Interest Rates Have Moved Higher: What That Means for Bond Investors

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(August 21st, 2012) Over the last 30 days we have seen the yield on the 10 Year treasury note move from below 1.40% to the current level of 1.81%.  Here's how that has affected bond investors.   Long Term Government Bonds One of the most … [Read more...]

Investing in Mortgage Backed Securities: An Interview with BlackRock’s Akiva Dickstein

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(July 2012) Akiva Dickstein is a Managing Director and Head of Mortgage Portfolios at BlackRock. BlackRock has two mutual funds focused on mortgage backed securities (MBS). One is specifically focused on government backed, Ginnie Mae securities … [Read more...]