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As the bull market continues its forward momentum, the appetite for risk is following close behind as bond buyers are purging government debt for higher yields in corporate bonds of investment-grade quality. ...
Compared to their longer duration counterparts and U.S. equities, short-term bond strategies have been an option for fixed-income investors seeking a return in today's rising rate environs, while also avoiding the volatility of the extended bull run in the stock market. While trade wars continue to cause bouts of volatility in the capital markets, short-term bond funds can be the elixir for risk-averse investors who want to minimize the impact of volatility and still earn a return given the rising rate landscape. Bonds with a shorter duration also reduce the exposure to inflation, which can tamp down the returns of fixed-income investments. In addition, bond giant Pimco found in an analysis that these short-term strategies have produced an annualized volatility of less than 1% over a 10-year period--compare this to stocks, which have produced a 15% annual volatility and 10% for long-term bond strategies.
Market mavens like hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio and just recently, David Tepper, founder of hedge fund Appaloosa, have likened the current state of the bull market to a baseball game that is in its ...
As summer draws to a close, it’s that time again for students to head back into the classrooms and hit the books. For fixed-income investors, it’s business as usual as the quest for profitability in the ...
The Federal Open Market Committee is in the midst of a two-day meeting to discuss their next moves on monetary policy, which will include a policy decision announcement set to take place on Wednesday. ...
In the current rising rate environment, a number of financial advisors are suggesting investors to treat fixed income like the sun and limit prolonged exposure. In this case, as the Federal Reserve's predilection for raising interest rates does not appear to be changing anytime soon, it's best to take advantage of these short-term rate adjustments by limiting duration. In the current economic landscape, Collin Martin, director of fixed income for Charles Schwab's Schwab Center for Financial Research, is advising bond investors to avoid fixed-income investments with long-term yields in the interim.
"If you had to choose between buying long-term bonds or equities, I would choose equities in a minute," Buffett told CNBC's "Squawk Box" in an interview earlier this year. Buffett continued to lambaste bonds, telling Berkshire Hathaway shareholders in an annual letter that debt issues were not a lower-risk investment over the long term compared to stocks. "I want to quickly acknowledge that in any upcoming day, week or even year, stocks will be riskier — far riskier — than short-term U.S. bonds," Buffett wrote.
Nobody wants to hear talk of a recession, but the word is starting to creep into financial markets lexicon more often than not lately with economists warning that the bull run since the recovery from the ...
Bond funds hold a collection of debt with varying maturities, buying and selling debt securities to maintain their short-, intermediate- or long-term strategy. When it comes to bond ETFs, investors should look at the duration, or a bond fund’s measure of sensitivity to gauge their investment’s exposure to changes in interest rates – a higher duration means a higher sensitivity to shifts in rates.
E*TRADE Financial Corporation today announced a significant expansion of its commission-free exchange-traded fund lineup, all of which are non-proprietary: