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fixed income


Book Review: Bond Pricing and Yield Curve Modeling

Riccardo Rebonato combines theory with current empirical evidence to build a robust understanding of what drives the government bond market.

Idiocy of the Masses or Masses of Idiots?

Why do investors keep investing in government bonds despite extremely low yields?

Bond Compass: The Fixed-Income Outlook

Investors are not yet betting on a recession, State Street's Michael Metcalfe tells Dan O'Connor, CAIA. But they have reduced their holdings of high-yield corporate debt.

Fixed-Income ETFs: A Rising Tide?

State Street's Bill Ahmuty shares his perspective on the rise of fixed-income exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in an interview with Dan O'Connor, CAIA.

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.

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.

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.

Watch the Leverage!

“We’re transitioning into a very delicate and challenging time for fixed-income investing,” Anne Walsh, CFA, told the audience at the 63rd Annual Financial Analysts Seminar.