Posts from the ‘Fixed Income’ category

From the Desk of Risk: What Would Mideast Conflict Mean for Markets?



Let me set the stage. The price of oil is up over 7.5% in the past month.  We’re looking at the beginning of the end of quantitative easing in the United States and the consequent rise of interest rates. Escalating mortgage rates could frighten potential homeowners back into renting.  We have a…

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Interest Rates and High Yield Bonds….Correlated?



In a perfect world, a diversified portfolio would have asset classes that are uncorrelated, allowing an investor to maximize return while minimizing risk.  As every high yield portfolio manager has probably told you, high yield bonds have had low correlations with other asset classes, and they can…

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