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October 2020

October 2020 Fixed Income Market Update

In our view, higher frequency data such as elevated jobless claims and small business employment highlight the risk that the recovery could stall absent additional fiscal stimulus.

September 2020

Back to the future of fixed income

From toilet paper shortages to extreme job losses and GDP figures that are literally off the charts, to oil futures trading briefly with negative dollar prices, 2020 has thwarted many embedded assumptions about the world.

September 2020

September 2020 Fixed Income Market Update

In our view, U.S. corporates appear attractive even noting the recompression of spreads since the first quarter.

August 2020

August 2020 Fixed Income Market Update

In our view, monetary and fiscal policy have done a tremendous job in papering over fundamental uncertainty.

July 2020

July 2020 Fixed Income Market Update

In our view, the magnitude and speed of the market recovery in the second quarter are noteworthy and potentially cautionary.

May 2020

May 2020 Fixed Income Market Update

In our view, the markets feel much healthier at the end of April than a month ago, but underappreciated in the improved sentiment is not only the scale of March policy action, but its continuation into April.

April 2020

Corporate credit spreads widened aggressively in March 2020

Credit markets have seen extreme repricing over the past month as a result of the market stress caused by coronavirus and its impact to the economy.

April 2020

April 2020 Fixed Income Market Update

In our view, the unprecedented response in both scale and speed from the Fed and the U.S. government were necessary.

March 2020

A "quiet" week in fixed income

This week we saw the largest fiscal stimulus in U.S. history, significant monetary policy announcements from the Fed and T-bills go into negative yielding territory…and it felt like a quiet week!

March 2020

The impact of the Fed's surprise announcement

The Fed actions reflect the gravity of the current situation. However, the Fed is facing new challenges not seen in prior instances of QE.

February 2020

Is inflation Frozen too? Should the Fed Let it Go?

If the economy has been expanding for a decade, why isn’t inflation higher?

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