In the context of today’s fundamental backdrop and default outlook, spread levels suggest investors are being fairly compensated, relative to other points in the cycle, for the amount of risk they are taking.
The performance of Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt can—and does—vary widely from country to country. In this piece, Barings’ Cem Karacadag explores how an active approach can be key to selecting the most attractive opportunities, while also avoiding the bad apples.
While there is no shortage of risks to consider in today’s high yield markets—from ESG to the end of the credit cycle—Barings’ Martin Horne describes how taking a contrarian approach can help investors uncover pockets of value.
Global leading indicators ticked up slightly in August, but remain in contraction territory. While global growth has slowed, risks are tilted to the downside. The mounting toll of higher trade costs, decreased investment and dwindling confidence are weighing on growth.
Earlier this week, a U.S. district court in New York state dismissed a consolidated lawsuit that had sought to halt implementation of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) rule.
It’s October and just like Michael Myers in the Halloween movie, market volatility has returned to give us all a fright, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P 500) off nearly 4% at one point for the month.
The S&P 500 moved higher in September as yields bounced off multi-year and even historical lows to end the quarter.
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Global stocks fell with disappointing U.S. economic indicators and U.S. plans for tariffs against Europe. The European Union will evaluate the U.K. Brexit plan.
U.S. Treasury yields fell dramatically last week, led by shorter maturities. Weaker-than-expected manufacturing data fueled risk-off sentiment.
Equities finished lower for the third straight week, despite a rally on Friday, with the S&P 500 falling 0.30% for the week. Technology, health care and consumer staples were the strongest-performing sectors, while energy, financials and industrials were the weakest.
The U.S. 10-year Treasury is a barometer for interest rates and factors such as geopolitical concerns, slowing global growth and trade are only a few of the many variables that can impact yields. The important decision for most investors is not whether to invest, but rather which investments might help you meet your goals while staying within your risk tolerance parameters. With the 10-year U.S.