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Global fixed income

Global fixed income

Diversifying debt exposure

Moving to a risk-off environment: Will market sentiment become reality?

Active Fixed Income Perspectives: 1st quarter 2019

Article

Read the newest issue of Vanguard Active Fixed Income Perspectives for our evaluation of the fixed income markets. Get new insights to weigh upcoming fixed income opportunities and implement portfolio recommendations for your clients.

Read our fixed income market analysis. Gain new insights to assess 2019 fixed income opportunities and implement portfolio recommendations for your clients.

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Managing Vanguard Emerging Markets Bond Fund: Recent performance of the fund

Video

In this brief video clip, Dan Shaykevich, portfolio manager for our Emerging Markets Bond Fund, discusses the fund's performance on its three-year anniversary.

Dan Shaykevich highlights the performance of the Emerging Markets Bond Fund in this short video clip.

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Hidden risks within active fixed income funds

Article

Fixed income risks include interest rate, credit, downgrade, liquidity and leverage, Not all actively managed fixed income funds are as clear as they could be about the risks they take. Our simple table lists the significant drivers of fixed income risks and return.

Read this brief piece for an at-a-glance table that displays significant drivers of fixed income risks and return.

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Managing currency exposure

Article

While hedging exposure to foreign currency can reduce fixed income investing volatility, making good decisions about when and how to hedge can be an additional source of alpha, if the fund manager has the flexibility and sophistication to make it work.

Don't overlook the role of foreign currency as you evaluate global fixed income strategies for your clients.

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Rising exposure to BBB-rated securities

Article

Many advisors are worried about the growth of today's BBB investment-grade universe and whether those bonds will become the fallen angels of tomorrow. This article offers three ways to evaluate fixed income funds for your clients.

Many advisors are worried about the growth of today's BBB investment-grade universe. We look at three ways to evaluate fixed income funds for your clients.

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Access the credit premium in a globally diversified way

Article

Get the details on Vanguard Global Credit Bond Fund. This page provides an overview of the actively managed fund’s objective and investment approach. Use it to learn about the fund and access related resources and research.

Get the details on Vanguard Global Credit Bond Fund, our first globally diversified, actively managed bond fund available in the U.S.

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Unraveling a global active bond fund's return

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In this 12-minute podcast, we discuss global active bond funds, the key factors that explain their return variations--including the role of foreign currency--and what you should consider before investing in them.

In this new podcast, we discuss global active bond funds, key factors that explain their return variations, and what to consider before investing in them.

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Emerging-market bonds: a fixed income asset with equity-like returns and risks

Whitepaper

Our research on emerging-market bonds finds that historically, they have performed more like equities than like bonds. Their effect on a portfolio has depended on which asset class is used to fund them.

Vanguard researchers analyze the historical impact of emerging market tilts for fixed income investors.

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Vanguard Total World Bond ETF (BNDW)

Article

Get the details on Vanguard Total World Bond ETF. This page provides an overview of the ETF’s objective and investment approach. Use it to learn about the ETF and access related resources and research.

Get details of and related resources for Vanguard Total World Bond ETF (BNDW).

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Global active bond fund returns: A factor decomposition

Whitepaper

Take a deep dive into global active bonds with this new research paper. Examine the ten-year average performance of 15 types of global active bond funds to determine how much of their returns were explained by risk factors and how much were attributed to alpha.

This research paper analyzed 15 types of global active bonds to determine the sources of their results.

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The benefits of a more global fixed income allocation

Article

Diversifying clients' bond allocations to include hedged global investments can help reduce portfolios' volatility without necessarily decreasing total return.

A global bond allocation can help reduce a portfolio's volatility without necessarily decreasing its total return.

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Why does the taxman hope you’ll invest in hedge funds this year?

Blog

Tax reform might hit hedge fund investors hard. Chris Tidmore shows how wide the gap between gross and net returns could be for investors.

Tax reform might hit hedge fund investors hard. Chris Tidmore shows how wide the gap between gross and net returns could be for investors.

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Why does the taxman hope you’ll invest in hedge funds this year?

Blog

Tax reform might hit hedge fund investors hard. Chris Tidmore shows how wide the gap between gross and net returns could be for investors.

Tax reform might hit hedge fund investors hard. Chris Tidmore shows how wide the gap between gross and net returns could be for investors.

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Why does the taxman hope you’ll invest in hedge funds this year?

Blog

Tax reform might hit hedge fund investors hard. Chris Tidmore shows how wide the gap between gross and net returns could be for investors.

Tax reform might hit hedge fund investors hard. Chris Tidmore shows how wide the gap between gross and net returns could be for investors.

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Why does the taxman hope you’ll invest in hedge funds this year?

Article

Tax reform might hit hedge fund investors hard. Chris Tidmore shows how wide the gap between gross and net returns could be for investors.

Tax reform might hit hedge fund investors hard. Chris Tidmore shows how wide the gap between gross and net returns could be for investors.

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Why does the taxman hope you’ll invest in hedge funds this year?

Blog

Tax reform might hit hedge fund investors hard. Chris Tidmore shows how wide the gap between gross and net returns could be for investors.

Tax reform might hit hedge fund investors hard. Chris Tidmore shows how wide the gap between gross and net returns could be for investors.

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Why does the taxman hope you’ll invest in hedge funds this year?

Blog

Tax reform might hit hedge fund investors hard. Chris Tidmore shows how wide the gap between gross and net returns could be for investors.

Tax reform might hit hedge fund investors hard. Chris Tidmore shows how wide the gap between gross and net returns could be for investors.

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Bond indexers, don’t shed a tear for QE

Blog

What does the Fed’s slow end of QE mean for bond yields? According to Vanguard, current interest rates already reflect post-QE world.

What does the Fed’s slow end of QE mean for bond yields? According to Vanguard, current interest rates already reflect post-QE world.

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Bond indexers, don’t shed a tear for QE

Blog

What does the Fed’s slow end of QE mean for bond yields? According to Vanguard, current interest rates already reflect post-QE world.

What does the Fed’s slow end of QE mean for bond yields? According to Vanguard, current interest rates already reflect post-QE world.

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