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Category: Bonds

A Tough Time For Fixed Income Investors: Time to Abandon Ship?

March 26th, 2022|

Core bond investors have experienced one of the worst starts to the year ever, potentially calling into question the validity of bonds in a portfolio. Despite the poor start, the value proposition for bonds has not changed much. Moreover, with yields on most fixed income markets moving sharply higher, [...]

Could Inflation Deflate Your Mid Life Career Pivot?

March 25th, 2021|

The Possibility of Higher Inflation Rates What’s up with inflation? Over the past several weeks, you have probably noticed widespread news coverage about the risks of rising prices in 2021 and ultimately higher inflation rates potentially for years ahead. The recent publicity about higher prices has been as sudden [...]

Investing with Confidence for the Long Term

April 17th, 2020|

Experiencing a major pullback in stocks is never a comfortable feeling. In times like these, we believe it can be helpful to set aside the daily headlines and keep perspective of how stocks have historically performed over the long term. After all, the majority of market participants are long-term investors, [...]

A Tough Stretch for High Quality Bonds

August 8th, 2018|

It’s been a difficult stretch for fixed-income investors since yields bottomed in the summer of 2016. As shown on the following chart published on the LPL Financial Research Blog, the 2-year cumulative total return for the broad high-quality bond market (as represented by the Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Index) is negative [...]

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