No interest rate hikes will be seen at the FOMC meeting, and interest rate cuts will depend on the economy. Follow the footsteps of legal persons and buy funds. Compound bond investment strategies are safe allocations.

Compiling the contents of the press conference of the May FOMC meeting (held in the early morning of May 2, Taiwan time), Schroders’ key points are summarized: no interest rate increase is expected, and interest rate reduction depends on the economy. Keep interest rates unchanged at 5.25% ~ 5.5%, high interest rates It may continue for a while, and the timing of interest rate cuts has not been relaxed, which will depend on economic data. Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell also announced that the pace of balance sheet reduction will be slowed down starting in June to ensure the stability of the money market. Ball said that the current policy interest rate is already restrictive and will not restart interest rate increases, and the biggest negative impact on the bond market has been lifted. The Schroders bond investment team stated: In response to the current market conditions, it is still necessary to maintain bond products in the investment portfolio. The preference is mainly for short and medium-term maturities to reduce the impact of interest rates and inflation. In addition, financial industries with sound fundamentals and specific Securitized commodities with evaluation advantages also have investment opportunities.

Compilation of the May FOMC meeting (held in the early morning of May 2, Taiwan time) Press conference content Schroders Key summary: No interest rate increase in sight, interest rate cut depends on the economy, keeping interest rates unchanged at 5.25% ~ 5.5% High interest rates may continue The timing of interest rate cuts will depend on economic data as Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell announced that he would slow down the pace of balance sheet tightening starting in June to ensure the stability of the money market.
Ball said that the current policy interest rate is already restrictive and will not restart interest rate increases, which is the biggest negative for the bond market.
The Schroders bond investment team stated: In response to the current market conditions, it is still necessary to maintain bond products in the investment portfolio. The preference is mainly for short- and medium-term maturities to reduce the impact of interest rates and inflation. In addition, financial industries with sound fundamentals and securities with evaluation advantages Chemical commodities also have investment opportunities.
Global interest-collecting bonds are both popular and popular. According to the fund subscription and redemption data released by the Association of Investment Trust and Investment Advisors from January to March this year, it can be observed that in terms of overseas investment grade bond funds, the top five funds with the largest net subscription volume have attracted approximately 64.4 billion yuan in total, accounting for net subscriptions. The total amount has reached nearly 80%*, among which the Schroders Global Income Bond Fund (this fund invests a considerable proportion in non-investment grade high-risk bonds and the source of the fund\’s dividend distribution may be principal) is the only one paying dividends this year. Funds with positive return reports are both popular and popular; the fund has always been loved by legal persons. As the investment public\’s acceptance of diversified allocations increases, it is recommended that it be an indispensable part of long-term planning.
[Data source: China Investment and Investment Consulting Association as of 2024/3/31; Lipper Information as of 2024/4/30].
Netizens often say: Only children make choices, I want them all; yes, products with complex forms can always meet the diverse needs with little price difference and are welcomed by customers. And Schroders (Ring) Global Interest Collection Bond funds (the fund invests a considerable proportion in non-investment grade high-risk bonds and the source of the fund\’s dividend distribution may be principal) is just such a product.
A senior director of the Financial Management Center shared: The investment scope of composite bond funds covers the world and does not place heavy emphasis on the United States; it covers investment grade bonds and non-investment grade bonds. According to the current high-interest environment, corporate bonds are the mainstay and public bonds are supplemented; economic growth and inflation are also considered. Actively manage major events such as levels, interest rate policies, special changes, etc. During the duration, flexibly allocate securitized assets such as securitized credit or agency-guaranteed real estate mortgage bonds to respond to different market environments, strengthen the resilience of the bond portfolio, and reduce possible fluctuations.
Composite bond investment strategy with peace of mind at the turning point of interest rates. Since the fourth quarter of last year, investors have been concerned about when the Federal Reserve will start to cut interest rates. We believe that instead of worrying about the Fed\’s actions, it is better to leave this worry to the active investment management team for suggestions. You can make good use of the current turning point in interest rates and bonds will benefit greatly through the compound bond investment strategy.
Although recent data have caused bond yields to rise and the US Federal Reserve will be more cautious, on the premise that the central bank\’s willingness to cut interest rates has not changed, we are still optimistic about the steepening of the yield curve, which means that there is more room for downside in short-term interest rates than in the longer term.
In terms of asset allocation, we prefer covered bonds with attractive yields. On the other hand, we have revised down our view on European investment-grade bonds due to limited room for further narrowing of credit spreads, but we still prefer European investment-grade bonds with shorter maturities. The evaluation is relatively unfavorable. Expensive U.S. investment-grade and non-investment-grade corporate bonds.
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