Fixed Income

Many Millionaires Now Ready To Invest


Almost half of U.S. millionaires do not feel wealthy but do feel confident to invest in the stock market, according to a new Fidelity survey.

Spread Out


Unusually generous yield spreads make corporate bonds attractive.

Advisor Emporium Shows Competing CD Rates Financial advisors can view competing CD rate offers from numerous banks in real time through

A Glimmer Of Rewards

by Bruce W. Fraser

Prices on high-quality corporate bond issues represent a buying opportunity for advisors ...

Boring But Beautiful

by Gail Liberman

CDs are looking mighty attractive to some clients these days.

Another Way To Income

by Michael Sankari

Structured products can provide diversification for clients. They have their own risks, however.

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FTSE Expands Environmental Indexes FTSE Group is expanding its FTSE Environmental Opportunities Index Series with the addition of nine new indexes designed to appeal to...

Fixed Annuity Sales Up As Variable Sales Go Down


Sales of annuities this year are on a record-setting pace despite declining interest in variable annuities, according to...

Where Are We Headed?

by Eric Uhlfelder

This year will be remembered as one of the worst investors have ever known. Extreme caution is required before moving back into the markets in 2009.

Whole Lotta Yield

Among all of the craziness going on in the financial markets, here's something else to chew on: ... 

Tenth Time Around

by Alan Lavine

Advisors share the investment research tools that they turn to again and again.

Searching For Yield

by Eric Uhlfelder

Dysfunctional financial markets, soaring credit spreads and frozen liquidity are creating some uncommon yield plays.

No Longer A Wallflower

by Bruce W. Fraser

Munis are looking especially attractive, but beware.

Munis' Turn To Shine

by Marla Brill

Manager says values in the muni market relative to other asset classes are unprecedented.

After The Storm


BlackRock's Peter Fisher and Scott Amero discuss where we are headed.

Strategic Income Funds Can Limit Volatility

by Bruce W. Fraser

This fund group offers diversity, reduced risk, and the potential for higher returns.

Managing The Municipal Malaise

by Marla Brill

Slackened demand could bring higher yields and more choices for investors.

Bringing Life To An Old Fund

by Marla Brill

The 72-year-old Evergreen Balanced Fund gets a remodel from new manager Margaret Patel.

A Better Mousetrap

by Craig L. Israelsen> Craig L. Israelsen

Pure Target indexes deliver simple sophistication to investors.