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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.

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.
On this week’s episode of Bond Market Today, Kathy Jones explains how the Fed maintains its independence from political pressure.
When it comes to bond investing, it’s important to know what you own. That’s especially true with bond funds. On this episode of Bond Market Today, Collin Martin breaks down things to consider when investing in bond funds.
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Federal Reserve policymakers kept short-term interest rates steady, but their updated projections indicate the next move will be a rate cut.
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Despite a strong start to 2019, it’s unlikely the strong pace of returns will continue in the second half of the year, especially in the lower-rated, riskier parts of the corporate bond market.
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The key question facing the bond market is whether the economy is just slowing down—or if it’s heading into recession.
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It may be tempting to chase returns, but we suggest a cautious approach, focusing on higher-rated issuers during the second half of the year.
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The bond market is large and complex, so it helps to focus on bonds that provide diversification, stability and income.

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