Tag Archives: bonds
U.S. interest rates today are clearly low and below historical long-term averages. Recalling the double-digit rates of the 1970s and early 1980s, I still find it somewhat astonishing that the yields on a broadly diversified basket of high-quality bonds (whether … Read more
Bond funds have generally been on a total return “tear” the past several years, given the sharp decline in U.S. Treasury yields.
Bond fund cash flows have been solid, especially into corporate and municipal bond funds, which tend to carry … Read more
A popular question from my friends is “Where do I go for income in this low-yield environment?” There isn’t an easy answer.
Here’s why: Yields on money market funds are near 0%, and long-term Treasury bond funds are yielding below … Read more
It’s still early in the new year, and there’s lots to worry about in the investment domain and in the broader world. But one item tops my “worry list” for 2010: interest rates. And it’s hard to decide which is … Read more
One of the smartest people I know—a brilliant copy editor—used to shake her head as she read articles about bonds and the bond market.
“I think you have to be born with the bond gene to understand bonds,” she would … Read more