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  1. Duration: To Hedge or Not to Hedge

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    Wed, 1 Apr 2015

    illustration that may look familiar by assuming U . S . credit yields and spreads over Treasuries followed ..... we can estimate the returns of the U . S . credit index – both duration-hedged and unhedged ..... defaults and downgrades. We know that U . S . credit has outperformed the equivalent duration-hedged

  2. Vanguard’s Economic and Investment Outlook

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    Wed, 4 Mar 2015

    compression currently observed. Current yields of U . S . credit bonds and high-yield corporate bonds are ..... Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond Index. • U . S . credit bonds: Barclays U . S . Credit Bond Index. • U.S. high-yield corporates

  3. Nominees for 2014 Allocation Fund Manager of the Year

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    Tue, 13 Jan 2015

    led the markets. The fixed-income portfolio also did well. Keogh keeps duration within one year of the fund's Barclays U . S . Credit A or Better benchmark. The fund's duration stood at 6.5 years as of November 2014, well above its typical peer's 4

  4. Nominees for 2014 Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year

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    Thu, 8 Jan 2015

    throughout the year. The fund finished the year with a topnotch record relative to its corporate-bond peers and its Barclays U . S . Credit Index benchmark. Rick Rieder and Bob Miller, BlackRock Total Return MAHQX BlackRock employs a lot of resources at BlackRock

  5. Why Bond Investors May Benefit from Actively Managed Mutual Funds and ETFs

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    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    related and corporate securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM pass-throughs), ABS, and CMBS. Barclays U . S . Credit Index comprises the U.S. Corporate Index and a non-corporate component that includes foreign agencies, sovereigns,supranationals

  6. The Millenaire mall: coping in low-growth France

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    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    AUBERVILLIERS, France, Dec 14 (Reuters) - In the middle of 2008, construction began on France's biggest mall project in a decade. Weeks later the U . S . credit and housing crisis slammed into Europe,...

  7. Business Cycle Update

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    Thu, 23 Oct 2014

    beginning to show signs of easing. Housing activity remains at modest levels, but on a trend of slow improvement. Credit U . S . credit conditions remain conducive to continued economic expansion. Consumer credit outstanding is now growing at its fastest pace

  8. Equifax Back to Normal in 3Q

    Commentary

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014

    back in line with the company's long-term target. Excluding currency effects, revenue increased 8% year over year. The U . S . credit bureau business was up 3% year over year, and mortgage-related business was flat, as the company is starting to lap the

  9. Vanguard Wellington: More Than a Fair-Weather Fund

    Video Reports

    Wed, 1 Oct 2014

    meanwhile, invests his roughly 35% fixed-income stake in higher-quality issues and keeps duration within a year of Barclays U . S . Credit A or Better benchmark. The fund has been a top performer in the moderate-allocation category over the short and long term

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    stake in higher-quality issues and keeps duration within a year of Barclays U.S . Credit A or Better benchmark. The fund has been a top performer in the moderate-allocation category over the short and long term--plus, its
  10. Why the Pennant Race Could Coincide with Market Volatility

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    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    University of Michigan consumer confidence survey are climbing toward post-recession peaks. The net monthly change in U . S . credit has finally stabilized. Now, credit card debt is no longer shrinking, but instead is consistently expanding, along with

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