Tag: Fixed income

Interest Rates’ ‘New Normal’

By bringing longer-run goals and strategy into alignment with changes in the economy, the Fed aims to strengthen support for economic recovery.

Coronavirus Rocks Long-View Capital Market Assumptions

Comparing asset managers’ five-year capital market assumptions published in late 2019 and early 2020 with the newly updated versions being circulated today is an eye-opening exercise that underscores the staggering economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

A Bad Time to Stretch for Yield

We were already in a new normal of very low interest rates before the coronavirus pandemic struck. It now seems even less likely that the old rate regime will re-establish itself any time soon.

ESG and Fixed Income—a Natural Fit

Both quantitative and qualitative research suggest bonds issued by companies with favorable environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings can offer downside mitigation during periods of market turbulence.

Make It Last

Participants must choose income products that meet their individual needs.

Is Fixed Income Working?

For older participants, advisers should find investments that avoid volatility.

What Prolonged Low Rates Mean for TDF Investors

While they are responding in different ways, tactical and strategic target-date fund managers all have to adjust to a new normal of persistently low U.S. and global interest rates.