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Everything about duration: Convexity

How a bond’s price responds to changes in interest rates is measured by its duration but its limitation is that it incorrectly assumes a linear relationship between bond prices and yields.

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Everything about duration: Interest rate risk

Two of the key risks in fixed income investing are credit risk and interest rate risk. Changing interest rates are very important to bond investors as there is a close but inverse relationship betwee ...

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Everything about duration: Yield shifts

Yield curves plot interest rates (‘yields’) of bonds of equal credit rating and different maturities.

Fixed income

How volatility can impact investments

Volatility describes how much the value of an investment is likely to fluctuate over time.

Fixed income

Everything about duration: Deconstructing duration

Duration is a very useful tool for measuring the potential risk of a fixed income investment and it has a number of components.

Fixed income

Coronavirus throws down a challenge for credit analysis

AXA IM’s credit analysis model has adapted quickly to incorporate new inputs as the COVID-19 crisis heightens sensitivity to regulatory and fiscal conditions.

Fixed income

How can fixed income investors navigate ongoing volatility due to COVID-19?

Nick Hayes says it comes down to active management, security selection and diversification of risks.

Fixed income

High yield: Opportunities on the rise as the fallen angels descend

The hit has been hard, but the sector might have the flexibility (and monetary policy support) to have a decent crisis

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AXA IM’s High Yield Market and Strategy Update- 18 May 2020

On Monday 18 May, AXA IM's Global Head of High Yield and US Active Fixed Income, Pepper Whitbeck, provided an update on the global high yield market and shared current investment opportunities as ...