Everything You Need to Know About Bonds

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Everything You Need to Know About Bonds

In my latest Market Insights , April 2022, I titled one slide as “The Fed unleashed the Bond Market” after nearly two decades of ultra-loose monetary policy. The cost of money went to quasi-zero which in turn killed the price discovery mechanism of the market.

Bond market could no longer serve as a ballast in a multi asset portfolio but rather it turns out to be correlated to equity market – “Losing his diversification benefits”.

Forthcoming rate hikes will revive the bond market . It will make it healthier and it will soon offer good entry points .

This paper from PIMCO gives a brief and clear notion of this market and it will help our client to better understand this asset class. My mentor at Merrill Lynch told me once “If you do not understand bond market then you do not understand the Investment” and now with time I can confirm this!

Good read.

Hans D. Itburrun, CAIA

Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Head External Asset Management (EAM)


Educational pieces used with permission from PIMCO.

PIMCO is an American investment management firm focusing on active fixed income management worldwide. PIMCO manages investments in many asset classes such as fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds, and private equity.

Everything You Need to Know About Bonds