For a long time, it has made no sense to keep money under your mattress or invested in cash-like instruments (short dated, fixed return) such as money market funds, without facing an inflation-adjusted loss.
A brief press release recently from Europe’s largest and possibly oldest industrial manufacturer, announcing a short-dated, small-sized bond, seems hardly significant. In time however it may come to be seen as heralding a transformation of bond markets.
Uncertainty persists, but yield is back and fundamentals matter
Yields are appealing in select markets and buying opportunities exist, but investors will need to be mindful about volatility.
How changing markets require investors to think and act differently
Adjusting to an uncertain future
The succession of two major crises (the Covid-19 pandemic and then Russia's war against Ukraine) could lead to major and lasting changes to the world order. In today’s Focus, we review 10 potential macroeconomic and financial trends which could shape the next decade.
Inflation risk can be mitigated by using inflation-linked bonds, cyclical assets, and high-yielding bonds with low duration
The distortions created by central banks make it dangerous to read too much into price signals
Beauty is only skin deep, as the saying goes. Francois de Bruin explains what this piece of wisdom means for yield-hungry income investors.