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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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The steep drop in yields has defied conventional wisdom.
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Consider preferred securities for the higher income payments they provide, but keep your total-return expectations in check.
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Drought and severe heat could have negative effects on some municipal bond issuers, but we believe most will manage through it.
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Rising Treasury yields, declining commodity prices, and China’s credit pullback darken the picture for EM bonds.
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They 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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Local governments are proving more resilient than expected. Here’s what it means for munis.
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We see the recent plateau in yields as a pause before the next wave higher.
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We see several potential tailwinds for municipal bonds in the second half of the year.
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The present economic backdrop is supportive for corporate bonds, but such a strong outlook has pulled corporate bond spreads and yields to or near all-time lows.
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However, while the risk for a wave of downgrades has waned, yields are low relative to comparable alternatives.

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