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Last week’s extraordinary 75 basis point rate hike from the Federal Reserve was the latest development in a challenging year so far for fixed income markets. Through June 15, the broad U.S. fixed income market was down 11.7% as measured by the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, while U.S. Treasuries posted a loss of 9.5% as measured by the Bloomberg U.S. Treasury 3-10 Year Bond Index. Naturally, this has caused a good deal of concern among fixed income investors. In this piece, we will address these investor concerns and answer many of the common questions we are receiving about fixed income markets.  Read more here…