THE WisdomTree BLOG
The U.S. Federal Reserve has already weighed in on their policy guidance earlier this month. While the lion’s share of the focus has been Fed-centric on this front, it seems like a good exercise to check in on what expectations look like for the remainder of the developed world’s key monetary policymakers.
Down in the “lower 48,” a central topic of fixed income discussion has revolved around the state of the U.S. credit market—specifically, the investment-grade and high-yield arenas. Are Canadian-dollar corporates experiencing performance similar to their U.S. counterparts? If so, is there room for further improvement?
Through the first nine months of the year, the global fixed income markets continued to defy the odds. Indeed, year-to-date, a variety of bond arenas posted visible positive performances, continuing the trend that investors have been accustomed to for almost two years now.
Treasury supply considerations usually are not the primary driver of interest rate trends. However, they can affect rate direction on a broader scale, and that is why the Fed’s balance sheet normalization process could end up being the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.