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Fixed Income


Howard Marks, CFA: Getting the Odds on Your Side

What are two of the most important things an investor needs to do to succeed? Howard Marks, CFA, offered his perspective.

Book Review: Mastering the Market Cycle

Howard Marks, CFA, explains why market cycles are largely driven by human psychology and behaviors.

“German Angst” Shapes Investment Decisions: Study

When it comes to German investors, wealth accumulation is not so much determined by the size of the wallet as the state of mind, Thomas Mayer, CFA, PhD, explains.

Russell Napier: Equity Markets and Structural Change

“Most people tell me that long-run equity valuation data is meaningless," says Russell Napier. "I think they’re wrong.”

An Unconstrained Approach to Global Bond Investing

BlackRock's Marilyn Watson is optimistic about opportunities in global bond markets, despite significant challenges in the current interest rate environment.

Smart Beta: How to Avoid Fixed Income’s “Crocodile Jaws”

Can smart beta help bond investors escape fixed income's "crocodile jaws"? Salvatore J. Bruno and Kelly Ye, CFA, weigh in in an interview with Paul Kovarsky, CFA.

Investing in a Winner-Take-All World

Today's winners are winning bigger and dominating differently than their predecessors. Erik Weisman, PhD, and Sean Cameron, CFA, think that it could be an enduring trend.

Fixed Income: “Take What the Market Gives You”

"The thing about fixed income is avoiding the downside," says PGIM's Gregory Roberts. "We get penalized for losses and get very little for getting things right."

Andrew W. Lo: To Survive Adaptive Markets, Look to Biology

Andrew W. Lo explained how insights from biology can address the shortcomings of the efficient market hypothesis (EMH).

Top Five Articles from August: Growth vs. Value, Blockchain, Tax-Loss Harvesting

In August's leading posts, Larry Cao, CFA, receives a blockchain update, Julie Hammond, CFA, considers the state of fixed income, and Clare Flynn Levy shares tips for succeeding as a portfolio manager.



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