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May 2022 / VIDEO

What a Rough Quarter for Bonds Means for Asset Allocators

The bond market had a rough start to 2022, but Treasuries could be defensive in a large sell-off and may benefit from rate hikes

The bond market had its worst three-month performance in more than 30 years. Rising interest rates and inflation shocks are typically headwinds for stocks and bonds, and both asset classes sold off in the first quarter. Our Asset Allocation Committee is slightly overweight to bonds versus stocks, favoring higher-yielding fixed income sectors.


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