Reaching for yield, which we define as buying bonds with wider spreads after controlling for sector and rating impacts, is a topic that frequently arises in the life insurance industry.
Themes and implications from the most recent Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Investment Quarterly
Includes discussion of Europe, the US, Japan, emerging markets, and infrastructure
Analysis of Japan's recent nation election. Positive market reaction also addressed.
Analysis of the Bank of Japan's aggressive new monetary policies designed to tame inflation down to 2%
Full report detailing JPM's long-term capital market return assumptions
Article examining the economic effects and investment implications of the US fiscal cliff agreement
Paper examining market reaction to economic improvement, & the likely outcomes when central banks unwind the aggressive monetary policies
Despite attractive valuations, emerging market equities have underperformed. Things are improving, but a headwind looms: monetary policy
Chart of JPM's long-term capital market return assumptions. Deleveraging will depress growth while risk assets should offer decent returns