The U.S. Yield Curve Is Flattening and Here's Why It Matters
Insurers invest the reserves backing life and annuity contracts mainly in high-grade corporate bonds.
Gundlach's Stock Market Warning Comes True
Deteriorating junk bonds threaten equity-market darlings; correlation had reached its most negative level in three years.
Junk-Bond Rout Snowballed After Wall Street Called Late Cycle
The supply is strong, and the earnings of the issuers have been weak.
Need a Reason to Sell Brazil? Try Two Words: Pension Overhaul
Brazil's pension system doesn't have a minimum retirement age.
A $49 Billion Hospital Emergency Heads Toward Junk Bonds
One question is how all of the drama will affect the big hospital companies' ability to pay their bills.
Buy the Dip Is a Losing Strategy in the Bond Market
The author believes bond yields will soon move higher.
A $4 Trillion Hole in Bond Market May Start Filling in 2018
Once the supply increases, the rates issuers have to pay might increase, a research group says.
A Low Volatility Trap Is Inflating Market Bubbles
Maybe the artificial calm in the investment markets will come to a bad end.
Everybody Wants Duration Even as Fed Normalization Draws Near
An analyst says insurers’ and pension funds’ needs could put a cap on 30-year bond rates.
Canadian Credit Issuance May Hit Record Volume This Year
A Sun Life investment manager sees a market hungry for larger deals.