Despite a tough start to the year and some unexpected, market-moving events throughout the year, all major asset classes remarkably finished 2016 in positive territory
With interest rates rising, income-seeking investors may have an easier time meeting their income targets. That said, risks remain.
Municipal bonds may help taxable portfolios weather potentially volatile markets in 2017 as capital markets adjust to the new Administration’s policies and approaches.
Market returns for the next 10 years are likely to be lower than historical averages. Three rules may help investors navigate the low return environment.
History shows that in the past 7 U.S. interest rate hike cycles, average bond returns have been positive. That may hold true again in today’s rising rate environment.
Although President-Elect Trump’s anti-trade campaign rhetoric casts some shadows of doubt on emerging markets investments, opportunities remain, particularly for nimble investors with commensurate risk tolerance.
Post-election outlook for interest rates and bonds – and why we believe now’s not the time to dump bonds
The sharp rise in interest rates since the Nov. 8 elections has been challenging for many bondholders. Help your clients avoid knee-jerk “sell” decisions in response.