As U.S. stock indexes near all-time highs, investors have all but abandoned sectors considered defensive, in favor of cyclical stocks that perform better during periods of healthy economic growth. And while recent economic data indicate a recession isn’t imminent — contrary to widely held fears just four months ago —Read More →

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive and chief investment officer of DoubleLine Capital, speaks during the Sohn Investment Conference in New York By Jennifer Ablan and Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK (Reuters) – The high-yield “junk” bond market, which has been a leading indicator of recessions, is flashing “yellowRead More →