A common way to think about bond yields is to view them as a cushion that protects bondholders from the potential negative effects of duration risk. As bond yields have now collapsed to very low levels, that protection from duration risk has vanished.
Following the sharp sell-off in Q4 2018, credit markets globally have performed strongly in 2019. Having seen a big dip, followed by a quick rebound, how are we now left?
Hedonic adaptation is a psychology term that describes the human tendency of reverting to a relatively stable or ‘normal’ state following either positive or negative life changes.
Despite bond yields in many markets getting vanishingly low, inflows to bond funds globally have actually accelerated this year.
With yield chasing capital flooding back into credit markets and pushing up bond prices, the behaviour of corporate bonds is changing.
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Following last week’s meeting of the US Federal Reserve (FED), markets have become increasingly concerned that the FED is making a policy mistake in continuing to increase interest rates.
The China economic slowdown story had been building behind the scenes long before markets decided to focus on trade hostilities with the US.