Investing in a rapidly-changing bond market
The only way is up - or so it seems for global bond yields.
New sanctions could be on the way for Venezuela’s oil industry as the country’s controversial president, Nicolas Maduro, retaliated against opposition leaders after prevailing in a disputed July referendum, according to MarketWatch.
The bond market is evolving quickly, as an almost-30-year bull market seems to be drawing to an end. To find yield and income in a new environment, perhaps we need a new way of looking at bond investing.
Cynthia Prince-Fox and Chace Brundige, CFA, portfolio managers, believe online and mobile e-commerce will remain a key driver of change for retailers in the U.S. and other countries.
IPUO -- Despite Brexit and the rise of populist politics in Europe, there is a strong case to be made for international equities in 2017, particularly European small cap stocks.
Bloomberg reports that customers willing to pay a premium for African brews, known for their floral, fruity flavors, are driving purchases of coffee from the continent where the drink is said to have originated.
The resilience of the markets has been impressive in 2017, as stocks continue to move higher despite geopolitical uncertainty. But potential risks remain.