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Opportunities in Preferred Securities
Taxable Bond | Insight
Taxable Portfolio Manager Stephen Repoff shares his perspective on the perpetual preferred market, including his latest thoughts on the outlook for the sector, the role preferreds can play in a diversified portfolio, and how GW&K approaches this unique segment of the fixed income market. He also explains some advantages of preferred securities he believes investors
The fixed income market experienced an extraordinary rally in the fourth quarter on elevated odds of an economic soft landing and dovish signals from the Federal Reserve. The strong performance was a sharp reversal from the prior quarter, which briefly raised the specter of an unprecedented third consecutive loss for the bond market. Sentiment was
Higher Rates Create a Compelling Case for Taxable Bonds The fixed income market posted a significant loss in the third quarter that more than offset the gains achieved in the first half of the year. The higher-for-longer Fed narrative increasingly took center stage, driven by a surprisingly resilient economy, surging oil prices, and inflation that