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We think the Fed will be cautious with rate comments to avoid again causing market volatility. That may mean a bond market that tries to anticipate Fed moves and interest rates that stay in the lower end of a 2.5 to 3.5% range.
In August, Matt Hekman was named portfolio manager of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Continental Income Fund, taking over management duties from Cynthia Prince-Fox, who joined the Asset Strategy team. Learn more about Matt’s experience and the Fund’s current strategy.
The high-yield fixed income market suffered a bout of the summertime blues, potentially giving investors a few points to consider about their high-yield strategies.
Booming oil output from U.S. shale basins is spurring growth across the industry and the economy, generating potential opportunities for investors.
We still think equities are more attractive relative to other asset classes. However, their gains in recent years are raising concerns about valuation levels at this point in the cycle.
Emerging markets have been growing faster than developed countries for the last decade, according to IMF data. Portfolio Managers Frederick Jiang and Jonas Krumplys review the case for an allocation to emerging markets now.
A look at innovative solutions that we believe are poised for growth in the current market environment.
Global oil and gas production continues to increase, as does demand. In the U.S., there has been dramatic growth in output from shale basins, which is affecting companies across the energy industry.
Municipal bond fund investors may be concerned about recent municipal finance headlines. Michael Walls, portfolio manager of the WRA Municipal High Income Fund, takes a look at the downgrade of Puerto Rico’s credit rating.

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