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HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?

A strong July employment report caused Treasury yields to spike higher, but the broader message from the bond market has not changed. Improvement in economic data will need to exhibit greater consistency to exert meaningful upside pressure to bond yields.

HIGH-YIELD RALLY CONTINUES DESPITE HEADWINDS

High-yield has continued to rally recently despite weaker oil prices. Investors can still potentially benefit from a small allocation due to the asset class’s notable yield in a low-yield environment. Caution remains warranted, as oil may again drive the market.

HIGH-YIELD MUNICIPAL UPDATE

Broad bond market strength coupled with strong investor demand for yield has driven year-to-date strength in high-yield municipal bonds. We remain neutral on high-yield municipal bonds as more expensive valuations and greater interest rate sensitivity offsets above-average yields.

BREXIT & BONDS

High-quality bond strength is unlikely to fade soon, if history is a guide. A greater likelihood of central banks remaining marketfriendly for longer would provide fundamental support for high-quality bonds and the lower for longer theme.

MUNICIPALS BUCK THE SEASONAL TREND

Municipal bonds have dodged a seasonally weak June period, with notable gains so far in June 2016. A strong first half of June has pushed yields on 10- and 30-year municipal bonds to all-time lows, which should temper investor expectations for seasonal strength over July and August

 
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