The Fed’s likely next step: Setting conditions for future rate cuts

As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee decided to keep its key interest rate, the federal funds rate, unchanged at 5.25%–5.50%. We believe lower-than-expected price data and the economy’s gradual weakening mean we should start seeing rate cuts by May this year.

Opportunities and Risks in U.S. Securitized Markets

Mira Park, senior portfolio manager of the Investment Grade Income team at Allspring Global Investments, and Jarad Vasquez, senior portfolio manager and co-head of the Core Fixed Income team, talk about opportunities and risks in U.S. securitized markets and why fixed income is the top opportunity listed in Allspring’s recently published 2024 investment outlook.

Future U.S. Government Shutdown? What It Means to Investors

With the deadline looming for the U.S. government to pass a bill in order to avert a government shutdown, Jeff Weaver, head of Global Liquidity Solutions, and Henri Proutt, portfolio specialist for the Global Liquidity Solutions team, discuss what investors should and should not be concerned about, depending on the result. Jeff and Henri recorded this conversation on November 14, 2023.