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Junk Bonds Smell Sweeter Than You Might Imagine

High-yield bonds look attractive compared to Treasuries and corporate bonds.

Playing Catch-Up With Your Retirement Portfolio

A reader whose portfolio for his sister-in-law has performed poorly of late seeks the good doctor's advice.

The Big Screen: Junk Bond Funds Much Less Mean Than a Junkyard Dog

Here's some help in choosing funds that won't bite the hand that invests in them.

What Works: Minimum Investments and More in Brokers' Fund Programs

A continuing look at what online brokers offer fund investors.

Those Looking for a Silver Lining Should Check Out Charles Schwab's News

Also, does an interest in high-yield telecom bonds presage good things for telecom stocks?

Breaking News

GameStop Stock Surges On Plans For 4-For-1 Stock Split

GameStop will pay a three-share dividend to investors on July 21, with the stock trading on a split-adjusted basis the following day.

Samsung Forecasts Best Quarterly Profits In Four Years, Boosting US Chip Stocks

Chipmakers Intel and Nvidia got a boost Thursday after Samsung Electronic forecast its strongest quarterly profits in four years.

Seagen Stock Leaps On Report Of $40 Billion Takeover By Merck & Co.

Merck is reportedly eying cancer drug specialists Seagen as it looks to replace revenue from its Keytruda blockbuster, which loses patent exclusivity in 2028.

Costco Raises Two Key Food-Court Prices (But Not Hot Dogs)

The Costco warehouse club has been hesitant to pass on price increases to customers, but two popular menu items in its food court now cost more.