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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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Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated his stance that the recent spike in inflation is only transitory. Against this backdrop, Kevin Flanagan highlights two overarching fixed income investing themes for the second half of this year and into 2022. 

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Can Treasury yields rise even if the Federal Reserve doesn’t raise rates? The 2021 experience has shown investors that they certainly can. Kevin Flanagan discusses.

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As investors sort through the aftermath of the recent bond market turmoil, there have been questions around potential value and income opportunities in the fixed income space. Kevin Flanagan explains why he has high hopes for the U.S. high-yield corporate bond sector.

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The Federal Open Market Committee delivered on its highly anticipated rate hike at its September meeting. The Federal Reserve raised rates three times this year and has entered its final phase of the balance sheet normalization. Where do we think the Fed could be headed for the final three months of this year and into 2019?

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Just shy of three years ago, we launched the WisdomTree Barclays Yield Enhanced U.S. Aggregate Bond Fund, which seeks to track the yield and performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Enhanced Yield Index. As interest rates started to rise in 2016, investors have questioned whether a strategy that is one year longer in duration than the benchmark is prudent. As we highlight below, we believe our approach continues to deliver value in the core of investor bond portfolios.

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