Apr 16, 2024

Diversified Fixed Income Webcast

Disinflation? Reflation? Bonds for Both.

In this April 16, 2024, webcast titled "Disinflation? Reflation? Bonds for Both,"

Deputy CIO Jeffrey Sherman provides valuable insights into the economic trends impacting the fixed income market. Mr. Sherman begins by examining macroeconomic conditions, highlighting global growth stories and emphasizing the pivotal role played by the U.S. economy. The discussion then shifts to the effects of economic data surprises on growth and the impact of cumulative inflation on consumer sentiment.

Throughout the webcast, Jeffrey Sherman explores the challenges posed by inflation and its influence on consumer outlooks within financial conditions. He delves into the factors driving bond market volatility, including the dynamics of inflation influenced by import and export prices. Labor market trends are also discussed, with a particular focus on the concerns arising from slowing wage growth above historical norms and its contribution to rising inflation worries across sectors.

Mr. Sherman provides insights into market performances, discussing winners and losers influenced by interest rate fluctuations. He emphasizes the importance of analyzing risk-reward profiles for effective navigation of different market segments.

Jeffrey offers valuable insights into economic trends, inflation, and fixed income investments, providing a comprehensive understanding of the current market landscape. 00:00: Considering multiple outcomes in the current market environment.

02:03: Analysis of GDP growth rate exceeding trend expectations.
05:07: Emphasis on the importance of the U.S. economy in driving global growth.
09:12: Discussion on the shift in PMI data for manufacturing indicating growth.
15:27: Insights into CPI data challenges faced by Jay Powell and the Fed.
19:57: Evaluation of current inflation levels and projections for the year.
22:52: Examination of job openings and average hourly earnings trends.
26:24: Analysis of the labor market situation compared to previous years.
30:10: Discussion on the impact of the pandemic on the labor market dynamics.
34:15: Concerns regarding the impact of stimulus on FICO scores.
40:44: Overview of market conditions and bond market volatility.
45:24: Evaluation of breakeven rates and bond market projections.
48:38: Importance of analyzing credit spreads and treasury markets.
50:31: Comparison of current spreads to historical trends in the marketplace.
51:01: Building blocks of risk premium and strategic considerations at DoubleLine

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  • Jeffrey Sherman, CFA

    Jeffrey Sherman, CFA

    As DoubleLine’s Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Jeffrey Sherman oversees and administers DoubleLine’s Investment Management sub-committee coordinating and implementing policies and processes across the investment teams. He also serves as lead portfolio manager for multi-sector and derivative-based strategies. Mr. Sherman is a member of DoubleLine’s Executive Management and Fixed Income Asset Allocation Committees. He can be heard regularly on his podcast “The Sherman Show” (Twitter @ShermanShowPod, where he interviews distinguished guests, giving listeners insight into DoubleLine’s current views. In 2018, Money Management Executive named Jeffrey Sherman as one of “10 Fund Managers to Watch” in its yearly special report. Prior to joining DoubleLine in 2009, Mr. Sherman was a Senior Vice President at TCW where he worked as a portfolio manager and quantitative analyst focused on fixed income and real-asset portfolios. He was a statistics and mathematics instructor at both the University of the Pacific and Florida State University. Mr. Sherman taught Quantitative Methods for Level I candidates in the CFA LA/USC Review Program for many years. He holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of the Pacific and an M.S. in Financial Engineering from the Claremont Graduate University. Mr. Sherman is a CFA® charterholder.