Fixed Income

Read our views on trends in the fixed income market affecting bonds, CDs, and money markets.

Why to Consider Longer-Term Bonds Now

Short-term bond yields are high currently, but with the Federal Reserve poised to cut interest rates investors may want to consider longer-term bonds or bond funds.

How Do Muni Bond Credit Ratings Work?

Kathy Jones and Cooper Howard interview Jane Ridley from S&P Global about how municipal bonds are rated.

Municipal Bonds: The State of the States

Credit quality in the muni market likely has peaked, but we believe states' strong rainy-day funds and other attributes will lend stability in the near term.

Power of Long-Term Compound Interest Investments

Compound interest investments can potentially drive returns over a long period, but there are a few things to consider. Here's what to know.

3 Strategies for Bonds & Cash in Wealth Management

Income and diversification are important when creating an investment plan, but timing of cash flow may be more important for part of a portfolio when money is needed soon.

Where the U.S. Dollar May Be Headed in 2024

With the Federal Reserve poised to begin cutting interest rates this year, the dollar may drift generally downward. However, its performance against individual currencies may vary widely.

A Guide to Navigating the Bond Market

How different bond types may respond to higher interest rates and ideas for selecting the ones most compatible with your portfolio.

2024 Market Outlook: Widening the Lens

We expect a turning point in 2024, but investors may have to widen the lens to see the bigger picture and look beyond the noise and volatility.

Muni Outlook: Focus on the Big Picture

We see potential opportunity in municipal bonds in 2024, although there may be more volatility.

Corporate Bond Outlook: A Dash of Caution

Overall, we expect corporate bonds to deliver positive returns in 2024, but we remain cautious about the potential for a downturn in the economy to have a negative impact on lower-rated bonds.