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There is a new Fed in town, assessing the effects of a change in monetary policy for bonds

Webinar Details

Date: February 13, 2014                                    Duration: 00:60                                    Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

There is a New Fed in Town, Assessing the Effects of a Change in Monetary Policy for Bonds

In this webinar we will discuss the big question, what are possible adjustments in various fixed income sectors as well as expectations for interest rates, both long term and short term. We will assess the possible outcomes of a new Fed regime, what might happen to interest rates and select sectors of the bond market.


  • Roger Young (moderator), Senior Vice President, Fidelity Capital Markets
  • Thomas DeMarco, Senior Vice President, Senior Strategist for Fixed Income, Fidelity Capital Markets

In general, the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities). Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk, liquidity risk, call risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Lower-quality fixed income securities involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Foreign investments involve greater risks than U.S. investments, and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, and economic risks. Any fixed-income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss.