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Posts from the ‘Fixed Income’ category

Protecting Your Investments in the Private Placement Market



Bonds generally have an asymmetric risk profile, meaning they have more downside risk than upside potential.  For example, if you invest $100, your possible return may be 5%, or $5. However if a borrower is unable to pay their debt, an investor could lose 100% of their investment, or $100. To help…

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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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