2019 has been a stellar year for global bond markets, as weak global economic growth and low inflation have combined with ever more accommodative central banks to push global bond yields significantly lower.
Hamish Baillie points to Brexit and election
Shamil Pankhania joins from BlackRock
Global manufacturing continues to contract as trade falters. The Trump administration’s attempts to overhaul trade agreements are cooling sentiment and raising global uncertainty.
Most fixed income has performed well in 2019 aided by the change in outlook from many central banks around the world and the gross redemption yield (GRY) on many bonds have fallen to very low or negative levels.
Pound hovering over $1.23 region amid Brexit fears
Manager foresees problems with corporate bond funds
Downturn risk highest in eight years
Q2 2019 saw strong performances recorded on the main indices tracking emerging market debt (EMD), with nearly all of the risk factors across the EMD sovereign local currency, sovereign hard currency and corporate hard currency segments contributing positively...
OCF of 0.10%
Most investors shunning energy companies due to oil price volatility
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Race against time before UK-EU deadline
European investors are welcoming the new season after an intense summer that saw the bond market on the verge of collapse with the news of a developing crisis in emerging markets (EM), and an intensifying trade war between the US and some of its largest...
"Bonds are boring," so the adage goes. This statement has never been less true when we look at markets today.
Fed cutting down on bond purchases
Following high level of redemption requests
We expect the Federal Reserve to maintain its gradual tightening as the US economy extends its growth phase, with short-term rates likely to rise at least three more times to reach 2.5% by next year.
Quantitative tightening a risk
Concern over central bank actions
Unconventional monetary policy
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