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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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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.
On this week’s episode of Bond Market Today, Kathy Jones discusses the Fed’s recent interest rate cut and what it means for bond investors.
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Federal Reserve policymakers lowered short-term interest rates for the first time since 2008, but indicated this might not be the start of a rate-cut cycle.
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Longer-term bond yields may rise if the market believes rate cuts will lead to stronger economic growth and inflation down the road.
Collin Martin explains why bond barbells and bond ladders are two strategies to consider when the yield curve is flat.
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The categories may sound similar, but they have some key differences. Most importantly, the “plus” in core-plus can mean higher yields, but also higher risks.
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At the most basic level, the credit quality of a municipal bond issuer is largely influenced by the economics of the region in which it’s located.

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