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Markets & Economy » Why Investors Should Consider a High Yield Bond Allocation

August 09, 2018 | Investment Management

For the past three decades, bond markets have been on one of the most impressive bull runs in history. In fact, since 1987, bonds have returned 10% or more in 29% of calendar years compared to just 11% of the time between 1926 and 19861. As a result, investors have largely been able to meet their …

Markets & Economy » Five Things to Know About US-China Trade

April 30, 2018 | Market Commentary

Simmering trade tensions have captured investors’ attention in recent weeks as President Trump takes aim at what he sees as a highly problematic trade deficit between the US and China. The White House has ratcheted up pressure on the bilateral trade relationship by announcing significant …

Markets & Economy » Implications of Tax Reform on Fixed Income

March 01, 2018 | Market Commentary

  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is having a notable impact across wide swaths of the economy, and the fixed income market is no different. The bill’s key achievement of lowering the corporate tax rate is certainly a favorable outcome for a number of businesses and their investors. Smaller tax …

Markets & Economy » What Happened and What’s Next for Fixed Income

February 13, 2018 | Market Commentary

Looking Back: An Era of “Goldilocks” The past year brought cheer across the financial markets. The world saw synchronized global growth and soft inflation readings, and with the exception of recent market gyrations, volatility persisted near historically low levels. Nothing was “too hot or too …

Rebecca Galliford, CFP®

Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Four Common Types of Debt and What They Mean for You

July 11, 2017 | Financial Planning

American household debt – including mortgages, auto and student loans, and credit cards – has reached a new high at $12.7 trillion, surpassing the previous peak credit bubble levels of 2008, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In today’s low interest rate environment, debt can be …

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, …

Library » November 2016 Perspective

November 03, 2016 | Market Commentary

The advance estimate of U.S. real GDP growth for the third quarter came in at a 2.9% annual rate, up from the second quarter’s 1.4% growth. While this was the best reading in two years, the details of the report suggest that the U.S. economy remains on a path of slow growth.


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