Principal Global Fixed Income Notches Down its Dynamic Risk Score



In one of our previous blog posts, we announced that we would communicate any changes in our Dynamic Risk Score (DRS), a proprietary tool used to assess and communicate the risk taking environment of our fixed income portfolios. To recap how the DRS works, the score, which can range from 1-10 with…

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Tapering, Treasury Rates, and a Series of Steps



On December 18, 2013 the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced they’d taper their massive bond-buying program by US$10 billion per month beginning in January 2014.  While market participants and analysts had long obsessed over if and when taper would begin, market interest rates had…

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