Are Core Bonds Under Pressure?


By: Lawrence Gillum, CFA, Fixed Income Strategist, LPL Financial & Ryan Detrick, CMT, Chief Market Strategist, LPL Financial

Core bond investors have experienced one of the worst starts to the year ever, potentially calling into question the validity of bonds in a portfolio. Despite the poor start, we don’t think the value proposition for bonds has changed much. Moreover, with yields on most fixed income markets moving sharply higher, now could be a good time to revisit fixed income markets. Starting yields are still the best expectation of future returns and have become more attractive in a number of markets recently.

Read the full commentary here: Weekly_Market_Commentary_3.21.2022



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