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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.

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With Treasury bond yields near all-time lows, many are reluctant to invest in longer-term bonds—but sitting in very short-term investments could mean lower income if short-term rates decline. What’s an investor to do?
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As the 2021 LIBOR phase-out deadline approaches, officials are warning investors to prepare for a world without the key benchmark rate.
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Although investing in in-state municipal bonds may have tax advantages, there can be good reasons to buy out-of-state munis.
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Central banks in Europe and Japan have pushed policy rates below zero. Here are five reasons why we think negative yields are unlikely here.
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Revenue bonds account for nearly two-thirds of all investment-grade municipal bonds outstanding, but they tend to get less attention than general obligation bonds. Here’s what investors should know.
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Preferred securities’ yields have fallen sharply this year, pulling up prices to their highest levels since late 2017. With prices so high, total returns going forward are likely to be relatively low.
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Negative interest rates—especially at the long end of the yield curve—are a new phenomenon.
There are now more than $13 trillion worth of negative-yielding bonds in the global market. Just the idea of it runs counter to logic, and yet the amount continues to grow. Kathy Jones takes a closer look on this week’s episode of Bond Market Today.
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Here’s what to look for when choosing general obligation muni bonds.
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Investors now face three headwinds: the potential for lower income payments, limited room for price appreciation and deteriorating covenant quality.

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