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.
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.
And it isn't much easier to know when to sell in this market, either.
If you're looking for yield and are OK with risky junk and other below-grade debt, then check out these three funds.
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.
These sector-specific funds give shareholders exposure to companies they otherwise would not be able to allocate to.
There are other reasons that contributed to Friday's selloff that still need to be resolved.
Let's simplify as much as possible what is occurring in the bond market, and what it means for investors.
The troubled real estate developer has cobbled together the cash to make an overdue bond payment one day before the grace period expires.
With global energy woes, China real estate troubles and Washington's potential for disappointment, I'm moving toward some old income favorites.
In response to the Evergrande situation, look for China to further its domestic focus at the expense of its global focus.
Dividend stocks are swell, but for those willing to take on risk there are other options.
Here's why I see leveraged-loans as the way to go, and the exchange-traded funds I've got my eyes on.
The strong rally in equities in November has been welcome, but there are abundant reasons to be cautious going forward.
There also are multiple ways to look at what to expect next from Treasuries and junk bonds and how to act accordingly.
The belief that there eventually will be more fiscal stimulus is holding bears at bay and letting the bulls run wild.
With Fed's toolbox emptied and a big stimulus package unlikely, here's what I see for the economy, credit markets, and ... yes, stocks.
Here's why your stocks matter little to the Fed, and how the selloff seeped into the credit markets.
The Pershing Square founder's talk on CNBC of shorting high-yield bonds should be taken with a grain of salt.
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.
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.
But what can we expect from this program, what kinds of bonds should benefit, and is the Fed setting us up for disappointment?
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.
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.
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.
The Fed has made three big changes to its corporate bond-buying program, and here's my take what the controversial moves mean.
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.
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.
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.
After a strong day for fixed-income markets, let's learn from 2008 how to play this volatility.