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16 September 2013

How Will the FOMC Meeting Affect Fixed-Income Markets?

Posted In: Fixed Income

A number of factors, including Fed Chair Ben Bernanke’s comments about a September taper, currency volatility creating turmoil in emerging markets, and conflicting analyses of jobless claims in the United States have placed an unusual emphasis on this week’s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). The committee’s decisions will have a far-reaching impact on fixed-income markets around the world. Here’s a curated list of articles to help you understand the issues facing those markets, and how they may respond.

Zero Interest Rate Policy, Will the Fed Taper or Won’t It?

Is Emerging Market Opportunity Knocking?

Rise of the Odd Bonds

Geopolitics Affects Everything

For more discussion of fixed-income markets and their ongoing issues, you can attend the CFA Institute 2013 Fixed Income Management Conference in Boston. Among the many questions to be answered at the event are:

  • Are protracted zero interest rate policies laying the groundwork for inflation, new asset bubbles, or something worse?
  • Will the United States, Europe, and Japan be able to deleverage while sustaining growth?
  • Emerging markets have been hammered. Is it time to double-down?

Helping to answer these questions are your host, PIMCO’s Marc P. Seidner; the always intelligent and funny James Grant; influential debt and bankruptcy expert Edward I. Altman; controversial Japanese economist Richard C. Koo; Blackrock’s Barbara G. Novick; and geopolitical expert, Peter Zeihan. Additionally, CFA Institute’s audience polls give you real-time insight into what fellow investment professionals are thinking about important issues.


Please note that the content of this site should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of CFA Institute.

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About the Author(s)
Jason Voss, CFA

Jason Voss, CFA, tirelessly focuses on improving the ability of investors to better serve end clients. He is the author of the Foreword Reviews Business Book of the Year Finalist, The Intuitive Investor and the CEO of Active Investment Management (AIM) Consulting. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at Davis Selected Advisers, L.P., where he co-managed the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund to noteworthy returns. Voss holds a BA in economics and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado.

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