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2018 Fixed Income Market Outlooks

12/21/2017

Newfleet presents its broad 2018 Fixed Income Market Outlook and specific outlooks for Bank Loans and High Yield. Team members discussĀ opportunities and areas of concern across the various sectors in which Newfleet invests.


Fixed Income Market Outlook

The macroeconomic backdrop is favorable for fixed income spread sectors as we enter 2018. In the aggregate, company fundamentals are strong and improving, technical conditions in the form of supply and demand are supportive, and central banks remain accommodative. Valuations, however, appear fair to rich by historical measures in most areas of fixed income. Therefore, issue selection will continue to be key to outperformance over the next year. We are calling for overall good, though not great economic data, which supports our view that 2018 should be a coupon-clipping environment with modest room for spread tightening.

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Bank Loan Outlook

Frank Ossino, sector head of the bank loan asset class at Newfleet Asset Management, discusses the opportunity and areas of concern for bank loans as we enter 2018.

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High Yield Outlook

Jonathan Stanley, sector head of the corporate high yield asset class at Newfleet Asset Management, discusses the opportunity and areas of concern for corporate high yield as we enter 2018.

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