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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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Fixed Income in 2014: Expand Your Credit Allocation, Shorten Duration, Look to Europe



As we enter 2014 and the Federal Reserve begins to taper its bond-buying program, what does Principal Global Fixed Income expect from markets in 2014, and what are our recommendations? This blog post represents a compilation of our key themes and outlooks, and our recommendations for 2014.…

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