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.

What Will a Trump Victory Mean for Investors?

Just as with Brexit, markets underestimated the strength of the populist movement yesterday, when Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. Short-term reactions aside, what will this shift in US political leadership mean for the economy … Continue reading

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Fed Monetary Policy: A Moving Target

As expected, the Federal Reserve Board yesterday left interest rates unchanged following the September meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. In its statement following the meeting, the FOMC said, “The Committee judges that the case for an increase in … Continue reading

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US Market Outlook: Government Bonds Offer Little Value

Fixed Income We continue to believe credit sectors offer value compared to government securities. With approximately 35% of the global treasury market trading at negative nominal yields and US Treasuries of 10 years and below trading at negative real yields … Continue reading

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US Economic Outlook: Improving GDP Growth 

Recent US economic data indicate that the US may deliver growth of over 2% as well as modestly higher inflation for the second half of the year, for overall 2.0% GDP growth over the next 12 months. Solid employment should … Continue reading

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Fed Update: The Long and Short (Term) of It

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement yesterday was predictably neutral to slightly dovish. In her press conference, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen appeared even more dovish.

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