All Government Bonds articles – Page 5

  • ECB’s QE: Not enough to boost Eurozone bond markets
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    ECB’s QE: Not enough to boost Eurozone bond markets

    2019-09-16T15:51:00Z By Fidelity International

    The European Central Bank’s (ECB) move last week to restart quantitative easing (QE) with a monthly 20 billion euro bond buying programme may be too modest to support the broader Eurozone government and corporate bond markets, given the already high expectations of market participants.

  • Dividend investing in China is growing up
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    Dividend investing in China is growing up

    2019-09-16T12:12:00Z By Fidelity International

    The typical equity investor in the Chinese market is attracted to high growth, high excitement companies - the Tencents, Alibabas and JD.coms of this world. They often overlook a significant and growing category of company focused on shareholder distributions. Fidelity is engaging with a range of companies to improve their capital allocation, including the amount they assign to dividends – with implications for investors everywhere.

  • Flexible credit - strategies for all seasons
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    Flexible credit: strategies for all seasons

    2019-09-13T10:40:00Z By Federated Hermes

    A flexible, all-weather approach to credit investing has risen in popularity during the past decade. In the first instalment of a five-part series, we look at how flexibility has helped credit investors capture income in a low-yield world and manage duration risk. In an uncertain and often volatile environment, we consider what a flexible approach can offer investors at this stage of the macroeconomic cycle, and throughout the next.

  • Global Investment Views - September 2019
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    Global Investment Views - September 2019

    2019-09-04T15:24:00Z By Amundi Asset Management

    Financial markets have been rattled in the past weeks over escalating trade war between the US and China as both imposed tariffs and counter-tariffs on imports. Idiosyncratic risks stories in countries such as Argentina resurfaced, the UK’s parliament was suspended over Brexit chaos and Italy witnessed a political crisis of its own, although a government seems in sight now. 

  • The future of index data: Having it your way
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    Blog | The future of index data: Having it your way

    2019-08-23T15:05:00Z By FTSE Russell

    I believe the famous Burger King ad slogan, “Have it Your Way,” is very well understood across all consumer cultures because it so precisely expresses the experience all customers—regardless of the industry—desire. This standard for client experience has even crept into areas in market data once considered so complex that providers were limited in their ability to customise products and services to clients’ needs. First, consider how market data can be packaged.

  • asset class return forecasts q3 2019
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    Asset Class Return Forecasts - Q3 - 2019

    2019-08-23T13:11:00Z By Amundi Asset Management

    We expect economic growth to evolve around potential for most developed economies in 2020. It could subsequently decrease below potential in 2021 driven by a deteriorating cyclical environment and still anaemic global trade. Nevertheless, growth should stay in positive territory. 

  • seek high yield opportunities
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    Seek High Yield Opportunities, but be aware of liquidity conditions

    2019-08-23T12:49:00Z By Amundi Asset Management

    Speculative grade bonds have been among the major beneficiaries of the rapid turn of both Fed and ECB monetary policy stances to much more dovish positions. Lower rates for longer and more synchronised easing mean much lower funding costs and easier financial conditions for HY companies, which, as we know, are more sensitive than IG companies to the absolute levels of nominal and real rates.

  • study finds value factor applies to fixed income too
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    Blog | Study finds value factor applies to fixed income too

    2019-08-22T09:53:00Z By FTSE Russell

    The value effect refers to the tendency of stocks with lower valuation ratios to earn above average returns over the long run. This effect—also referred to as the “value premium”—is one of the most well studied and evidenced market factors in equities. However, when it comes to fixed income, there hasn’t been a widely accepted definition of the value factor.

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    U.S. Loans: Challenged Market or Veiled Opportunity?

    2019-08-20T12:51:00Z By Barings (Europe)

    With loan and bond yields currently comparable, we believe—in a somewhat contrarian view to the market—there is a good argument for investing in loans, particularly in the U.S., where the economy appears to be marginally stronger than in Europe.

  • not all yield curve inversions are created equal
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    Blog | Not all yield-curve inversions are created equal

    2019-08-20T09:36:00Z By FTSE Russell

    The inversion of a widely watched part of the US Treasury yield curve last week has rattled markets already nervous about slowing global growth. Such events warrant attention given their recession-predicting history. But the macro and monetary forces driving the recent inversion differ starkly from those in 2006, the first of such inversions preceding the last recession.

  • U.S. Rates: Low for Long, but Likely Positive
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    U.S. Rates: Low for Long, but Likely Positive

    2019-08-19T09:49:00Z By PGIM Fixed Income

    The burgeoning stock of negative-yielding debt across the international markets has investors wondering: will it happen in the U.S. too? Given our long-standing “low for long” thesis for the global bond markets, we expect U.S. rates to fluctuate around current levels and ultimately remain positive given some key distinctions between the U.S. and the growing list of negative-yielding countries.

  • How to navigate the buoys and the rocks of today’s markets
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    Don't Panic - Just Yet - How to navigate the buoys and the rocks of today’s markets.

    2019-08-19T08:11:00Z By Barings (Europe)

    There’s a moment that sends a chill down the spine of any sailor when a rock suddenly appears, off wrong side of the bow. It doesn’t really matter whether the chart was wrong or the skipper missed a buoy—it’s undeniably a sign of trouble. 

  • On my mind: Yield curve hysteria
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    On my mind: Yield curve hysteria

    2019-08-14T09:09:00Z By Franklin Templeton Investments

    The inversion of the Treasury yield curve has recently gotten a lot of attention in the financial press as being a harbinger of economic malaise ahead.

  • Negative bond yields: Try to stay positive
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    Negative bond yields: Try to stay positive

    2019-08-14T08:32:00Z By Wells Fargo Asset Management

    The amount of global bonds trading at negative yields continues to rise and has accelerated recently. There are a number of reasons why investors continue to hold and purchase bonds with negative yields. Rate and credit volatility are likely to continue, offering opportunities for active fixed-income investors ...

  • U.S. Loans: Challenged Market or Veiled Opportunity?
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    U.S. Loans: Challenged Market or Veiled Opportunity?

    2019-08-13T09:05:00Z By Barings (Europe)

    With loan and bond yields currently comparable, we believe—in a somewhat contrarian view to the market—there is a good argument for investing in loans, particularly in the U.S., where the economy appears to be marginally stronger than in Europe.

  • The role of bonds in a low-yield world.
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    The role of bonds in a low-yield world.

    2019-08-13T08:45:00Z By Wells Fargo Asset Management

    Negative correlation between stocks and U.S. Treasuries in recent decades has enhanced their diversification value. Bond returns have supercharged by the boost to duration from steadily declining interest rates. Corporate bonds - more correlated with equities and economic trends - have less diversification value than Treasuries. ...

  • Another hot summer for Italian assets
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    Another hot summer for Italian assets

    2019-08-09T09:55:00Z By Fidelity International

    After several months of relative calm and a strong performance, Italian assets have again come under pressure following Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s stated intention to break the fragile coalition with the Five Star Movement (5SM). With new elections now on the radar, and the lingering issue of the 2020 budget, Italian assets will remain under the spotlight, with risk premia likely to rise further in the weeks ahead.

  • FLI: An 'uneasy' economic stabilisation ahead
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    FLI: An 'uneasy' economic stabilisation ahead

    2019-08-08T10:18:00Z By Fidelity International

    Our proprietary FLI softened for the second straight month but is still indicating positive and accelerating global growth. While remain concerned about the escalating US-China trade tensions, other drivers such as easing global monetary conditions, China stimulus and lower oil prices reinforce the view that we are not heading for a global recession. We expect continued, if uneasy and uncomfortable, stabilisation.

  • Volatility is likely path forward for high yield after strong advance in first half of 2019 „
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    Volatility is likely path forward for high yield after strong advance in first half of 2019

    2019-08-06T09:48:00Z By Eaton Vance

    Aided by expectations of monetary easing, the second quarter of 2019 saw high-yield corporate bonds on both sides of the Atlantic continue one of their best starts to a year this century. Gains came amid increased financial and political uncertainty, with the high-yield market pricing in a fairly ...

  • Midyear Bond Outlook: Making Sense of Conflicting Signals
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    Midyear Bond Outlook: Making Sense of Conflicting Signals

    2019-08-01T11:08:00Z By AllianceBernstein

    The first half of 2019 was kind to financial markets. Will the good times keep on rolling? In our view, that will depend on whether loosening monetary policy is still an effective way to boost growth.