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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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Interest rate sensitivity has decreased in the muni bond market, unlike with core or corporate bonds.
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If you’ve been holding a fund that tracks the some of the major bond market’s benchmarks, that investment might have a lot more interest rate risk or credit risk today than when you first invested.
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With China’s industrial heartland at the center of the epidemic, the ripple effects may be larger and longer-lasting than in previous outbreaks.
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Not sure which to choose? Here are some things to consider about individual bonds vs. bond funds.
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Despite their relatively high risk, the yields offered by high-yield munis compared with other alternatives are lower than they have been in the past.
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Relatively high yields and a low level of credit risk make agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) attractive today, in our view.
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We expect higher yields in the municipal bond market in 2020, which could benefit income- oriented investors.
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Corporate bond investors should move up in credit quality in 2020.
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The Federal Reserve’s 2019 rate cuts and waning recession fears likely will support bond yields in 2020.
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If the higher yields of preferred securities have caught your eye, here's what you need to know before you invest.

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