Focus on the big picture and you'll see there has never been a less favorable time to own fixed income.
Investing in these bonds requires a counter-intuitive approach, and reframing how you look at risk.
Let's look back to a year ago this month, when most investors saw volatility and a lack of liquidity; and then turn to now, as the tariff deadline looms and the VIX vs. VIX futures gap widens.
BB- and B-rated bonds have performed well lately, but CCC-rated bonds are a different story -- this divergence hasn't happened in nearly two decades and it gives clues about what to expect for 2020.
Reports of two potentially major buyouts show the risks of late-cycle corporate bond investing.
This is why rates rose the day the Fed made such strongly dovish comments, and how you should manage your fixed income portfolio in response.
My 'Hopium/Doomium' model has stood the test of time.
What I would rather invest in to get similar yields.
Brexit is not the only big issue getting kicked down the road lately.
Fear-mongering over risk of BBB credits was immensely exaggerated and hurt many people's returns.
Let's take a look at what each market is telling us.
This is one report where the real driver will be what the company says and the tone they take when saying it.
Shares have risen in morning trading as the market digests Bird Box's blockbuster numbers.
Thursday's stock market rout is just another reminder that flat yield curves and equity investing do not mix.
The evidence that inflation Is slowing Is mostly circumstantial.
Apply the lessons of that boring trading year to today's market.
If money's already tight, long-term rates may have already peaked.
From overweighting dividend stocks to avoiding high-yield bonds, this is how I'm playing things here.
The $1.5 billion of 10-1/2-year debt will reportedly pay 5.75% to 6% interest.
A bearishly biased out-of-the-money long put 'shooter' expiring in January.
This market volatility reminds me of two other manic and headline-driven times.
For income seekers, these instruments may be a 'prudent approach' to diversification.
Investment advisors are watching the rate-hike outlook, the equities market and commodities vs. the U.S. dollar.
The bond markets are still not fully pricing in the nascent inflation.
China's buying and selling of Treasury bonds is entirely related to managing their currency.
I like outright shorts on Treasury bonds with three-seven years to maturity.
Elon Musk's approach to cash: Burn, baby, burn.
With volatility on the rise, corporate bonds could be "buy-the-dip" opportunity.
No repeat of a "taper tantrum" in emerging markets does not mean risks are off the table.
Euro-denominated debt can still squeeze some return, but watch out in 2018