U.S. Treasury rates closed higher last week, led by longer maturities. A constructive market tone lifted rates and supported risk assets. Prospects for additional fiscal stimulus prior to the U.S. election dimmed, but rates rose nonetheless as the yield curve steepened.
CLOs continued their rebound in the third quarter, but the potential for volatility going forward is high. In this environment, there may be benefits to moving up in quality.
The shock was the story in the first quarter, the stimulus was the story in the second—but we’re decidedly not yet in the post-COVID era, and the path to economic recovery remains unclear. What does that mean for high yield?
Segments of the EM debt market have been bright spots in fixed income this year. Will EMs outperform DMs in the months ahead—or are the risks too great? It may come down to country and credit selection.
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In our view, while economic data has been generally improving, higher frequency data such as elevated jobless claims and small business employment highlight the risk that the recovery could stall absent additional fiscal stimulus. Given tensions and political posturing entering the last stages of election season, short-term we believe risk premiums should be higher on the margin until resolution of the election.
Weekly Fixed Income Commentary: Treasury yields fall due to rising coronavirus cases and stalled stimulus
U.S. Treasury yields declined across the yield curve last week, led by longer maturities. Markets are concerned about rising COVID-19 case counts in the U.S. and Europe, stalemated U.S. fiscal stimulus negotiations and the pausing of several coronavirus drug and vaccine trials.
U.S. Treasury yields rose across the yield curve last week, led by longer maturities. Investors saw renewed potential for a fiscal stimulus package, as well as the possibility of a Democratic sweep of the White House and Senate. Risk assets rallied as a result.
U.S Treasury yields rose last week, led by longer maturities. Investors remain focused on uncertain prospects for additional fiscal stimulus, and a tumultuous presidential debate provided little clarity. The shift in yields was slight across the board, with the news that President Trump had contracted COVID-19 only slightly souring investor sentiment.
2020 marks the 35th anniversary of the 1985 classic Back to the Future, which embedded some delightful predictions within its time travel adventure (Cubbies win!). Predicting the future is a tough business — as this year has proven — but the movie also explores whether specific events can change the future.
U.S Treasury yields declined last week, led by longer maturities. Negative market sentiment was prompted by rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Europe and decreasing expectations for an agreement on U.S. fiscal stimulus.