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Bonds & fixed income

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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Don’t sell your long duration bonds

The major source of bond returns have come from coupons, not capital gains over the past seven years. ETF Securities expects a gradual flattening of the US Treasury yield curve, providing grounds for holding long duration bonds.

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