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Investors appear to be starting the process of preparing their bond portfolios for further increases in rates. In order to obtain some potential future rate protection (and in honor of Halloween), Kevin Flanagan asks the question: who you gonna call?

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Kevin Flanagan discusses the latest moves in the U.S. Treasury market and what they might indicate about the potential for a rising rate environment for the remainder of 2021 and for 2022.

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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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The COVID-19-induced market volatility of March 2020 brought unprecedented stress to almost all financial asset classes. Michael Barrer explains how fixed income ETFs operated exactly as expected during the extreme volatility of March 2020, and with an added layer of liquidity.
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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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