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Thursday, Oct 1712:17 PMGundlach still a bull on Treasurys
Thursday, Oct 1712:17 PM| 4 Comments
- I see no reason for long-term rates to head higher, says Jeff Gundlach, appearing on CNBC. He doesn't see the taper coming soon - incomes are falling, the labor force participation rate is stuck, and inflation is non-existent. Further, why would Janet Yellen take the Fed helm and immediately begin to reverse a policy she's so supportive of?
- Without the taper, he notes, QE is actually expanding on a relative basis thanks to a smaller budget deficit and less Treasury issuance needing to be mopped up by the central bank.
- The best opportunity in fixed income continues to be closed-end funds trading at discounts to net asset value (his DBL being one of them). You can put together a basket of these, he says, yielding 8-9% and with a discount to NAV of 10%. Others possibilities (though we haven't checked their prices vs. NAV): PDI, PTY, PCI, PHK, PKO, PCN, PCI, PFN, PFL.
- Treasurys continue their big rally, the yield on the 10-year now all the way down to 2.60%. TLT +0.8%, TBT -1.6%.
- Turning to stocks: I don't like $300B market cap companies trading at 20x forward earnings, he says, suggesting GOOG be "harvested" for gains.
- On TSLA: There's something wrong with this picture, he says, noting the company's $23B valuation while GM and Ford are hitting new highs. These massive Tesla sales being priced into the stock have to come from somewhere.
Wednesday, Oct 22:59 PMPDI gains after dividend boost
Wednesday, Oct 22:59 PM| Comment!
- Pimco Dynamic Income Fund (PDI +0.7%) gains after perhaps unexpectedly bumping its monthly payout 7.9% to $0.191 per share. The current price of $29.04 is a 5.2% discount to yesterday's closing NAV.
- Worth keeping in an eye on is the saga of Elke Batista's OGX Petroleo, and whether it will default. According to David Schawel, PDI fund manager Daniel Ivascyn owns a decent slug of the failing company's paper.
Tuesday, Oct 15:15 PM
Friday, Sep 133:45 AMPimco, BlackRock buy over a quarter of Verizon's $49B bond sale
Friday, Sep 133:45 AM| 2 Comments
- Pimco and BlackRock (BLK) reportedly scooped up over 25% of Verizon's (VZ) mammoth $49B bond sale on Wednesday, helping the telecom carrier to raise all the money it wanted to at once rather than in chunks, as it had originally intended.
- Bill Gross' firm bought $8B in bonds and BlackRock $5B, with the two companies also influential in persuading Verizon to price the debt at an above-market rate.
- Pimco funds: PCI, PTY, PDI, PHK, BOND, PKO, PCN, PCI, PFN
Thursday, Sep 1211:21 AM"Pimco premium" vanishing
Thursday, Sep 1211:21 AM| Comment!
- That bond funds - specifically Pimco bond funds - have tumbled in value as rates flew higher this summer isn't news. Instead, it's the vanishing "Pimco premium" in the firm's closed-end offerings.
- The Dynamic Credit Income Fund (PCI +0.9%) is off nearly 18% since its launch earlier this year as an initial premium of 9% is now a 9% discount. Others include PDI now at a 8.2% discount vs. a previous average of -2.4%.
- Others still trade at premiums, but of vastly smaller size. PTY is at 6.6% premium vs. a 3-year average of 17.8%. PHK remains at a whopping 50.7% premium, but down from 75% last year.
- "Was (it) the epoch that made the man as opposed to the man that made the epoch," wrote Bill Gross (BOND), wondering if his success was the result of being in the right place at the right time (the 30-year bond bull market).
- Others of note: PKO, PCN, PCI, PFN.
Thursday, Aug 291:02 PMGundlach turns bullish on mREITs; Apple's "dead money"
Thursday, Aug 291:02 PM| 35 Comments
- In a major about-face, Jeff Gundlach turns bullish on the mortgage REIT sector (REM +0.7%), telling CNBC he spots value as many are trading at 10% or more discounts to net asset value. He specifically mentions Annaly (NLY +1.3%) as being a buy. Reported book value as of June 30 is $13.03 vs. the current price of $11.50.
- Other popular names trading at big discounts (though not mentioned by Gundlach): AGNC, ARR, IVR, HTS, CYS, CMO, MTGE, DX, WMC, JMI, EARN, to name a few.
- Other mREIT ETFs: MORT, MORL.
- He's also a fan of closed-end income funds trading at wide discounts to NAV. None are mentioned, but PDI, PFN, and PFL come to mind. DoubleLine's own DBL is trading right about at NAV.
- Of Apple's (AAPL +0.6%) big run to $500? "All the easy money has been made ... It's kind of dead money."
Thursday, Aug 227:33 AMBond funds lose $30.3B in August
Thursday, Aug 227:33 AM| 5 Comments
- "These outflows mark an enormous shift for the bond world," says TrimTabs, which gathered the data. "A vicious circle of losses and redemptions as the bond binge unwinds could get nasty ... Lulled into complacency by a 30-year bull market, many investors probably did not understand the risks ... Now they seem to be reacting very quickly to losses."
- The withdrawals this month are the 3rd highest on record - June 2013 and October 2008 are #1 and #2 - and the month isn't even over yet. Bond funds YTD have seen $4B in redemptions, putting them on pace for their worst year since 2004's $7B loss. This comes against $1.2T of inflows from 2009-2012.
- It's estimated Pimco saw $7.4B in redemptions in August as Bill Gross' giant Total Return Fund (ETF version: BOND) has lost 3.6% YTD. Some Pimco closed-end funds having a rough run (with a couple now trading at rare discounts to NAV): PHK, PTY, PDI.
- DoubleLine is estimated to have lost $631M, but Jeff Gundlach's Total Return Fund has fallen just 1.1% YTD - better than 86% of its rivals. The DBL now trades at a discount to NAV.
- Broad bond ETFs: AGG, BND, LAG, SCHZ, BOND, SAGG, MINC.
Tuesday, Aug 1312:44 PMIncome favorites hit by higher rates
Tuesday, Aug 1312:44 PM| Comment!
- Tumbling Treasury prices - with TLT carving out a new 52-week low today - are again hitting income favorites.
- Leading mREITs (REM -1.4%) lower are Invesco (IVR -3.3%), Annaly (NLY -2.3%), American Capital (AGNC -2%), and Western Asset (WMC -1.6%).
- A number of income CEFs not long ago were so much in favor they commanded large premiums to NAV. They're now at seemingly growing-by-the-day discounts. Among the movers today is the Pimco Dynamic Income Fund (PDI -1.4%) selling for $27.45 against yesterday's closing NAV of $30.23. Others include: PCI, PFN, and PFL.
- Still trading at premiums to NAV are the Pimco High Income Fund (PHK -0.9%) and the Pimco Corporate & Income Fund (PTY -1.1%).
- Municipals (MUB -0.6%) slip as well, hitting Muni CEFs: NXZ -0.9%, IIM -1.2%, VKQ -0.7%.
- Related ETFs: MORT, MORL, SUB, MUNI, PVI, PZA, SHM, TFI, VRD, HYD, ITM, MLN, PRB, SMB, GMMB, SMMU, RVNU, NY .
Tuesday, Aug 612:30 PMTime to get greedy in fixed income?
Tuesday, Aug 612:30 PM| 3 Comments
- With equity guys greedy and fixed income fans fearful, maybe it's time to go the other way.
- Portfolio manager David Tepper (not that David Tepper), finds 10 closed-end bond funds who have negative YTD and Y/Y returns even as their net asset values have risen over the same periods: TAI, HIX, HHY, HIO, FTF, HAV, HIH, PIM, PPT, FMY.
- Several other closed-end funds run by high-profile names used to command hefty premiums, but now trade at discounts to net asset value. Among them are Jeff Gundlach's DBL and DSL and Pimco's PCI, PDI, PFN, and PFL.
Thursday, Jun 1311:34 AMA check of some Pimco closed-end income funds finds them higher as rates come down today. The Dynamic Income Fund (PDI +1.9%) fell to an 11.4% discount to NAV at the close last night. After more than a 10% one-month decline, the High Income Fund (PHK +0.7%) is still at a 33.9% premium to NAV. After nearly a 20% one-month decline, the Corporate & Income Opportunity Fund (PTY +2.6%) narrowed its premium to NAV to 4%. |Thursday, Jun 1311:34 AM| 2 Comments
Tuesday, May 281:01 PMHeavy selling hits a number of Pimco income funds, notably the High Income Fund (PHK -4.3%) with heavy exposure to high-yield paper and the financial sector. The decline narrows the fund's premium to NAV to a still-whopping 34%. The Income Opportunity Common Fund (PKO -2.2%) trades at just a slight premium, while the Dynamic Income Fund (PDI -2.8%) sells for about a 5% discount. Others: (PTY -3.6%), (PCN -2%), (PGP -5.3%), (PFN -1.5%). |Tuesday, May 281:01 PM| 3 Comments
Wednesday, Apr 34:12 PMThe Pimco High Income Fund (PHK) alters its mandate to allow the manager to invest in IO (interest-only) and PO (principal-only) securities, as well as inverse floaters. Pimco's Dynamic Income Fund (PDI) has had a great deal of success with this strategy since its launch about a year ago, and trades at NAV as opposed to the closed-end PHK at a whopping 44% premium to NAV. |Wednesday, Apr 34:12 PM| 3 Comments
Tuesday, Jan 2912:32 PMWith yields low, fixed-income funds are taking on more leverage to keep yields reasonable. Pimco's giant upcoming Dynamic Credit Income Fund may borrow up to 42% of its net assets, according to a filing last week. The Dynamic Income Fund (PDI) has ridden leverage to return 29% (including dividends) in less than a year since it was launched. Fund manager Daniel Ivascyn was a buyer of 76K shares 2 weeks ago. |Tuesday, Jan 2912:32 PM| 3 Comments
Thursday, Jan 39:02 AMDividend stocks are attractive following the Cliff deal, says BlackRock's Russ Koesterich, noting just a modest bump in dividend tax rates affecting just a small ratio of taxpayers. Current low payout ratios give companies ample room to raise payouts. Avoid Treasurys, he says, and focus on credit sectors (HYG, PDI, IVR - just to name a few), and municipals (MUB). |Thursday, Jan 39:02 AM| 6 Comments
Thursday, Dec 62012, 10:12 AMMore from Loomis Sayles' Matt Egan (previous): The challenge for fixed-income investors is most are in funds benchmarked to the Aggregate Bond Index (AGG), which isn't a whole lot more than a glorified mix of Treasurys and MBS - in other words, as rates go, so will the index. The Fed, he says, forces you to look elsewhere. A wonderful interview - any fixed-income fan is throwing money away by not reading it. |Thursday, Dec 62012, 10:12 AM| Comment!
Tuesday, Dec 42012, 9:56 AMMore from Schawel on yield ideas (previous): Another lightly treaded area are agency derivatives. The pool of buyers for products like IOs and Inverse IOs is small, and adjusted spreads remain attractive. Retail can get exposure through Pimco's Dynamic Income Fund (PDI) or Doubleline's Opportunistic Credit Fund. |Tuesday, Dec 42012, 9:56 AM| Comment!