Expect yields to drift higher in the second half of the year as the Fed retreats from the bond market.
Oracle announced Monday the purchase of Micros Systems for $5.3B and plans to combine their industry specific applications with its own.
The pressure building at the short of the Treasury curve should nudge rates higher in the second half of 2014, which should sit fine with Fed Chief Janet Yellen.
Materials stocks are trading at bargain prices after being pulled down by commodity producers hit by slow global growth, says Stephen Kwa, senior client portfolio manager at Schoders.
Negative headlines about the Brazilian economy have created a promising entry point for investors to get into Itau Unibanco.
The exact timing may be uncertain, but volatility will return to the market in the foreseeable future, especially now that the Federal Reserve is tapering its bond purchases.
High yield indexes are seeing yields at all-time lows, but spreads over Treasuries are still historically normal, says Ron Heller, portfolio manager for the AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETF.
Holding short duration, non-public bonds has enabled fund manager Thomas Carney to boost the yield in the Weitz Short-Intermediate Income Fund.
Volatility may be low and the VIX depressed, nevertheless, investors can still raise income by selling options against the indexes.
The recent uptick in inflation will not be enough to drive gold prices significantly higher, said JJ Kinahan, strategist at TD Ameritrade.