bond funds

Should investors be scared of the big bad yield curve?

Bond markets have sent another recession warning signal, with a more noteworthy part of the bond yield curve inverting for the first time since the global financial crisis.

Earlier this year, in mid-March part of the yield curve inverted, the bit between the 10-year and three-month Treasury bonds (debt issued by the US government).

We need to talk about strategic bond funds’ strategy

Investment flexibility is a huge boon, but only when it is used wisely. ‘Go anywhere’ strategic bond fund managers excelled prior to 2018, riding the tail of the 35-year bond bull market, but the return of volatility last year – one of few tests since the 2008 financial crisis – proved challenging for some.