Bond Yields Will Rise

Fund managers are entering unknown waters - bond yields are poised to rise, meaning they will be allocating assets in the first bear market in three decades

Emma Wall 30 January, 2014 | 4:15PM

Bond rates are at an all time low. For the past 30 years yields have been falling, but this long term trend is due a reversal. 

The declining yield trend is over. Total performance is what matters now

It is looking increasingly likely that 2014 will be the year that the bond market goes into reverse. For the past thirty years we have been in a bond bull market; declining yields have meant rising prices. 

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Hermes Global High Yld Crdt F GBP Acc1.57 GBP0.35
Templeton Global Bond A(acc)USD29.45 USD-0.68

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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