Summary: JR’s views move more negative for junk bonds and senior loans.
Summary: While this could be a treacherous time to invest in Senior Loans and JR is not advocating doing so he ranks the four largest senior loan ETFs based on current data.
Summary: JR dives into the just released S&P Index v. Active data for bond funds and it still doesn’t look good for active bond fund managers.
Summary: Studies on the returns for active vs. passive securities do not definitively declare a winner. However, J.R. Rieger of the Rieger Report explains that a higher proportion of municipal active managers best their benchmarks. John Hallacy is host.
Date of podcast: December 27, 2018
Summary:Important data was recently released by S&P Dow Jones Indices on mutual fund performance persistence. JR looks at the fixed income fund data and it is stunningly bad for bond funds.
Date of production: December 19, 2018
Summary: In these times of market volatility JR introduces the Rieger Report High Yield ETF model portfolio allocations for the first quarter of 2019.
Date of production: December 10, 2018
Summary: Municipal bonds show their value in November overcoming new issue supply and outperforming corporate bonds.
Summary: JR reviews the latest S&P Index v. Active report and for bond funds the data isn’t pretty.
Date of production: November 1, 2018
Summary: JR looks at the recently released mid-year 2018 S&P Index Versus Active Scorecard and finds powerful evidence actively managed funds have not done too well v. benchmarks.
Summary: JR summarizes the harsh month of October on the muni bond market.