Top Bond Funds Defying Headwinds

Bond funds have taken a battering over the summer, as both developed and emerging market fixed income faced headwinds

Irene Ruiz Espejo 17 October, 2018 | 7:15AM

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Bond funds suffered from numerous headwinds in what was an eventful and volatile first half of the year and summer. Most risk asset returns had a strong January, continuing the trend seen over 2017, but sharply reversed as February reintroduced volatility to financial markets amid concerns about rising inflation.

A strengthening U.S. economy gave the Federal Reserve the confidence to raise interest rates again in June and signal two further rate hikes, followed by three more in 2019. On the contrary, a string of disappointing macroeconomic data has pushed any potential rate hike in the eurozone until mid-2019, according to the ECB.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BGF Fixed Income Global Opps D216.32 USD0.02
Muzinich Global Tact Crdt HUSD Inc Fndr109.16 USD0.21
PIMCO GIS Income R USD Inc10.66 USD0.17

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Irene Ruiz Espejo  is a Morningstar Fund Analyst

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