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Why bonds are now the better hedge

Russ discusses why bonds are his preferred hedge in this environment. This is not a year in which investors have needed to hedge their equity risk. As of this writing, stocks have not only rallied, they’ve rallied with a consistency...

The Case for Taxable Municipal Bonds – Investment Watch

by visualcapitalist If you’re a homeowner, there are probably a few things you’ve been neglecting to do. Perhaps the kitchen needs upgrading, or the roof needs replacing. We tend to procrastinate on these improvements due to large renovation costs, until it...

The importance of income today (and our bond market views)

We see income, or carry, as the key driver of bond market returns in today’s low-for-long world. Scott explains, and shares updated granular views of various fixed income asset classes. Central banks are shifting toward monetary easing, as they seek...

What happened to my intermediate term bond fund?

Morningstar recently made changes to its Intermediate Term Bond Fund Category. Matt explains the change and what it means for your portfolio. Fund categories play an important role for portfolio builders by helping them know what they own and also...

What a monetary policy shift means for our bond views

The European Central Bank and Federal Reserve have shifted toward more dovish stances. Scott examines the implications for our bond views. A clear message from European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi last week kicked off a dovish shift by...

Dividend funds got you down?

Overwhelmed by the sheer number of dividends funds? In Part Two of her dividend series, Holly offers an easy way to unpack which fund to use. For good reason, dividend investing not only has become increasingly popular in recent years,...

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What Fed projections may mean for longer-term stock returns

When the Federal Open Market Committee meets next week, investors will be looking for clues regarding the Federal Reserve’s policy path in 2019. Will...