The Myth That Mom and Pop Are Driving Down Junk Bond Yields

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I am sure the numbers being reported regarding individual investors rushing into high yield bond funds are true. However, I am not sure the correct facts are being circulated. The main narrative that has been reported everywhere from Barrons to the … [Read more...]

The Effect of ETFs on Individual Bonds

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The recent LearnBonds article, “Should You Avoid Buying Bonds in LQD? Or Maybe LQD?” brought to readers’ attention a fascinating article by Matt Levine of Dealbreaker, which discussed the idea that bonds underlying ETFs react more dramatically to … [Read more...]

Investment Ideas From PIMCO: Buy TIPS, Municipal Bonds & High Quality Financials

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Bonds would be burned to a crisp and stocks would certainly be singed; only gold and real assets would thrive within the “Ring of Fire.” - Bill Gross, “Damages” October 2012 The quote above is slightly out of context. Bill Gross is discussing … [Read more...]