Second Half Kickoff—A dichotomy between rates and equities: Equities rose another 3% during July, driven by expectations of a Fed pause and lower inflation. The equity upswing is at odds with U.S. 10 Yr. Treasury rates, which increased during July. The July Market Commentary will help explain what is going on.
Trade frictions and market volatility are on the rise. This is causing uncertainty that in turn, creates obstacles for business, consumer sentiment and spending. Investing in bonds is an excellent way to balance higher-risk assets and keep a diversified financial portfolio while earning steady income. Stableford’s experience with the different types of bonds and how they best complement your existing investments, creating a low volatile, diversified portfolio will help you plan for the future.