The pandemic has accelerated an evolution in bond trading, and it is already making a difference for investors—if bond managers have embraced tech-enabled trading.
Under the CARES Act, the Fed has expanded supports for corporate bonds. Could this bring a regime shift in volatility for global credit markets?
It’s easy to overlook government bonds today with yields so low. But their interest-rate sensitivity, or duration, can provide vital protection when riskier assets such as stocks and credit struggle.
The most closely watched part of the US yield curve inverted this week for this first time since 2007, suggesting that a recession may be around the corner. We’re not convinced that’s true.
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What drove down US stocks this week? The answer may be the US bond market and what the shape of the yield curve is—or isn’t—telling us about the state of the economy.
Rates are low globally. But yield isn’t the only component to consider when investing. Active US-based investors can take advantage of differences between the US dollar and other currencies to pick up a decided edge by investing in international bond markets.
Democrats took the House of Representative. Republicans held the Senate. What should investors expect from the US midterm election outcome? In the way of policy, not much. But the new political landscape may be good for markets.
There’s new rumblings about an inverting yield curve ahead. Is it time to panic? Time to stick our heads in the sand? Or time to think sensibly?
Fake news. It’s pervasive these days. And it’s no longer exclusively a problem for politicians, journalists and Facebook. It’s made its way into the capital markets too, particularly in areas of major global economic and financial impact.
The fixed-income offerings in a typical defined contribution (DC) menu can sometimes seem uninspired, but it doesn’t take much to improve the selection. The right combination can enhance core fixed-income allocations, providing diversification and reducing risk.
More and more investors are globalizing their bond portfolios these days—with good reason. But when it comes to reducing risk, active management is essential. The French presidential election is just one reason.
Worried about heightened market volatility? It’s true that there are some known unknowns ahead: US elections, earnings season, Deutsche Bank, a potential interest-rate hike.