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    Real Insights

    How Green Bonds Can Help Diversify Investor Base

    Even if we assume that green bonds don’t offer any significant premium over conventional bonds, there are many who believe in other noteworthy advantages of green investing.

    By VanEck
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    Financials

    Investors Beware: Duration Risk Has Risen across the Bond Market

    If you’re a bond (BSV) (AGG) investor or fund manager, fluctuation in interest rates is one of the key risk drivers for the returns you get from your portfolio.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Disappointing April Jobs Report: Lower June Rate Hike Odds?

    For the week ending May 4, the ten-year (IEF) yield closed at 3% and depreciated by 0.8 basis points. The two-year yield (SHY) closed at 2.50%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Key Takeaways from the March FOMC Meeting Minutes

    The last FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting was on March 20–21, 2018. Overall, the FOMC minutes were “hawkish.”

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Bond Markets Returned to Worrying about Flattening Yield Curve

    The US bond markets moved marginally higher in the previous week as investors’ worry about rising bond yields fell after the February inflation print showed stable growth.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Real Insights

    Does the Green Bond Premium Exist?

    Despite the rapid rise in issuance, demand for green bonds continues to outshine supply. The excess demand for green bonds has led to higher returns.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Bond Market’s Reaction to New Rate Hike Hopes

    After three weeks of continuous falls, US bond yields rose in the week of September 10. The benchmark ten-year US Treasury yield (BSV) rose by 10 basis points to 2.20% but remains far from the December 2016 high of 2.64%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Tax Reforms and Jobs Could Drive the Last Week of Summer

    Any negative news from the jobs report will be foreshadowed by the tax reform news. It’s the last jobs report before the September FOMC meeting.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Jackson Hole in 2017 Be the Beginning of the End of Monetary Accommodation?

    This year’s theme for the annual Jackson Hole Symposium is “Fostering a Dynamic Global Economy.”

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can There Really Be a Bubble in the Bond Market?

    Fundamentally, bonds (AGG) are a discount instrument and are generally never expected to be in a bubble. Let’s see why that’s the case.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why NY’s Fed President Doesn’t Feel a Flattening Yield Curve Is Negative

    New York’s Federal Reserve president, William C. Dudley, recently spoke at a business forum in New York and said that he was pleased with the current state of the US economy.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Donald Trump’s Policies Drive Inflation Higher?

    President-elect Donald Trump’s policies have the potential to push prices and inflation levels up.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Narayana Kocherlakota on Trump and the Federal Reserve

    Narayana Kocherlakota, 12th president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, said central banks have been able to control inflation better when left alone by the government.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Richard Bernstein: Be Safe on Your Quest for Safety

    After expressing his thoughts on the Baby Boomer generation’s having become risk-averse, Richard Bernstein moved on to the topic of the safety of “safe” investments.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bill Gross: Monetary Policy on Steady but Slow Path

    After the release of the FOMC’s November statement, Bill Gross said that monetary policy in the United States is steadily moving toward normalization, though its pace is slow.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Policymakers Are Getting Vocal about the Fed’s Credibility

    The issue of the Fed’s credibility is not a new one. The effectiveness of the prolonged monetary accommodation has sparked a lot of debate in the past.

    By David Ashworth
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    Consumer

    Why Does Janus Think Inflation Is on the Rise?

    In the “Janus Market GPS,” the team had outlined its belief that a low unemployment rate signaled tighter labor market conditions.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Richard Bernstein Discusses the Risk of Seeking Safety

    In his July 2016 Insights newsletter, Richard Bernstein stated, “Safe investments are safe until everyone wants them.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Short Duration Bonds Can Provide Stability

    Short-term bonds can potentially offer stability to a portfolio given today’s historically low yields and impending rate hikes.

    By Heidi Richardson
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