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How to Strike the Right Balance in High Yield Bonds

Strong 2016 performance and a sharp rally in credit spreads have prompted some investors to take a cautious view of high yield bonds.

Macron win means no Frexit

Emmanual Macron’s presidential election win is likely to make Europe overall more attractive to investors.

Geopolitical Uncertainty Shadows Improving Economic Growth

We believe global economic growth is set to improve this year, although the risks surrounding political uncertainty could be rising around the world.

Fallen Angels Offer Opportunity in Credit Market

In most credit cycles, the market hits a point when credit rating downgrades far exceed upgrades. This ratings migration process can significantly impact the valuations of securities, particularly when credits are downgraded from a rating of investment grade to high yield.

Measuring employment

As expected, the Federal Reserve recently increased the benchmark federal funds interest rate to 1.00%, a 0.25-percentage-point increase, its second increase since December 2016.

Federal Reserve announces another rate increase

The U.S. Federal Reserve's (Fed) policy-making committee increased the benchmark federal funds interest rate to 1.00%, a 0.25-percentage-point increase. This follows an increase in December 2016.

2017 Outlook: Change on the horizon

It's not unusual for a new year to bring changes. But 2017 may be particularly noteworthy.

Election 2016: Tracking a Trump administration

We review the potential impact that President-elect Donald Trump and his administration may have on the economy, interest rates, the stock market and more.

What part will municipal bonds play in a changing rate environment?

Even as equity markets reach new highs, there can be more reason than ever to consider the municipal bond market for your portfolio.

Money Market Reform: What you need to know

Changes are being made to the way money market funds are governed. This article is designed to explain the changes coming to the Ivy and Waddell & Reed Advisors money market funds.

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