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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 bond market has been in hibernation for months, and investors may have become complacent about risks.
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There are multiple factors to consider, including your tax rate.
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We believe it can, at least in the short term.
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Although the prospect of the Federal Reserve tapering its bond purchases has unsettled markets in the past, we expect it to be more orderly this time around.
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For yield-seeking investors willing to take additional risk, bank loans may be more attractive than high-yield bonds today.
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Given the economic environment and potential tax benefits, investors might consider lower-rated municipal bond issuers.
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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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