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Who Buys Bonds With Negative Yields?

As part of the European Investment Grade Fixed Income team, some very common questions we are asked as we meet investors and clients are; why would anyone buy a bond with a negative yield? Why buy a bond that is … Continue reading

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U.S. Update: Broad-Based Economic Growth

In a recent report, Pioneer Investment’s Global Asset Allocation Research team, led by Monica Defend, updated their outlook for the U. S. economy in 2015. A few key insights from that report follow. To read the full report, please click here. … 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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Strong Jobs Report: Good for the Economy, Bad for Investors

Last week the Labor Department released another very strong jobs report.  That was good news for the economy, but bad news for investors.  Payroll employment rose 295k, with revisions of -18k and the trailing 6-month average of 293k is at a … Continue reading

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The Fed is Waiting Patiently…Are You?

The FOMC’s January meeting didn’t break new ground; I’m waiting for the March press conference for any significant action to be discussed. As we know, patience continued to be the theme, as the Fed signaled a rate hike before June … Continue reading

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