Why convertible bonds are cruising «

    Why convertible bonds are cruising

    Rising rate fears and the rally in U.S. stocks to new all-time highs are driving interest in convertible bonds . Specifically, convertible securities have attracted attention from investors looking for limited exposure to equities along with some of the safety features of bonds.

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    •Goldman Sachs /quotes/zigman/188479/delayed/quotes/nls/gs GS +0.63% reports better-than-expected quarterly results.

    •J.C. Penney /quotes/zigman/237947/delayed/quotes/nls/jcp JCP -5.51% shuttering more than 30 stores and announces layoffs.

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    •More bank earnings: Citigroup /quotes/zigman/5065548/delayed/quotes/nls/c C +0.08% shares slip after results cross.

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