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  1. From Barron’s, April 20, 2015 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    Pg 9: Forsyth – Almost 1/3 rd of European bonds now have negative yields. Some Spanish mortgages had below ..... and saving more for retirement, etc. Potential income from bonds and annuities has fallen. Chinese stocks suddenly sold off

  2. Need Bond Fund Advice

    Commentary

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    To All Bond Fund Cognoscenti, Looking to deploy a 10% cash position (IRA) in an OEF bond fund. Currently looking at the following three intermediate term bond funds as possibilities since that category is missing in my portfolio: DBLFX - DoubleLine

  3. Income portfolio review

    Commentary

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    income growth. M* start X-Ray statistics: Asset Class Long% Short% Cash 18 -6 U.S. Stocks 31 31 Foreign Stocks 16 16 Bonds 32 -1 Other 10 0 Total 107 -7 Relatively high exposer to Communication services Relatively high percentage of high yield stocks

  4. Cyprus passes foreclosures bill, opening access to ECB's QE programme

    Headlines

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    NICOSIA, April 18 (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Cyprus on Saturday approved legislation governing foreclosures, paving the way for the bailed-out island to join the European Central Bank's sovereign bond -buying programme.

  5. Ukraine meets with investors in effort to strike debt deal

    Headlines

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ukrainian authorities met with investors in Washington on Friday as part of an effort to secure agreement on extending maturities of bonds issued by state-run Ukreximbank.

  6. From Barron’s, April 20, 2015 (Part 1)

    Commentary

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    2 [Partial] Pg 9: Forsyth – Almost 1/3 rd of European bonds now have negative yields. Some Spanish mortgages had below ..... and saving more for retirement, etc. Potential income from bonds and annuities has fallen. Chinese stocks suddenly sold off

  7. Investors Go for International-Equity Funds

    Video Reports

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    the past. Benz: In terms of taxable bond , that's an interesting one. We saw decent inflows into taxable- bond funds in the month of March. What types ..... really focused on intermediate-term bond , because long government and high-yield

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    story we've talked about in the past. Benz: In terms of taxable bond , that's an interesting one. We saw decent inflows into taxable- bond funds in the month of March. What types of products are investors buying there? Strauts: There was a $12.5 billion inflow in March. The money was really focused on intermediate-term bond , because long government and high-yield bond were in outflow. So, investors seem to be looking to the core bond funds. Just last month, they actually were focusing on an active core bond funds, because intermediate-term bond took in $9 billion in assets on the active side and only $3.6 billion on the passive side. Benz: So, it seems like even though they're buying these core bond funds, they are doing some repositioning. Investors are continuing to swap out of [TICKER:PTTRX] PIMCO Total Return (PTTRX)--though the outflows have slowed down
    perform. Let's talk about what investors are buying. They're sticking with taxable bond but maybe getting out of [TICKER:PTTRX] PIMCO Total Return. What funds have been the biggest beneficiaries? I [TICKER:MWTRX] know [MetWest Total Return Bond (MWTRX)] had been one that we've been watching. They've been a pretty big beneficiary of new cash. Strauts: Yes, MetWest Bond has been in the top five flowing funds for the last six months. Other funds like [TICKER:DODIX] Dodge & Cox Income (DODIX) fell out of the top five this month, but it still took in, I think, a little over $1 billion. So, those are the two big primary beneficiaries. The other one always is [TICKER:VBMFX] Vanguard Total Bond Market (VBMFX), the passive fund. That always gets strong inflows. Benz: So, it's not necessarily a clear preference for active there. Investors
  8. When will they ever learn, interest rates and dividends do matter

    Commentary

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015

    c'mon with interest rates at historic and absolute lows even a devout indexer can't place a large allocation into a total bond index (with its high percent of treasuries) and truly believe that is a good investment. I will omit the dividend aspect to

  9. Income Oriented Bond Funds

    Commentary

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015

    numerous debates on whether to classify a bond fund as an "income" oriented fund, or ..... When you read the prospectus of various bond funds, there are several with statements ..... objective." I would be interested if other bond investors search for such funds, and if

  10. CANADA FX DEBT-C$ at strongest level since January on domestic data

    Headlines

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015

    * Canadian dollar at $1.2228, or 81.78 U.S. cents * Bond prices mostly lower across the maturity curve * Loonie slips, but gains almost 3 pct on week TORONTO, April 17 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar...

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