Junk Bond 'Star' Isn't All That Bright

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF outperformed Diamond Hill Corporate Credit Fund, so why take the latter's risk?

6 Top Tips for Income Investors in the Current Environment

From overweighting dividend stocks to avoiding high-yield bonds, this is how I'm playing things here.

How to Play a Coming U.S.-Chinese Trade Deal

Four steps income investors should take now, as Presidents Trump and Xi will likely play nice.

Novice Trade: JNK High-Yield Bond ETF

A bearishly biased out-of-the-money long put 'shooter' expiring in January.

Intermediate Trade: HYG High-Yield Bond ETF

A bearishly biased, out of the money vertical put spread expiring in October.

High-Yield Bond Funds for the Current Environment

Income-seeking investors are best served focusing on total return, not just income.

Intermediate Trade: HYG

This is a bearish trade on the high yield bonds ETF.

Like Communism, the Issue of Interest Rates Was a Red Herring

The fear of interest rate hikes was only the catalyst that blew up the short volatility trade.

There's Zero Panic in Bonds

On Tuesday, bond traders started to come out of their caves and make markets.

New Eurozone Securities Could Ease the Effects of ECB Tightening

Securitizing eurozone debt would get around Germany's opposition to joint bonds.