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Guide To Investment-Grade Bond Funds: Best Buys

Guide To Investment-Grade Bond Funds: Best Buys

Cost efficiency is very important. These funds deliver it. Do you need a counterweight to a risky stock portfolio? This survey will steer you to high-grade bond funds with low fees. Money is flooding into…

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UBS slapped with $10 million fine for SEC violations 

UBS slapped with $10 million fine for SEC violations 

UBS Financial Services Inc. has agreed to pay $10 million in fines after the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday it charged the bank with allegedly circumventing the priority given to retail investors in certain municipal bond…

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Bond ETF discounts during recent volatility

Bond ETF discounts during recent volatility

The waves of volatility from the coronavirus outbreak have reached every corner of the financial markets. For bond ETFs, the waves have resulted in both volatile market price swings and larger-than-usual gaps between market prices…

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Redefining Fixed Income

Redefining Fixed Income

The golden age of fixed income is over. The days when investors could rely on traditional bonds as safe, income-producing securities that hedge equity risk and deliver returns that keep pace with inflation are finished.…

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RBI disallows Yes Bank from paying interest on tier II bonds

RBI disallows Yes Bank from paying interest on tier II bonds

Private sector lender Yes Bank Ltd said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has turned down its request to pay interest on its tier II bonds due on 29 June. It added that the “Reserve…

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Foreigners bought a record amount of Chinese local bonds in May

Foreigners bought a record amount of Chinese local bonds in May

The amount of foreign money flowing into onshore Chinese bonds more than doubled in May from its previous monthly total and the proportion of the bonds held by foreign investors rose to the highest level…

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South Korean Experts Say Crypto Is a Poor Safe-Haven Asset

South Korean Experts Say Crypto Is a Poor Safe-Haven Asset

On June 11, South Korean experts stated through local media that cryptocurrencies are a “poor choice” of safe-haven assets during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to The Scoop, Professor Hong Ki-hoon of Hongik University stated that…

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European stock index futures bounce on Fed’s bond buying plan

European stock index futures bounce on Fed’s bond buying plan

European stock index futures joined a global rally on Tuesday, ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s plan to kick off its corporate bond buying programme in an attempt to contain the economic damage from the…

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Here’s why those skimpy bond yields are actually higher than average

Here’s why those skimpy bond yields are actually higher than average

Discouragingly low interest rates look a bit more attractive on an after-inflation and after-tax basis. Believe it or not, short-term interest rates currently are above average. I bet you think that’s a typo. Didn’t interest…

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