Perspectives

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Don’t let interest rate risk keep you out of fixed-income

Our Blog Apr 26, 2017 Columbia Threadneedle Investment Team

The bond market isn’t devoid of risk. But different types of risk present themselves at different times, creating opportunities.

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Are derivatives hiding risk in your bond portfolio?

Our Blog Apr 24, 2017 Gene Tannuzzo, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, Strategic Income

Derivatives can be useful tools when used strategically. What investors need to know.

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What the return of nuclear power plant construction means for municipal investors

Our Blog Apr 18, 2017 Chad Farrington, CFA, Head of Municipal Bond Credit Research and Senior Portfolio Manager

The builder constructing the first new nuclear power plants in the U.S. in more than 40 years recently filed for bankruptcy protection. What does this mean for the project's completion, and, on a broader scale, the municipal market?

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How to plan for rising health care costs

Our Blog Apr 11, 2017 Columbia Threadneedle Investment Team

Americans are devoting more of their income to health care as costs rise faster than inflation. Investors should prepare for this trend to continue as part of their financial planning.

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French elections: What to expect should Le Pen prevail

Our Blog Apr 10, 2017 Mark Burgess, Chief Investment Officer EMEA and Global Head of Equities

Recent French election polls show that Marine Le Pen is a contender for the next French presidency. Her potential victory is perceived as increasing the likelihood of France’s withdrawal from the euro. What does the continued uncertainty of the election outcome mean for the EU and to global markets?

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