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Can You Make Money in Fixed Income in the Age of The Zero?

March 2021 

Diminished yields mean it's much harder to generate returns from bonds, but there are still ways to do so if you look hard enough.

From our sub-adviser, Schroders Investment Management
Sean Markowicz, CFA
Strategist, Research and Analytics


Bond yields may have increased sharply in late February, but fixed-income investing hasn’t gotten any easier. A large pool of the market still yields next to nothing. Low yields are a concern for investors because they can reduce long-term prospective returns, but that doesn't mean all hope is lost. Better outcomes are still possible.

Here are some of the ways in which bond investors can potentially improve their return experience.  


Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. • Fixed income security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, event and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. 

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