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Fixed Income
November 13 2019
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Video Lower rates allow for extended duration Nicholas Tripodes
November 13 2019

Portfolio Manager Nick Tripodes explains how he’s positioning portfolios for the current rate environment.

November 13 2019
Taxes . Fixed Income .
Article Munis' time to shine J. Scott Albrecht
November 13 2019

Their credit quality, tax-exempt income and diversification can stand out in uncertain times.

November 8 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Video Why are investors so interested in ultrashorts? Nicholas Tripodes
November 8 2019

Access to credit markets with reduced rate risk, for starters.

October 28 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Finishing the task with all our players Robert Ostrowski
October 10 2019

In the search for alpha, yield-curve positioning, currency and security selection take center stage.

October 15 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article The bond rally isn't quite done R.J. Gallo
October 3 2019

Decelerating growth and rising geopolitical worries are bond friendly.

October 3 2019
International/Global . Fixed Income .
Article The dollar: Heads I win, tails you lose John Sidawi
September 25 2019

The dollar has strengthened even as the Fed has cut rates.

September 25 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Are we Japan (revisited)? William Ehling
September 24 2019

As was the case when first looking at the issue eight years ago, the answer is no.

October 10 2019
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article What's behind the rapid rise in rates? R.J. Gallo
September 13 2019

Bond yields have reversed much of the August decline. The reasons are many.

September 13 2019
Fixed Income .
Video The risk behind negative-yielding bonds Donald Ellenberger
August 29 2019

One big one: if you hold it to maturity, you'll lose money.

October 10 2019
Equity . Fixed Income .
Article Investing ideas amid the uncertainty Deborah Cunningham
Robert Ostrowski
Stephen Auth
August 14 2019

Federated CIOs see opportunities in cash, yield-curve positioning and growth stocks.

September 3 2019
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article How low can yields go? R.J. Gallo
August 14 2019

From here, they could break either way. But Federated's base case remains a recession isn't imminent.

August 13 2019
Fixed Income .
Article What's next for bonds? William Ehling
August 1 2019

Considerations for a changing rate environment.

July 31 2019
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Fed cuts rates by a quarter percentage point Donald Ellenberger
July 31 2019

Rate cut seen as preventative medicine in the face of global uncertainties.

July 25 2019
Fixed Income . Taxes .
Article High-yield muni winning streak debunks naysayers Lee Cunningham
July 25 2019

Concern over the size of high-yield muni debt is unwarranted.

July 25 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Video What's the case for ultrashort bonds...any time? Randall Bauer
July 15 2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Randy Bauer outlines how the limited interest rate risk and low volatility of ultrashort bonds can support investors regardless of market, rate and economic cycles.

July 23 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Finding pockets of opportunity Robert Ostrowski
July 11 2019

We're looking to the yield curve, currencies and security selection for alpha.

July 22 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Be careful about BBB downgrade mania John Gentry
July 9 2019

Only 0.1% of investment-grade companies defaulted in the last 35 years.

July 15 2019
Fixed Income .
Video Will interest rate volatility continue? R.J. Gallo
June 20 2019

Senior Portfolio Manager R.J. Gallo discusses his outlook for interest rates.

July 15 2019
Fixed Income . Liquidity .
Video Why should investors consider cash a core asset class again? Deborah Cunningham
June 20 2019

Here are three key reasons.

July 15 2019
Fixed Income .
Video Do yield-curve inversions portend a recession? R.J. Gallo
June 20 2019

Not always, and here's why.

July 15 2019
Fixed Income .
Article Where do yields go from here? R.J. Gallo
June 6 2019

Events in coming weeks may determine if yields have further to fall.

July 15 2019
Markets/Economy . Fixed Income .
Article Credit markets (relatively) calm Chengjun (Chris) Wu
May 16 2019

The U.S.-China trade fracas has not roiled credit markets.

July 15 2019
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Slow news day at the Fed Donald Ellenberger
May 1 2019

Policymakers hewed to their policy of 'patience.'

July 15 2019
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article Federated adopts neutral view on yields in the near term R.J. Gallo
April 16 2019

Risks between upward and downward moves appear relatively balanced.

July 15 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article For fixed income, it's steady as she goes Robert Ostrowski
April 11 2019

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

July 15 2019
Fixed Income .
Video High yield's strong start to 2019 Mark Durbiano
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.

July 15 2019
Fixed Income . Markets/Economy .
Article High-yield tailwinds continue to outpace headwinds Mark Durbiano
March 7 2019

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

July 15 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Why are long-term rates stuck? R.J. Gallo
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.

July 15 2019
Fixed Income . International/Global .
Article As global growth slows, there's an upside for international bonds John Sidawi
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.

July 15 2019
Fixed Income . International/Global .
Article 3 reasons the case for emerging markets is strong Ihab Salib
February 7 2019

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

July 15 2019
Fixed Income . Markets/Economy .
Article 'Risk-on' is back in the credit markets Chengjun (Chris) Wu
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.

July 15 2019
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article Fed will be 'patient' Donald Ellenberger
January 30 2019

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

July 15 2019
Fixed Income .
Article From 'irrational exuberance' to rational despondence Robert Ostrowski
January 19 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.

July 15 2019
Fixed Income .
Article The credit market is not broken John Gentry
January 8 2019

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

July 15 2019
Fixed Income .
Article High yield: 3 things to watch in 2019 Mark Durbiano
December 27 2018

Equity market behavior is strongly correlated with high yield performance.

July 15 2019
Fixed Income .
Article Fixed income: 3 things to watch in 2019 R.J. Gallo
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?).

July 15 2019
Fixed Income .
Video Three reasons to own muni bonds Ann Ferentino
December 18 2018

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

July 15 2019
Fixed Income .
Article The near-term bias on Treasury yields may be higher R.J. Gallo
December 4 2018

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

July 15 2019
Fixed Income .
Article Deja vu all over again William Ehling
December 3 2018

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

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