Managing Volatility

    Apr 17, 2018

Short Duration High Yield: A Flower in the Junkyard

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The S&P 500 Index posted a negative return for first quarter of 2018, marking the 12th time in a little over a decade...

    Apr 13, 2018

Floating Rate Loans—A Relative Calm in the Storm

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After years of relative tranquility, financial market volatility has returned with a vengeance, impacting both stocks and bonds alike...

    Apr 5, 2018

A Nod to the Windward Side: Liquid Alts and Volatile Markets

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A market correction is generally considered a decline of 10% in...

    Mar 27, 2018

Municipal Market Update: Short-Term Headwinds and Long-Term Value

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Despite favorable supply and demand dynamics, the municipal bond market...

    Mar 14, 2018

Tariffs and Trade Trigger Volatility

by: ; Robert Serenbetz

The announcement of a 25% tariff on imported steel, and 10% on aluminum, caused fears of a trade war, triggering volatility. Tariffs will benefit domestic producers of...

    Mar 8, 2018

Volatility Hits Global Markets Hard

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If January was a continuation of 2017 in the markets, February was the complete opposite. Global markets saw negative performance across the board, as volatility not only...

    Mar 6, 2018

High Yield—Reasons for (Cautious) Optimism

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The high-yield bond market has not escaped the market’s recent volatility, although it has been fairly resilient...

    Feb 12, 2018

Markets Go Down Sometimes

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Markets do go down sometimes. After a long run of record highs, volatility has returned, with the S&P 500 dropping nearly 4% in a week. The catalyst this time...