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Bonds & fixed income

The front-end of the US Treasuries curve: short and sweet?

With the notable exception of the upcoming royal wedding, it would be pretty difficult to find a topic that is currently more over-analysed than the flattening of the US Treasury yield curve. One aspect that has arguably not received enough attention in the ongoing debate is the way the curve flattening impacts risk-reward profiles for US Treasury investors.

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The Yield Curve Rises

Statistics are what statisticians make them. Some numbers are more difficult to manipulate.That is why the yield on the ten-year Treasury note is an important number and charts illustrating the yield over a period of time are useful in determining the weighting of assets in a portfolio.

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5 Reasons to Invest in Convertible Bonds

In the current low yield environment, investors must take more risks to reach higher returns. Amundi’s central macro scenario is overall positive and assumes gentle reflation with global growth around 3%.

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Fixed Income Market Outlook by Neuberger Berman

While the slow normalization of central bank policy continues to be an overarching theme, the introduction of new methods to achieve this—balance-sheet reduction by the Fed, for example, and a tapering of asset purchases by the ECB—could reintroduce volatility into what are now placid markets.

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