Portfolio Manager Bruce Monrad discusses how the growing trade war between the U.S. and China could impact bond investors generally and high yield specifically.
Bruce Monrad explains why Northeast Investors Trust wont “reach for yield” – but adds how the fund takes advantage of opportunities that present themselves in today’s low-rate environment.
Bruce Monrad highlights some of the geo-political headwinds that pose a threat to the economy here:
Bruce also discusses how investors should approach distressed corporate situations, like Pacific Gas and Electric, here:
High yield bonds and Treasuries are sending conflicting messages about the health of the economy and chances of a recession. Click below to hear which economic indicator Bruce Monrad trusts more.
CIO magazine looks at the simmering rivalry between China and India, and which one has the best chance to achieve long-term economic dominance.
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Bruce Monrad sits down with Chris Boyd to discuss the financial markets.
7:52 – Bruce joins Chris, challenges of analyzing the High Yield markets
10:17 – A big picture, macro view of the economy.
13:00 – Indicators, Housing, Auto, the Rhine River
15:22 – Consumer/Business Confidence, Employment
16:50 – Tail Risks: Trade Wars, Brexit, Sovereign Debt
19:00 – Government Shutdown
20:40 – Trade War Impact
25:55 – Government Deficit, National Debt
37:00 – Credit Markets Update
40:00 – Yield Curve, Inversion
42:00 – BBB Ratings Downgrades, Potential Opportunities
In the face of a housing slowdown, a looming trade war, and ongoing Brexit woes, bond investors are re-embracing risk. Click below to hear Bruce Monrad’s explanation of why this makes perfect sense.