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  1. Gundlach files for long-duration bond fund

    Headlines

    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    The Long Duration Total Return Bond Fund will have a dollar-weighted average effective duration of at least 10 years and will invest "in debt securities of any kind

  2. Yogi, multisector fund or..............

    Commentary

    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    Recently met with a planner and she suggested using a Multisector bond fund (PIMIX or RPSIX) rather than a fixed annuity. Thoughs? TimL

  3. UPDATE 1- Bond funds worldwide post biggest weekly outflows of 2014 -BofA

    Headlines

    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Investors worldwide pulled a net $3.8 billion out of bond funds in the week ended Sept. 17 on rising fears of an early rate hike from the Federal Reserve, data from a...

  4. Bond funds worldwide post $3.8 bln outflows over week -BofA

    Headlines

    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Investors worldwide pulled a net $3.8 billion out of bond funds in the week ended Sept. 17, marking their biggest withdrawals so far this year, data from a Bank of...

  5. 'Great Rotation' Into Stocks Runs Its Course

    Video Reports

    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    money back into bond funds . So, the great ..... eight months, bond fund flows have exceeded ..... of short-term bond funds not only because ..... longer-duration bond funds will get hurt ..... the short-term bond fund isn't subject

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    been this much-ballyhooed rotation into equities. We're seeing strong flows out of bond funds going into equity funds. You say the most recent data run, looking at fund flows, does not show continued strength in equity fund flows. Rawson: You are absolutely right. The great rotation certainly did happen. We started talking about it at the beginning of the 2013--that people had anticipated for the longest time that all of this money has gone into bond funds , and at some point, this is going to end with interest rates being so low that people are going to turn to equities. And when the Federal Reserve started talking about removing stimulus in June of 2013, we finally saw the great rotation: Money came out of bond funds and started going into equities a little bit. But what's happened recently is that the equity market really appears fully valued. Investors aren't as enthusiastic about going into equities. Interest rates have started to come down, and so investors have put money back into bond funds . So, the great rotation certainly happened in 2013, and it appears to have run its course. Every month this year over the past eight months, bond fund flows have exceeded U.S.-equity fund flows, which is really quite surprising given that a year ago no one would have predicted that.
    going on there? Rawson: I think Metropolitan West and a few other bond - fund firms are benefitting from the outflows from PIMCO. Benz: PIMCO Total Return (PTTAX). Rawson: PIMCO Total Return, specifically, had outflows again last month. In fact, we've seen outflows actually pick up despite the fact that money is going back into the category overall. So, people are still choosing those core bond funds , but they're choosing to go with a firm other than PIMCO. Benz: You looked at some Federal Reserve data that takes a
    That may happen, but what you may also have is more short-term bond funds . There has been a rise in popularity of short-term bond funds not only because interest rates are low and people are afraid that when interest rates go higher that their longer-duration bond funds will get hurt, but also because the short-term bond fund isn't subject to the same regulation as the money market fund. They can have a fluctuating NAV [net asset value], and they can offer you a higher return. So, there is going to be a little bit of a migration or a bifurcation. People who want really low-risk assets will stay with their money market fund. People who want a little bit more return and are willing to take some risk will switch into an ultrashort-term bond fund . Benz: Mike, thank you so much for being here. Rawson: Thanks for having me, Christine. Benz: Thanks for watching. I'm Christine Benz
  6. 2 Muni Fund Picks That Sidestep Market Turbulence

    Video Reports

    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    Lalani: Municipal- bond funds are divided into ..... high-yield muni- bond fund category. There ..... long-term muni- bond funds end up benefiting ..... long-term muni- bond fund category is the ..... the high-yield bond funds , a good choice ..... High Yield muni- bond fund (PRFHX), which

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    Kiran Lalani: Municipal- bond funds are divided into short-, intermediate- and long-term categories along with the high-yield muni- bond fund category. There are also state-specific mandates, which are designed to provide tax exemption from a certain state's taxes. Performance in the municipal market is dependent on certain factors, including credit events, changes in bond yields, and other technical factors. Headline risks can also move the municipal market, as was seen in massive outflows in the beginning of 2011 when Meredith Whitney predicted the doomsday scenario for the municipal market. Long-term muni- bond funds are more vulnerable to valuation declines when yields rise. As was seen in 2013, long-term muni- bond funds lost more money than their short and intermediate counterparts; but conversely, when yields decline, long-term muni- bond funds end up benefiting more, as was seen in year-to-date 2014. A good option in the long-term muni- bond fund category is the [TICKER:FHIGX] Fidelity Municipal Income fund (FHIGX), which has held up relatively well in rough market environments.  High-yield muni- bond funds invest in the lower-rated and dicier segments of the municipal market. When credit conditions are improving, they benefit because of the higher income and improving credit metrics. But when credit conditions decline, they suffer heavy losses as they did in 2008. Among the high-yield bond funds , a good choice is the T. Rowe Price Tax-Free High Yield muni- bond fund (PRFHX), which did suffer some losses but held up relatively well compared with its peers in the high-yield bond category. Overall, credit
  7. Oaktree to Start First Mutual Funds to Woo Individuals

    Commentary

    Thu, 18 Sep 2014

    Soon,they may have access to Oaktree funds. "The Los Angeles-based firm filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to sell shares in the Oaktree High Yield Bond Fund and the Oaktree Emerging Markets Equity Fund."

  8. Guggenheim adds 4 new BulletShares ETFs to its portfolio

    Headlines

    Thu, 18 Sep 2014

    Guggenheim BulletShares 2022 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: BSJM ) will cover portfolios of high yield corporate bond funds . "The defined-maturity feature continues to be an effective investment strategy for investors looking to save for life

  9. The Error-Proof Portfolio: 6 Asset-Allocation Pitfalls to Avoid

    Headlines

    Thu, 18 Sep 2014

    hold 60% of your money in a U.S.-stock fund, another 15% in a foreign-stock vehicle, and the remainder in a core bond fund . So, your asset allocation is 60% U.S. stock, 15% foreign, and 25% bond, right? Maybe not. Many mutual funds have

  10. UPDATE 2-DoubleLine files with SEC to register Long Duration Bond Fund

    Headlines

    Wed, 17 Sep 2014

    NEW YORK, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Funds filed on Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to register shares of its Long Duration Total Return Bond...

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