Author Archives: Ken Taubes

About Ken Taubes

Ken Taubes is Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, U.S. of Pioneer Investments. He is Portfolio Manager of Pioneer Strategic Income Fund, Pioneer Bond Fund and Pioneer Multi-Asset Real Return Fund. Ken joined Pioneer Investments in 1998.

Fed Holds Rates Steady: The Right Call?

The Federal Reserve Board did what most observers expected today, holding any rate increase until at least October or December 2015. While the Federal Open Market Committee professes to be “data-dependent” and focused primarily on U.S. economic data in making … Continue reading

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Dovish Fed Resets Outlook For Risk Assets

The market’s initial reaction to Wednesday’s FOMC meeting was consistent with a dovish interpretation. U.S. Treasury yields declined and the dollar underperformed. However, as market participants digest the information, much of the initial moves have been retraced. Following the meeting … Continue reading

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Capitalizing on Opportunities in Today’s Fixed-Income Environment

The race to win fixed-income mandates has been on for decades, but perhaps never has it been as competitive as it is in 2015. To discuss the lay of the fixed-income land and what differentiates strategies, firms, and the eventual … Continue reading

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Fed Pursues a Slow Pace – What Does it Mean for Investors?

The Federal Reserve Board’s policy-making committee convened on September 16-17 to discuss winding down its stimulus program. Janet Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, explained the results of the meeting in a news conference on September 17. Is the Fed Being Too Accomodative? … Continue reading

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