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Green Bonds And Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 24, 2017
The growing popularity of green bonds creates opportunities for savvy investors and can help utilities to reduce their cost of capital.

The Great Gross Out and Closed-End Bond Funds

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 8, 2014
Bill Gross' departure from Pacific Investment Management Company has garnered all the headlines in the bond markets and led to huge outflows from the firm's fund products. But challenging conditions in the bond market are a bigger cause for concern.

Closed-End Bond Funds: Proceed with Caution

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 30, 2014

Closed-end bond funds have pulled back over the past 12 months in anticipation of rising interest rates. Investors eyeing these funds' high yields should proceed with caution.

Bonds: Still A Sellers’ Market

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 21, 2013

Ready to lock up money for 54 years at just 3.4 percent annual interest? More than a few investors did this week when their funds bought Enterprise Products Partners’ (NYSE: EPD) 7.034 percent bonds maturing January 15, 2068, a barely investment grade BBB- credit.

The Safe Way to Invest in Municipal Bonds

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 21, 2013

Detroit's recent bankruptcy serves as a reminder of the potential risks in the municipal-bond market. Here are two strategies to insulate your fixed-income portfolio and build wealth over the long haul.

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