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  • David Herzog, AIG's chief financial officer, said in February that the company expects "the redeployment of cash and short-term investments into longer-term higher-yielding securities will provide opportunity to improve future earnings."

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  • Investors earlier in the week had flocked to the dollar after ratings agency Standard & Poor's warned that with its bloated budget deficits, the U.S. faced a negative outlook, sending nervous market participants out of higher-yielding assets and—somewhat incongruously—into the dollar.

    Traders Unload Dollar in 'Hunt for Yield'

  • There also remains a possibility that the European Central Bank could raise rates some time soon to combat inflation in the currency bloc, which would enhance the attraction of the higher-yielding euro.

    Dollar Slips on Fed News

  • These bubbles are further inflated by the flow of short-term "hot" money into developing economies as investors borrow at low interest rates in the United States, Europe and Japan and invest in much higher-yielding instruments in developing countries.

    Davos shows us the instability of a tripartite global economy

  • In the longer term, though, investors should prefer higher-yielding property such as warehouses and industrial facilities.

    Weak Start for Europe's Property Stocks

  • NEW YORK—Casting aside worries over the long-term fiscal health of the U.S. in favor of the continued easy-money policies of its central bank, investors dumped the dollar for the allure of higher-yielding currencies.

    Traders Unload Dollar in 'Hunt for Yield'

  • NEW YORK—Risk-taking resumed Tuesday as currency traders took stock of Standard & Poor's announcement of a negative rating outlook for U.S. debt and decided it wouldn't derail global growth or the market's general preference for higher-yielding currencies.

    After Ratings Panic, Traders Embrace Risk, Euro

  • One straightforward strategy is to increase the weighting of the higher-yielding — and higher-risk — bonds in a portfolio.

    Party Goes On in Corporates

  • The euro jumped to a new 15-month high against the dollar as traders flocked to riskier, higher-yielding assets.

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  • The junk-bond market, by contrast, went on a tear in 2010, particularly in the fourth quarter as investors reached for higher-yielding investments in riskier assets.

    Banks Dined on Junk and IPOs


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