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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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
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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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What do I do? Full-time independent stock market analyst and researcher: https://sven-carlin-research-platform.teachable.com/p/stock-market-research-platform Check the comparative stock list table on my Stock market research platform under curriculum preview! I am also a book author: Modern Value Investing book: https://amzn.to/2lvfH3t More about me and some written reports at the Sven Carlin blog: https://svencarlin.com Stock market for modern value investors Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/modernvalueinvesting/ Most say that a good portfolio is 60% stocks and 40% bonds and then to add on the bonds part as you age. I fully disagree because bonds are about to be a terrible investment in the future. Remember that bonds were called certificates of confiscation back in the 1970 due to constantly rising interest rates and inflation. As interest rates are at all time lows it might happen again. I also discuss high yield bonds or junk bonds and the risk of investing in bond ETFs. When bond yields go up, bond prices go down, it is as simple as that. Where will yields and interest rates go from now on?
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2018 Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund ETF's With High Yields! Which Vanguard Bond fund should invest in? Learn about the best Vanguard dividend funds (Index Fund ETF's) Find out about the 4 top performing Vanguard Bond ETF funds available through Vanguard. The spreadsheet in the video can be downloaded here: Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ky22y2y0lt8ru0a/Top%204%20performing%20Vanguard%20bond%20funds%202018.xlsx?dl=0 or http://moneyandlifetv.com/downloads Video Outline and Time Stamps so you can quickly jump to any topic: • Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV) - 1:22 • Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund ETF (BLV) - 5:25 • Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Fund ETF (VCLT) - 7:34 • Vanguard Tax Exempt Bond Fund ETF (VTEB) - 9:05 • Vanguard bond fund etf comparison - 11:38 • Bond Fund Pros and Cons (Bond Risks, etc) - 12:10 In this very detailed review you will learn about the four Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds Etfs (Index Funds) available to invest in. The four Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds 1.Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV) 2. Vanguard Long-Term Bond Fund ETF (BLV) 3. Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond Fund ETF (VCLT) 4. Vanguard Tax Exempt Bond Fund ETF (VTEB) Check out some of our other videos and playlists here: ♦ Investing in the stock market!: https://goo.gl/yVAoES ♦ Save money, budget, build wealth and improve your financial position at any age: https://goo.gl/E97nJj ♦ Learn more about how federal income taxes work: https://goo.gl/D1hCX1 ♦ Ways to improve your life at any age: https://goo.gl/uq72bu Subscribe for our future weekly videos. New videos typically every Sunday or Wednesday. Do not forget to help out a friend and share this information with them as well. About me: I'm passionate about helping people build wealth by learning more about personal finances, investing and taxes. My mission is to help people improve their financial position career and life. I also enjoy teaching others about the accounting profession, tech tips, and helping people overcome challenges in their everyday life as well as their career. You can find our content on other internet planets such as....... My Website: Moneyandlifetv.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mkchip123 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moneyandlifetv/ ***Disclaimer*** All of the information in this video is presented for educational purposes only and should not be taken as financial, tax, or investing advice by any means. I am not a financial adviser. Although I am a CPA I cannot advise someone for tax purposes without knowing their complete tax situation. You should always do your own research before implementing new ideas or strategies. If you are unsure of what to do you should consider consulting with a financial adviser or tax accountant such as an Enrolled Agent, or Certified Public Accountant in the area in which you live. Thanks for taking time to check out this video, and our channel. Have a great day and we will see you in the next video!
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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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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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This week, Russ Mould looks at Baillie Gifford High Yield Bond Fund B (Inc), an actively-managed member of our list of 72 Favourite funds. Fundamentals is a regular look at the world of funds and collectives by AJ Bell Investment Director, Russ Mould. These videos highlight one of the most popular purchases on the AJ Bell Youinvest platform - and then analyses why investors might be buying it right now. www.youinvest.co.uk
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Which Short Term Bond Fund Should I Invest in Top 4 Vanguard Short Term Bond Fund Review! Learn about the best Vanguard Bond (Index Fund ETF's) Find out about the 4 top performing Short-Term Vanguard Bond ETF funds available through Vanguard. The spreadsheet in the video can be downloaded here: Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/760gewzc6eblc86/Top%204%20performing%20Vanguard%20short%20term%20bond%20funds%2011.1.18.xlsx?dl=0 Video Outline and Time Stamps so you can quickly jump to any topic: • Vanguard Short-term Bond ETF (BSV) - 0:39 • Vanguard Inflation Protected Bond ETF (VTIP) - 5:15 •Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF (VGSH) - 7:05 • Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) - 8:45 • Vanguard bond fund etf comparison - 11:23 • Bond Fund Chart Comparisons - 12:24 In this very detailed review you will learn about the four Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds Etfs (Index Funds) available to invest in. The four Vanguard Long-Term Bond Funds 1.Vanguard Short-term Bond ETF (BSV) 2.Vanguard Inflation Protected Bond ETF (VTIP) 3. Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF (VGSH) 4. Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) Important Educational Links Re: Bond Funds 5 Reasons to start investing in bonds https://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-reasons-to-start-investing-in-bonds-now The Advantage of Bonds https://www.investopedia.com/articles/00/111500.asp Risks of Bonds https://www.getsmarteraboutmoney.ca/invest/investment-products/bonds/risks-of-bonds/ http://www.finra.org/investors/understanding-bond-risk What is a bond? https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/bond.asp Why Rising Interest Rates are Bad for Bonds https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikepatton/2013/08/30/why-rising-interest-rates-are-bad-for-bonds-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/#1712101c6308 https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/why-interest-rates-have-inverse-relationship-bond-prices/ Money Market Vs Short-Term Bonds https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/041916/money-market-vs-shortterm-bonds-compare-and-contrast-case-study.asp How To Choose The Right Bond Funds https://www.thebalance.com/choosing-bond-fund-term-416948 Short-Term Vs. Intermediate-Term Bond Funds https://finance.zacks.com/shortterm-vs-intermediateterm-bond-funds-1573.html Check out some of our other videos and playlists here: ♦ Investing in the stock market!: https://goo.gl/yVAoES ♦ Save money, budget, build wealth and improve your financial position at any age: https://goo.gl/E97nJj ♦ Learn more about how federal income taxes work: https://goo.gl/D1hCX1 ♦ Ways to improve your life at any age: https://goo.gl/uq72bu Subscribe for our future weekly videos. New videos typically every Sunday or Wednesday. Do not forget to help out a friend and share this information with them as well. About me: I'm passionate about helping people build wealth by learning more about personal finances, investing and taxes. My mission is to help people improve their financial position career and life. I also enjoy teaching others about the accounting profession, tech tips, and helping people overcome challenges in their everyday life as well as their career. My Website: Moneyandlifetv.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mkchip123 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moneyandlifetv/ ***Disclaimer*** All of the information in this video is presented for educational purposes only and should not be taken as financial, tax, or investing advice by any means. I am not a financial adviser. Although I am a CPA I cannot advise someone for tax purposes without knowing their complete tax situation. You should always do your own research before implementing new ideas or strategies. If you are unsure of what to do you should consider consulting with a financial adviser or tax accountant such as an Enrolled Agent, or Certified Public Accountant in the area in which you live. Thanks for taking time to check out this video, and our channel. Have a great day and we will see you in the next video!
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Find out more about exchange-traded funds with us at the https://www.fidelity.com/learning-center/investment-products/etf/overview To see more videos from Fidelity Investments, subscribe to: https://www.youtube.com/fidelityinvestments Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fidelityinvestments Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fidelity Google+: https://plus.google.com/+fidelity LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fidelity-investments ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Fixed income can be a critical part of nearly every well-diversified portfolio. Used correctly, fixed income can add diversification and a steady source of income to any investor’s portfolio. But how do you choose the right fixed-income ETF? The key to choosing the right fixed-income ETF lies in what it actually holds. U.S. bonds or international bonds? Government securities or corporate debt? Bonds that come due in two years or 20 years? Each decision determines the level of risk you’re taking and the potential return. There are many types of risks to consider with bond investing. Let’s talk more about two in particular: Credit risk and Interest-rate risk. Determining the level of credit risk you want to assume is an important first step when choosing a fixed-income ETF. Do you want an ETF that only holds conservative bonds—like bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury? Or do you want one holding riskier corporate debt? The latter may pay you a higher interest rate, but if the company issuing the bond goes bankrupt, you’ll lose out. ETFs cover the full range of available credit. Look carefully at the credit quality composition of the ETFs underlying holdings, and don’t be lured in by promises of high yields unless you understand the risks. Bonds are funny. Intuitively, you would assume that higher interest rates are good for bondholders, as they can reinvest bond income at higher prevailing interest rates. But rising interest rates may be bad news, at least in the short term. Imagine that the government issues a 10-year bond paying an interest rate of 2%. But shortly thereafter, the U.S. Federal Reserve hikes interest rates. Now, if the government wants to issue a new 10-year bond, it has to pay 3% a year in interest. No one is going to pay the same amount for the 2% bond as the 3% bond; instead, the price of the 2% bond will have to fall to make its yield as attractive as the new, higher-yielding security. That’s how bonds work, like a seesaw: As yields rise, prices fall and vice versa. Another important measure to consider when looking at interest rate risk is duration which helps to approximate the degree of price sensitivity of a bond to changes in interest rates. The longer the duration, the more any change in interest rates will affect your investment. Conversely, the shorter the duration, the less any change in interest rates will affect your investment. Let’s review a few other considerations when looking at fixed income ETFs. First, expense ratios: Because your expected return in a bond ETF is lower than in most stock ETFs, expenses take on extra importance. Generally speaking, the lower the fees, the better. Second, tracking difference: It can be harder to run a bond index fund than an equity fund, so you may see significant variation between the fund’s performance and the index’s returns. Try to seek out funds with low levels of tracking difference, meaning they track their index well. Finally, some bonds can be illiquid. As a result, it’s extra important to look out for bond ETFs with good trading volumes and tight spreads. There are other factors to watch for too, but these are the basics. ETFs can be a great tool for accessing the bond space, but as with anything, it pays to know what you’re buying before you make the leap. Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 02917 723251.2.0
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If active management isn’t the answer, and interest rates really do have nowhere to go but up, should you still expect positive returns from your bonds? I’m Ben Felix, Associate Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital. In this episode of Common Sense Investing, I’m going to talk about bond index funds in rising-rate environments and advice you on why you don’t need to be afraid of bond index funds. 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/
Views: 14171 Ben Felix
PIMCO's Your Money at Work educational video series provides a dynamic overview of the fundamentals of bond investing. This video explains how an income fund can offer the potential for higher yield while preserving capital. Follow us for insights on economies, markets and investing: Twitter: https://twitter.com/pimco LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/pimco Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pimco Blog: http://blog.pimco.com Terms and conditions: pimco.com/socialmedia
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An interview with a pioneer of high yield bonds and philanthropist, Michael Milken. In this interview, Michael discusses his early life and developing the high yield bond market at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Michael also talks about his philanthropic work and the American dream. 📚 Books about Michael Milken 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 Other great Stock Market Investor videos:⬇ Ray Dalio on Hedge funds, Success and Life/Work: http://bit.ly/RDVid1 Charlie Munger on Common sense and Investing:http://bit.ly/CMVid1 Video Segments: 0:00 Introduction 1:12 Giving pledge? 1:38 Met your wife in high school? 2:19 Grew up in L.A? 2:38 Were you a good student? 3:07 Why did you change from science? 4:36 Wharton? 4:46 High yield bonds? 6:29 New York? 7:33 Moving to L.A? 8:55 BREAK 9:25 California lifestyle? 9:57 Inventing high yield bonds? 12:36 Did you reject any successful companies? 13:36 Leaving Drexel? 15:25 Prostate cancer? 18:12 Financing health? 19:22 BREAK 19:37 Education? 20:41 Regrets? 21:55 What is the American dream? Michael Milken Books 🇺🇸📈 (affiliate link) The Predator’s Ball: http://bit.ly/PredatorsBall Den Of Thieves: http://bit.ly/DenOfThievesMM Interview Date: 21st October, 2018 Event: David Rubenstein Show Original Image Source:http://bit.ly/MMilkenPic 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. #InvestorsArchive
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Investors have been buying tax-free municipal bonds at a record pace this year despite historically low yields. Jim Murphy, manager of the T. Rowe Price Tax-Free High Yield Fund, discusses his strategy for earning higher tax-exempt yields and the outlook for muni bond investing. Learn more at http://trowe.com/29BGS4a
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Start earning easy passive income with Vanguard index funds. Not interested or don't have the time to pick individual stocks? No problem. We'll walk through the best Vanguard ETFs so you can start investing in index funds and begin collecting dividends. Subscribe here for more content: http://bit.ly/SubscribeMichaelJay Check out my latest video: http://bit.ly/NewVideosMichaelJay In this video we will discuss the best Vanguard ETFs you can use to build a simple portfolio of index funds. We will cover which Vanguard index fund may be the best for you. The funds discussed include: Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) This fund is designed to provide investors with exposure to the entire U.S. equity market, including small-, mid-, and large-cap growth and value stocks. The fund’s key attributes are its low costs, broad diversification, and the potential for tax efficiency. Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) This fund offers investors a low cost way to gain equity exposure to both developed and emerging international economies. The fund tracks stock markets all over the globe, with the exception of the United States. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) This index fund provides investors low-cost, diversified exposure to large-, mid-, and small-capitalization companies in developed markets outside of the United States. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) This fund offers investors a low-cost way to gain equity exposure to emerging markets. The fund invests in stocks of companies located in emerging markets around the world, such as Brazil, Russia, India, Taiwan, and China. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) This fund is designed to provide broad exposure to U.S. investment grade bonds. Reflecting this goal, the fund invests about 30% in corporate bonds and 70% in U.S. government bonds of all maturities (short-, intermediate-, and long-term issues). Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund (VMMXX) This fund seeks to provide current income and preserve shareholders’ principal investment by maintaining a share price of $1. As such it is considered one of the most conservative investment options offered by Vanguard. OTHER CONTENT YOU MAY ENJOY BELOW // 2018 YouTube Investor Stock Draft Watch as I and other YouTube investors participate in my 2018 Stock Draft for a cash prize and bragging rights in the investor community! https://youtu.be/SJvZQNqXJzY // Value Stocks I'm Watching Series In this series, we will be focusing on value stocks that appear to offer significant upside for long term investors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuujRm10u-Q&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdxrbFd9ODrTOn8ie-3hBldP // #10to10Kchallenge Investment Series Want to grow your investment accounts? Join me as I take the #10to10Kchallenge and grow my Robinhood investment account from $10 to $10,000, build a portfolio of value stocks, and document the entire process for you to see! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hAjDu8NZn4&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdyATMMH5B-MAFWqicUb5zFj // Get Started Investing New to investing? Check out my collection of resources to help get you started on the right foot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysVNNfXeIxE&list=PLNtmr_AnnWdy-zD9dJiH_LSDIXe9RshlV // Open a Free No-Commission Stock Account If you are looking to open a stock trading account to begin investing, I highly recommend starting with Robinhood as they offer free stock trading. Unlike traditional brokers, they do not charge commission on trades or require a minimum account balance. How to get a free stock on Robinhood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6pFDDeRxrs If you are reading this and haven't subscribed yet, then click the subscribe button and let me know in the comments what videos you would like to see more of! DISCLAIMER: This video is a resource for educational and general informational purposes and do not constitute actual financial advice. No one should make any investment decision without first consulting his or her own financial advisor and/or conducting his or her own research and due diligence. There is no guarantee or other promise as to any results that may be obtained from using this content. Investing of any kind involves risk and your investments may lose value. CREDITS Song: DJ Quads - I Like To Soundcloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/AKA-DJ-QUADS
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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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Tom P. O’Reilly, CFA, Managing Director, joined the firm in 1997. Tom serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for high yield and blended credit portfolios. 1.What is the outlook for the US high yield sector? How is the impact of impending rising interest rates? 2.Is the recent volatility in the high yield space a cause for concern? 3.We have witnessed some yield compression for the US high yield sector? Is this still a good time to invest in US high yield? 4.How does the Neuberger Berman High Yield Bond Strategy differ from its peers?
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Leong Wai Mei, Fund Manager of Eastspring Investments -- Asian High Yield Bond Fund, shares with Fundsupermart the investment strategy of the fund and the areas the fund is positive on.
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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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Junk. Not a nice word. And when it comes to bonds, not a particularly accurate word, either. Junk is something useless, right? Something you want to toss in the trash? Well, "junk" bonds are definitely not useless. In fact they're extremely useful. Sometimes. Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains what a junk bond really is. For more Whiteboard: www.marketplace.org/whiteboard Follow Marketplace: @mktplaceradio Follow Paddy Hirsch: @paddyhirsch
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Why yields go down when prices go up. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/bonds-tutorial/v/annual-interest-varying-with-debt-maturity?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/bonds-tutorial/v/relationship-between-bond-prices-and-interest-rates?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: Both corporations and governments can borrow money by selling bonds. This tutorial explains how this works and how bond prices relate to interest rates. In general, understanding this not only helps you with your own investing, but gives you a lens on the entire global economy. 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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Darius McDermott interviews Robert Baltzer fund manager of the Baillie Gifford High Yield bond fund. The fund has returned 32.36% over the past five years versus 22.51% for the average fund in the IA Sterling High Yield sector.* You can find more information on the fund here http://www.fundcalibre.com/funds/--6 Source FE Analytics 03/05/2016 Past performance is not a reliable guide to future returns
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High yield bond funds may not be shooting the lights out so far in 2015, but they are still a good place to be with the domestic economy growing 'modestly,' said Andy Toburen, senior portfolio manager at Chartwell Investment Partners. 'Default rates are in the 2% to 3% range which is low by historical standards and in an environment with a solid economy, reasonably low default rates and pretty good valuations, we like high yield right now,' said Toburen. The SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK), which yields just under 6%, is down slightly over 1% year-to-date and over 7% in the past 12 months. The entire high yield sector suffered in the fourth quarter of 2014 as lower oil prices dragged down the value of energy related paper. Toburen remains watchful of that particular sector. 'Certainly the lower quality, triple C rated and distressed paper, some of that is in energy and some in metals and mining, that’s an area where we would be very cautious,' said Toburen. On the flip side, lower gasoline prices have acted like a tax cut for consumers and that is why Toburen is constructive on sectors which rely on Americans opening their wallets. 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
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A default wave will soon be hitting high yield bonds and investors better be prepared for it, says Steve Blumenthal, CEO of CMG Capital. Still, Blumenthal says there is a bright side to the coming washout in junk bonds. 'The good news is that the selloff will create one of the greatest buying opportunities of a lifetime in the not too distant future. Remember the 20% yields on high yield bonds in 2008? My two cents is that the coming opportunity will be even better,' says Blumenthal. Blumenthal says tactical trend analysis enables investors to identify the primary movements in high yield bonds. His strategy is to stay invested during the up trending cycles and shorten maturities when the trend turns down. In other words, buy the iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) or the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) when trends are turning up. 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
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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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(Transcript is below) Fresh data are painting a clearer picture of volatility in the high-yield bond fund market. In the May 6, 2016, edition of Focus on Funds, ICI Senior Economist Sean Collins looks back at the past several months. For more information on the bond fund market, please visit: https://www.ici.org/pressroom/video/focus/fof_05_06_16_high_yield_bond_collins ___________________________ Stephanie Ortbals-Tibbs, ICI Director, Media Relations: There has been tremendous interest in the direction of the high-yield bond fund market over the past few months, and ICI Senior Economist Sean Collins offers a fresh breakdown of the data and what they tell us. Sean Collins, ICI Senior Economist: The market was a bit unsettled in December. We had modest outflows for the month as a whole. Outflows were more significant earlier in the month, especially as the market was somewhat unsettled in early to mid-December. Those outflows were fairly moderate across funds, so for the month as a whole, the average outflow was about 3.5 percent of fund assets. Some funds saw significantly larger outflows, some funds actually saw inflows for the month and, on average, the average fund saw about 2.5 percent of fund outflows. As the market settled down later into December, and earlier into January and February, outflows moderated, and by about late February to early March, we began to actually see inflows into the market. Ortbals-Tibbs: And Sean, then when you look at the data for the first quarter of this year, you start to see a real turnaround in the market. Collins: Right. So again, as the market became more settled in January, late February, we began to see actual inflows into high-yield funds. Ortbals-Tibbs: The other interesting thing is that even in December, when we saw bond funds making redemptions, we also see purchases. Collins: In any given month—even in a month where the market as a whole can be down—it tends to be the case that you will see some funds with outflows, and some funds where investors will continue to make purchases, even within a particular investment category. So in this case, in high-yield in December, even though on balance we saw outflows, there were a number of funds that continued to see inflows. So, investors [were] continuing to make purchases despite the fact that the market itself was down. Ortbals-Tibbs: So what do you see as the bottom line out of all the data that you’ve looked at? Collins: I think the bottom line is that this is kind of an episode that is consistent with what we’ve seen in the past, where there will be a shock to the market, and we tend to see modest outflows, on balance, on net. Some funds will see larger outflows and some funds will tend to see inflows, and that is consistent with everything that we saw from December through about March.
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High Yield Corporate Bonds - An Investment Often Overlooked
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Debt Funds Explained in this video are specific to a scenario when Interest Rate or Bond Yield is Increasing. However, the basic concept remains the same. As an investor you can generate double digit returns from the debt funds provided you follow 2 conditions. 1. Invest in short term debt funds when the interest rate cycle or bond yield is increasing. On the contrary, investing in long term debt funds when the interest rate cycle or bond yield is decreasing. By doing this you can take advantage of a full reversal of the cycle. 2. You should invest in debt funds at the right time i.e. just at the beginning of the reversal of the interest rate cycle else you will miss the rally. I generated double digit returns from long term debt funds in 2013-14 when the interest rate cycle was softening. Currently, it is anticipated that interest rate cycle is at the verge of reversal & will increase. Therefore, to take advantage i have invested in short term debt funds & credit opportunities fund. Also, your investment horizon should match with the investment horizon of debt funds to maximize returns. Always chose the scheme with good rating and large in size i.e. AUM. If you liked this video, You can "Subscribe" to my YouTube Channel. The link is as follows https://goo.gl/nsh0Oh By subscribing, You can daily watch a new Educational and Informative video in your own Hindi language. For more such interesting and informative content, join me at: Website: http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ T: http://twitter.com/nitinbhatia121 G+: https://plus.google.com/+NitinBhatia #NitinBhatia
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Mr. Chia Tse Chern, Portfolio Manager, Head of Singapore and Asia Fixed Income, UOB Asset Management Ltd 1. Why invest in Asian High Yield? 2. What kind of returns can we expect from Asian HY? 3. Many investors are concerned with the interest rate hikes this year, what are your views on this? 4. Lately, we are seeing a number of downgrading of Asia credits and teetering on the brink of default. What are your views on these downgrades and how will it affect your portfolio? 5. What is the key risk and return for Asian High Yield? 6. How do you Control Credit Risk in your Fund’s Portfolio? 7. Seems like USD is on a rally now, is this beneficial for the SGD-based investors in Singapore?
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Mutual Funds and Bond Yields have a correlation with each other. Increase in bond yields results in an increase in interest rates. It is either a result of or results in REPO Rate by RBI. Therefore, bond price decrease and in such a scenario, Short term debt funds deliver best returns. On the contrary, If the bond yield decrease as a result of the cut in Repo Rate, the bond price increase. It leads to higher returns from long term debt mutual funds. An investor can take advantage of this correlation between Mutual Funds and Bond Yields. When the interest rates are increasing, Short term debt mutual funds should be preferred and in case interest rates are decreasing, Long term debt mutual funds deliver superior returns. By investing in debt mutual funds, an investor can generate returns higher than the traditional investment options like fixed deposits or small savings schemes. The only catch is to understand the interest rate cycle to decide on the type of debt mutual fund. If you liked this video, You can "Subscribe" to my YouTube Channel. The link is as follows https://goo.gl/nsh0Oh By subscribing, You can daily watch a new Educational and Informative video in your own Hindi language. For more such interesting and informative content, join me at: Website: http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ T: http://twitter.com/nitinbhatia121 G+: https://plus.google.com/+NitinBhatia #NitinBhatia
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Dynamic Bond Funds achieve optimal returns by investing in high quality money market and debt instruments. This is one of the best category in Debt funds and good for investment time of 2 to 3 years. This can beat any kind of fixed income return if invested for more than 3 years.
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We review a high-income exchange traded fund, discussing its attributes, its risks and how to find its current yield. We discuss how using short-term bonds and a currency hedge reduces the volatility of this fund.
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Kevin O'Leary, better known as Mr. Wonderful on ABC's 'Shark Tank,' partnered with Connor O'Brien to form O'Shares, a line of five exchange traded funds, or ETFs, the first of which began trading today on the NYSE Arca as O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF (OUSA). The investment ensemble aims to give investors cost-efficient access to a diverse portfolio of low volatility, high yield stocks. O'Leary's investment philosophy, passed down from his mother, is simple: In cash I trust. If [an investment] doesn't generate cash I'm not interested. His ETF tracks the performance of the FTSE US Qual / Vol / Yield Factor 5% Capped Index (FUSYQVCF).The 140 stocks in the index are diversified across ten industry sectors, with the three largest sectors being consumer goods, health care and technology, and the three smallest being materials, financials and utilities. 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
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The high-yield bond market has rallied again in recent months after a selloff that drove yields to their highest levels since 2011. The market was hit hard in 2015 and early 2016 by worries about slowing global growth and the collapse of energy priceswhich slammed the bonds of many oil and gas companies. Lately, growth fears have eased and oil prices have recouped some of their losses. But many investors remain concerned about other potential threats to high-yield, including credit tightening by the Federal Reserve, prolonged weakness in emerging-market economies and the rising tide of corporate debt maturing between 2018 and 2022. Are central bank policies, including negative interest rates in Europe, supportive or hazardous for high-yield? Which industries offer the best value prospects for investors now? On this panel, leaders in high-yield and leveraged finance will share their outlooks and strategies. Moderator Tom Braithwaite, Lex Writer, Financial Times Speakers Christopher Boyle, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Guggenheim Partners Peter Budko, Partner, AR Global Henry Chyung, Chief Investment Officer, Post Advisory Group Robert Kricheff, Global Strategist and High-Yield Portfolio Manager, Shenkman Capital Andrew Whittaker, Vice Chairman, Jefferies; Vice Chairman, Leucadia National Corp.
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The Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates for the past couple of years. It looks like they’re signaling that they’re going to continue to raise them over the next year or so, and yet what we’ve seen recently is that longer-term treasury bond yields haven’t been rising as much. On this episode of Bond Market Today, Kathy Jones and Collin Martin discuss how high bond yields might go in this cycle. Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/charlesschwab Click here for more insights: http://www.schwab.com/insights/ (0918-890F)
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U.S. junk bonds are becoming more of a market worry. The sell-off continues this morning with bonds of dozens of low-rated companies falling anew and shares of some large-fund management firms tumbling as well. Investors have demanded their money back from junk bond funds in recent days, managers are being forced to sell bonds to raise cash. Buyers are scarce for the lowest quality bonds and managers are selling higher quality ones. The Federal Reserve begins what could be the most watched Fed meeting in years. A decision on interest rates will be announced Wednesday afternoon. Boeing (BA) is increasing its dividend and buying back stock. The dividend will be increased by 20% and the stock buyback is $2 billion. Walt Disney (DIS) could reap $9 billion from ancillary products related to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', like soup cans, coffee creamer and even fresh produce, according to Bloomberg. 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
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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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2018 Vanguard Dividend Fund ETF's With High Returns! Which Vanguard dividend funds you should invest in? Learn about the best Vanguard dividend funds (Index Fund ETF's) Find out about the 4 top performing Vanguard dividend ETF funds available. The spreadsheet in the video can be downloaded here: Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m351uyhgdnstlgb/Vanguard%20dividend%20funds.xlsx?dl=0 or http://moneyandlifetv.com/downloads Video Outline and Time Stamps so you can quickly jump to any topic: •Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Fund (VIY) - 1:58 • Vanguard High Yield Fund (VYM) - 4:55 • International Dividend Appreciation Fund (VIGI) - 6:46 • Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Fund (VYMI) - 8:27 • Common stocks each fund holds - 9:43 • VIG VS VYM - 11:12 • VIGI VS VYMI - 13:48 In this very detailed review you will learn about the four Vanguard Dividend ETF (Index Funds) available to invest in. The four Vanguard divdend index funds are as follows: 1. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Fund (VIY) 2. Vanguard High Yield Fund (VYM) 3. International Dividend Appreciation Fund (VIGI) 4. Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Fund (VYMI) Check out some of our other videos and playlists here: ♦ Investing in the stock market!: https://goo.gl/yVAoES ♦ Save money, budget, build wealth and improve your financial position at any age: https://goo.gl/E97nJj ♦ Learn more about how federal income taxes work: https://goo.gl/D1hCX1 ♦ Ways to improve your life at any age: https://goo.gl/uq72bu Subscribe for our future weekly videos. New videos typically every Sunday or Wednesday. Do not forget to help out a friend and share this information with them as well. About me: I'm passionate about helping people build wealth by learning more about personal finances, investing and taxes. My mission is to help people improve their financial position career and life. I also enjoy teaching others about the accounting profession, tech tips, and helping people overcome challenges in their everyday life as well as their career. You can find our content on other internet planets such as....... My Website: Moneyandlifetv.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mkchip123 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moneyandlifetv/ ***Disclaimer*** All of the information in this video is presented for educational purposes only and should not be taken as financial, tax, or investing advice by any means. I am not a financial adviser. Although I am a CPA I cannot advise someone for tax purposes without knowing their complete tax situation. You should always do your own research before implementing new ideas or strategies. If you are unsure of what to do you should consider consulting with a financial adviser or tax accountant such as an Enrolled Agent, or Certified Public Accountant in the area in which you live. Thanks for taking time to check out this video, and our channel. Have a great day and we will see you in the next video!
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Fidelity's Bryan Collins - Head of Asian Fixed Income and Portfolio Manager - explains why the Asian high yield market is a sweet spot for investors. The Asian high yield market is currently at a sweet spot for investors. The asset class provides the highest income among major regional bond markets. Moreover, the Asian high yield market is supported by strong market growth, a low default rate and very strong growing demand from domestic Asian investors. The Asian market saw over US$120 billion worth of net insurance in 2017, including many first-time issuers which our large in-house dedicated research team helped take advantage of. The Asian fixed income market is also relatively healthy, with a relatively low default rate compared to other regional bond markets. The demand for high yield here in Asia also remains very strong. This incremental interest and demand coming from investors right across the region including Asian institutional investors, has helped reduce volatility and actually improve liquidity of the market over the years. The Asian high yield market offers investors with exciting income prospects and we believe that active management is the key to long-term value creation in this market. For more details about Fidelity’s Asian High Yield Fund, please visit this space: https://www.fidelity.com.sg/investment/asian-fixed-income/asian-high-yield/
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Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Laura Lutton, an analyst at Morningstar Inc., talks with Bloomberg's Lori Rothman about target-date retirement funds' use of junk bonds for yield. Six of the nine largest U.S. target-date fund providers by assets have high-yield corporate bonds in their 2010 portfolios, according to Morningstar. (Source: Bloomberg)
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What happens to the critical 10-year Treasury yield now that the Fed has begun to trim its balance sheet? Portfolio manager John Queen weighs in and also discusses the role that short-term bond funds can play in a diversified portfolio. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses, summary prospectuses and CollegeAmerica Program Description, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing. CollegeAmerica is distributed by American Funds Distributors®, Inc. and sold through unaffiliated intermediaries. Past results are not predictive of results in future periods. CollegeAmerica® is a nationwide plan sponsored by Virginia529℠. Depending on your state of residence, there may be an in-state plan that provides tax and other benefits not available through CollegeAmerica. Content contained herein is not intended to serve as impartial investment or fiduciary advice. The content has been developed by the distributor of the American Funds mutual funds, which receives fees for distributing and servicing the funds. Statements attributed to an individual represent the opinions of that individual as of the date published and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Capital Group or its affiliates. This information is intended to highlight issues and not to be comprehensive or to provide advice. American Funds and the information contained herein are intended only for persons eligible to purchase U.S.-registered mutual funds. American Funds Distributors, Inc.
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