Sector Views

Our Sector Team leaders share perspectives on performance characteristics, opportunities, and risks across a broad range of fixed-income asset classes.


 


November 14, 2017

Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds: Ahead of the Herd

We expect spreads to tighten further, but disciplined investors should wait for better opportunities.


November 14, 2017

Municipal Bonds: Driven by Technicals

Credit discipline is paramount as technical strength continues to drive the municipal bond market.


November 14, 2017

Non-Agency Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities: Upside in Re-Performing Loans

Fundamental improvements should support credit-blemished loans, but tight valuations favor capital structure seniority.


November 14, 2017

Rates: Markets Are Underestimating the Fed's Resolve

We continue to believe that the yield curve will flatten further and that a barbell position is appropriate.


October 16, 2017

High-Yield and Bank Loan Outlook: Watching for Weakness in a Time of Strong Fundamentals

Positive earnings growth has improved fundamentals, but our research shows where to look for potential credit weakness in high-yield corporate bonds.


August 16, 2017

Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities: All Eyes on the Fed

Fed policy—and the market’s reaction to it—will be a key driver of opportunities in 2018.


August 16, 2017

Asset-Backed Securities and CLOs: Safety First

We favor senior CLO debt and well-protected ABS as the credit cycle ages.


August 16, 2017

Bank Loans: Refi Activity Takes a Breather

The share of loans trading above par has declined from the peak earlier in the year, easing some refinancing pressure.


August 16, 2017

Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities: Investors Latch On to New Issue

Dislocation between primary and secondary CMBS markets limits near-term upside.


August 16, 2017

Commercial Real Estate Debt: Values Have Likely Peaked

Sales volumes slowed again in the first half of 2017, and valuations have likely passed their cyclical peak.







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