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New iShares Funds Offer a Compelling Buy/Write Option

The popular fund name that brought us bond exchange-traded funds like TLT and HYG, has been a first-to-market mover with its launch of a series of offerings.

Cult Classic AMC Takes a Confusing Turn for Investors

Grab some popcorn as we look at AMC after its 'APE' shares began trading, financial media fumbled the numbers, and a competitor is hit with bankruptcy fears.

It's a Challenge to Figure Out When to Buy the Dip

And it isn't much easier to know when to sell in this market, either.

New Gang of ETFs Is Back on the BondBloxx

If you're looking for yield and are OK with risky junk and other below-grade debt, then check out these three funds.

Credit to Crypto: How I'm Positioning After the Rise of Risk

The broad stock market indexes shot up around 7% last week, and now we head into several Fed talks. Here's why I'm in a buy-the-dip mood, my views on credit exchange-traded funds and more.

BondBloxx ETFs Trailblaze Path in High Yield Corporate Debt

These sector-specific funds give shareholders exposure to companies they otherwise would not be able to allocate to.

There's a Lot More Than Omicron Impacting This Market Now

There are other reasons that contributed to Friday's selloff that still need to be resolved.

Befuddled by Bonds

Let's simplify as much as possible what is occurring in the bond market, and what it means for investors.

Evergrande Heads Off Default by Wiring Money on Offshore Bond

The troubled real estate developer has cobbled together the cash to make an overdue bond payment one day before the grace period expires.

What, Me Worry? Here's Why I'm Cautious on Risky Assets Right Now

With global energy woes, China real estate troubles and Washington's potential for disappointment, I'm moving toward some old income favorites.

The Fed Is the Least of My Concerns

In response to the Evergrande situation, look for China to further its domestic focus at the expense of its global focus.

Looking for an Oasis or Two in a Yield Desert

Dividend stocks are swell, but for those willing to take on risk there are other options.

Sell High Yield -- And Buy Leveraged Loans

Here's why I see leveraged-loans as the way to go, and the exchange-traded funds I've got my eyes on.

It Has Been Quite the Month, but I'm Preparing for the Next Market Hiccup

The strong rally in equities in November has been welcome, but there are abundant reasons to be cautious going forward.

Here's What to Make of Bond Market Gyrations

There also are multiple ways to look at what to expect next from Treasuries and junk bonds and how to act accordingly.

America's Draghi Moment Keeps Sustaining Stocks

The belief that there eventually will be more fiscal stimulus is holding bears at bay and letting the bulls run wild.

'Not Much More' Fed Can Do. Now, We're on Our Own

With Fed's toolbox emptied and a big stimulus package unlikely, here's what I see for the economy, credit markets, and ... yes, stocks.

We Had a Selloff. But Does the Fed Care?

Here's why your stocks matter little to the Fed, and how the selloff seeped into the credit markets.

Here's Why You Should Toss Ackman's Bond Reveal in the Junk Bin

The Pershing Square founder's talk on CNBC of shorting high-yield bonds should be taken with a grain of salt.

Treasury Yields Post-Covid, Reading Fed Tea Leaves and Junk Bond Intrigue

A Fed governor speaks of accommodation, and AMC Entertainment's bond maneuvers serve as a warning to those who swim in the high-yield pool.

Here's How to Navigate the Great Debt Binge of 2020

The risks are likely different from what you've been told. Here's what you should be watching instead and how it could impact your investment decisions.

All Eyes Are on Fed's Corporate Bond Buying Scheme

But what can we expect from this program, what kinds of bonds should benefit, and is the Fed setting us up for disappointment?

The Fed Isn't Going Negative, and Isn't Trying to Bail Out Losers, Either

Those chasing returns in credit need to be aware of what the Fed is and isn't trying to achieve, so let's dig in.

Making Sense of These 3 Big Headlines of the Week

Here's my take on the Fed's corporate bond ETF buying, Germany's ruling on quantitative easing and the Treasury's decision on new bond sales.

Don't Let Sleepy Fed Meeting Fool You

This is a game in which Jerome Powell & Co. have played their turn, and now await their opponent's move; also here are the bonds to own now.

Now, the Fed Catches 'Fallen Angels,' Too

The Fed has made three big changes to its corporate bond-buying program, and here's my take what the controversial moves mean.

Watch the Rate of Change of Covid-19 Infections vs. Fed Largesse

QE does not produce growth, it just delays the inevitable problem and kicks the can further down the road. Meantime, we have a curve ball (the Fed) that keeps throwing trillions at the market, buying riskier assets each time.

Team, We Are in a Heck of a Jam

But as jobless claims explode while the coronavirus takes its toll, we have heroes at the nation's hospitals and heroes delivering packages and stocking shelves, and we have possibly the greatest Fed ever.

Know These Plots and Characters to Guide You as This Drama Unfolds

As the Covid-19 crisis takes its toll on our people and economy -- and the world's -- we must break things down as simply as possible to see what's happening.

I'm Dusting Off My Old Playbook for Bonds Right Now

After a strong day for fixed-income markets, let's learn from 2008 how to play this volatility.