Report on Fixed-Income

This series outlines the risks facing investors as expectations of central banks raising interest rates dim, weighs bond alternatives as prospects for a rising yield curve dim, investigates what investors forgo in yield when they buy government bonds and examines how fixed-income investors are likely to react to soft stock prices.

October 10, 2018

Balancing risk in a time of flat yield curves

Investing in bonds to take shelter from the potential tumble in stock prices also carries great risk

  • October 10, 2018 November 19, 2018
  • 09:30

What is safety worth to fixed-income investors?

Bond investors are giving up a lot of yield by taking on government bonds to avoid the potential default in corporate bonds

  • October 3, 2018 November 19, 2018
  • 08:45

Bond alternatives spark interest as yield curve flattens

Fixed-income investors are looking to high-yield bonds, preferred shares, REITs and MICs to generate greater returns

  • September 26, 2018 September 18, 2018
  • 06:00

Active bond ETFs outpace passive funds

These ETFs are more likely to outperform, as they can deviate from their benchmarks and exploit market inefficiencies

  • September 21, 2018 November 2, 2018
  • 00:17

Central banks’ interest rate increases carry great risk

Short-term interest rate tightening is likely to flatten the yield curve if not accompanied by expectations of higher future inflation

  • September 19, 2018 November 19, 2018
  • 06:00