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Bond Insights

Our views on trends in the fixed income market.
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Our views on trends in the fixed income market.

With trade conflict between the U.S. and China, Kathy Jones discusses China’s holdings of U.S. treasuries, and the implications it would have if they were to sell them.
Investors looking for income can find yields that outpace inflation without taking extraordinary risks, but it requires careful consideration of the tradeoffs between risk and reward.
The turnaround in the Golden State has resulted in higher credit quality for many issuers in the state, and lower spreads for California muni bonds.
Instead of waiting, or hoping, for yields to move higher, bond investors should consider these two strategies now.
Fixed income asset prices rallied during the first quarter, after the Federal Reserve paused rate hikes at the “neutral” level. Here’s how to invest in the new rate environment.
How do you decide whether to invest in municipal bonds, as opposed to taxable alternatives like corporates or Treasuries?
What is the yield curve, and why does it matter to investors?
As expected, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at its March policymaking meeting, but surprised markets with a shift to an easier policy stance.
Although the dollar’s rise has stalled recently, there are reasons to believe the bull market isn’t over.
Fixed-rated bonds are beginning to look more attractive than investments with floating coupon rates.

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