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In recent years, falling interest rates and the Fed's commitment to economic stimulus have provided a tailwind for bond investors.
But last year, an improving economic outlook and changes in Fed policy led to rising rates—and new challenges for bond investors.
What does this changing market environment mean for you? That depends on why you own bonds—and how sensitive you are to possible price declines. But for most investors, bonds continue to play an important diversification role in the portfolio. Here are some of our recent insights on the bond market, the outlook for rates, and strategies to help, depending on your particular needs.