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Credit market commentary: March 2022

Sharply higher interest rates, geopolitical tensions, a volatile commodities complex, inflation, and the ultimate course of the Fed’s tightening cycle have caused volatility for much of the quarter as markets have been forced to quickly recalibrate expectations given these rapidly evolving situations.

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Diverging economic forecasts as rate hikes begin?

The Fed liftoff took place as market drivers compete. This week’s chart looks at two as investors manage through an uncertain environment.

Credit market commentary

Credit market commentary: February 2022

January’s volatility spilled into February with most major asset classes posting another monthly decline. Continuing concerns over inflation, interest rate volatility and the impending Fed tightening cycle weighed on markets to start the month before focus shifted squarely to geopolitical tensions.

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Inflation wreaks havoc on traditional assets

Amid another record CPI print, this week’s chart looks at the S&P 500 and the Agg’s historical returns during periods of elevated inflation.

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Credit’s interest-ing year

Our Investment Research Team examines what’s driving reactionary responses in the credit market.

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For core fixed income, a difficult run gets worse

Long-duration fixed income has had a tough start to the year. This week’s chart looks at its declining monthly returns as rates have risen.

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