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June 2021

June 2021 BMO Fixed Income Market Update

We witnessed significantly higher inflation than expected, including the highest monthly core inflation print in four decades, as well as a jobs report that underwhelmed projections so badly it shifted the narrative on unemployment policy.
Fixed Income
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May 2021

May 2021 BMO Fixed Income Market Update

While there has been dramatic spread tightening within the riskiest portion of the credit universe, opportunities may remain within the higher quality segments of high yield.
Fixed Income - Government Bonds
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March 2021

Beware the ides of March

As Q1 2021 draws to a close, investors should be mindful of the seasonal weakness typically seen with municipal bonds at this time of year.
Fixed Income - Credit
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March 2021

Back to the future of fixed income, part 2: The search for more income

As investors rethink fixed income, understanding the state of high yield is imperative in addressing today’s income challenge and to successfully navigating the future of fixed income.
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March 2021

Stimulus – Quick hits

The potent combination of loose monetary policy and increased government spending should lead to increased consumer spending, especially given the elevated current savings rate, and additional stimulus checks going out to households. 
Responsible Investment
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March 2021

International Women’s Day: Women at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery

To build back better post-COVID in support of a more resilient economy and businesses, we need to put the interests of women at the heart of the recovery.

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