March 26, 2018: Total Return Bond Update
by MyPlanIQ | Mar 27, 2018 | Asset-Allocation, Bonds, Economy, Feature, Gold, Headline, Income, Inv, Investments, IRA, Markets, Mutual-Funds, newsletter, Portfolios, Retirement
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Total Return Bond Update
In this newsletter, we review current bond market trends and then discuss several issues of total return bond funds.
Trends in fixed income bonds
The Federal Reserve raised interest rate by 0.25% last week. In general, interest rates have been rising and prices of bonds have declined. However, long term rates have recently become steady.
Bond trends (as of 3/23/2018) from 360° Market Overview: