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Posted: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

The U.S. economy appears to be in the later innings of the economic cycle. Typically, at this advanced stage of the cycle, inflation pressures tend to rise as commodities and wage prices increase. We see a number of leading inflation … Read More

Posted: Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) announced on Wednesday, September 20th that they will begin unwinding their balance sheet. The experimental tapering will be gradual and calculated to avoid dramatic reactions by the market similar to the taper tantrum. The first … Read More

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) are backed by the U.S. government and their par value rises with inflation, while their interest rate remains fixed. Historically, TIPS have been considered low-risk investments that can protect investors from the negative side effects of … Read More

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Leveraged loans have been one of the hottest asset classes in recent years as investors seek yield and try to manage exposure to expected rising rates. These investors made large contributions to loan funds following the financial recession. In fact, … Read More

Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016

As the non-Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) market continues to shrink, we have diversified our securitized credit exposure within our strategies. The large majority of this diversification has been into Commercial MBS (CMBS), Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLO) and esoteric Asset-Backed Securities … Read More

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016

The U.S. Dollar (USD) has rallied over 20% since mid-2014, reaching its strongest levels since 2004 at the end of January. Aggressive quantitative easing (QE) from the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of Japan (BoJ), on top of a … Read More

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2016

This year has been marked by increased volatility across global equity and credit markets. Falling commodity prices continued to question the health of the global economy and investors have been rightfully spooked. Many investors are left wondering when and where … Read More

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

At DoubleLine, we find the Fed started explicitly tightening the shadow rate or the “effective” interest rate as early as June 2014. The Wu-Xia shadow rate reached its lowest level of -3.0% in May 2014 during the Fed’s taper, just … Read More

Posted: Monday, January 11th, 2016

Over the past twelve months there has been a growing divergence between the performance of high yield corporate bonds and U.S. equities. Given the historically strong correlation between these two markets, we believe this divergence is a warning sign to … Read More

Posted: Monday, August 31st, 2015



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