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Q2 2022: A balancing act
Markets face a growing list of uncertainties, but we believe that credit’s strong fundamentals should help the asset class find solid footing.
Already vulnerable, the 60/40 appears deeply challenged
The 60/40 had its worst quarter since the pandemic started. Our chart looks at quarterly returns and why the coming quarters could remain volatile.
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.
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: 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.
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.