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  1. Managing Fixed Income Is About More than Just Interest Rates

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    Wed, 22 Apr 2015

    phase. During this stage, higher inflation causes economic growth to slow amid restrictive monetary policy, resulting in tightening credit availability and deteriorating corporate profits. Credit spreads widen amid worsening economic and corporate conditions

  2. Fed may allow banks to use muni bonds to meet liquidity rules: WSJ

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    Fri, 17 Apr 2015

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve may allow big banks to use some municipal bonds to meet new liquidity rules that ensure they have enough cash during a credit crunch , the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  3. Fed may allow banks to use muni bonds to meet liquidity rules - WSJ

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    Thu, 16 Apr 2015

    April 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve may allow big banks to use some municipal bonds to meet new liquidity rules that ensure they have enough cash during a credit crunch , the Wall Street...

  4. The Upside of Rate Hikes

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    Mon, 13 Apr 2015

    indexed to the prime rate, which you can readily find in The Wall Street Journal . After the 2008 meltdown and a terrible credit crunch , the fed funds rate went to near zero and still is within a target rate of 0-0.25%, currently 0.25% (one-quarter

  5. The Impact of QE on European Financial Markets

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    Thu, 9 Apr 2015

    followed by a sovereign debt crisis that engulfed the peripheral countries, the region’s economy has gone through a credit crunch , especially at the small and medium enterprises level. Recently, anticipation of the ECB’s QE program brought down sovereign

  6. Dollar-Denominated Debt Gets a Boost

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    Sat, 7 Mar 2015

    last month and is now only up 1.78%, year to date. However, part of the increase in underlying yields was offset by tightening credit spreads. The average spread of the Morningstar Corporate Bond Index, our proxy for investment-grade bonds, tightened

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    date. However, part of the increase in underlying yields was offset by tightening credit spreads. The average spread of the Morningstar Corporate Bond Index, our proxy for investment-grade bonds, tightened 16 basis points to end February
  7. Dollar’s Rise: a Good Sign

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    Wed, 28 Jan 2015

    parity to the dollar by 2017, a level not seen since 2002 when the euro debuted. What’s behind these moves? The global credit crunch , which induced recession and the 2008 market crash, introduced a new term to investors – quantitative easing (QE

  8. Asia, Looking to 2015 and Beyond

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    Fri, 2 Jan 2015

    resistance and it will not likely be smooth sailing. The market has moved up partly because India is slowly emerging from a credit squeeze but also because of sentiment. Momentum has been based on hope for reform, rather than on reality. As we enter the new year

  9. Not a Lot of Upside for Corporate Bonds

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    Fri, 7 Nov 2014

    compared to normalized metrics on inflation expectations in the shape of the yield curve. Thus, we will probably see the tightening credit spreads offset by the rising interest rates, and so therefore, we expect that the investors in high-yield as well as

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    the shape of the yield curve. Thus, we will probably see the tightening credit spreads offset by the rising interest rates, and so therefore, we expect that the investors in high-yield as well as investment-grade will
  10. Is Your Short-Term Bond Fund More Risky Than You Thought?

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    Wed, 5 Nov 2014

    Sarah Bush says that no fund managers think a 2008-style credit crunch is in the offing. But, she notes, it's a good time to ..... been stellar since. While it struggled a bit during the credit crunch in 2011's third quarter, Jacobson says it didn't perform

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