There are many factors that investors consider when looking for forward guidance on global interest rate trends. Kevin Flanagan explains why the German bund yield is one factor U.S. fixed income investors should keep their eye on over the next few months.
Last Friday marked the first “real” data day for the bond market, with the release of the final jobs report for CY 2019. Kevin Flanagan explains how the December 2019 jobs report falls right in line with our 2020 outlook for the U.S. economy, interest rate and credit spread trends.
Our base case for the credit cycle in 2020 is that it will not turn, and investors will likely continue to seek income in higher-yielding fixed income assets. Our fixed income team provides a solution for fixed income investors seeking for income.
The end of December brings “the turn” to fixed income investors’ minds. The turn represents the period around the final business day of the calendar year when banks need to address their cash needs to get through this crucial funding period. Kevin Flanagan discusses how the Fed will handle year-end funding pressures.