Credit markets a case study on the impact of duration
IG bonds have turned negative over the past 9 months while HY has moved higher. This week’s chart looks at the impact of duration as rates rise.
Amid low rates, CLOs appear attractive
Relative value in the fixed income market? This week’s chart compares CLO spreads to those of HY bonds and explores how to delve into this market.
As long rates surge, the spotlight shines on duration
Treasury rates’ rise this week again placed duration front and center. We look at how rising rates might help certain fixed income sectors.
2020: The year the “40” broke?
A tale of two halves? Our chart looks at the Barclays Agg’s uneven 2020 and what it could mean for fixed income investors in 2021.
Inflation stirring after a decade of dormancy?
Long dormant, inflation expectations have begun to stir. Our chart looks at these expectations and why higher-duration assets may be vulnerable.
Price gains dwindle, leaving little for FI investors
Paltry income, little price appreciation leave fixed income investors in a bind. Our chart breaks down Agg returns, outlining potential trouble ahead.