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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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Local governments are proving more resilient than expected. Here’s what it means for munis.
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We see the recent plateau in yields as a pause before the next wave higher.
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We see several potential tailwinds for municipal bonds in the second half of the year.
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The present economic backdrop is supportive for corporate bonds, but such a strong outlook has pulled corporate bond spreads and yields to or near all-time lows.
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However, while the risk for a wave of downgrades has waned, yields are low relative to comparable alternatives.
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Although a modest rise in inflation may lift longer-term bond yields, investors can take steps to navigate the changes.
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Although we expect higher prices over the next few years, a return to that level of inflation is unlikely.
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The pace of inflation—from below 2% to greater than 4%—has a big impact on the performance of various asset classes.
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Each bond bear market is unique, but we believe with the right strategy, they can be manageable.
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Floaters may benefit when the Federal Reserve hikes short-term rates, but you should also consider other options.

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