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3 approaches to preparing a bond portfolio for rising interest rates

Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index

Rising interest rates are not a reason to bail on bonds. Rather, it’s an opportunity to consider diversifying bond exposure.

February 1, 2018 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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Factor-based investing – are you and your clients up to speed?

A number of trends are making factor investing a potentially attractive investment option for many investors.

Jan 24, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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Economic Indicators Dashboard – Contradictory signals

Key market and economic indicators in February suggested divergent outcomes for investors. A good reminder of the value of a long-term financial plan when uncertainty prevails.

Mar 24, 2016 Categories: Economic Insights

A holiday gift to investors from Chairwoman Yellen

The Fed’s decision to raise interest rates may be overall positive for investors looking to retire.

Dec 22, 2015 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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Perspective on current bond market liquidity

Concerns about the adequacy of liquidity in bond markets is on the rise. Keith Brakebill, Russell Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, helps set the record straight for investors of actively-managed mutual funds.

Dec 10, 2015 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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CIO3: Markets in Perspective

Here are the top three market themes affecting positioning and performance last month from some of our experts, including our CIOs (Chief Investment Officers) across Russell Investments.

Oct 15, 2015 Categories: Economic Insights
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Keep calm and carry on in the face of market volatility

The adage “Keep calm and carry on” has become ubiquitous, but recent market volatility proves the sentiment can be useful for investors, too.

Sep 3, 2015 Categories: Economic Insights
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