Inflation: Transitory Factors Collide with the Base Effect We are in our second week of shocks from the economic data: first with the miss from ISM Manufacturing on supply chain disruptions, then the miss from Nonfarm Payrolls and now a...
This year has started off poorly for fixed Income. However, MBS has been highlighted by many as one of the few bright spots. We review MBS performance and look at factors for clues if this outperformance might continue.
Entering 2021, many market participants were contemplating how high-yield bonds would perform in a rising rate scenario.
Back in 1999 one of our team members published a U.S. Portfolio Strategy piece. It centered on: A Volatility Framework For The Corporate Market.
Gibson Smith, Portfolio Manager, CIO of Smith Capital Investors joins Animal Spirits’ Podcast hosts, Ben Carlson and Michael Batnick of Ritholtz Wealth Management to discuss the state of the fixed income market and what to watch for in the coming year.
The market seems to be anxiously awaiting an extreme move from Treasuries. The tone on rates has moved decidedly less bullish as the consensus embraces the view that rates will gradually move higher as the global economy recovers. While we do believe there will be a period in 2021 that takes the long bond back to pre-COVID yield levels (a steeper curve), we believe market volatility remains present in the short-term as event risk continues to be front and center.
An inside look at the Denver-based firm’s income strategies
Before Year End: A Wave of ‘One-Time’ Special Dividends? We highlighted in our recent 5x5 the prospects around excess liquidity and captured capital on corporate balance sheets – ‘Finally, we would expect some of the elevated cash on corporate...
The Federal Reserve looks like it may be the only game in town — again.