Bill Gross and Larry Fink manage a $3 trillion pile of bonds -- an amount almost as big as Germany’s economy. Their firms, Pacific Investment Management Co. and BlackRock Inc., doubled holdings since 2008, outpacing the market’s growth of 50 percent.
Investors who poured more than half a trillion dollars into bond mutual funds since 2007 will experience a market crash when interest rates rise, according to Marilyn Cohen , a Los Angeles money manager.
Marilyn Cohen, president and chief executive officer of Envision Capital Management, says investors are keeping a close watch on the growing number of municipal bankruptcies. Cohen talked to Kathleen Hays and Courtney Donohoe on "The Hays Advantage" on Bloomberg Radio on July 17, 2012.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke says the end of the central bank’s bond buying won’t constitute a move toward tighter policy. He may have a tough time convincing stock and bond investors that’s true.
Jesse Litvak, a former Jefferies & Co. mortgage-bond trader, is accused of cheating customers by using unscrupulous sales tactics that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s deputy director of enforcement called “unfit for a used car lot.” Such practices are widespread in a market lacking transparency, investors and regulators say.