Herald Scotland - 05/22/2015
There has been a lot of hot air wasted in discussions about bond bubbles over the last few years, as yields have collapsed and prices have soared in the extraordinary world of zero interest rates and quantitative easing that we now live in.
But these are certainly worrying times for bond investors.
On 'bubbles' our view is simple: despite the fact that countries like Germany and...
Nikkei Asian Review - 05/22/2015
TOKYO -- Meager yields and unsettling volatility have put investors off Japanese corporate bonds, suggesting that prolonged quantitative easing is disrupting this vital market.
To attract buyers for their debt, corporate issuers are having to fatten their premium...
Human Events - 05/22/2015
A traditional bond investment could involve purchasing government bonds and mortgage-backed securities with maturity adjusted for the desired level of return. An exchange-traded fund (ETF) could use the same strategy. However, iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) provides another, potentially more rewarding,...
The Deal Pipeline - 05/22/2015
The City of Atlantic City, N.J., attracted a contingent of hedge fund investors to its latest bond offering as it works to restructure its obligations and operations in an effort to avoid filing for bankruptcy, a city official said in an interview.
Atlantic City's revenue and finance director, Michael Stinson, said Friday by phone that the city has completed a $40.56 million bond...
Newsmax Media Inc - 05/22/2015
Former White House Budget Director and Newsmax Finance Insider David Stockman warns that stocks and bonds will soon crash and urged investors to brace for a “huge, nasty morning after.”
"The markets are going to be in for a huge, nasty morning after as people begin to look at where we really are," the White House budget chief in the Reagan administration told CNBC.
"We saw that...
StarrFM Online - 05/22/2015
Investment analysts have attributed the failure of Thursday's three-year bond issued by government to the seeming declining investor confidence in the...
CNBC - 05/22/2015
The defensive tactics employed by sovereign bond investors mirror those used in the natural world by one of its lizards, according to Bryn Jones, the head of fixed income at wealth management firm Rathbones.
A Pogona - commonly called the Bearded Dragon - has a throat that turns black and puffs out if it becomes stressed or is attacked. But if it fails to deter any rival, the reptile...
WTSP TV - 05/22/2015
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks in early May at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Security at the International Monetary Fund in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Common sense says bond investors might want to lighten up on their...
Morningstar - 05/22/2015
Our highest-conviction picks in the world-bond and emerging-markets-bond categories.
Note: This article is part of Morningstar's May 2015 International Investing Week special report.
World-bond and emerging-markets-bond funds are often considered niche investment categories, but they've been getting mainstream attention in recent years.
Owing to an idiosyncratic strategy and...
NASDAQ.com - 05/22/2015
HONG KONG--Hong Kong and Chinese regulators signed a deal allowing funds in both markets to be sold to investors on either side starting July 1, potentially allowing...