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Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Markets & Economy » What Falling Interest Rates Mean to You

August 27, 2019 | Market Commentary

Interest rates are fundamental to investing. The income you earn in a savings account, the interest you pay on your mortgage, and the yield you earn on a bond are all determined by underlying interest rates in the economy. Over the past six months, those rates have fallen significantly, …

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Markets & Economy » Fed Raises Rates: Implications for Fixed Income Investors

December 23, 2016 | Investment Management

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) unanimously decided to increase the federal funds target rate by 25 basis points last week, moving the target range from 0.25–0.50% to 0.50–0.75%. This is the second rate hike in over a decade; the federal funds target rate was last raised in December 2015, …

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Markets & Economy » A Primer on TIPS in Today’s Market Environment

February 25, 2016 | Market Commentary

Inflation, or the lack thereof, continues to be a hot topic among economic and market forecasters. Weak aggregate demand worldwide and the resulting pattern of slow global growth has contributed to persistently low inflation, as well as very low market expectations for future inflation. Fears …

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Markets & Economy » The Great Rate Hike

September 11, 2015 | Investment Management

Recent headlines suggest that bond investors are bracing for heightened volatility in fixed income markets, with pundits citing an eventual Fed rate hike as the catalyst that could give rise to further market gyrations. As the Fed moves toward policy normalization, investors are concerned that …

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Markets & Economy » “Safe” Can Be Risky

September 01, 2015 | Investment Management

The last several years have been defined by historically low interest rates, and using a bond index fund to gain market exposure to the broad fixed income market has become a more prevalent investor strategy. While rates have seen historic lows, they are expected to rise over time. Given the …


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