Bright Spots, Macro Risks, Credits & Currencies: Fixed Income Outlook 2020

Why Elaine Stokes, Co-Head and Portfolio Manager of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Multisector Full Discretion Team, is cautiously opportunistic and sees value plays for 2020.

Elaine Stokes, Co-Head & Portfolio Manager, Multisector Full Discretion Team, Loomis, Sayles & Company is cautiously optimistic about investing across global fixed income markets in the new year. See why:

  • Select value opportunities in areas of the market that have witnessed volatility and liquidity, including CCC credits in the high yield market and bank loans
  • Central banks’ monetary policy missteps is a top global macro risk
  • Credit fundamentals bear watching, especially in late, late cycle
  • Small pockets of value seen in emerging market debt
  • Growth favors the US, and a strong US dollar among world currencies
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