Signs point to inflation, but will it last?
With inflation edging up, portfolio manager and senior analyst Ion Dan looks beyond the numbers and examines whether this is part of a more sustainable trend.
Is the "reflation bias" getting less biased?
Is the reflation trade real? Or, even better, sustainable? Our fixed income trader and currency specialist Sean Simmons muses whether it may all be just a reversion to the mean.
Inflation, or lack of it, is a key global risk
While inflation is always a concern for the economy, slowing price increases — disinflation — can pose big issues. Ion Dan, a fixed income portfolio manager, looks at global forces affecting inflation in the current environment.
The views expressed represent the Manager’s assessment of the market environment as of June 2017 and should not be considered a recommendation to buy, hold, or sell any security, and should not be relied on as research or investment advice.
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Fixed income securities and bond funds can lose value, and investors can lose principal, as interest rates rise. They also may be affected by economic conditions that hinder an issuer’s ability to make interest and principal payments on its debt.
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