THE FUTURE OF FIXED INCOME
John Lynch Chief Investment Strategist, LPL Financial | Jeffrey Buchbinder, CFA Equity Strategist, LPL Financial
Although the US economic recovery has picked up and we expect yields to rise in the second half of 2020, structural forces may help limit the size of the move. The pandemic-driven demand shock, the Federal Reserve, and disinflationary pressures may likely keep yields low for quite some time.
DOWNWARD PRESSURES ON YIELDS REMAIN
The US economic outlook has improved quite a bit since March, as more evidence of economic recovery has emerged in timelier economic data. The record hiring evident in the May US Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report and the record surge in retail sales last month per the US Census Bureau are two examples of how the economic recovery since the peak of the...