at $1,315.75 per ounce for a 0.5% gain while gold stocks experienced more positive returns. The NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index[1. NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (GDMNTR) is a modified market capitalization-weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies involved primarily in the mining for gold] (GDMNTR) posted a 3.8% gain, while […]

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Holding Duration Is Risky during Rising Inflation

    Moving on to the fixed income space, the Janus team sees holding duration in portfolios as a risk.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Rising Credit Spreads Point to a Slowing Economy

    The difference between the yields on corporate bonds and Treasury bonds of the same maturities is often known as the “credit spread.”

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Barbell bond strategies explained: Benefits from longer tenors

    There’s an obvious benefit to investing in long-term tenors. Long-term (IEF)(VCLT) maturities typically yield more than shorter-term (SHY) maturities.

    By Phalguni Soni
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