Experts Back Strategic Bond Funds

With an uncertain outlook for monetary policy and fixed income markets, fund pickers are sticking with strategic bond funds

David Brenchley 4 March, 2019 | 12:12AM

Stock market, bond market, strategic bond funds, bonds, corporate bonds

Tuesday March 5 signals the 10-year anniversary of UK interest rates reaching a rock-bottom 0.5% and the introduction of quantitative easing. This extraordinary loosening of monetary policy has generally been seen as a tide that has lifted all boats.

Over 2018, though, this policy begun to reverse. The US Federal Reserve hiked interest rates four times and reduced its bloated balance sheet by $368 billion, or 8.3%, last year. Until December, it was expected to continue this trend through the course of this year.

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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