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Bond ratings: Source: Moody's and S&P. If the ratings provided by Moody's and S&P for a security differ, the higher of the two ratings is used. Bond ratings are ordered highest to lowest in portfolio. Based on S&P measures: AAA (highest possible rating) through BBB are considered investment grade; BB or lower ratings are considered non-investment grade. Cash equivalents and some bonds may not be rated.
Credit spread: differential between the yield on a credit bond and the Treasury yield. The option-adjusted spread is a measure of the spread adjusted to take into consideration possible embedded options.
Default rate: % issuers that failed to make interest or principal payments in the prior 12 months.
Volatility: a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index. Usually, the higher the volatility, the riskier the security/market.
Yield to worst (YTW): it is the lowest potential yield that can be received on a bond without the issuer actually defaulting.
Unless otherwise stated, all information contained in this document is from Amundi Pioneer Asset Management (“Amundi Pioneer”) and is as of July 20, 2019.
The views expressed regarding market and economic trends are those of the authors and not necessarily Amundi Pioneer, and are subject to change at any time. These views should not be relied upon as investment advice, as securities recommendations, or as an indication of trading on behalf of any Amundi Pioneer product. There is no guarantee that market forecasts discussed will be realized or that these trends will continue. These views are subject to change at any time based on market and other conditions and there can be no assurances that countries, markets or sectors will perform as expected. Investments involve certain risks, including political and currency risks. Investment return and principal value may go down as well as up and could result in the loss of all capital invested.
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Date of First Use: July 29, 2019.
The Fed delivered a hawkish cut, its first since the Great Financial Crisis in 2008.
The 2016 Presidential election produced one of the biggest upsets in US Presidential history. It was also one of only five elections since 1788 where the winning candidate lost the popular vote, but won the Electoral College. It was just another reflection of a deeply polarized electorate.
Tobacco Settlement Bonds provide substantial state funding for important public health initiatives aimed at addressing problems related to smoking. This includes reimbursement to states for smoking-related public health costs, anti-smoking campaigns, funding for research to combat tobacco-related diseases, and educational programs, particularly to reduce youth smoking.
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