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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.

Ten-year Treasury bond yields have been rising. How high could they go? Historical measures may provide some guidance.
Short-term interest rates have risen recently, as has stock market volatility. Here are some potentially attractive and relatively stable short-term investments to consider now.
Many younger investors think bonds are only for older people. But fixed income securities can play useful roles in any portfolio, including buffering downside risk during periods of market volatility and helping to ensure you’ll have available cash for short-term goals.
If you're interested in tax-free municipal bonds, you might want to keep an eye out for these seven tax traps.
Even during periods of rising interest rates, fixed income assets can—and often have—produced positive total returns.
Assuming economic growth remains solid, the repricing of risk can be an opportunity for longer-term investors.
Bond prices and the dollar appear to be responding to strengthening global growth as well as the prospect of rising U.S. deficits, which could mean higher bond yields and a softer dollar in the coming months.
Cutting the corporate tax rate should free up cash bond issuers can use to repay debts, though other provisions could prove challenging for certain parts of the market.
The high-yield portion of the muni market can offer more returns to investors willing to take on the extra risk. However, spreads are narrow, so be careful.
Tighter money conditions, rising inflation and high bond valuations could lead to volatility and rising yields. Here’s what investors should know.

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