Stanek: Focus on High-Quality Bonds – A Video

October 15, 2010
In a recent interview with Morningstar analyst Andrew Gogerty, Baird Funds president Mary Ellen Stanek discussed the current state of the bond market, including:
  • Current expectations for the bond market
  • Importance of investing in all-weather type of fixed income strategies
  • Strategies for mitigating investment risks in the mortgage market
  • Ways to turn yield advantages into total return while still seeking downside protection
To hear Stanek’s assessment, please watch the interview.

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In a rising interest environment, the value of bonds generally decreases. High quality investments do not guarantee profits or consistency, and do not guarantee lower volatility. Investments in mortgage- and asset-backed securities which include interest rate, prepayment and default risks more pronounced than those of other fixed income securities. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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