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Today’s yield environment may “not mean what you think it means.” But you can still find environments for generating yield that are relatively safer than simply taking more risk in your bond portfolio. Scott Welch and Kevin Flanagan explain how. 

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The potential for rising rates has entered the conversation again, giving investors a second opportunity to deploy rate hedging strategies. Kevin Flanagan outlines a potential solution for investors seeking to prepare their portfolios in the event of a rising rate environment. 

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In this historically low interest rate environment, many investors are seeking out any “fresh” ideas they could use to bolster their bond portfolio. Against this backdrop, Kevin Flanagan makes the case for investors to consider a frequently overlooked solution: mortgage-backed securities.

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The September FOMC meeting is now “in the books.” While there were no major policy changes, the Federal Reserve continues to plan its exit strategy. Kevin Flanagan discusses the next phase of the Fed’s exit strategy as it sets the stage to begin tapering its balance sheet by year-end.

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A “core” building block of any fixed income portfolio may be a safeguard from rising rates. Kevin Flanagan explains how our Interest Rate Hedged U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund (AGZD) could potentially serve as an effective pairing with one’s core bond holding.

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The August jobs report was released late last week, and the headline payroll numbers were lower than expected. Kevin Flanagan provides his perspective on the numbers. 

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