With global interest rates at historic lows, many fixed income investors have rightly become concerned about future fixed income performance during periods of rising rates.

Download our latest report for strategies that may help you:

  • Navigate today’s bond market where both long and short-term interest rates have been declining for over 30 years and central banks have pursued zero interest rate policies and large scale asset purchases.
  • Prepare for rising rates as when rates rise, bond prices fall, and with the current low yields, even a slight rise in rates can lead to negative returns.
  • Put cash back to work with short-duration bonds that will help you seek incremental yield and reduce interest rate risk.*

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*An investment in fixed income funds is not equivalent to and involves risks not associated with an investment in cash.

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Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Fixed income risks include interest-rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments.

The strategies discussed are strictly for illustrative and educational purposes and are not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. There is no guarantee that any strategies discussed will be effective.

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