The headlines surrounding the August Employment Situation report seemed to focus on the moderating pace of new hiring activity. Kevin Flanagan explains why he believes the more notable story was the sizable drop in the unemployment rate and the impact on the fixed income market.
Both the Fed and the U.S. federal government provided unprecedented responses to the market turmoil last week. The natural question on investors’ minds is whether the time has come to begin positioning their fixed income portfolios for what comes next. Kevin Flanagan explains why one of the most noteworthy items to consider is your interest rate profile.
The current money and bond market environment has afforded investors the opportunity to review their fixed income asset allocations. So, what are fixed income investors to do? Kevin Flanagan discusses.
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.