April 22, 2016
“The Fed is now hostage to the markets,” Scott Minerd warned Consuelo Mack as they discussed market challenges and opportunities on a recent edition of PBS' WealthTrack. “The problem is that as central banks around the world keep searching for new ways to stimulate the economy, it’s creating imbalances, so we’re slowly seeing asset classes get inflated.”
For investors, this dynamic creates an unusual conundrum: Where to find assets that represent value given the heightened risk inherent in a global economy awash in manipulated liquidity. In the following video series, including highlights from the interview, Minerd shares insights on how careful security selection and a disciplined approach to investing can help steer investors through challenging market conditions.
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The market value of fixed income securities will change in response to interest rate changes and market conditions among other things. In general, bond prices rise when interest rates fall and vice versa. High yield securities present more liquidity and credit risk than investment grade bonds and may be subject to greater volatility. Investments in asset-backed securities, floating rate senior secured syndicated bank loans, and other floating rate securities involve special types of risks, including credit risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk and prepayment risk. Some asset-backed securities, including mortgage-backed securities, may have structures that make their reaction to interest rates and other factors difficult to predict, making their prices very volatile.
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High-yield corporate bond spreads and bank loan discount margins typically widen when the Fed is lowering interest rates.
The Federal Reserve’s policy pivot has supported a rally in most credit sectors, but investors should worry about late cycle excesses.
Beijing is preparing for a protracted standoff as the U.S.-China trade war ramps up.
Global CIO Scott Minerd and Head of Macroeconomic and Investment Research Brian Smedley provide context and commentary to complement our recent publication, “Forecasting the Next Recession.”
In his market outlook, Global CIO Scott Minerd discusses the challenges of managing in a market melt up and highlights several charts from his recent piece, “10 Macro Themes to Watch in 2018.”
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