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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.

Does the U.S. dollar’s relative weakness signal a buying opportunity for international bonds?
If your holdings are all in very short-term maturities, you’re missing the opportunity to add income to your portfolio—and essentially trying to time interest rate moves, which is notoriously difficult.
Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, can help combat the effects of inflation on your fixed income holdings, but return expectations should be tempered due to low absolute yields and the risk of yields moving higher.
The Supreme Court recently gave states the ability to expand tax collections for online sales, and imposed restrictions on union dues.
Ten-year Treasury bond yields marched higher during the past two years, while bond prices fell. However, it appears that longer-term yields may be peaking. Is the bond bear market over, or only paused?
We don’t expect returns for investment-grade corporate bonds to be as poor in the second half of the year as they were in the first, but the markets are still challenging.
On this episode of Bond Market Today, Collin Martin discusses the potential for a corporate bond bubble that might soon burst, and steps investors can take to combat concerns.
Munis outperformed both Treasuries and corporate bonds during the first half of 2018, but we think that trend could reverse in the second half of the year.
The late stage of the business cycle presents both opportunities and risks for fixed income investors. Here’s what to look for in the second half of 2018.
Federal Reserve policymakers raised short-term interest rates again on June 13, and signaled that future rate hikes may occur faster than previously expected.

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