Fixed Income http://wealthmanagement.com/taxonomy/term/6613/more en Bond Market Expectations On The Economy And Inflation Are Different From Those Of The Fed http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/bond-market-expectations-economy-and-inflation-are-different-those-fed <div class="node-body article-body">The forecasts of the Fed officials now show that the expectation is that inflation will hit 2.0 percent in 2018, later than earlier forecast.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/bond-market-expectations-economy-and-inflation-are-different-those-fed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/bond-market-expectations-economy-and-inflation-are-different-those-fed#comments Macro/Editor's Picks Fixed Income Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:53:00 +0000 1296051 at http://wealthmanagement.com Copyright Mark Wilson, Getty Images Masters of Universe Flummoxed by Fed as Yellen Takes Stage http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/masters-universe-flummoxed-fed-yellen-takes-stage <div class="field-byline"> Liz Capo McCormick and Eliza Ronalds-Hannon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The world’s biggest bond traders are getting fed up with Fedspeak.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/masters-universe-flummoxed-fed-yellen-takes-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/masters-universe-flummoxed-fed-yellen-takes-stage#comments Fixed Income Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:22:00 +0000 1295941 at http://wealthmanagement.com Copyright Alex Wong, Getty Images Summer Charts: A New Capitalism Needed http://wealthmanagement.com/viewpoints/summer-charts-new-capitalism-needed <div class="node-body article-body">Americans are becoming far more comfortable with (or reliant upon) higher levels of debt.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/viewpoints/summer-charts-new-capitalism-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/viewpoints/summer-charts-new-capitalism-needed#comments Viewpoints Fixed Income Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:15:00 +0000 1294621 at http://wealthmanagement.com Hedge Fund Inroads Weaken Reinsurers’ Catastrophe Defenses http://wealthmanagement.com/insurance/hedge-fund-inroads-weaken-reinsurers-catastrophe-defenses <div class="field-byline"> Oliver Suess and Jan-Henrik Förster </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Prices for reinsurance, which primary insurers buy to help them shoulder risks, have fallen in eight of the past 10 years.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/insurance/hedge-fund-inroads-weaken-reinsurers-catastrophe-defenses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/insurance/hedge-fund-inroads-weaken-reinsurers-catastrophe-defenses#comments Alternative Investments Insurance Fixed Income Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:36:00 +0000 1291921 at http://wealthmanagement.com Copyright Chris Graythen, Getty Images Is Bond Laddering The Strategic Answer To Rising Rates? http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/bond-laddering-strategic-answer-rising-rates <div class="node-body article-body">Investors reaching into longer-term bonds and Treasuries for yield should start thinking about defensive strategies to protect themselves from rising rates. </div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/bond-laddering-strategic-answer-rising-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/bond-laddering-strategic-answer-rising-rates#comments Portfolio Strategy & Asset Allocation Fixed Income Tue, 23 Aug 2016 03:34:00 +0000 1291391 at http://wealthmanagement.com G0d4ather/iStock/Thinkstock Global Liquidity Versus Global Uncertainties http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/global-liquidity-versus-global-uncertainties <div class="field-byline"> Joe Rasco, HSBC Private Bank – Americas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A tug of war has developed between support from additional central bank liquidity, and the challenges posed by the uncertain global economic outlook.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/global-liquidity-versus-global-uncertainties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/global-liquidity-versus-global-uncertainties#comments Viewpoints Equities Fixed Income Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:27:00 +0000 1278321 at http://wealthmanagement.com Copyright Chris McGrath, Getty Images The World’s Biggest Bond Traders Are on a Negative-Yield Binge http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/world-s-biggest-bond-traders-are-negative-yield-binge <div class="field-byline"> Brian Chappatta and Andrea Wong </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PIMCO's largest international bond fund and China are piling into negative-yielding Japanese debt, buying securities that pay out less than the purchase price. </div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/world-s-biggest-bond-traders-are-negative-yield-binge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/world-s-biggest-bond-traders-are-negative-yield-binge#comments Fixed Income Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:14:00 +0000 1290361 at http://wealthmanagement.com The Conflict at the Heart of U.S. Retirement Plans http://wealthmanagement.com/retirement-planning/conflict-heart-us-retirement-plans <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mihm </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Once upon a time, in the bygone age of defined-benefit pension plans, it was assumed that employers would bear all the responsibility of ensuring that the money they set aside to finance these pensions was invested responsibly and efficiently.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/retirement-planning/conflict-heart-us-retirement-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/retirement-planning/conflict-heart-us-retirement-plans#comments Industry Fixed Income Mutual Funds Retirement Planning Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:54:00 +0000 1283301 at http://wealthmanagement.com Copyright Allison Shelley, Getty Images Should Investors Worry More About A Bond Market Correction Vs. Stock Market Correction? http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/should-investors-worry-more-about-bond-market-correction-vs-stock-market-correction <div class="node-body article-body">Equities have certainly had a nice move to the upside following the February market lows.</div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/should-investors-worry-more-about-bond-market-correction-vs-stock-market-correction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/should-investors-worry-more-about-bond-market-correction-vs-stock-market-correction#comments Macro/Market Outlook Equities Fixed Income Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:54:00 +0000 1281111 at http://wealthmanagement.com PashaIgnatov/iStock/Thinkstock Uncertainty Around Fed Policy and Its Impact on Gold http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/uncertainty-around-fed-policy-and-its-impact-gold <div class="field-byline"> Trey Reik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent gains for gold and silver have been driven by a complex array of fundamentals, including negative sovereign yields, collapsing expectations for Fed rate hikes, and investor concerns over faltering global economic performance. </div> <p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/uncertainty-around-fed-policy-and-its-impact-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/fixed-income/uncertainty-around-fed-policy-and-its-impact-gold#comments Alternative Investments Viewpoints Fixed Income Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:48:00 +0000 1279811 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p>The Fed may not have monetary conditions under control after all.</p> Copyright Mark Wilson, Getty Images