Fixed Income

Read our views on trends in the fixed income market affecting bonds, CDs, and money markets. Or explore other investing topics:

How to Build a Bond Portfolio

From "how" to "why now," here are five key things investors should understand about bond investing.

Choosing Municipal Bonds: GO or Revenue?

You're interested in investing in municipal bonds, but which type—general obligation or revenue—is best for you? We break it down.

What Happens When the Fed Raises Rates

If inflation is rising, the Fed might raise interest rates. Learn how this might impact your investments.

Market Perspective: Slowdown or Recession?

Although it's possible the Federal Reserve will guide the economy to a "soft landing," evidence has been pointing toward recession.

Understanding the Yield Curve

Investors use the yield curve to balance risk and reward. We’ll show you how to read it and how to use it as an indicator for potential market movements.

2023 Market Outlook: Cross Currents

We expect economic growth and market performance to improve in 2023 compared with 2022. But things may get worse before they get better.

Muni Outlook: Back in Vogue

For the first time in a long time, muni investors may be able to earn attractive yields without having to take undue risk.

Can the Markets Leave a Brutal 2022 Behind?

Equity and bond markets in the U.S. and globally have taken it on the chin this year. Does recent positive news signal a course correction, or is more churn on the horizon?

Corporate Credit Outlook: Focus on Quality

With economic growth expected to slow, we'd avoid reaching for yield in junk bonds. Higher-rated bonds are likely to fare better and are offering their highest yields in in years.

Fixed Income Outlook: Bonds Are Back

We see opportunities in 2023 for the bond market to provide attractive yields at lower risk than we've seen for several years.