On Monday, the firm confirmed it had begun selling off some of its private bond portfolio
and had cancelled entry fees to attract new investors to its funds.
That could equate with a $3.5 tln bond portfolio
as the Fed is more comfortable with managing money markets at that level.
MMAC reduced its investment in the leveraged bond portfolio
through the termination of 15 total return swap agreements that had a total notional amount of USD 102.6 million and sold one multi-family tax-exempt bond and one subordinate certificate interest in a multi-family tax-exempt bond.
Select indexes demonstrate that a 60 percent stock and 40 percent bond portfolio
declined between 22 and 25 percent from peak to trough.
To show how a mainstream stock and bond portfolio
would do under Research Affiliates' 10-year model, the report looks at the typical balanced portfolio of 60 percent stocks and 40 percent bonds.
Investors can try to make up the difference, reaching for yield by either lowering the credit quality or increasing the duration of their bond portfolio
, which increases its credit or interest rate risk, respectively, or they can add more dividend-paying stocks to the portfolio, which can reduce diversification.
The current government bond portfolio
held by local Saudi banks is the highest since the $33.9bn (SAR127.4bn) recorded in December 2007.
For example, if the bond portfolio
matures in four years, the leverage should also have the same four yearduration.
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It seems that everywhere you turn, the press is asking, "When is the Fed going to raise interest rates?" While that may be the question du jour, for long-term investors, the question is irrelevant to the construction of a high-quality bond portfolio
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Summary paragraph: From aiCIO's June issue, Charlie Thomas asks where is the sweet spot for concentration in a bond portfolio