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Second Quarter 2014 Bond Market Performance Overview

Second Quarter 2014 Bond Market Returns: see performance data, key events, drivers of outperformance for corporate and high yield bonds, plus a second half outlook.

The Bright Side of U.S. Federal Reserve Rate Hikes

Investors may be worried about the possibility of interest rate increases by the U.S. Federal Reserve, but one group stands to win when rates rise: savers.

Will the United States’ Massive Debt Ever Matter for U.S. Treasuries?

The United States large and growing national debt has reached worrisome levels. How does the country's debt affect the outlook for U.S. Treasuries?

Why Events in Europe May Put Downward Pressure on U.S. Treasury Yields

Which way will U.S. Treasuries move next? The key to the outlook for U.S. Treasuries may not be traditional factors such as inflation and economic growth, but rather market performance in Spain and Italy. Why do these markets matter so much for the United States right now?

Are Bonds a Good Investment? Bill Gross May Have the Answer.

Are bonds a good investment right now? It may depend on how far the Federal Reserve raises rates. Many experts see interest rates rising as high as 4%, but Bill Gross has a different take.

Global Bond Markets: How Yields in Europe Can Affect the U.S. - and Vice-Versa

In any individual country, the bond market doesn't exist in a vacuum. Find out how investors' search for yield causes bond markets to influence each other across the globe.

Three Easy Ways to Tell Whether Your Portfolio is Diversified

Diversification is critical to gaining an optimal balance of risk and return, yet many investors approach it the wrong way. Here are three tools to determine if your portfolio is appropriately diversified.

3 Reasons Why High Yield Bonds' Past Performance Won't Be Repeated

High yield bonds have outstanding historical returns, but there's little upside left. Here are three reasons why high yield bonds will deliver lower returns in the coming years.

How to Use Duration to Predict a Bond Fund's Return

How to use the duration to calculate the likely returns of bond funds and ETFs. Also, find out the limitations of using duration for this purpose.

12 Steps to Successful Bond Investing

The 12 steps to successful bond investing: bond investing may seem confusing at first, but these 12 steps will get you started on the road to success.

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