• Why knowledge is important for sovereign risk assessments

    Sovereign bonds may be issued by governments of developed market (EFA), emerging market (EEM), and frontier market economies. Countries are classified as developed, emerging, or frontier markets depending ...

    Market Realist
  • Argentina moves to pay bondholders locally

    Move comes three weeks after the sovereign defaulted on its debt.

  • Is the Aggregate Index Too Heavy in Treasuries?

    Record Treasury issuances during the past decade have made the index more conservative than most intermediate-term bond funds.

  • Argentina says proposed debt swap aims to protect investors

    By Hugh Bronstein and Alejandro Lifschitz BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's plan for making payments on its sovereign bonds via a local bank aims to protect the vast majority of creditors who participated in two debt restructurings, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said on Wednesday. The…

  • Argentina says to bring defaulted debt under national law

    President Cristina Fernandez said on Tuesday her government will move to service its defaulted debt in Argentina or allow bondholders to swap their bonds for new bonds governed by national law in order to get around a U.S. Argentina slid into default last month after a New York court blocked an…

  • Swaps Panel Delays Payout Auction on Argentine Bonds

    The International Swaps and Derivatives Association has postponed the auction that will set the exact amount at which swaps on defaulted Argentine bonds will pay out.

    The New York Times
  • Considering a Unique Muni ETF for Portfolio Diversity, Income

    Despite some high-profile scares in the municipal debt market, muni bonds and related exchange traded funds are still a relatively safe asset class, provide attractive tax-equivalent yields and offer increased ...

    ETF Trends
  • Is It Time To Sell Out Of Longer Term Municipal Bonds?

    Longer-term municipal bonds with maturities of around 15 years to 25 years looked very attractive at the beginning of the year as they yielded the same or more than comparable taxable bonds. That's rare. ...

  • Bonds: They're Not Just For Seniors

    In this article, we'll show you how investors at any stage of life can keep these fixed-income investments. Keep Reading.

  • Premium Bonds: Problems And Opportunities

    Learn all about premium bonds and how you can make them work for you.

  • Top 8 Ways Lose Money On Bonds

    Find out what these common ways are so that you can avoid them - and the losses that follow.

  • Target-Date Funds Face Rate Rise

    The bond portion of target-date funds could be in for some rough sailing -- at least in the short run -- if expected changes in Fed policy send interest rates higher. That's because increases in interest ...

    Investor's Business Daily
  • Argentina bonds, peso reel on country's debt swap plan

    By Hugh Bronstein and Alejandro Lifschitz BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's new plan to skirt U.S. The government has sent a bill to Congress that would replace its New York intermediary bank with state-run Banco Nacion, the latest move in a years-old legal chess game between Argentina and its…

  • Bond Funds Can Trump Individual Issues

    Remember not long ago when pundits were advising people to buy individual bonds over bond funds because interest rates had nowhere to go but up? A basket of bonds performs the same as a bond fund if you keep reinvesting the proceeds. Sure, you have to pay a fund manager to make the selection for…

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • 3 Ultra Safe Bond ETFs to Dodge Market Turmoil

    If you are really concerned about market momentum consider these ultra safe bond ETFs for your portfolio.