Eric Vanraes, portfolio manager of the Strategic Bond Opportunities Fund discusses with Dan Barnes of Trader TV how inflation fears began impacting rates markets at the start of Q2, and what that means for investors and trading – market data from MTS Markets.
“Rates markets at the start of Q2 began to see the effect of inflation concerns, along with central bank responses. While the solution to inflation is to increase wages”, says Eric Vanraes, “the temporary financing of private income is the existing stopgap. The slope of the curve in Europe and the US is starting to steepen. If spreads for credit are so low they behave as a proxy to government bonds, investment managers need to consider which fixed-income instruments will offer the best returns in a potentially volatile environment without significantly increasing the risk profile of portfolios.”
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