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High Income for a Low Yield Environment

High Income for a Low Yield Environment

Today’s guest post features Client Portfolio Manager Michael Dugan, of Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management (a subadvisor for American Century Investments). Core bonds have long served as the centerpiece of investors’ fixed income portfolios...
Global Bond Investing

Global Bond Investing Among Changing Politics, Policy and Rates

If I had to choose one word to describe the first half of 2017, I would say it’s been eventful—both here in the United States and overseas. Locally, President Trump's administration’s agenda has been...
Feds Likely to Reduce Balance Sheet, Mindful of Markets

Fed Likely to Reduce Balance Sheet, Mindful of Markets

Investors are bracing for the next leg of the Federal Reserve’s (the Fed’s) “normalization” strategy—the unwinding of quantitative easing (QE). Just as the bond-buying program itself was unprecedented, its unwinding also will be groundbreaking,...
Positioning Your Investments for Rising Rates

Positioning Your Investments for Rising Rates

What to Know The Federal Reserve (Fed) has raised short-term interest rates three times since this rate hike cycle began in December 2015. With the long-awaited normalization of rates upon us, bond investors are grappling...
Thinking Globally in Bond Investing

Thinking Globally in Bond Investing

Being in the world of investments, it probably comes as no surprise that numbers are always top of mind. To some, they are just stand-alone figures. To me, they provide insight. They give direction....
Reflections on Reflation - Why This Time Feels Different for TIPS

Reflections on Reflation – Why This Time Feels Different for TIPS

Podcast Q2 2017 CIO Insights - Fixed Income Global financial markets experienced several shocks last year, not the least of which was the election of President Trump and the resulting reflation expectation-fueled risk market rallies. We...
2017 Outlook: More Fed Rate Hikes, Fiscal Stimulus and Higher Inflation Expectations

More Fed Rate Hikes, Fiscal Stimulus and Higher Inflation Expectations

Q1 2017 CIO Insights: Fixed Income Podcast As our Global Macro Strategy Team looks ahead to 2017, we believe the election of Donald Trump unleashed forces that are likely to push interest rates and inflation expectations higher...
How and When Will Bond Conditions Change?

How and When Will Bond Conditions Change?

Q4 2016 CIO Insights: Fixed Income Podcasts Bond investors have enjoyed an extended run of positive performance. Because it’s been our experience that markets are inherently self-correcting, we’re weighing bond market risks as yields stay low...
Brexit - Leave

Our Views on the Brexit Vote

Voters in the United Kingdom (U.K.) have chosen to leave the European Union (EU). We believe this “Brexit” decision will have profound effects on the U.K. market as well as the rest of Europe...

Q1 2016 Fixed Income Macro Outlook

The Federal Reserve (the Fed) finally raised its overnight interest rate target in December 2015 (its first rate hike since 2006) in a well-telegraphed move that didn’t affect the markets much at the time—it...