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May 2 2019
Monetary Policy Interest Rates
Article Slow news day at the Fed May 1 2019

Policymakers hewed to their policy of 'patience.'

April 16 2019
Interest Rates Fixed Income
Article Federated adopts neutral view on yields in the near term April 16 2019

Risks between upward and downward moves appear relatively balanced.

April 29 2019
Fixed Income Interest Rates
Article For fixed income, it's steady as she goes April 11 2019

After a strong first quarter, high yield and other credit securities settle into a clip-the-coupon environment.

April 9 2019
Fixed Income
Video High yield's strong start to 2019 March 24 2019

Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of High Yield Bond Group Mark Durbiano discusses the factors that have contributed to this year’s turnaround in the high-yield bond market.

March 7 2019
Fixed Income Markets/Economy
Article High-yield tailwinds continue to outpace headwinds March 7 2019

At this later stage of the cycle, Federated views this asset class primarily as a good 'clip the coupon' story.

March 25 2019
Fixed Income Interest Rates
Article Why are long-term rates stuck? March 5 2019

Inflation shows little sign of breaking out. Until it does, it's difficult to see long rates breaking up in any significant manner.

March 15 2019
Fixed Income International/Global
Article As global growth slows, there's an upside for international bonds February 20 2019

Portfolio manager John Sidawi sees opportunities as headwinds in three key areas—Fed rate policy, the dollar's direction and idiosyncratic risks—shift to potential tailwinds.

March 15 2019
Fixed Income International/Global
Article 3 reasons the case for emerging markets is strong February 7 2019

A Fed on pause, an easing of trade worries and the pricing in of most geopolitical worries make for EM tailwinds.

March 15 2019
Fixed Income Markets/Economy
Article 'Risk-on' is back in the credit markets February 6 2019

January's rally was particularly strong across fixed-income credit sectors. With spreads narrowing, momentum could ease in the months ahead. But the outlook remains positive.

March 15 2019
Interest Rates Fixed Income
Article Fed will be 'patient' January 30 2019

The Fed kept rates steady, making markets happy with a dovish pause.

January 24 2019
Fixed Income
Article From 'irrational exuberance' to rational despondence January 9 2019

It was a no good, very bad fourth quarter for the credit bond markets, too. It's hard to see the first quarter being the same.

January 11 2019
Fixed Income
Article The credit market is not broken January 8 2019

The majority of BBB-rated debt is issued deliberately by healthy companies, not those on the brink.

January 4 2019
Fixed Income
Article High yield: 3 things to watch in 2019 December 27 2018

Equity market behavior is strongly correlated with high yield performance.

January 4 2019
Fixed Income
Article Fixed income: 3 things to watch in 2019 December 26 2018

3 factors may dictate how bonds do in 2019: the Fed (is it close to neutral?), the economy (how slow will it grow?) and inflation (will it remain muted?).

March 22 2019
Fixed Income
Video Three reasons to own muni bonds December 18 2018

Portfolio Manager Ann Ferentino outlines the reasons why muni bonds are attractive now.

December 21 2018
Fixed Income
Article Deja vu all over again December 17 2018

There are many parallels between the markets and economy today and in 2015-16. For those fearing recession, that's a good thing.

December 6 2018
Fixed Income
Article The near-term bias on Treasury yields may be higher December 4 2018

Several factors that drove yields lower have turned more favorable, but a lack of clarity still clouds the outlook.

December 6 2018
Fixed Income
Article Strong economy and credit quality continue to buoy high yield November 12 2018

Volatile period doesn't change solid fundamentals, indicating potential upside if markets settle down as expected.

December 6 2018
Fixed Income Interest Rates
Article Fed stays put November 8 2018

The FOMC left policy rates and most language of its policy statement unchanged.

March 22 2019
Fixed Income
Article Don't be wary of a BBB-rating October 17 2018

Contrary to their reputation BBB-rated corporate debt has much to recommend itself.

December 6 2018
Fixed Income International/Global
Article Inching closer to neutral October 11 2018

Federated seeks to lessen potential fixed-income volatility amid rising rates, midterm election uncertainty and a Fed that's trying to stick the landing.

December 6 2018
Fixed Income Income
Article Mortgages on way to becoming a true market again September 26 2018

Expect the Fed to fade and value to return to mortgage market.

May 14 2019
Fixed Income Global Diversification
Video Volatility equals opportunity in emerging markets September 18 2018

Portfolio Manager Jason DeVito offers insights on how tariffs and trade talks are affecting global and fixed income currency investments and where he's finding investing opportunities now.

December 6 2018
Fixed Income Income
Article Same as it ever was August 28 2018

Inflation and rates may rise, but a surge is unlikely.

March 15 2019
Equity Income
Article Stocks thrilled with Powell's first Jackson Hole speech August 24 2018

The Fed leader stood his ground, saying 'gradual' rate normalization remains the strategy.

March 15 2019
Fixed Income Income
Article Three reasons, beyond just tax reform, to consider munis August 2 2018

Fundamental and long-term forces are shining a positive light on municipal bonds.

December 6 2018
Fixed Income Income
Article A 'strong' statement August 1 2018

The Fed keeps rates within a range of 1.75-2%

March 15 2019
Fixed Income Income
Article High yield maintains its edge July 18 2018

While yields relative to Treasuries are below historical medians, high yield's higher coupon rate continues to lift returns.

December 6 2018
Fixed Income Income
Article Fixed Income Outlook: Something ... or nothing July 11 2018

When should we really worry about trade? Even the market isn't so sure.

March 22 2019
Fixed Income Tax Aware
Video The opportunity in municipal bonds July 9 2018

Senior Portfolio Manager R.J. Gallo explains why municipal bonds have largely outperformed their taxable investment-grade counterparts in 2018.

March 22 2019
Fixed Income Income
Video What impact will rising Treasury yields and inflation have on bonds? July 6 2018

Senior Portfolio Manager R.J. Gallo offers his perspective on potential impact on fixed income from increasing interest rates, inflation and 10-year Treasury yields.

March 22 2019
Fixed Income Tax Aware
Video Fed policy, trade tensions and what it all means for bonds July 6 2018

Senior Portfolio Manager R.J. Gallo discusses how Federal Reserve policy and global trade issues may impact the fixed-income markets in 2018's second half.

December 6 2018
Fixed Income Income
Article Too early to worry a lot about Italy May 30 2018

An exit from the euro is unlikely but even if it comes, it's going to take a long time.

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