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Our Outlook for the Credit Markets

Rising interest rates have taken their toll, but as the Fed delays dialing back on stimulus, investors are poised to recapture some of their losses.

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  • Fed shocks the market; long-term rates headed lower in the near term.
  • Fights over debt ceiling and continuing spending resolutions to fund federal expenditures are heating up.
  • Emerging markets' central banks are raising short-term rates to defend plunging currencies.
  • Downgrades outpace upgrades as acquisitions and share buybacks raise debt leverage.

 

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David Sekera has a position in the following securities mentioned above: INTC, EIX. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.