Bond investors have experienced an historic rate shock over the last few months, while the Fed is likely to raise rates higher and sooner than expected. The good news is, if you maintain a constant maturity, your money is now reinvested at these higher rates. Combined with the likelihood that a bond's price approaches par as it nears maturity, the improved yield should more than make up the temporary loss in value over time.
Floating-rate loans are offering better value than high yield bonds due to similar yields, protection from interest-rate risk, and the benefits of being a secured lender. Converging features of loans and bonds argue for more opportunistic loan strategies that can focus on the most attractive values from both market segments. To learn more about the value in the loan market and the convergence in high yield, please read on.
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