Raising U.S. interest rates didn’t affect bond markets the way many pundits anticipated, but the bond markets certainly haven’t been sleepy. Are your clients’ portfolios appropriately positioned?
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.
Beware of reaching for higher yielding investments without understanding just why those investments command a higher yield.
If your clients are ‘reaching for yield,’ it may be an opportunity for you to steer them towards a more diversified approach that seeks to achieve a ‘responsible’ yield.
Looking for fixed income insights on the potential impact and timing of an interest rate hike, currency market opportunities, the impact of the low oil price on the bond market and more? Russell’s Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income shares his views.
Passive investing in bonds isn’t as straightforward as it can be in equities. It can also end up creating a portfolio with unintended exposures. Bond investors beware!
Investors looking to position their portfolios in anticipation of a potential interest rate hike may be well-served to fall back on tried and true best practices: discipline and diversification.