More From Jason Giordano, Director of Fixed Income at S&P Dow Jones Indices
Performance During Periods of Market Stress
Up until recently, the current nine-year bull market had seen historically low levels of volatility. Despite the low volatility environment, a hypothetical allocation to investment-grade bonds illustrates the potential advantages of effective diversification.
Elevating the S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats
Both the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats and the S&P 500/MarketAxess Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index were designed to measure the performance of blue-chip, high-quality companies of the S&P 500.