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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.

Emerging market bonds have performed well so far this year, but high valuations and growing risks dent their appeal.
Congress’ tax-reform proposals could affect the municipal bond market in a variety of ways. Here’s what investors need to know.
The average duration of the benchmark aggregate bond index has been growing, which could be exposing investors to unexpected interest rate risks.
Puerto Rico was already struggling with a debt crisis before Hurricane Maria struck, and conditions have only grown worse.
The days of easy monetary policy are coming to an end, as the Federal Reserve begins to reduce its $4.5 trillion balance sheet along with raising short-term interest rates. Here’s what this could mean for bond investors.
Preferred securities are near historical highs, which could mean lower returns in the near term.
The damage caused by natural disasters can put financial strains on municipal bond issuers. Issuers in good financial health should be better able to deal with the pressure.
Each year Schwab experts update their market and inflation projections, providing an opportunity to revisit your financial plan.

The last election left some municipal bond investors wondering if potential policy changes might pull the rug out from under the market.

We don’t think fleeing bond investors are poised to trigger a collapse in the bond market, but caution is in order as a moderate rise in yields looks likely.

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