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With inflation stubbornly weak, the European Central Bank (ECB) is now expected to act. What would more monetary stimulus mean for investors?
This weekly update provides a snapshot of changes in the economy and markets and their implications for investors.
Due to hedge portfolios and growth assets, funded status fell .4% this month from 88.5% to 88.1%.
Due to a decrease in rates, funded status fell 2.7% this month from 88.1% to 85.4%.
A slew of fundamental developments over the week suggests the macroeconomic backdrop continues to deteriorate, and yet bond markets are still generating strong returns across not only safe havens but also risk assets. Can this momentum persist into Sept.
Yield in Europe is increasingly hard to come by, but with the European Central Bank (ECB) expected to ease monetary policy, should investors maintain their fixed income positioning?
Investment grade and high yield credit in emerging markets have delivered divergent performance over the summer. Could this trend reverse, or is investor caution warranted in the high yield space?
Themes and implications from the most recent Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Investment Quarterly
The food fight between the President and the Fed Chair could result in too much easing, and the expansion of valuations beyond sustainable levels. The other food fight: leveraged loan issuers vs buyers. Issuers are winning this fight hands down due.