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WHAT ARE INVESTMENT GRADE BONDS? (Introduction To Bonds)
 
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Risk & Performance: Comparing Investment Grade & High Yield Corporate Bonds
 
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Take a closer look at the risk/reward profiles of investment grade and high yield corporate bonds in the current climate with S&P DJI’s J.R. Rieger and Shaun Wurzbach.
Short Term High Yield Bonds
 
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The current low interest rate environment means that bond investors have to take more risk in order to gain an attractive return on their invested money. The current low interest rates also present a risk that if interest rates and inflation rise in the future, then bond prices may fall and portfolios could suffer losses.
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What is a high yield bond?
 
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When is "junk" valuable? When there's high yield to be had, of course. Paddy Hirsch explains this potentially riskier, potentially more rewarding end of the bond market, which has famously backed many of the biggest leveraged buyouts and aggressive M&A deals ever undertaken. For more news, analysis, and trends on the high yield bond market check out http://www.highyieldbond.com, a free site powered by S&P Capital IQ/LCD to promote the asset class. You can also check out http://www.leveragedloan.com for news and analysis on that market, and LCD's Leveraged Loan Market Primer/Almanac, a free guide detailing quarterly market and historical trends, as well as market mechanics. http://http://www.leveragedloan.com/primer/ Follow LCD Twitter http://www.twitter.com/lcdnews Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lcdcomps LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=2092432 Follow Paddy Hirsch http://www.twitter.com/paddyhirsch
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Definition Of Investment Grade Bonds ✔ Stock Market
 
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Investment Grade Bonds
 
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One asset class we use to help us manage risk is Investment-Grade Bonds. Bonds are debt instruments requiring borrowers to make periodic interest and principle payments over the life of the bond. Learn more about this asset class.
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Why You Should Think Twice about High Yield Bonds | Common Sense Investing
 
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In this episode of common sense investing I will tell you why you should think twice about owning high yield bonds. Alternative investments are a broad category, so I have split this topic up into multiple parts. In Part One, I will tell you why high yield bonds don’t quite yield enough to justify their risks. My name is Ben Felix of PWL Capital and this is Common Sense Investing. I’ll be talking about a lot more common sense investing topics in this series, so subscribe and click the bell for updates. I want these videos to help you to make smarter investment decisions, so feel free to send me any topics that you would like me to cover. ------------------ Visit PWL Capital: https://goo.gl/uPcXg7 Follow PWL Capital on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLCapital - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PWLCapital - LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/105673/ Follow Ben Felix on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminwfelix/ ------------------ Video channel management, content strategy & production by Truly Social Inc. - Website: http://trulysocial.ca - Twitter: https://twitter.com/trulysocial
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Chief Investment Officer Greg Davis on the 2018 bond outlook
 
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1/4/2018 Webcast: Our new leaders look ahead to 2018 Hear what the expectations are for bonds in today's market climate. Important information All investing is subject to risk, including possible loss of principal. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Bond funds are subject to the risk that an issuer will fail to make payments on time, and that bond prices will decline because of rising interest rates or negative perceptions of an issuer's ability to make payments. High-yield bonds generally have medium- and lower-range credit quality ratings and are therefore subject to a higher level of credit risk than bonds with higher credit quality ratings. For more information about Vanguard funds, visit https://vgi.vg/2G1dTre to obtain a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information about a fund are contained in the prospectus; read and consider it carefully before investing. © 2018 The Vanguard Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Vanguard Marketing Corporation, Distributor of the Vanguard Funds.
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Snack Pack: Gold, Dollar, Investment Grade Bonds
 
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Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle, Dominic Chu, Sara Eisen and Adam Johnson update the top trading stories of the day. They speak on Bloomberg Television's "Lunch Money."
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How To Invest In Stocks And Bonds For Beginners
 
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Key Differences Between Senior Loans and High Yield Bonds
 
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High Yield Bonds and Senior Loans are below investment-grade debt, but senior loans may provide yield with less risk than fixed income. While high yield has its place in portfolios, learn why OppenheimerFunds favors senior loans: http://bit.ly/2fzjokm
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Cash, Short Term High Yield Bonds Best as Fed Floods Market
 
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Central banks have pushed their stimulus programs as far as they can go, leaving very few areas for a bond investor to make money other than high yield, said Carl Kaufman, portfolio manager for the Osterweis Strategic Income Fund . 'We may still have some room to go if they go helicopter money, but we are in the tenth inning here,' said Kaufman. 'I think returns are going to be low for sovereign and investment-grade bond investors, but there is still some room on the high yield side.' The Osterweis Strategic Income Fund is up 6.3% thus far in 2016, according to Morningstar. The $4.9 billion fund has returned an average of 3% annually over the past three years, placing it in the 65th percentile in Morningstar's high yield bond category. The fund sports a trailing twelve month yield of 5.7%, according to Morningstar. Over 80% of Kaufman's fund is in short duration high yield securities. Kaufman said the fund has less than 80 names that are chosen on a bottoms up basis and are purchased with the intent of holding them to maturity. As of the end of June, some of the fund's larger allocations were in issues from Rite Aid, Regis Corp and Hertz, according to Morningstar. Kaufman said he currently has minimal exposure to the energy and materials sectors, even though they have been big winners this year in the high-yield arena after last year's collapse. 'They helped us last year, they didn't help us this year and going forward I don't think they will be much help,' said Kaufman. 'They will pretty much recoup their losses.' Kaufman is also keen on cash at this juncture, calling it a 'strategic asset class' that will allow him to buy on market weakness. And he sees that market weakness coming around the November election. 'The central banks are full steam ahead trying to float markets and we're raising cash in this environment,' said Kaufman. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
Investment-Grade Credit Is High Risk
 
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DoubleLine Capital’s research indicates investment-grade credit is the most overvalued it’s been in its history versus Treasurys. Gundlach sees poor performance if the 10-year rate rises above 3%.
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Ask the Experts: US Investment Grade Bond - Beneficiary of the European Crisis
 
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Mark D. Redfearn, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Public Fixed Income team at Eastspring Investments, discusses the risks and opportunities of investing in US investment grade bonds in light of the European debt crisis.
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Dave Explains Why He Doesn't Recommend Bonds
 
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How Bond Ratings Work
 
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Trade bonds free for 60 days using TD Ameritrade: http://bit.ly/td-ameritrade Join us in the discussion on InformedTrades: http://www.informedtrades.com/2005065-intro-bond-ratings-how-use-them.html KEY POINTS 1. Bond ratings are a way to assess the default risk of a bond. Default risk is the risk that the bond issuer will not be able to pay back the full coupon and principal obligations of the bond they issued. 2. There are three agencies that collectively account for 90% of the market for credit ratings: Standard & Poor's, Moody's, and Fitch Ratings. Of the three, S&P and Moody's account for 40% each; Fitch is a minority player whose primarily role is to serve as the tie-breaker of sorts when S&P and Moody's issue conflicting ratings. 3. A bond is considered investment grade or IG if its credit rating is BBB- or higher by Standard & Poor's or Baa3 or higher by Moody's. Generally they are bonds that are judged by the rating agency as likely enough to meet payment obligations that banks are allowed to invest in them. A bond's yield is typically inversely related to its rating; in other words, bonds with lower ratings have higher yields. 4. Bond rating agencies have come under considerable criticism in the years since the financial crisis of 2008. Agencies collectively failed to identify credit securities that were at high default risk, and have been sued for their actions. That agencies derive their revenue from governments and corporations that pay them for ratings has also led many to question their integrity and objectivity. 5. In spite of the increase in skepticism regarding the objectivity and competence of the credit ratings agencies, changes in bond ratings can and do impact bond prices, often considerably. As such, investors may wish to factor in ratings into their analysis and portfolio decisions using bond screeners.
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What Is A Bond? 📈 BONDS FOR BEGINNERS!
 
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3 Rules for Investing in Bond ETFs
 
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Robert Smith, chief investment officer at Sage Advisory, explains how he has positioned clients for the next Fed move, and how he picks exchange traded funds. Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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What is High Yield Bond? | Definition of High Yield Bond
 
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What is High Yield Bond? | Definition of High Yield Bond: In finance, a high-yield bond (non-investment-grade bond, speculative-grade bond, or junk bond) is a bond that is rated below investment grade. These bonds have a higher risk of default or other adverse credit events, but typically pay higher yields than better quality bonds in order to make them attractive to investors. Sometimes the company can provide new bonds as a part of yield which can only be redeemed after its expiry or maturity. Risk: The holder of any debt is subject to interest rate risk and credit risk, inflationary risk, currency risk, duration risk, convexity risk, repayment of principal risk, streaming income risk, liquidity risk, default risk, maturity risk, reinvestment risk, market risk, political risk, and taxation adjustment risk. Interest rate risk refers to the risk of the market value of a bond changing due to changes in the structure or level of interest rates or credit spreads or risk premiums. The credit risk of a high-yield bond refers to the probability and probable loss upon a credit event (i.e., the obligor defaults on scheduled payments or files for bankruptcy, or the bond is restructured), or a credit quality change is issued by a rating agency including Fitch, Moody's, or Standard & Poors. A credit rating agency attempts to describe the risk with a credit rating such as AAA. In North America, the five major agencies are Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Fitch Ratings, Dominion Bond Rating Service and A.M. Best. Bonds in other countries may be rated by US rating agencies or by local credit rating agencies. Rating scales vary; the most popular scale uses (in order of increasing risk) ratings of AAA, AA, A, BBB, BB, B, CCC, CC, C, with the additional rating D for debt already in arrears. Government bonds and bonds issued by government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) are often considered to be in a zero-risk category above AAA; and categories like AA and A may sometimes be split into finer subdivisions like "AA−" or "AA+". ………………………………………………………………………………….. Sources: Text: Text of this video has been taken from Wikipedia, which is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License Background Music: Evgeny Teilor, https://www.jamendo.com/track/1176656/oceans The Lounge: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/jazz Images: www.pixabay.com www.openclipart.com
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Top 3 Investment-Grade Corporate Bond ETFs
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do Depending on your stage of life or the asset allocation in your portfolio, bonds may be a solid choice to provide fixed-income stability and a hedge against more risky equity investments. (See also: 6 Asset Allocation Strategies That Work.) Interest rates have been historically low for many years, making the gold standard, U.S. treasuries, less attractive. That's where investment-grade corporate bonds come in. Corporate bonds offer significantly higher yield in many cases, without an equally significant bump in risk. Yes, corporations do go bankrupt on rare occasions, but investment-grade bonds focus on companies with excellent credit ratings and very low risk of default. (See also: How to Invest in Corporate Bonds.) The problem is that picking institutional bonds is a skill best left to experts, and their fees can easily gobble up gains. Fortunately, there are a number of high-quality investment-grade corporate bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are comparatively inexpensive and highly liquid. You also avoid the market-timing mistakes that so commonly befall amateur investors. Most investors should view bonds and bond ETFs as a strategic asset – a buy-and-hold investment that serves a specific purpose in their overall asset allocation. (See also: Evaluating Bond Funds: Keep It Simple.) If you're looking for a few good corporate bond options to round out your portfolio, here are a few ETFs that rise above their peers. All year-to-date (YTD) performance figures are based on the period of Jan. 1, 2017, through July 14, 2017, unless otherwise noted. Funds were selected on the basis of a combination of assets under management (AUM) and overall performance. All figures are as of July 15, 2017. iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) Issuer: BlackRock Assets Under Management: $36 billion YTD Performance: 4.52% Expense Ratio: 0.15% This is the largest of the corporate bond ETFs and has returned nearly 5.56% since its inception in 2002. The fund tracks the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index, investing roughly 90% of its assets into securities in the index, with the balance in cash funds. There are currently 1,691 holdings, heavily tilted toward the banking and consumer non-cyclical sectors. Top issuers include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS). LQD's low expense ratio and solid performance figures make it an attractive choice. One-year, three-year and five-year returns are 0.28%, 3.72% and 3.68%, respectively. (See also: Don't Doubt the Data: Bond ETFs Will Keep Growing.) Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) Issuer: Vanguard Assets Under Management: $19.93 billion YTD Performance: 1.90% Expense Ratio: 0.07% Short-term bonds generally mature within one to five years, and yields are lower than those of their longer-term cousins. This fund tracks the Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Corporate Bond Index and invests about 80% of its assets into securities on the benchmark index.
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What is a Junk Bond?
 
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Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy talking glossary of financial terms and events. Our word of the day is a “Junk Bond” A junk bond is exactly the same as a regular bond. Junk bonds are an IOU from a corporation or organization or country that states the amount it will pay you back called the principal, the date it will pay you back known as the maturity date and the interest it will pay you on the borrowed money. Junk bonds differ because of their issuers' credit quality. All bonds are characterized according to this credit quality and therefore fall into one of two bond categories, investment grade and junk. These are the bonds that pay high yield to bondholders because the borrowers don't have any other option. Their credit ratings are less than pristine, making it difficult for them to acquire capital at an inexpensive cost. Junk bonds are typically rated 'BB' or lower by Standard & Poor's and 'Ba' or lower by Moody's. Junk bonds are risky investments, but have speculative appeal because they offer much higher yields than safer bonds. Companies that issue junk bonds typically have less-than-stellar credit ratings, and investors demand these higher yields as compensation for the risk of investing in them. A junk bond issued from a company that manages to turn its performance around for the better and has its credit rating upgraded will generally have a substantial price appreciation. By Barry Norman, Investors Trading Academy
High Quality Junk Bonds Best Says TIAA-CREF Fund Manager
 
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The bottom rungs of the high yield bond market are too pricey after the run-up since February, but the higher quality issues are still worth buying and holding, said Joseph Higgins, portfolio manager for the TIAA-CREF Bond fund . "The higher quality high yield is not overpriced because the recession is still a ways off, certainly two or three years away, and financing is cheap, so there remains some value there," said Higgins. The TIAA-CREF Bond fund is up 6.1% thus far in 2016, according to Morningstar. The $3.3 billion fund has returned an average of 4.3% annually over the past three years, outpacing 87% percent of its rivals in Morningstar's intermediate-term bond category. The trailing 12 month yield for the fund is 2.4%, according to Morningstar. Higgins believes that interest rates will stay "lower for longer", even going so far as to suggest Fed Chief Janet Yellen may throw in the towel with rate increases this year. Until the market sees three to six months of wages increases, the "lower for longer" projection will be his outlook. Many categories such as below-investment grade emerging markets bonds, both sovereign and corporate, have rallied extensively, and future gains may rely on pricing to perfection, according to Higgins. Higgins said he is leaning toward quality in these sectors and is taking a cautious approach going forward. He said newer frontier markets in Africa and the Caribbean trade more thinly, have the highest yields and may offer long-term value. Asset backed securities are trading very richly, in Higgins opinion, so he is focusing on the highest quality securities in the auto and credit card space. Bank Loans, on the other hand, have proven to be incredibly resilient and he predicts that there are many innings left in the economy recovery cycle and this category. Higgins also sees municipal bonds as a "rich asset class", yet he still likes them because of their quality. He selects general obligation bonds based on the individual characteristics of the particular community rather than macroeconomic trends. And on the revenue side he favors power plant Securities, health complexes and water irrigation bonds. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
Fixed Income High Yield Money Market, CD and Short Term Bonds
 
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Fixed Income High Yield Money Market, CD and Short Term Bonds Many investors and non investors want to park their money and get the best interest rate and yield. With the rising interest rate environment, rates on CD's, Money Market Funds, Short Term Bond Funds have become more attractive. Fixed Income Investing- Money Market, CD and Short Term Bonds High Yield US Treasury Note - 2.80% - 2 year maturity 2.60% - 1 year maturity Money Market VMMXX Vanguard Money Market Prime - 2.13% SWVXX Charles Money Market Fund - 2.03% SPRXX Fidelity Money Market Fund - 1.90% CD's - Certificate of Deposit 1 year - 2.65% 2 year - 3.00% Short Term Bond Taxable DLSNX - Double Line Low Duration Bond Fund - 3.26% FFRHX - Fidelity Floating Rate High Income - 4.21.% Tax Exempt VWSTX - Vanguard Short Term Tax Exempt Fund 1.73% Duration 1.1 Years VWAHX - Vanguard High Yield Tax Exempt Fund 3.31% Duration 6.6 Years Investment Grade Corp Bonds High Yield Bonds Municipal Bonds
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Introducing the new Fidelity Investment Grade Total Bond Fund
 
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Harnessing the strength of Fidelity's global fixed income teams, this Fund has the flexibility to invest in a wide range of fixed income securities. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2BBIk4B Read a fund’s prospectus and consult your financial advisor before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed; their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Investors will pay management fees and expenses, may pay commissions or trailing commissions, and may experience a gain or loss. Views expressed regarding a particular company, security, industry or market sector are the views only of that individual as of the time expressed and do not necessarily represent the views of Fidelity or any other person in the Fidelity organization. Such views are subject to change at any time based upon markets and other conditions and Fidelity disclaims any responsibility to update such views. These views may not be relied on as investment advice and, because investment decisions for a Fidelity fund are based on numerous factors, may not be relied on as an indication of trading intent on behalf of any Fidelity fund. Certain statements in this commentary may contain forward-looking statements ("FLS") that are predictive in nature and may include words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "plans", "believes", "estimates" and similar forward-looking expressions or negative versions thereof. FLS are based on current expectations and projections about future general economic, political and relevant market factors, such as interest and foreign exchange rates, equity and capital markets, and the general business environment, in each case assuming no changes to applicable tax or other laws or government regulation. Expectations and projections about future events are inherently subject to, among other things, risks and uncertainties, some of which may be unforeseeable and, accordingly, may prove to be incorrect at a future date. FLS are not guarantees of future performance, and actual events could differ materially from those expressed or implied in any FLS. A number of important factors can contribute to these digressions, including, but not limited to, general economic, political and market factors in North America and internationally, interest and foreign exchange rates, global equity and capital markets, business competition and catastrophic events. You should avoid placing any undue reliance on FLS. Further, there is no specific intention of updating any FLS whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Corporate Bonds
 
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Build your investment knowledge about corporate bonds and why they are issued, along with the different risks and benefits that are involved with secured and unsecured corporate bonds. Questions or Comments? Have a question or topic you’d like to learn more about? Let us know: Twitter: @ZionsDirectTV Facebook: www.facebook.com/zionsdirect Or leave a comment on one of our videos. Open an Account: Begin investing today by opening a brokerage account or IRA at www.zionsdirect.com Bid in our Auctions: Participate in our fixed-income security auctions with no commissions or mark-ups charged by Zions Direct at www.auctions.zionsdirect.com
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High Yield Corporate Bonds - An Investment Often Overlooked
 
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High Yield Corporate Bonds - An Investment Often Overlooked
How to invest in bonds
 
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How to invest in bonds Bonds - funds vs. individual So now that we've looked at attributes of various bonds and other fixed income investments, let's see how you might go about actually investing in them. First, I'd recommend that you limit your fixed income investing to mutual funds, banks or insurance companies. With the exception of US Treasuries, buying individual bonds is generally not a good idea unless you have at least $50,000 to invest in a variety of bonds. Unless you have that much money to put into bonds, you'll lack the diversification necessary to reduce credit risk to a manageable level. Also, the secondary market in bonds for individuals is not very good, so you're better off sticking with mutual funds. You can, however, buy your own US Treasury bonds. You can buy them directly from the US government at little cost. But I'd stay away from US EE savings bonds. These offer poor yields and you can easily lose up to six months in interest if you aren't careful. EE Savings bonds have minor tax advantages, especially when it comes to paying for college, but the rules are complicated and limited to lower income people. Savings bonds just aren't great investments. Bond market is efficient - like a commodity If you decide to use a bond mutual fund for investing, remember that bond funds offer higher yields than banks, but the bond fund will complicate your taxes. See my tape on mutual funds for more information on fund taxation. Also, when investing in a bond fund, don't pay for a so-called hot manager who charges you high fees and justifies these fees by trying to beat the bond market. Bonds and other fixed income investments are largely commodity products. Consider, for example, the US Treasury market. The Treasury market is huge, and all the securities have the same, excellent credit rating. There's no reason to pay high fees for a US Treasury bond fund, yet some funds charge their investors over 2 percent in fees. These investors are simply wasting their money. With US Treasury bonds currently yielding about 7 percent, these investors are giving up almost a third of their income. They could just as easily shift to a US Treasury bond fund that has an expense ratio of only 0.3 percent. Watch out for temporary fee waivers However, especially with money market mutual funds, you need to be careful that the fund's current high yield isn't the product of a temporary fee waiver. To attract new investors, many funds waive their management fees for six months or so. This raises their reported yield, and new money pours in. After the fund has plenty of new investors, the fund raises its fees again back to its old levels. Maybe pay more for junk bond managers About the only time you might want to pay extra for a bond fund manager is in the area of junk bonds. Most investment grade bonds already are rated by independent rating agencies like Moody's or Standard & Poors, so it's doubtful that your bond fund manager can add value by picking out the good credit risks from the bad ones. But junk bond investing is trickier. Here it may pay to hire fund analysts who will dig deeply to discover a company's true ability to pay off its debt. In this case, it's more like trying to find a good stock. Still, you shouldn't pay more than 1 percent of assets to find a good junk bond fund. Copyright 1997 by David Luhman
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An Introduction to the Purpose Tactical Investment Grade Bond Fund
 
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Maximize the return/risk opportunity of an investment grade corporate bond portfolio by enhancing yield while managing duration risk.
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Billionaire Howard Marks: Investing, Bonds and Risk
 
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An interview with billionaire investor and Co-founder of Oaktree Capital's, Howard Marks. In this interview Howard discusses topics from his book, The Most Important Thing. Topics range from his investment strategy to how Howard views risk and bonds.📚 Books by Howard Marks and his favourite books are located at the bottom of the description❗ Like if you enjoyed Subscribe for more:http://bit.ly/InvestorsArchive Follow us on twitter:http://bit.ly/TwitterIA Video Segments: 0:00 Introduction 0:55 Failing to learn the lessons of history 6:15 Black Monday 1987 9:09 The Tech bubble/ High yield bond 15:37 Financial crisis 2007/8 20:36 Risk 25:25 Knowing what you don’t know 33:50 Having a sense for where we stand 36:55 Luck 46:35 Building Oaktree capital 49:34 What qualities do you look for in people 52:35 Succession Howard Marks Books 🇺🇸📈 (affiliate link) The Most Important Thing:http://bit.ly/MostImportantThingHM Howard Marks Favourite Books🔥 Winning the Loser's Game:http://bit.ly/WinningTheLosersGame A Short History of Financial Euphoria:http://bit.ly/FinancialEuphoria Fooled by Randomness:http://bit.ly/FooledByRandomnessHM Interview Date:1st May, 2013 Event :Milken Institute Original Image Source:http://bit.ly/HMarksPic Investors Archive has videos of all the Investing/Business/Economic/Finance masters. Learn from their wisdom for free in one place. For more check out the channel. Remember to subscribe, share, comment and like! No advertising.
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Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds Yield Strong Returns Despi
 
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Bond returns on investment-grade heavy industrial sectors in the U.S. have performed quite well despite continued uncertainty in the financial markets. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Director Nick Kraemer discusses historical performance and risk dynamics at the sector level. Topics include quarterly bond returns, borrowing costs, and default rates.
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What is HIGH YIELD DEBT? What does HIGH YIELD DEBT mean? HIGH YIELD DEBT meaning & explanation
 
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What is HIGH YIELD DEBT? What does HIGH YIELD DEBT mean? HIGH YIELD DEBT meaning - HIGH YIELD DEBT definition - HIGH YIELD DEBT explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. In finance, a high-yield bond (non-investment-grade bond, speculative-grade bond, or junk bond) is a bond that is rated below investment grade. These bonds have a higher risk of default or other adverse credit events, but typically pay higher yields than better quality bonds in order to make them attractive to investors. Sometimes the company can provide new bonds as a part of yield which can only be redeemed after its expiry or maturity. The holder of any debt is subject to interest rate risk and credit risk, inflationary risk, currency risk, duration risk, convexity risk, repayment of principal risk, streaming income risk, liquidity risk, default risk, maturity risk, reinvestment risk, market risk, political risk, and taxation adjustment risk. Interest rate risk refers to the risk of the market value of a bond changing due to changes in the structure or level of interest rates or credit spreads or risk premiums. The credit risk of a high-yield bond refers to the probability and probable loss upon a credit event (i.e., the obligor defaults on scheduled payments or files for bankruptcy, or the bond is restructured), or a credit quality change is issued by a rating agency including Fitch, Moody's, or Standard & Poors. A credit rating agency attempts to describe the risk with a credit rating such as AAA. In North America, the five major agencies are Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Fitch Ratings, Dominion Bond Rating Service and A.M. Best. Bonds in other countries may be rated by US rating agencies or by local credit rating agencies. Rating scales vary; the most popular scale uses (in order of increasing risk) ratings of AAA, AA, A, BBB, BB, B, CCC, CC, C, with the additional rating D for debt already in arrears. Government bonds and bonds issued by government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) are often considered to be in a zero-risk category above AAA; and categories like AA and A may sometimes be split into finer subdivisions like "AA-" or "AA+". Bonds rated BBB- and higher are called investment grade bonds. Bonds rated lower than investment grade on their date of issue are called speculative grade bonds, or colloquially as "junk" bonds. The lower-rated debt typically offers a higher yield, making speculative bonds attractive investment vehicles for certain types of portfolios and strategies. Many pension funds and other investors (banks, insurance companies), however, are prohibited in their by-laws from investing in bonds which have ratings below a particular level. As a result, the lower-rated securities have a different investor base than investment-grade bonds. The value of speculative bonds is affected to a higher degree than investment grade bonds by the possibility of default. For example, in a recession interest rates may drop, and the drop in interest rates tends to increase the value of investment grade bonds; however, a recession tends to increase the possibility of default in speculative-grade bonds.
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The Most Important High-yield Bond ETFs
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do High-yield or junk bonds are those offered by issuers with credit ratings below investment grade. These bonds pay out higher returns or yields which is where they get their name. However, they also face a higher chance of default which is why they were originally referred to as junk bonds. The specific credit rating of issuers whose bonds are considered junk, is rated 'BB' or below with Standard&Poor's, and 'Ba' or below with Moody’s. High-yield ETFs are ETFs composed completely of non-investment grade securities like these. ETFs have also developed as a way for investors to minimize the risk such high-yield offerings inherently carry through diversification. This helps them avoid an all-or-nothing scenario that comes with investing all your capital in a single junk bond or merely a small basket of securities. According to C. Murphy (2016), the falling oil prices seen in 2015 caused non-investment grade bond ETFs to hit a multiyear low in response to fears that such price drops would lead to an increase in defaults. These trends have recently appeared to reverse course enough to legitimately allow investors to turn to high-yield bond ETFs as a viable investment tool once again. In the following, we provide a brief overview of some of the most important junk bond ETFs in the current market environment. The following four high yield bond ETFs (HYG, JNK, BKLN and SJNK) are the largest in the U.S. with regard to the total assets. HYG - The iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond The first major player to make a move in the high-yield bond market was HYG. According to ETF.com (2016), HYG, and JNK – a serious rival, has been among the largest and most liquid high-yield ETFs for years. It has a solid tracking on its core iBoxx index exposure, as it covers the junk bond market's most liquid parts of the U.S. high yield universe. The HYG ETF replicates the overall high-yield market’s performance. Compared to the competition of peer ETFs, HYG’s fees are slightly higher. It’s difficult to make any sort of direct cost analysis between HYG and its competition as HYGs index includes transaction costs while the industry standards others adhere to do not. No doubt, HYG holds an anchor position within the ETF junk bond market. As of the end of February 2016, the HYG US ETF has total assets of around 15,500 USD (mil). The inception date of this ETF was the 11th of April 2007, and its expense ratio is 0.50. (Bloomberg databases). A fund’s expense ratio is determined by dividing its annual operating expenses by the average value of the assets it manages. Any operating expenses incurred are deducted from the fund’s assets and thus from the return investors can expect. JNK - SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond According to ETF.com (2016), JNK is another widely popular, very liquid, high-yield bond fund. Its portfolio is and has been among the largest in the segment for years. JNK’s duration, yield, and credit risk al
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Introduction to Emerging Markets Investment Grade Bonds
 
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Investing in emerging market debt doesn’t always have to be highly risky. VanEck’s Francis Rodilosso discusses emerging market investment-grade bonds.
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Bonds vs. stocks | Stocks and bonds | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy
 
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The difference between a bond and a stock. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/shorting-stock/v/basic-shorting?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/stocks-intro-tutorial/v/what-it-means-to-buy-a-company-s-stock?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: Many people own stocks, but, unfortunately, most of them don't really understand what they own. This tutorial will keep you from being one of those people (not keep you from owning stock, but keep you from being ignorant about your investments). About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s Finance and Capital Markets channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ1Rt02HirUvBK2D2-ZO_2g?sub_confirmation=1 Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
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Why Actively Managed High Yield Bond Funds Trump ETFs
 
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Since the start of 2013, investors have poured nearly $9 billion into high-yield exchange traded funds. Gershon Distenfeld, director of high yield at AllianceBernstein, said it is clear that they should have opted for actively managed funds instead. 'The numbers tell the whole story. You don’t have to give fancy arguments. These things have been around for almost a decade and they have well underperformed the average active manager,' said Distenfeld. According to Distenfeld’s numbers, since the start of 2008, shortly after their inception, the two largest ETFs— HYG and JNK—delivered annualized returns of 6.2% and 6%, respectively, well short of the 8.3% annualized return for the Barclays US Corporate High-Yield Index. He adds that the top 20% of active high-yield mangers, as rated by Lipper, have also comfortably outperformed these two ETFs and have done it with lower volatility, as measured by risk-adjusted returns, and are not really much cheaper than active funds. 'The management fees are slightly lower. They are not the few basis points you find in the equity world. They are 40 and 50 basis point fees, but again, the numbers tell the whole story. Over eight years they have underperformed a high yield index by about 200 basis points and some of the top-tier managers by 300 or 400 basis points.' Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
What are high grade bonds and their defensive attributes?
 
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What are high grade bonds and their defensive attributes?
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HIGH YIELD INVESTMENT
 
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HIGH YIELD INVESTMENT High Yield Investments High-yield investment program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A High-Yield Investment Program (HYIP) is a type of Ponzi Scheme, which is an investment scam. At one time, 'HYIP' was used in the financial services sector; High-Yield Investing Premium Content High-Yield Investing is a premium investment newsletter devoted exclusively to income-oriented investments. HYIP Rating - The Best High Yield Investment Programs monitoring ... The Best HYIP - High Yield Investment Programs Rating and Monitoring listing along with information, strategies and HYIP articles, news, advice on HYIP; www.hyipexplorer.com/ HYIP Investment Programs List Best HYIP Best HYIP Network ranking high yield investment program monitoring HYIP rating with latest news, forums, HYIP articles, best tips and strategies for making money; A Primer on High Yield Investment Programs (HYIP) There are two kinds of HYIPs (High Yield Investment Programs) out there. ... This "high yield investment program" is really just a pyramid scheme. HYIP Monitor GoldPoll - The Best HYIP Rating. The Fairest High Yield Investment The Fairest High Yield Investment Programs Monitoring Service. HYIP Mailings, HYIP Articles, HYIP Compares, HYIP Analysis. High Yield Investing and Investment grade Private Offshore ... You will find here two kinds of programs: some best High Yield Investment Programs (HYIP) and investment-grade Private Investment Programs / Opportunities. Prime Bank/High-Yield Investment Schemes; US Department of Justice explanation of Prime Bank/High Yield Investment Schemes. High Yield, Or Just High Risk? Because of these additional risks, high-yield investments have generally produced better returns than higher quality, or investment grade, bonds. "High Yields" and Hot Air We've all seen investment offers that promise to pay sky-high returns for what are at best extremely risky propositions — and at worst are pure frauds. high yield investments high yield investment short term high yield investment safe high yield investment high yield investment plan high yield investment opportunities low risk high yield investment high yield investment program best high yield investments high yield investment account high yield investment programs high yield investments in high yield investments program high yield investment in short term high yield investments high yield investment funds high yield investment fund term high yield investment risk high yield investment sovereign high yield investment risk high yield investments term high yield investments carla pasternak high yield investing investment grade high yield investing in high yield high yield investment fraud high yield investment accounts safe high yield investments high yield bond investing high yield low risk investments high yield investment company high yield investment options high yield investment plans best high yield investment investing in high yield bonds high yield mutual funds high yield high yield funds high yield stock high yield cd high yield stocks fixed income high yield bond investment yield high yield bond funds high yield investment opportunity high yield fund investment fund investment funds high yield money market investments investment management mutual fund investments fixed income investment asset management investment high yield market real estate investments high yield investors high return investments high yield income hi yield investments high yield assets high yield retirement high yield trust hi yield investment high yield mutual fund high yield prospectus high yield strategy high yield mutual high yield equity high yield asset high yield capital high yield bond fund high yield investor high yield performance high yield income fund high yield manager fund growth investments secure high yield investment high yield shares high growth investments invest hyip investing fund investments investment strategies high yield index bond investments small cap investments high yield returns value investments high yield companies income investments investment advisor fixed income annuity investment opportunity high yield money financial investment equity investments financial investments high yield bonds best investment alternative investments mutual funds investments investments funds global investments high yield savings stock investments investment advice
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The Top 10 High-Grade Bond ETFs for 2016
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do Investment-grade bonds, also known as high grade, are considered to have a very low risk of default on behalf of the issuer. This additional safety helps preserve capital investments but comes at the expense of lower returns than other riskier securities. Investors often use high-grade bonds during times of economic uncertainty or to produce reliable, steady income flows. The following ETFs each comprise portfolios of bonds falling between AAA and AA credit quality, though the maturities and style of debt instruments can vary significantly. Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF Issuer: Vanguard Assets Under Management (AUM): $17.04 billion 2015 Year-to-Date (YTD) Performance: 1.10% Yield: 1.39% An immensely cheap and liquid ETF, the Vanguard Short-Term Bond Fund (NYSEARCA: BSV) invests in high-grade corporate and international USD-denominated bonds with one- to five-year maturities. Its tracked index is market-value adjusted and tends to have longer maturities than many of its contemporaries, which adds some exposure to interest rate risks. The portfolio is large, with more than 2,100 individual holdings, and trades very easily for both block traders and individual investors. Sixty percent of these holdings are U.S. Treasuries, with significant holdings by industrial and financial institutions as well. Market Vectors Intermediate Municipal Bond ETF Issuer: Van Eck AUM: $1.24 2015 YTD Performance: 2.75% Yield: 2.31% The Market Vectors Intermediate Municipal ETF (NYSEARCA: ITM) is nicely positioned for income investors in 2016 and beyond. The first reason is it is tax-exempt, which is always a plus in the fixed-income space. A second important reason is the slight slant toward shorter maturities than other intermediate-bond ETFs, which depresses interest rate sensitivity. Third, ITM trades with thin spreads and moderate all-in costs. iShares Core U.S. Credit Bond ETF Issuer: BlackRock AUM: $832.52 million 2015 YTD Performance: -0.23% Yield: 3.23% Of all the investment-grade ETFs available to American investors, the iShares Core U.S. Credit Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: CRED) presents the widest swath of possible investment options. Its underlying index, the Barclays U.S. Credit Bond Index, can hold sovereign, local, supranational, international agency and corporate debt. The only qualifiers are that debts be rated as investment grade and be denominated in U.S. dollars. Costs are low and the fund's duration is under seven years, at least as of December 2015. With 2,500 holdings, CRED has an even bulkier portfolio than BSV. Yields are not overly impressive compared to competitive funds, but the international exposure and efficient operations more than counterweight that weakness. iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF Issuer: BlackRock AUM: $5.74 billion 2015 YTD Performance: 2.05% Yield: 2.52% Another of the numerous high-grade funds from BlackRock, the iShares National AMT-Free Municipal Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: MUB) is a very popular and tax-efficient inv
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Default Risk and Bond Rating - Finance - What is the Definition - Financial Dictionary
 
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Although bonds normally promise a fixed flow of income, this does not mean that they are riskless investments. Although U.S. government bonds are treated as risk-free, this is not the case for corporate bonds. If a company goes bankrupt then the bondholders will not receive the payments that they have been promised and therefore there is some uncertainty surrounding future bond payments. This uncertainty is called default risk. The default risk is measured by Moody's Investors Services, Standard & Poor's Corporation, and Fitch Investors Service. All three of these entities provide financial information on firms as well as well as ratings on corporate and municipal bonds. Investment Grade Bonds Bonds that are rated BBB or above by Standard & Poor's, or Baa or above by Moody's are called investment grade bonds. Speculative Grade or Junk Bonds Bonds that are rated BB or lower by Standard and Poor's, Ba or lower by Moody's, or bonds that are unrated are considered junk bonds or speculative grade bonds. Bond rating agencies use financial ratios to grade bonds. The key ratios used are show below as follows Coverage ratios Leverage ratio Liquidity ratios Profitability ratios Cash flow-to-debt ratio https://www.youtube.com/user/Subjectmoney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a7b8v6Mz7A
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This Year's Top Trends—Can Investors Use ETFs to Make the Most of Them?
 
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More rising interest rates? Still strong equities? What trends will dominate 2018, and what ETFs could give investors an advantage? Gregg Greenberg and Simeon Hyman sat down during the Inside ETFs conference to discuss these questions and more. *** Hedging strategies have unique risks, costs and consequences such as fund management fees, rebalancing costs and taxable events, etc. It’s important that you fully understand the strategy you plan to use and read the prospectuses for any investments you intend to use as a hedge. Short or Ultra ProShares ETFs seek returns that are 3x, 2x, -1x, -2x or -3x the return of an index or other benchmark (target) for a single day, as measured from one NAV calculation to the next. Due to the compounding of daily returns, ProShares' returns over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the target return for the same period. These effects may be more pronounced in funds with larger or inverse multiples and in funds with volatile benchmarks. Investors should monitor their holdings consistent with their strategies, as frequently as daily. For more on correlation, leverage and other risks, please read the prospectus. There is no guarantee any ProShares ETF will achieve its investment objective. The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Market price returns are based upon the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 p.m. ET (when NAV is normally determined for most funds) and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. For standardized returns and performance data current to the most recent month-end go to www.proshares.com/funds. Short ProShares should lose money when their benchmarks or indexes rise. Short positions in a security lose value as that security's price increases. Bonds will decrease in value as interest rates rise. High yield bonds may involve greater levels of credit, liquidity and valuation risk than for higher-rated instruments. High yield bonds are more volatile than investment grade securities, and they involve a greater risk of loss (including loss of principal) from missed payments, defaults or downgrades because of their speculative nature. Some of these funds may concentrate investments in certain sectors. IGHG and HYHG do not attempt to mitigate factors other than rising Treasury interest rates that impact the price and yield of corporate bonds, such as changes to the market's perceived underlying credit risk of the corporate entity. IGHG and HYHG seek to hedge investment grade bonds and high yield bonds, respectively, against the negative impact of rising rates by taking short positions in Treasury futures. The short positions are not intended to mitigate credit risk or other factors influencing the price of the bonds, which may have a greater impact than rising or falling interest rates. These positions lose value as Treasury prices increase. Investors may be better off in a long-only investment grade or high yield investment than investing in IGHG or HYHG when interest rates remain unchanged or fall, as hedging may limit potential gains or increase losses. No hedge is perfect. Because the duration hedge is reset on a monthly basis, interest rate risk can develop intra-month, and there is no guarantee the short positions will completely eliminate interest rate risk. Furthermore, while IGHG and HYHG seek to achieve an effective duration of zero, the hedges cannot fully account for changes in the shape of the Treasury interest rate (yield) curve. IGHG and HYHG may be more volatile than a long-only investment in investment grade or high yield bonds. Performance of IGHG and HYHG could be particularly poor if investment grade or high yield credit deteriorates at the same time that Treasury interest rates fall. There is no guarantee the fund will have positive returns.
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Indian high yield bond issues surge to record highs
 
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Easy global liquidity conditions, juxtaposed with optimism surrounding the India story, is allowing a larger number of Indian companies, many of them rated below investment grade, to raise capital in the international bond markets.
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What are Fallen Angel Bonds?
 
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Fran Rodilosso, Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income ETFs, discusses the merits of investing fallen angel bonds. “In a way, fallen angel investing is a contrarian strategy. You're buying bonds that have crossed over from investment grade to high yield and that have seen a lot more selling than buying in the months leading up to the crossover.” Learn more: www.vaneck.com/
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Munis a Better Bet than High Yield, Emerging Market Bonds Right Now
 
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Earnings season has been erratic thus far, but overall corporate America is healthy and that bodes well for high grade bonds, said Craig Bishop, Lead Strategist U.S. Fixed Income Strategies Group for RBC Wealth Management. 'We’ve seen good earnings and some poor earnings, but overall we are positive on the corporate bond space, especially the investment grade space,' said Bishop. Bishop added that his focus has been on the triple B-rated area of the corporate bond market. In terms of duration, he is finding the best yield opportunities on the six to eight year maturity range. Speaking of yield, Bishop said he is cautious on high yield bonds, especially the energy names in the wake of last year’s selloff. 'We’ve been selectively focusing on non-energy names, adding them to some of our portfolios, but overall we think that’s a market where we think we are going to continue to see more pressure in the near term and we will wait for better opportunities,' said Bishop. As for municipal bonds, Bishop said new issuance has been driven this year by municipalities refunding high yielding debt and that has caused an imbalance in the market. He said that supply overhang has lessened since interest rates started moving up in the Spring and that has helped improve performance. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
Is there Yield Appeal in Corporate Bonds - Right on the Money - Part 1 of 5
 
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Sub Headline: Rating the Risk Against the Yield Reward Synopsis: When a corporation wants to raise money, it can do so by offering an equity position in the company through stocks or create a form of debt called a bond. Stocks generally receive more press from the mainstream financial media, and corporate bonds seem to receive little attention. There are a plethora of bond mutual funds and ETFs on the market. The average investor generally buys bond funds for their portfolio rather than individual corporate-issued bonds. Content: Sometimes bond mutual funds and ETF holdings can give you a sense of what professional money mangers are buying and the individual bond performance in side the fund. Over the last five years, high-risk corporate bond funds have returned 6.5 to 8.33 percent,1 but the risk is not for the faint of heart. Low to below-average risk corporate bond funds have retuned 1.76 to 3.13 percent1 over the same period. There will always be outliers in reviews like this, but this gives you a little insight to the corporate bond fund market. These returns are not net of fees, so you need to investigate fund costs before moving forward. The average 5-year bank certificate of the deposit is paying around 2.25 percent and FDIC insured (depending upon the amount and how the account is titled.) Five-year fixed annuity rates are averaging 3 percent. The annuity contracts are only as good as the insurance company issuing the policy. There are several rating services available to review the financial strength of the insurance company issuing the contract you’re considering. Keep in mind bank and annuity rates are generally net of fees. But, if you have risk tolerance for the market exposure to capture potential higher returns, then corporate bond funds and ETFs could be a strategy for income. Watch the interview with investment advisor representative Dan Stockemer addressing corporate bonds. Some investors appreciate owning stocks, or in this case bonds, direct from the corporation and love the feel of certificate in their hands. There are basically three types of corporate bonds: mortgage bonds, debentures, convertible bonds and commercial paper. Physical assets like real estate and equipment generally secure mortgage bonds. Debentures are secured only be the good faith and credit of the corporate issuer. Convertible bonds can generally be exchanged into a specific number of shares in common stock. The play here is the convertible bondholder has an expectation the underlying common stock will appreciate over time. Commercial paper is essentially unsecured short-term “loans” (30-90 days) to finance a company’s immediate needs. Rating services monitor the financial strength of a corporate and their ability to pay back their bonds. It’s in your interest to engage an experienced financial planner familiar with the bond market who can offer suitable recommendations based on your goals and risk tolerance. 1 Morningstar Corporate Bond Funds 5-Year Return, 02/21/16 Syndicated financial columnist Steve Savant interviews investment advisor representative Dan Stockemer on money topics that need addressing. Right on the Money is a weekly one-hour financial talk show for consumers. (www.rightonthemoneyshow.com)
Financial Markets and Institutions - Lecture 14
 
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automated bond system, bond system, credit risk, default risk, partial default, creditworthiness, credit rating, credit ratings agencies, credit quality, split rating, speculative bond, junk bond, high-risk bond, high-yield bond, investment-grade bond, developing country, developing bond, emerging market, emerging bond, bond index, risk-free yield, investment-grade yield, spread, credit spread, junk spread, international syndicate, international diversification, Eurobond, foreign bond, sovereign bond,
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Investment Grade Bonds - Finance - What is the definition? - Financial Dictionary
 
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Investment Grade Bonds Bonds that are rated BBB or above by Standard & Poor's, or Baa or above by Moody's are called investment grade bonds.
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Municipal Bond Investment
 
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http://www.profitableinvestingtips.com/bond-investing/municipal-bond-investment Municipal Bond Investment By www.ProfitableInvestingTips.com Municipal bond investment may be an attractive option for investors in the coming year. When the Fed eventually cuts its quantitative easing stimulus plan rates will go up. That will make bonds attractive. However, with higher interest rates come higher taxes. Municipal bonds have the advantage of not carrying a Federal Tax burden. Municipal bond investment may be a good conservative version of today's value investing. Municipal Bonds A municipal bond is issued by a municipality. That is local government or government agencies, not the state or federal government. Issuers can include school districts, airports, utilities, and more. The bonds can be a general obligation of the municipality to repay or may be tied to an income stream such as taxes assessed at an airport, or property tax assessed to support a school district. What makes municipal bonds attractive to those in high tax brackets is that their interest is typically exempt from federal taxes and often free of state or local taxes as well. When an investor looks at the return from taxable corporate bonds or dividends on dividend stocks he or she will calculate the return on investment after taxes when comparing the investment to a municipal bond investment. Safety of Municipal Bond Investment Municipal bond investment is historically pretty safe. That should be said as the headlines are full of news on huge state and local deficits. However, over the last decades the default rate on municipal bonds has been less than 1% while the default rate on corporate bonds has been over 10%. Nevertheless, municipal bond investment in more than one municipality in order to balance risk is not a bad idea. A fundamental analysis of municipal bonds should include a number of specifics. Not all municipal bonds are tax exempt! A bond offering will typically come with certification by a law firm that the bonds are tax exempt and to what degree. If you as the investor do not live in the municipality or state where the bonds are issued you will probably not be eligible for a local or state tax exempt status, if it is part of the bond. Bonds are rated by agencies such as Moody's or Standard and Poor's. To the extent that there is a risk of default it will be wise to make sure that the bonds have an investment grade rating. As of 2008 there had never been a default on a Moody's or Standard and Poor's Aaa/AAA municipal bond or a Standard and Poor's AA rated bond. Investment grade municipals in general have a historic rate of default of less than a fifth of a percent. As with all investments the investor should sit down with paper and pencil (or at the computer) and calculate the return on investment of municipal bonds versus other investments considering the relatively low level of risk involved. Depending upon if the stimulus program goes away rates may or may not rise. If so municipal bond investment may be an attractive vehicle for those soon to be paying higher taxes. http://youtu.be/x4jjzIC7gIs
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What is a speculative grade bond
 
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Investing for Income With Rates Stuck at Zero
 
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Priscilla Hancock, the global fixed income strategist at JPMorgan, makes the case for municipal and high-yield bonds but warns that investment-grade corporate bonds could face headwinds. Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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