Fixed Income

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Loan Investors Rake In Returns Betting On Higher-For-Longer Rates

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Leveraged loans have gained 2.52% this year, outpacing junk bonds and investment-grade corporate debt.

A Million Simulations, One Verdict For U.S. Economy: Debt Danger Ahead

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A Bloomberg analysis indicates the debt-to-GDP ratio is on an unsustainable path.

Markets Are Back To Seeing Fewer Rate Cuts Than the Fed

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Investors are now forecasting about 65 basis points of rate reductions in 2024.

Why Annuities Belong In Clients' Retirement Income Plans

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Guaranteed income products hold a rightful place in many clients' retirement plans.

Spreads For Junk, Financial Bonds Portend Improved Outlook

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The rally in spreads is likely to continue in 2024, according to Goldman Sachs strategists.

Fed's Preferred Inflation Metric Cools While Spending Rebounds

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Inflation-adjusted consumer spending exceeded all estimates.

Mortgage Rates Drop, Giving House Hunters More Buying Power

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The average for a 30-year, fixed loan was 6.79%, down from 6.87% last week.

Altruist Offers Cash Account Product

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Altruist Cash allows advisors to offer clients an annual percentage yield of 5.10%, the custodian said.

How To Help Mitigate Interest-Rate Risk--Without Sacrificing Income

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Low-duration preferred and hybrid securities offer the potential for multiple benefits within a diversified portfolio.

PGIM Bullet-Proofs Bond Portfolios Even As Traders 'Party On'

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As co-head of fixed income, Greg Peters sees structural changes in bonds amid all the Fed noise.

The Age Of Gentle Rate Cuts Is Upon Us, Invesco Chief Market Strategist Says

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Kristina Hooper said the Swiss National Bank's rate cut broke a rate impasse.

Yardeni Sees ‘Fed Put' Making A Comeback

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Economist Ed Yardeni thinks Fed Chairman Jerome Powell might be changing his tough-guy tune.

Corporate Bonds Are The Safest They've Been In Almost A Decade

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Safe single A bonds are close to becoming the biggest part of investment grade indexes for the first time in about 10 years.

60/40 Portfolio Mix Bounces Back After Taking Hit In 2022

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Morningstar found that the classic mix of stocks and bonds outperforms a more widely diversified portfolio.

Bill Gross Laments 'Excessive Exuberance' As Stocks Surge

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Gross said bonds are unattractive as the U.S. government deficit swells.

Tech Firms Are Buying Back Their Busted Convertible Bonds

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Back when interest rates were low, it was popular for fast-growing companies to sell zero-coupon convertibles.

Preferred Stocks: Superior Income And Now Growth

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By focusing on credit quality, advisors can keep risk to a minimum.

BlackRock's Vice Chairman Says Fed Implying Higher Neutral Rates

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The former Swiss National Bank president said the question is about where service inflation settles.

Fed Pencils In Three Rate Cuts In 2024, Shallower Path Ahead

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Officials decided unanimously to leave the benchmark federal funds rate in a range of 5.25% to 5.5%.

Goldman's Chief Economist Says Inflation Headed Lower, June Cut Likely

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Economist Jan Hatzius said inflationary trends "still look encouraging."

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