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By John Lovito - October 31, 2017
If I had to choose one word to describe the market during 2017, I’d say “resilient.” That’s notable because there were two major disruptions that could have resulted in prolonged volatility: the French elections and the Korean peninsula tensions.
Fortunately, the market bounced back quickly and low volatility has been the primary story this year. And in fact, we don’t currently see any change on the horizon—at least not in the short term. That’s why we’re starting to add a little more risk to our portfolios. One thing we still have a keen eye on is inflation. Will it continue being benign? Are the faint blips on the radar just that, or are they indicators that global inflation is starting to pick up?
In this quarter’s update, I dive into the three markets with the most risk for aggressive monetary policy: the U.S., the European Central Bank and the Bank of England. Where do we see the biggest risk, and what does it mean as we head into 2018?
Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management discusses how it seeks to identify companies that can carry their debt loads through the economic cycle.
We saw the resiliency of the municipal market in 2017. Going into 2018, we're monitoring how changes in tax and healthcare policies may impact the issuance and value of munis.
January 26, 2018
VP & Sr. Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Kevin Akioka sees a couple of wild cards for corporate bond investing—tax reform probably being the big one.
February 08, 2018
As the global economic cycle matures, certain risks inherent in fixed-income investing will become more apparent.
The first quarter of 2018 reminded markets that volatility is a risk. In this quarter’s outlook, SVP & Sr. Fixed Income Portfolio Manager John Lovito provides insight into how volatility prompted his team to pivot, and he also shares into his thoughts around liquidity, trade wars and rate hikes.
April 10, 2018
In this quarter’s update, Sr. VP and PM John Lovito dives into the three markets with the most risk for aggressive monetary policy.
October 31, 2017
Generally, as interest rates rise, bond prices fall. The opposite is true when interest rates decline.
Investment return and principal value of security investments will fluctuate. The value at the time of redemption may be more or less than the original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The opinions expressed are those of American Century Investments (or the portfolio manager) and are no guarantee of the future performance of any American Century Investments' portfolio. This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.