Municipal debt closed-end funds managed to eke out gains in an otherwise horrible month for investors.
If this trend continues, the Fed's reaction function will come into play.
Strike a balance when investing in fixed income.
Consider these securities for your portfolio in a rising interest rate environment.
Federal Reserve Governor Randal Quarles, a former banking-industry lawyer appointed last year to oversee supervision of bank holding companies, says a rule enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to keep firms from making risky bets is "not working well."
Although BlackRock started as an investment firm primarily focused on bonds, the fixed-income business has been overshadowed in recent years by the runaway growth in index-tracking and exchange-traded funds, mostly concentrated in stocks.
A bear market in bonds? A government funding crisis? Stagnant wages and stalled-out deposit rates? These are three challenges the new Federal Reserve chair must confront after being sworn in Monday to replace Janet Yellen.
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