Fixed Income

Fixed Income and Credit: The Fed Goes Marching On

The bond market settled down even as the Fed continues its fight against inflation. After a rather unpleasant five quarters of frenzy in the fixed income market, a vague sense […]

July 10, 2023 | Fixed Income |

Fixed Income and Credit: Never a Dull Moment at the End of a Cycle

After a forgettable 2022, a year that accomplished the worst 12-month performance on record, U.S. Fixed Income markets were set to return to something of a more placid environment in […]

April 15, 2023 | Fixed Income |

Credit Markets: 2022 Marks Worst Year for Bonds in History   

Aggressive interest rate hikes led to unprecedented losses in the bond market. Amidst continued aggressive monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve, the U.S. bondmarket notched its worst year on record […]

January 15, 2023 | Fixed Income |

Credit Markets: The Bond Bear Market Continues

After years of being underweight to bonds, we now see attractive yields that could become tailwinds for client portfolios. What was already one of the worst year-to-date performances in bond […]

October 23, 2022 | Fixed Income |

Credit Markets: A Historically Bad Year So Far

During the first half of 2022, U.S. Bonds performed worse than any full year since 1842. According to a May 6, 2022 article* in The Wall Street Journal, the performance […]

July 17, 2022 | Fixed Income |

Credit Markets: Is A Recession Coming?

The first quarter of 2022 was one of the worst on record for the bond market. Bond markets came under intense pressure during the first quarter, with all issues posting […]

April 17, 2022 | Fixed Income |

Credit Markets: Slower Growth Ahead?

The average U.S. bond had a negative total return in 2021 for the first time since 2013. The fourth quarter was another volatile one for interest rates as credit markets […]

January 16, 2022 | Fixed Income |

Credit Markets: An Interest Rate Tug-of-War

It was a volatile third quarter for credit markets. Interest rates continued to experience significant volatility in the third quarter with the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury bond beginning the quarter […]

October 12, 2021 | Fixed Income |

Credit Markets: Transitory or Non-Transitory Inflation?

Bond investors are not too concerned about a persistent increase in inflation. Much ink has been spilled over the past quarter on inflation, which has clearly made a resurgence as […]

July 19, 2021 | Fixed Income |

Credit Markets: Strong Economic Growth and Inflation Ahead

Bond yields rose dramatically in the first quarter as investors began pricing in the likelihood of the strongest economic growth in the U.S. and globally in decades and corresponding inflation […]

April 14, 2021 | Fixed Income |

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