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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.

Ten-year Treasury bond yields marched higher during the past two years, while bond prices fell. However, it appears that longer-term yields may be peaking. Is the bond bear market over, or only paused?
We don’t expect returns for investment-grade corporate bonds to be as poor in the second half of the year as they were in the first, but the markets are still challenging.
On this episode of Bond Market Today, Collin Martin discusses the potential for a corporate bond bubble that might soon burst, and steps investors can take to combat concerns.
Munis outperformed both Treasuries and corporate bonds during the first half of 2018, but we think that trend could reverse in the second half of the year.
The late stage of the business cycle presents both opportunities and risks for fixed income investors. Here’s what to look for in the second half of 2018.
Federal Reserve policymakers raised short-term interest rates again on June 13, and signaled that future rate hikes may occur faster than previously expected.
Certain states may be poised to benefit from recent developments including higher oil prices and legalized sports gambling, and state municipal bond yields generally have risen during the past year. However, investors should be selective about which states and maturities they choose.

Master limited partnerships, or MLPs for short, are investments that can offer investors high yields.

Valuations have improved due to a selloff in emerging market bonds and currencies, but caution is still warranted.
Not all preferred securities are created equal. Here are some of the differences between fixed-rate and “fixed-to-float” preferreds.

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