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June 25, 2020

Leaving a TIP

So, how do fixed income investors search for rate-hedging solutions? One approach that one often encounters involves U.S. Treasury (UST) Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS. These securities are referenced to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whereby the coupon is fixed, but the principal is adjusted to changes in CPI.

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June 11, 2020

Fed Watch: June Gloom

It was no surprise the Fed left monetary policy right where it is at the June FOMC meeting. Like all of us, the policymakers are in uncharted waters and trying to figure out not only where the U.S. economy is headed in the second half of 2020 and 2021, but also how policy should respond.

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April 9, 2020

Japanese Fiscal Stimulus to the Rescue

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a commitment to a fiscal stimulus package worth ¥108 trillion, which is approximately 20% of Japan’s gross domestic product (GDP).

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March 26, 2020

Money in Motion: It’s Not about Return on Principal, but Return OF Principal

Given what has transpired in the money and bond markets over the last two weeks, the aforementioned age-old adage should not come as much of a surprise. The declines in a whole host of fixed income markets, and signs of growing dislocations in the funding arena, have left investors in a state of fear, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the financial crisis.

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March 19, 2020

Investor Conversations During Disruptive Markets

The market disruption over the past four to five weeks has been disconcerting, but it has also presented potential opportunities for valuable introspection. When discussing current conditions, there are several broad observations and several very specific ideas that can benefit your clients.

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March 12, 2020

It Just Doesn’t Matter

The February jobs report was rock-solid, but alas, the collective market viewpoint is that it represents ‘old news’. This point is fair, and I don’t disagree, but wouldn’t you want to have the US economy on a solid footing heading into this COVID-19 situation rather than the alternative?

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March 5, 2020

Fed Watch: Maximum Overdrive

Well, the Federal Reserve (Fed) delivered a 50 basis points (bps) cut in the Federal Funds Rate yesterday in an inter-meeting move, the first such action since the 2008 financial crisis.

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February 27, 2020

What to Avoid in Emerging Markets

Last week we had the pleasure of speaking with Timothy Reynolds, Senior Portfolio Manager at Employees Retirement System (ERS) of Texas, on our “Behind the Markets” podcast.

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February 6, 2020

A Simple Yet Effective Approach to Emerging Markets

A key rationale for emerging markets exposure is the potential for these countries to deliver greater growth than the developed world. In theory, emerging markets economies are in the growth stage of their lifecycle and should expand at a faster rate than those in the developed world.

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January 30, 2020

No Attack of the Killer BBBs

An overarching theme when investing in U.S. corporate bonds the last few years has been the discussion surrounding the credit makeup of the investment grade (IG) universe. Specifically, the share of the BBB-rated sector within this universe has risen considerably since the end of the Great Recession in 2009.

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January 23, 2020

Blockchain Meets ETFs

Last week’s “Behind the Markets” podcast featured Dan Doney, CEO of Securrency, a blockchain-based financial infrastructure company, and Will Peck, Director of Corporate Strategy for WisdomTree.

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January 16, 2020

Well I Told You Once and I Told You Twice…

Friday marked the first “real” data day for the bond market, with the release of the final jobs report for CY 2019. Once again, there do not appear to be recession winds on the horizon. On the political front, we continue to see how escalating and/or scaled-down tensions in the Middle East can be bond market moving in nature.

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December 26, 2019

Beyond Abenomics: Japan Poised to Outperform in 2020

Japan is a standout amongst G7 countries—the only government capable and willing to enact rational, pragmatic and decisive countercyclical fiscal policies. Where American and European political leaders appear stuck and forced to compensate for their own inability to actually design and implement targeted, innovative and timely fiscal policy by constantly insisting that it is the central bankers who need to do more, Japan wastes no time.

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