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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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If the Federal Reserve hikes rates, investment-grade floating-rate note yields may rise—but there are pros and cons to investing in them.
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Beginning quantitative tightening soon after rate hikes is a big departure from the Federal Reserve’s past policy.
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A change in fundamentals could make international bonds more attractive.
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Revenue bonds account for nearly two-thirds of all investment-grade municipal bonds outstanding, but they tend to get less attention than general obligation bonds. Here’s what investors should know.
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Ten-year Treasury yields have shown a pattern of declining well before the first Fed rate hike of a cycle.
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Here’s what to look for when considering general obligation muni bonds.
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TIPS can be a buffer against long-term inflation, but TIPS investing isn’t always straightforward. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
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Coupon income, not price appreciation, likely will be the main driver of total returns.
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Municipal bond prices may decline in the short term, but we expect to see opportunities for higher yield in 2022.
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We expect a wave up in bond yields as central banks shift away from easy policies.

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