Is now the time to invest in high yield?

To help answer the question, “Is now the time to own high yield?,” Robert Hoffman looks at the current fixed income environment as well as the performance of high yield and traditional core fixed income assets over previous market cycles.
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Finding opportunities beyond core fixed income

The low-yield environment may limit the return potential of traditional fixed income portfolios, while downside risks could be substantial should interest rates rise. However, there is a broad $6.5 trillion opportunity beyond core fixed income that may generate an attractive level of income and help manage interest rate risk and portfolio volatility.
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Week in review

Slight pullback | Subdued inflation | Fed funds futures lower | Chart of the week: Equities in a tight trading range
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Week in review

Relatively steady | Ongoing demand | Yield declines | Chart of the week: Yield curve flattens
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Week in review

Drifting higher | Stockpile decline | Slow and steady | Chart of the week: Refinancings spike in 2017’s issuer-friendly environment
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Mild declines in corporate credit | On track for rate increases | April payrolls rebound | Chart of the week: Productivity continues to decline
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Improved appetite | Potential shortage | Steady but subdued | Chart of the week: Credit markets back on track
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Week in review

Some uncertainty | LIBOR: Above the floor | French election momentum shift | Chart of the week: OPEC’s long game
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Week in review

March recap | Middle market premium | Weather or not | Chart of the week: Inflation reaching a plateau?
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