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“German Angst” Shapes Investment Decisions: Study

When it comes to German investors, wealth accumulation is not so much determined by the size of the wallet as the state of mind, Thomas Mayer, CFA, PhD, explains.

An Unconstrained Approach to Global Bond Investing

BlackRock's Marilyn Watson is optimistic about opportunities in global bond markets, despite significant challenges in the current interest rate environment.

Smart Beta: How to Avoid Fixed Income’s “Crocodile Jaws”

Can smart beta help bond investors escape fixed income's "crocodile jaws"? Salvatore J. Bruno and Kelly Ye, CFA, weigh in in an interview with Paul Kovarsky, CFA.

Top Five Articles from August: Growth vs. Value, Blockchain, Tax-Loss Harvesting

In August's leading posts, Larry Cao, CFA, receives a blockchain update, Julie Hammond, CFA, considers the state of fixed income, and Clare Flynn Levy shares tips for succeeding as a portfolio manager.

Watch the Leverage!

“We’re transitioning into a very delicate and challenging time for fixed-income investing,” Anne Walsh, CFA, told the audience at the 63rd Annual Financial Analysts Seminar.

13 Charts: High Yield Today

The standard joke about high-yield bonds is that they're not high yield any longer. Let's replace it with something better.

Chinese Government Bonds: The Elephant in the Room

China’s government fixed-income market constitutes a US $12-trillion opportunity, according to Emil Nguy.

Corporate Bonds after a Spin-Off: Consider the Covenants

Whatever their motivations, spin-offs can have a dramatic effect on the performance of the associated corporate bonds, so it is crucial that fixed-income investors conduct the necessary analysis. Nathan N.J. Grant, CFA, has some advice.

Another “Doomsday Moment” for High-Yield Strategies

Risk in high-yield markets is as high as it has ever been, according to Jochen Felsenheimer.

Investment Strategies amid Uncertainty

“What do you do in today’s market?” Three panelists addressed that question in a discussion at the CFA Institute Alpha and Gender Diversity Conference. Susan Hoover provides a synopsis.



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