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Risk & Reward – Third edition

Risk & Reward – Third edition

🕔10:23, 29.Nov 2022

While most investors are open to equity exposure in a low volatility market, they tend to shy away as volatility increases. To counteract equity volatility, asset managers have traditionally added perceived ‘safe haven’ assets like government bonds to the portfolio.

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Flexible fixed income: The pursuit of consistent income streams

Flexible fixed income: The pursuit of consistent income streams

🕔15:56, 21.Nov 2022

Generating income is a key role of fixed income. For investors, the durability of income streams becomes more important amid heightened volatility in both equity and bond markets. Capital Group portfolio manager Damien McCann provides context around …

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Obligaties lonken

Obligaties lonken

🕔10:51, 21.Nov 2022

De reële rendementen zijn in alle klassen van vastrentende waarden sterk gestegen. Dat schept voor beleggers kansen die we al jaren niet meer gezien hebben. Vastrentende waarden maken een heropleving door. Beleggers worden steeds vaker vergoed voor risico's – en

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Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

🕔12:06, 11.Nov 2022

In een verder ongunstige omgeving voor obligatieemittenten en -beleggers ziet de toekomst voor obligaties uit opkomende markten er zonder twijfel groen uit. Stijgende wereldwijde rentes en volatiele markten hebben zwaar gewogen op zowel het aanbod van als de vraag naar

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Attractive opportunities remain across four key credit markets

Attractive opportunities remain across four key credit markets

🕔14:26, 25.Oct 2022

It has been a challenging year for fixed income markets in 2022 amid rising inflation and slowing global growth. While uncertainty is likely to remain elevated, today’s starting yields offer an attractive entry point for long-term investors. Yields across sectors

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Fixed income at Capital Group: Targeting predictable outcomes to deliver on expectations

Fixed income at Capital Group: Targeting predictable outcomes to deliver on expectations

🕔12:16, 25.Oct 2022

Mike Gitlin, Capital Group’s head of fixed income, sets out the importance of investing in bond funds that deliver on their stated objective. He also explains what differentiates Capital Group from industry peers. We’ve heard you talk about the four

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Investing in volatile times

Investing in volatile times

🕔14:47, 24.Oct 2022

The investment lexicon is currently dominated by inflation and recession. But what could these terms – so readily used by investors and their advisors – actually …

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Fixed income markets: when short term pain can bring long term gains

Fixed income markets: when short term pain can bring long term gains

🕔10:55, 24.Oct 2022

2022 has not been a great time for bonds. Year-to-date, the Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index and Bloomberg US Treasury Index returned-20% and -13%, respectively. 1 Meanwhile, risky asset classesalso sold off significantly, which has …

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Waarschuwing over reële rendementen voor risicovollere vastrentende waarden

Waarschuwing over reële rendementen voor risicovollere vastrentende waarden

🕔14:23, 7.Oct 2022

De ontwikkeling van de reële obligatierendementen en de break-evenrentes op inflatiebeschermde obligaties geven aan hoe de rest van de vastrentende markt zal presteren. Dat is nu bijzonder relevant. Reële rendementen zijn altijd belangrijk. Maar obligatiebeleggers besteden best extra aandacht aan

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Positive correlation not necessarily negative for equities!

Positive correlation not necessarily negative for equities!

🕔12:08, 8.Sep 2022

In the last century, the correlation of equities to bonds was positive; in recent decades, however, it has been negative. Currently, though, it is rising again; a correlation of less than +0.5 is positive for equities, although it results in

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Rising Risk of Recession

Rising Risk of Recession

🕔16:33, 2.Sep 2022

May’s reprieve proved short-lived as recession joined inflation fears pushing equity/bond prices lower in June. Concerns have risen as the increasingly hawkish Fed rhetoric at its June meeting suggests a willingness to trade rising …

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Maintaining a cautious tilt

Maintaining a cautious tilt

🕔14:08, 17.Aug 2022

Bad news was good news in July. With recession risks becoming more imminent especially for Europe, markets priced in an earlier easing of monetary policy. For the US, rate cuts are priced in as early as end of Q1 2023.

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Stock-Bond Correlation: A Global Perspective

Stock-Bond Correlation: A Global Perspective

🕔14:46, 9.Aug 2022

Stock-Bond Correlation Synchronicity Looking across six DMs (Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, UK, and US), we observe that changes in local currency stock-bond correlations are synchronized (Figure 1).2 Indeed, the correlation of DM local currency stock-bond correlations with US stock-bond correlation

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Lightening the sails and monitoring the storm

Lightening the sails and monitoring the storm

🕔14:54, 8.Aug 2022

It was a bruising first half of the year for financial market participants, with U.S. and global stocks entering bear market territory while core bonds, generally considered “safe-haven” assets, declined by double digits. Russia’s war on Ukraine continues to warp

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Why should you consider owning bonds now?

Why should you consider owning bonds now?

🕔10:58, 4.Jul 2022

The extent of the Q1 drawdown in fixed income markets was both large and rare relative to history. The aftermath of the pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine propelled inflation in developed markets around the world to multi-decade highs. In

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Active Versus Passive in Global Funds

Active Versus Passive in Global Funds

🕔15:39, 29.Jun 2022

Growing uncertainty in markets has rekindled the age-old “active vs. passive” debate. In 2017, PIMCO published results of an exhaustive study that showed active U.S. bond mutual funds had largely outperformed their median passive peers over many years, whereas active

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Maintaining a cautious tilt

Maintaining a cautious tilt

🕔14:40, 28.Jun 2022

Thanks to a month-end rally, global equities ultimately posted relatively flat returns for the month of May. It was a volatile month for global bonds, too. Yields initially spiked higher, with the 10-year US Treasury yield peaking at 3.2%, while

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Starting to Price an Economic Slowdown

Starting to Price an Economic Slowdown

🕔12:28, 28.Jun 2022

May provided a reprieve for investors as a late-month rally in both equities and bonds recouped much of the losses seen early in the month. Economic surprises in the US began to miss consensus expectations in May with a sharp

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Obligatiebeleggers moeten inzicht hebben in de volatiliteitscyclus

Obligatiebeleggers moeten inzicht hebben in de volatiliteitscyclus

🕔10:24, 24.Jun 2022

De vastrentende markten zijn steeds volatieler geworden, een trend die zich waarschijnlijk zal voortzetten. Beleggers moeten zich aanpassen. De recente stijging van de obligatierendementen heeft beleggers in vastrentende waarden doen opschrikken. Eén benchmarkindex voor obligaties tekende, ten opzichte van de

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Tech sell-off and bond temptation

Tech sell-off and bond temptation

🕔15:32, 14.Jun 2022

CROSS ASSET Investment Strategy – June 2022: The repricing of a more aggressive Fed stance has been brutal as the 10Y UST yield temporarily reached the 3% threshold, falling close to 2.75% recently on economic growth concerns. We think investors

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Hoe de crisis tussen Rusland en Oekraïne de vooruitzichten voor beleggers in opkomende markten verandert

Hoe de crisis tussen Rusland en Oekraïne de vooruitzichten voor beleggers in opkomende markten verandert

🕔17:04, 30.May 2022

We kijken naar het belang van de Russische invasie van Oekraïne voor opkomende markten op de middellange en lange termijn. De Russische invasie van Oekraïne heeft de aandelen- en obligatiemarkten wereldwijd in beroering gebracht. Maar in de opkomende markten zullen

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Bonds that build back better

Bonds that build back better

🕔15:59, 25.May 2022

With environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues dominating the international policy agenda – and as investor demand for new ESG financial products and services continues to grow – global debt markets, and by extension fixed income portfolios, are about to

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Growing Risks on the Horizon

Growing Risks on the Horizon

🕔08:45, 25.May 2022

April saw the coordinated bond and equity sell-off continue as the ECB joined the increasingly hawkish tone out of the Fed and added to heightening growth concerns in the month. Indeed, this shifting in the growth-inflation balance is …

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Bond Investing in Inflationary Times

Bond Investing in Inflationary Times

🕔17:51, 24.May 2022

As the chief research officer of Buckingham Strategic Partners, the issue I am being asked to address most often is about fixed income strategies when yields are at historically low levels and inflation risk is heightened due to the unprecedented

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“Slowflation” is becoming a reality

“Slowflation” is becoming a reality

🕔08:52, 24.May 2022

The chance to see a positive resolution between Russia and Ukraine has continued to decline. Conversely, ongoing geopolitical tension appear to be the new reality – so market participants will just have to get used to it. Unlike in recent

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Core Bond: No Time to Die

Core Bond: No Time to Die

🕔10:16, 10.May 2022

Following the bond market’s recent beating, term yields have already priced in aggressive Fed rate hikes, positioning core bonds to effectively diversify credit risk.

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The state of the sustainability-linked bond market

The state of the sustainability-linked bond market

🕔08:29, 29.Apr 2022

Before we go further, we should define our terms. A sustainability-linked bond (SLB) is a general proceeds debt instrument, meaning the issuer does not have to predetermine projects and allocation of proceeds. Instead, the funds may be used for general

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Spreiding domineert: hoe obligatiebeleggers kunnen profiteren van de idiosyncrasieën van opkomende markten

Spreiding domineert: hoe obligatiebeleggers kunnen profiteren van de idiosyncrasieën van opkomende markten

🕔12:13, 18.Mar 2022

Omdat de landen die het universum van obligaties uit opkomende markten vormen zo sterk van elkaar verschillen, moeten beleggers een absolute-return benadering overwegen. Naarmate het economische klimaat in 2021 versomberde en er stormen dreigden voor 2022, maakten beleggers zich steeds

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Bonds that build back better

Bonds that build back better

🕔16:06, 10.Mar 2022

Some might argue that building a sustainable economy is a technological problem. It isn’t. The world is sufficiently stocked with greenhouse gas-reducing technologies such as renewable fuels, carbon capture and energy storage. What it lacks is capital. According to the

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Het probleem met obligaties

Het probleem met obligaties

🕔12:05, 21.Jan 2022

Waarom een allocatie in unconstrained fixed incomestrategieën zinvol is voor beleggers. Het valt obligatiebeleggers te vergeven dat ze zich enigszins gedesoriënteerd voelen. Na een decennium van ultralage rentes en negatieve rendementen zit de inflatie …

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Investment views for uncertain times

Investment views for uncertain times

🕔11:57, 18.Jan 2022

One year after the discovery of anti-Covid vaccines, financial markets will soon have left (or slowly leaving) the pandemic behind. The economy has not.  This is demonstrated by the numerous disruptions among supply chains, on labour markets or on commodity

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Barometer: Het beleggingslandschap in 2022

Barometer: Het beleggingslandschap in 2022

🕔09:18, 9.Dec 2021

Hoewel obligaties het moeilijk zullen hebben bij een stijging van de rente, zouden aandelen een behoorlijk eencijferig rendement moeten genereren, omdat sterke bedrijfswinsten een daling van de winstveelvouden van aandelen compenseren.

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The role bonds play in a portfolio

The role bonds play in a portfolio

🕔01:02, 3.Dec 2021

Building a resilient and balanced portfolio should be a priority for many investors in today’s environment of heightened financial market uncertainty and volatility across a range of asset classes, including equities. With that in mind, now’s a perfect time to

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Communication breakdown.

Communication breakdown.

🕔14:21, 16.Nov 2021

Bond markets, which have been under considerable pressure recently, saw a very sharp turnaround last week as the US Federal Reserve did no more than expected in the US, while the Bank of England kept rates unchanged, and the European

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Hoe korter hoe beter

Hoe korter hoe beter

🕔11:34, 16.Nov 2021

Waarom beleggers in vastrentende waarden die zich zorgen maken over inflatie en stijgende rendementen, moeten overwegen om over te stappen op kortlopende obligaties. Moeten beleggers zich zorgen maken over de inflatie? Er zijn zeker redenen tot bezorgdheid. De knelpunten in

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Breedte, stabiliteit en kwaliteit: Aziatische bedrijfsobligaties

Breedte, stabiliteit en kwaliteit: Aziatische bedrijfsobligaties

🕔14:58, 8.Nov 2021

De Aziatische bedrijfsobligatiemarkt is een strategische activaklasse geworden die behoorlijke inkomsten biedt. Cruciaal is dat het ook overwegend om investment-grade bedrijfsobligaties gaat. Obligaties met negatief rendement zouden een tijdelijk fenomeen zijn. Maar zeven jaar nadat ze voor het eerst opdoken

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Bond markets navigate crosscurrents of rates and inflation

Bond markets navigate crosscurrents of rates and inflation

🕔12:10, 4.Nov 2021

Q4 2021 | Fixed Income Outlook: Global financial markets were mixed during the third quarter. Fixed-income markets faced volatility from multiple directions, including the Federal Reserve’s announced intention to taper monthly bond purchases, the expiration of the U.S. federal debt

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China: Riding the green wave

China: Riding the green wave

🕔08:55, 2.Nov 2021

After a year of tepid primary issuance – held back by the global pandemic – activity in the Chinese green bond market came roaring back in 2021. The supply of new bonds jumped to a record of $60.7bn year-to-date, crowning

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Strong week for global equities

Strong week for global equities

🕔15:38, 28.Oct 2021

Weekly Economic Perspectives:  The Fed is poised to taper asset purchases imminently. Although language in the September meeting minutes maintained some optionality between mid-November and mid-December as start points, we suspect the earlier timeline is more likely. There really is

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A transitory change in correlation

A transitory change in correlation

🕔14:30, 11.Oct 2021

Uncommon truths: Rising bond yields have recently been associated with falling equity prices (reversing the trend of this century). We think this is a temporary reversal and do not fear higher yields, unless caused by costpush inflation (we would then

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For our 12-month outlook we remain cautiously optimistic

For our 12-month outlook we remain cautiously optimistic

🕔10:36, 30.Sep 2021

August was friendly, which it often hasn’t been in the past. In bonds, little happened overall. Government bonds and investment-grade corporate bonds showed a slightly negative total return, while the high-yield segment, as well as Asian bonds, just made it

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De geheimen van inflatiegerelateerde obligaties

De geheimen van inflatiegerelateerde obligaties

🕔14:56, 10.Sep 2021

Nu de consumptieprijzen stijgen, zoeken beleggers steeds vaker producten om zich te beschermen tegen inflatie, zoals inflatiegerelateerde obligaties. Maar ze moeten zich ook bewust zijn van de complexiteit. De schokkende Amerikaanse consumentenprijzen in april maakten duidelijk dat de prijsdruk opnieuw

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Another quiet week

Another quiet week

🕔10:34, 24.Aug 2021

In Credit: Bond markets continue to lack much direction. It was inflation week in the US. As expected, the headline rate of consumer price inflation came in at 5.4%, unchanged from the prior month (see Chart of the week), while

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Dynamic US Dollar Bond: Positioning for rising rates

Dynamic US Dollar Bond: Positioning for rising rates

🕔15:25, 19.Aug 2021

Flash Update: Following the continued improving macroeconomic backdrop, the Fed are expected to signal a cessation of monetary stimulus in the coming months, initially with asset purchase tapering, followed by raising interest rates. In anticipation of such a move, investors

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Is the bond broken?

Is the bond broken?

🕔10:19, 6.Aug 2021

An allocation to government bonds within a multi-asset portfolio has traditionally played a vital role in terms of risk management and diversification. However, the decadelong bull era in both government bonds and equities has led investors to ask whether this

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Infra debt: Investing in the backbone

Infra debt: Investing in the backbone

🕔10:29, 14.Jul 2021

Market weekly: Investors are continuing to search for sources of income in the current low-yield environment marked by, for example, modest returns from equities and bonds, bringing to the fore the merits of an allocation to infrastructure debt. This source

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Pre-Issuance Impact Report on the UK Government Green Financing Programme

Pre-Issuance Impact Report on the UK Government Green Financing Programme

🕔09:10, 8.Jul 2021

The UK government green financing programme ('the programme') is a green gilt (bond) issuance programme, alongside a world-first green retail savings bond via NS&I – the UK government’s retail savings arm. In addition to the core purpose of financing sustainable

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Duration Hideouts Offer Opportunities as Bond Sell‑Off Continues

Duration Hideouts Offer Opportunities as Bond Sell‑Off Continues

🕔14:14, 10.Jun 2021

Five key themes for an uncertain period in fixed income markets. What’s next for fixed income markets? A sharp rise in government bond yields since late 2020 has left many investors questioning how much further this trend has to run, if

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A Rate and Reflation Balancing Act

A Rate and Reflation Balancing Act

🕔09:26, 4.May 2021

Bond Compass: Good news was bad for bond investors in the first quarter, as improving growth prospects on the heels of accelerating vaccinations and fiscal stimulus pushed global yields higher. With administered doses nearing 700 million globally, the immunization process

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Podcast: Time for US bond investors to shift to greater flexibility

Podcast: Time for US bond investors to shift to greater flexibility

🕔13:56, 20.Apr 2021

Market weekly The outlook for US interest rates is shifting towards a normalisation of central bank policy now that the economic recovery appears to be entrenched. Ken O’Donnell, head of short duration fixed income, discusses how investors could tackle this

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