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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 concerns. The rapid rise in interest rates led to bonds being the only asset class in negative territory on a total return basis during the … Continue reading Credit Markets: Strong Economic Growth and Inflation Ahead

The Long and the Short of It

In 2019, credit markets exhibited a high level of volatility due to a number of factors. Overall, our fixed income benchmark, the Barclays Aggregate Intermediate-Term Index, provided a total return of 6.8% for the year, with corporate and junk bonds leading the charge with double-digit returns. The majority of our clients are invested in tax-free … Continue reading The Long and the Short of It

Yields Continue to Fall

The third quarter was another volatile one for credit markets, with yields across the maturity spectrum falling as markets continue to price in a slowing economic environment. On the short end of the curve, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates twice this quarter, bringing the Fed Funds target range to 1.75-2.00%. The cut in July … Continue reading Yields Continue to Fall