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Fixed income - still a traditional hedge?

Answering Your Questions on Fixed Income

Markets | Dec 2, 2019

What are your thoughts on the fixed-income market today? The fixed-income market continues to present significant challenges for income-seeking investors. If held to maturity, negative-yielding bonds guarantee a negative return…

Negative-yielding debt reaches $17 trillion

Markets | Sep 26, 2019

Negative bond yields occur when issuers of debt are paid to borrow. This unusual situation has taken financial markets by storm as negative-yielding debt recently reached an unprecedented $17,000,000,000,000 globally….

Beggar Thy Neighbour

Markets | Aug 30, 2019

A beggar-thy-neighbor economic policy is when one country attempts to remedy its economic problems by means that tend to worsen the economic problems of other countries. In the last few…

Central Bank Intervention

Markets | Jul 25, 2019

Since the financial crisis in 2008-09, the investment landscape has been dominated by one theme: central bank intervention or, more precisely, zero interest rates and increased money supply. Broadly speaking,…

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