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  • Q3 2019 Municipal Market Overview download

    White papers 5 November 2019

    Though US treasury and municipal yields rose in September, they declined during the quarter as the extended trade war with China continued to have a negative impact on economic activity. The Fed cut interest rates 25bps in both July and September and the market is currently pricing in a third rate cut later this year. Municipal yields rallied 3-30bps across the curve and the Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index returned 1.6%. Long term munis outperformed ...

  • After the bond rally, beware of bond math’s return download

    White papers 23 October 2019

    Bond market investors have experienced impressive returns this year. Even mortgage-backed securities, which were at the bottom of the pack for fixed-income sectors in year-to-date performance through September 30, returned 5.60%, which easily eclipsed the 1.28% gained by the fixed-income leader for all of 2018, municipal bonds...

  • Fundamentals for US high yield remain strong, but likely sources of near-term volatility are increasing download

    White papers 30 August 2018

    This white paper looks at the outlook for US high yield and why the Eaton Vance high-yield team have opted for a somewhat conservative, slightly defensive investment approach at this juncture.

  • Monthly Market Monitor: May 2018 download

    White papers 1 May 2018

    Eaton Vance Monthly Market Monitor presents a concise review of economic and asset class data through clear and impactful charts.

  • Monthly Market Monitor: April 2018 download

    White papers 31 March 2018

    Eaton Vance Monthly Market Monitor presents a concise review of economic and asset class data through clear and impactful charts.

  • Monthly Market Monitor: January 2018 download

    White papers 15 January 2018

    Eaton Vance Monthly Market Monitor presents a concise review of economic and asset class data through clear and impactful charts.

  • Following strong first half, US high yield merits cautious optimism going forward download

    White papers 15 January 2018

    In this Q&A, the Eaton Vance US high-yield portfolio team discusses its mid-year perspective on the market, including the outlook for rest of 2017.

  • Trump era signals higher rates, volatility and opportunity download

    White papers 17 January 2017

    Donald Trump’s surprising victory was a game changer for the markets. His election sparked the kind of change in investor psychology that we have not witnessed since the end of the financial crisis.

  • US yield curve doesn’t yield the same insights download

    White papers 31 October 2016

    The U.S. bond market yield curve long has been viewed as a leading indicator of economic activity. In the late stage of an expansion, a flattening of the curve might result from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s action to raise its target fed funds rate in an attempt to control inflationary growth.

  • Investors may need to lower return expectations in wake of Brexit download

    White papers 15 July 2016

    The historic Brexit vote on June 23 sent shockwaves through the capital markets and sparked a global flight to quality in fixed-income sectors, as investors reacted to new political and economic uncertainty.