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The Secured Overnight Financing Rate, or SOFR, has gained traction as a replacement for LIBOR, which is set to phase out by 2021. Here’s how the switch could affect your bond holdings.
The Fed has raised rates eight times so far this cycle, with more to come. When will enough be enough?
Keeping an eye on these market indicators may help investors gauge whether the Federal Reserve is near the end of the cycle or likely to overshoot.
The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. How might your investments be affected?
On this episode of Bond Market Today, Kathy Jones and Collin Martin discuss how high bond yields might go in this cycle.
Worried about the impact of rising bond yields on your fixed income investments? You might want to consider investment-grade floating-rate notes.
In general, we don’t believe natural disasters pose a significant risk to municipal bond issuers, unless the municipality was directly affected by the storm and lacks adequate resources.
The amount of corporate debt outstanding has surged, raising fears that the market may be in a bubble. However, certain factors may prevent corporate bond prices from falling sharply in the near term.
The steep drop in emerging market bonds and currencies has improved valuations, but that doesn’t mean investors are being fairly compensated for the risk.
Under-funded pension obligations pose a burden to some issuers in the municipal market. However, the burden—and issuers’ ability to address it—varies widely.
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