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Did Corporate Bond ETFs Kill the “Alpha Stars”?

The race for scale among active managers in response to low-cost ETF competition may be self-defeating.

Concentration Risk on the Buy-Side of Credit Markets: The Causes

What are the effects of buy-side concentration on the structure of the corporate bond market?

Vineer Bhansali: Negative-Yielding Bonds and Options

Anything that you want to price in finance has three key inputs, Vineer Bhansali says.

Vineer Bhansali: What’s Wrong with Negative Yields?

A negatively yielding bond violates a very basic, fundamental principle: the time value of money.

Volmaggedon, Decarbonizing Everything: Financial Analysts Journal Editor’s Snapshot

Financial Analysts Journal managing editor Heidi Raubenheimer, PhD, CFA, provides a synopsis of the latest issue.

Fixed-Income Allocations: Where To?

How should investors shift their fixed-income portfolios amid the US economic recovery?

Tax-Smart Management of Your Muni Portfolio

Tax-smart portfolio valuation signals opportunities to improve after-tax performance by recognizing losses.

The True Value of Your Muni Portfolio

Viewing your muni portfolio through a tax-smart lens will open your eyes to its true after-tax value.

How to Manage Inflation Risk: The Local Inflation Factor

Amid increasing inflation fears, how can investors measure and protect against the inflation risk in their portfolios?

Myth-Busting: Low Rates Don’t Justify High Valuations

Lower interest rates may not, in fact, lead to higher P/E ratios.



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