The Financial Times noted that data issued by mutual fund research company Morningstar supported the trend seen in US investors flocking to alternative bond funds in anticipation to the tapering of the US Federal Reserve's quantitative easing measures.
Swiss lender UBS said it will be offering to repurchase some of the shares of its Puerto Rico bond funds. The buyback program came as the commonwealth's debt lost 16% this year.
Investors said that the bond yield spike brought about by new jobs are signals to prepare their portfolios.
TrimTabs has reported losses amounting to US$47.2 billion for bond mutual funds and bond ETFs.