Five considerations for those investing in fixed-income funds.
U.S. stocks, particularly small caps, and bonds look unattractive overall, but low-double-digit nominal returns are possible for emerging-markets value stocks, says GMO's Ben Inker.
The Short Answer
We delve into how foreign-bond funds performed in previous rising-rate environments and find some surprising results.
Bond Fund Investing
03-18-2015 15:27:25 PM ET
We're not sure the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) necessarily rode to the rescue with its latest policy directive, yet it sure took anyone for a ride who was fretting that the removal of the word "patient" from its policy directive was going to rock the stock and bond markets. The FOM...
The Market at 07:22 ET10-Year: 2/32…1.98…EUR/USD: 1.0871USD/JPY: 119.18
Treasury Market Stands Its Ground
- - Q4 GDP (3rd Estimate): Actual 2.2%, Briefing.com Consensus 2.4%, Prior 2.2%
- - Q4 GDP Deflator (3rd Estimate): Actual 0.1%, Briefing.com Consensus 0.1%, Prior 0.1%
- - March Michigan Consumer Sentiment -- Final (10:00 ET)
- - Fed Chair Yellen speaks in San Francisco (15:45 ET)
03-13-2015 18:10:56 PM ET
The Week in Review/Week Ahead
he U.S. Dollar Index's 6 point rally over the past 12 days has introduced a new twist into the Fed's rate decision next Wednesday. Fed watchers will now be looking closely for concern among...