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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.

On this episode of Bond Market Today, Kathy Jones explores some of the issues that come with sitting solely in short-term investments when the yield curve is flat to inverted.
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For longer-term investors, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities look attractive compared to traditional Treasuries. But yields are low, so total return expectations should be tempered accordingly.
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Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires and drought have a major financial impact on the areas in which they occur.
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As the 2021 LIBOR phase-out deadline approaches, officials are warning investors to prepare for a world without the key benchmark rate.
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The London Interbank Offered Rate, a key benchmark for many types of loans and investments, is expected to disappear in 2021. Here’s how the phase-out could affect investors.
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With Treasury bond yields near all-time lows, many are reluctant to invest in longer-term bonds—but sitting in very short-term investments could mean lower income if short-term rates decline. What’s an investor to do?
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Although investing in in-state municipal bonds may have tax advantages, there can be good reasons to buy out-of-state munis.
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Central banks in Europe and Japan have pushed policy rates below zero. Here are five reasons why we think negative yields are unlikely here.
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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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Preferred securities’ yields have fallen sharply this year, pulling up prices to their highest levels since late 2017. With prices so high, total returns going forward are likely to be relatively low.

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