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A Tight Market Gets Tighter

Prudent investors must look past melt-up conditions to the longer-term outlook.

November 13, 2017


Fixed Income Outlook video

Steve Brown and Maria Giraldo provide additional perspective on our 4Q 2017 Fixed-Income Outlook.


Fixed-Income Outlook

Fourth Quarter 2017

Virtually every piece of data you could look at is associated with a solid economy, and it is about to get stronger from the surge in post-hurricane rebuilding, seasonal tailwinds, and possible tax cuts. At the same time, the Fed is ratcheting rates higher and normalizing its balance sheet, spreads in most fixed-income sectors are moving to historical tights, and below investment-grade yields are likely to breach historical lows. Investors today are simply not being compensated for the risks they are taking. The question now is how to generate yield without taking on undue interest-rate or credit risk. The challenge is to avoid chasing short-term gains and maintain the discipline required for long-term investing success.

 
 
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VIDEO

First Quarter 2019 Fixed-Income Outlook 

First Quarter 2019 Fixed-Income Outlook

Portfolio Manager Adam Bloch and Macroeconomic and Investment Research Group Director Matt Bush share insights from the first quarter 2019 Fixed-Income Outlook.

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Solving the Core Conundrum

Anne Walsh, Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income, shares insights on the fixed-income market and explains the Guggenheim approach to solving the Core Conundrum.







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