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The Federal Reserve's pledge to curb inflation appears to have resonated with the market. If the central bank raises rates as much as recent projections indicate, the risk of recession rises. Consequently, bond yields have been pulling back from recent highs and the yield curve has flattened.
Bond Insights

With inflation at its highest point in decades and the Federal Reserve expected to continue to aggressively raise interest rates, municipal bonds may offer opportunities not seen in years.
Bond Insights

More interest rate hikes are likely this year as the Federal Reserve tries to curb inflation; here are answers to eight common questions on ways these hikes may affect the fixed income markets and how to navigate this higher-rate environment.
Bond Insights

Prices have fallen sharply, creating an opportunity for income-oriented investors who can ride out the volatility. Investors should understand the risks, however.
Bond Insights

Unfunded pension liabilities for state and local governments are in their best condition in nearly a decade, supporting the case that credit quality in the municipal bond market has improved.
Bond Insights

If the Federal Reserve hikes rates, investment-grade floating-rate note yields may rise—but there are pros and cons to investing in them.
Bond Insights

Beginning quantitative tightening soon after rate hikes is a big departure from the Federal Reserve’s past policy.
Bond Insights

A change in fundamentals could make international bonds more attractive.
Bond Insights

We expect the municipal bond market to return to a sense of normalcy in 2021.

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