Investing internationally can add a layer of complexity, especially when corporate governance and political influence are concerns. Kara Marciscano provides a solution for investors seeking to avoid portions of the Chinese market where a high-level government influence may dilute future returns.
While 2019 thus far has been, generally, a year of falling rates, going forward, the path seems less certain for a host of reasons. Against this investment backdrop, we continue to advocate for investors to consider the barbell approach when looking for fixed income solutions for 2020 and beyond.
The rally in the U.S. Treasury market has created a rather interesting investment backdrop. Recent market events have left investors with some important decisions to make in their fixed income portfolios. Kevin Flanagan helps investors with their decision process.
When looking at the money and bond markets, they almost seem to be saying to the Federal Reserve (Fed), “Would you please cut rates already?” Against this backdrop, we continue to advocate for a solution designed to help fixed income investors navigate the waters that loom ahead without making a high conviction bet on where rates are headed: the barbell strategy.
The current landscape for the fixed income arena can be defined by two key factors: the yield curve and household cash positions. These two forces have placed a premium on short-term government investments in bond-land. Instead of going into products that are fixed in nature, Kevin Flanagan examines why investors should look to floating rate strategies instead.