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    1. Gross' fixed-income picks from Barron's Roundtable

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      Mon, 16 Jun 2014

      money at 400 to 500 basis points, and produce a yield of 7-8%. One Bill Gross is buying for his own portfolio is the BlackRock Build America Bond Trust ( BBN +2.5% ). The feds subsidize 35% of the interest paid, the fund usually owns A- and ..... third pick is an ETF, the iShares U.S. Preferred Stock Fund ( PFF +0.1% ). Liquid with an expense ratio below 50 bps , the fund primarily holds bank preferreds. It's a short-term play, says Gross, as many of the preferreds in its portfolio

    2. inst ownership

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      Thu, 12 Jun 2014

      FLAH & CRUM PREFERRED INCOME 4.1 BZM US BLACKROCK MARYLAND MUNI BOND 4.0 XAA US AMERICAN ..... PGP US PIMCO GLOBAL STOCKSPLUS & IN 3.9 BPS US BLACKROCK PENN STRAT MUNI TR 3.7 MZA US BLACKROCK MUNIYIELD ARIZONA 3.5 EIO US EATON VANCE

    3. A bit of BIT?

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      Thu, 29 May 2014

      Loans 108.7 bps High Yield Bonds 409.6 bps Preferred Stock 118.7 bps IG Credit/Other 84.2 bps Here are a few excerpts from the latest ..... with rising short-term interest rates. BlackRock believes the flexibility to allocate across

    4. From Barron’s, May 19, 2014 (Part 2)

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      Sat, 17 May 2014

      have rich prices and thin spreads too [ so, not-so-high-yield ]. Yields in European periphery are only a handful bps over the US Treasuries [ who would have thought that? ]. Small-cap Russell 2000 briefly was down more than 10% , in the correction ..... dividend appreciation VIG probably gets significant performance from high-quality companies [ that also pay dividends ]. BlackRock /iShares has tried to make things simple by designating some ETFs as core-ETFs [ a gimmkick, IMO ] and by simplifying

    5. From Barron’s, April 28, 2014 (Part 2)

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      Sat, 26 Apr 2014

      may generate single-to-double digit bps . Vanguard returns 100% of fees to its funds, BlackRock only 70-75% [ and some others even ..... 10 year range and the spread is now 230 bps [vs. 270 bps at 2013 yearend]. Leadership change

    6. The Case for Emerging Markets

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      Mon, 9 Dec 2013

      volatility by approximately 20 to 40 bps . 1 In other words, adding a small allocation ..... growth again. Finally, as a recent blackrock institute paper, “What’s Developing: investing in emerging markets,” highlights ..... Kong, this information is issued by BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited. This ..... Singapore, this document is issued by BlackRock (Singapore) Limited (company registration

    7. How Conventional Wisdom for Positive Financial Trends In 2014 May Go Awry

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      Fri, 8 Nov 2013

      purchases—a policy that is increasingly coming under fire. “It’s imperative that the Fed begins to taper,” says Blackrock ’s CEO Larry Fink ...We’ve seen real bubble-like markets again. We’ve had a huge increase in the equity market....We have issues of an overzealous ..... uncertainties will persist in the year ahead and this was reflected in the Feb 2014 T-bill yields when they spiked to 80 bps during the government shutdown in October.<PAGEBREAK> Head of Caxton Associates, Andrew Law recently told the Financial

    8. Investors Finding Favor in Munis

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      Fri, 8 Nov 2013

      utilities led, beating the main index by 16 bps , while the pre-refunded index lagged the broader market by 50 bps . Regionally, volatile Puerto Rico outperformed by 81 bps for the month, but is down 15% YTD ..... proprietary and nonproprietary sources deemed by BlackRock to be reliable, are not necessarily all

    9. From Barron’s, September 30, 2013 (Part 2)

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      Sat, 28 Sep 2013

      t hurt anyone]. The US Treasury CDS have spiked to 32 bps but remain well under the levels reached in late 2012 and summer 2011 [peak]. May be, an external ..... size hedge-funds and those owned by big asset managers [ BlackRock , Franklin Templeton, Goldman Sachs] may out the gate first

    10. September 2013 Fixed Income Market Strategy: 3 for 33

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      Tue, 10 Sep 2013

      stood at -3.65% YTD losing 86 bps in the first week of September. Scenarios for Fixed Income Returns ..... July 30–31, 2013. Visit www. blackrock .com for additional information, or ..... The opinions expressed are those of BlackRock ® as of September 6, 2013, and may ..... and nonproprietary sources deemed by BlackRock to be reliable. The information contained

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