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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.

Fixed income asset prices rallied during the first quarter, after the Federal Reserve paused rate hikes at the “neutral” level. Here’s how to invest in the new rate environment.
How do you decide whether to invest in municipal bonds, as opposed to taxable alternatives like corporates or Treasuries?
What is the yield curve, and why does it matter to investors?
As expected, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at its March policymaking meeting, but surprised markets with a shift to an easier policy stance.
Although the dollar’s rise has stalled recently, there are reasons to believe the bull market isn’t over.
Fixed-rated bonds are beginning to look more attractive than investments with floating coupon rates.
The Federal Reserve’s dovish turn at its policymaking meeting in January was a surprise for the markets, coming only six weeks after the Fed last raised rates and indicated further tightening was likely. What happened?
The investment-grade corporate bond market has become riskier, and we suggest investors focus on issues and investments that have higher average credit ratings.
If you're interested in tax-free municipal bonds, you might want to keep an eye out for these seven tax traps.
Despite a recent increase in risk appetite, we still see plenty of reasons for fixed income investors to remain cautious in 2019.

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