Among the more harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the unprecedented inflation that has accompanied the recovery. The confluence of supply-chain issues and acute demand catalyzed by incessant monetary easing and fiscal spending has exacerbated rising prices, exhibited by the string of sharp increases in the Consumer Price Index. The unrelenting inflation coupled with the velocity at which interest rates have risen have wreaked havoc on markets this year.
Today’s global fixed income markets are highly volatile, and using a six-month outlook is one way that the Plus Fixed Income team at Allspring Global Investments navigates these changing environments. Janet Rilling, senior portfolio manager and head of the Plus Fixed Income team, shares her thoughts with Danny Sarnowski, portfolio specialist for the Plus Fixed Income team, on how the team uses this outlook and where they see things moving going forward.
In recognition of Veterans Day on November 11, Loryl Ludgate, senior key account manager and co-lead of the Allspring Veterans Connectivity Group, speaks with Mike Rodgers, portfolio manager on our Investment Grade Fixed Income team, and Jon Lagerstedt, director of internal sales, about their experience as veterans and how they transitioned from the military to the financial services industry.
The people have spoken (at least those who voted), and 2023 and 2024 will be host to a divided government. The conventional wisdom is that a divided government is a good thing for markets. That’s not always, or even often, the case.
Surprising no one, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted to hike its policy rate by 75 basis points (bps; 100 bps equal 1.00%) to a range of 3.75% to 4.00%.
Allspring Global Investments is excited to be celebrating its one-year anniversary. In this episode, Joe Sullivan, chief executive officer and chair of Allspring’s Board of Directors, and Kelly Vives, chief marketing and communications officer, look back at the first year of the firm and look forward to its promising future.
Scary headlines and market risks are at the center of the conversation between John Hockers, co-head of Investment Analytics, and Brian Jacobsen, senior investment strategist at Allspring Global Investments.
The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield is so close to the dividend yield on the MSCI World High Dividend Yield Index, is equity income worth the risk? Why even bother with equities when bond yields are finally offering an alternative source of income? We see two reasons:
U.S. midterm elections are rapidly approaching. We break down the issues that may have the biggest market impact.
Scott Smith, head of the Investment Grade Income team at Allspring Global Investments, speaks with George Bory, chief investment strategist for Fixed Income, about inflation, rates, credit spreads, and the economic outlook from the Investment Grade Income team’s perspective.