Bonds are back: Time to move cash off the sidelines
Join Delaware Funds by Macquarie’s Co-Head of US Multisector Fixed Income, Daniela Mardarovici and Managing Director and Senior Fixed Income Strategist Paul Matlack, for a discussion about how to talk to clients about cash allocations.
Treasury ‘Term Premium’ Gauge Positive for First Time Since 2021
A key measure of how much bond investors are compensated for holding long-term debt turned positive for the first time since June 2021, reflecting steep increases in longer-maturity Treasury yields.
On My Mind: Restrictive? We’ll know it when we see it.
The Fed sent a strong signal that interest rates will remain higher for longer, as our Franklin Templeton Fixed Income CIO Sonal Desai has long predicted. The Fed also started to acknowledge that the natural real rate of interest is higher than it thought.
Treat Alternatives Like Cuisines, Not Distinct Assets
Investors have been increasingly allocating to various alternative investments. However, I don't see them as distinct assets deserving of allocations. As I discuss in my article below, I consider alternatives investment styles and as optional for portfolios as taste is for nutrition.
Bond Traders Roiled by Fed See US Shutdown as Next Big Wild Card
To judge by recent history, a US government shutdown won’t be a huge event for the bond market. If anything, it could even provide a little short-term relief, since Treasuries usually rally when investors need somewhere to hide.
Bank of England: A surprise end to UK rate hikes?
Today, in a shock decision, the Bank of England (BoE) left its policy rate at 5.25% by the tightest possible majority vote of 5-4. All but one of 65 economists polled by Reuters had predicted that the BoE would raise the rate to 5.5%.
Investors’ Shift From Fear to Greed Presents Historic Opportunities
We started RBA in 2009 primarily because we thought the US stock market was entering one of the biggest bull markets of our careers. However, most investors did not agree with our bullishness. Now, risk aversion seems a thing of the past.
Opportunity in Investment-Grade Credit
Investment-grade credit is currently offering impressive yields, with relatively less risk than other fixed income sectors, according to Josh Lohmeier of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income. He makes a case for investing in the space today.