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  • Income Investing

    July 19, 2021

    The longer duration of fallen angel bonds and differentiated issuer exposures relative to broad high yield contributed to their outperformance to the broad high yield market in Q2.

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    Income Investing

    July 12, 2021

    Position For Rising Rates with BDCs as Credit Concerns Abate

    by Coulter Regal, CFA, Associate Product Manager

    In the current low, and potentially soon to be rising, interest rate environment, Business Development Companies (BDCs) are an alternative source of income for investors to consider.

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    Income Investing

    June 17, 2021

    Finding Alpha Opportunities in Corporate Bonds

    by William Sokol, Senior ETF Product Manager

    One of the key outputs of the Moody's Analytics credit model, the fair value spread, is used to identify relative value opportunities in the marketplace as they arise.

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    Income Investing

    May 18, 2021

    Finding an Investment Grade Edge

    by William Sokol, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Being selective is crucial in this environment. A smarter approach to corporate bonds can provide investors yield pickup and upside potential without assuming too much risk.

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    Income Investing

    May 10, 2021

    Rising Tide Lifts Municipal Bonds

    by Jim Colby, Portfolio Manager and Strategist, Municipal Bonds

    As municipal bonds continue to recover we explore three key trends that we believe are supportive to the asset class.

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    Income Investing

    April 22, 2021

    Green Bonds: Five Years After Paris

    by William Sokol, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Five years after the Paris Agreement was signed, we take a look at how green bonds are providing fixed income investors with a way to invest in the transition to a net-zero carbon economy.

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    Income Investing

    April 19, 2021

    Rising Rates and Fallen Angel Bonds

    by Nicolas Fonseca, CFA, Associate PM

    While rising rates are generally negative for rate sensitive asset classes like fallen angel high yield bonds, we believe the reason behind the latest rate moves may provide support for fallen angels.

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    Income Investing

    March 15, 2021

    What to Consider When Investing in BDCs

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Rising 10-year U.S. Treasury yields may drive interest in business development companies (BDCs), because of the exposure BDCs provide and their portfolio’s floating rate nature.

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    Income Investing

    February 17, 2021

    The Consistency of Fallen Angel High Yield Bond Returns

    by William Sokol, Senior ETF Product Manager

    We examine the key drivers of fallen angel high yield bonds through various economic cycles and changing market environments, as well as what’s in store for 2021.

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    Income Investing

    February 11, 2021

    Consider HY Emerging Markets Bonds Amid Reflation

    by William Sokol, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Higher rates and inflation are a major challenge for fixed income asset classes, but we believe emerging markets high yield corporate bonds may better withstand these pressures.

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