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Muni experts expect outperformance by high credit-quality issues, a decline in refundings, troubled credits to dominate the headlines, and the Fed to raise rates in the second half of the year. more »
The Continent may offer clients the best hope of finding the next bond rally. more »
More than half of global employers surveyed by Vanguard say they intend to boost company contributions to 401(k) plans in the next five years; Plus, almost half of American workers (45%) are not saving for retirement. more »
Given the unpredictability in forecasting, betting on rates rising can be just as risky as taking the opposite stance. more »
The world's largest bond fund has cut back on U.S. securities as yields are expected to rise this year. more »
Even after defaults, high-yield bonds have earned above-market returns. more »
Just because the Federal Reserve is about to raise interest rates, don’t expect savers to benefit. more »
The plunge in oil prices has claimed another prominent victim. more »
Paul McCulley is leaving Pacific Investment Management less than a year after rejoining the firm, a departure that further diminishes the influence of co-founder Bill Gross at the $1.68 trillion money manager. more »
If the buck keeps rising, which investment tactics will offer the highest payoff for clients? more »
Some fixed-income funds behave like equities, failing to give sufficient downside protection to a diversified portfolio. more »
Analysts attribute the spate of municipal bankruptcies since 2011 to the aftereffects of the 2008 credit crisis and Great Recession, as well as changing attitudes about debt. more »
Municipal bond defaults, which increased to record levels last year as Detroit's bankruptcy boosted the total, may remain elevated this year. more »
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