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Of Elephants and Rates – January 2014

As we enter 2014, we see several themes.  The economic consensus appears to believe that the “recovery” is in the beginning stages and the global all clear sirens have sounded,  and that Fed tapering will lead to higher interest rates across the board.  While this interest rate move may happen in the short run, demographics, liability driven investing, and a lack of global growth may surprise everyone and take interest rates nowhere.  We see the high yield market as positioned well in the year ahead irrespective of rates and that in a trendless 2014, true active management in all asset classes will be required.  Click here to view our year-end piece, “Of Elephants and Rates.”

Strategies for Investing in a Rising Rate Environment – December 2013

With unemployment still elevated, very moderate global growth, minimal inflation, and the Fed explicitly clear in the message that tapering does not mean tightening, all the while extending their low interest rate policy for the next couple years, it is unclear that a rapid rise in rates is on the horizon, especially given the big move we have already seen. But for the sake of argument, let’s assume that rates do rise even further.  What does that mean for the high yield market and the various “strategies” out there to deal with rising rates?  Click here to read our recent piece.

  • Tim Gramatovich, Peritus’ Chief Investment Officer, will be a guest on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Wednesday, March 25th at 3pm ET.

  • Peritus was mentioned in the article “ETF Chart of the Day: Return to Junk” by Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial, on February 19, 2015.

  • Peritus was mentioned in the article “Potential Opportunities in Junk, High Yield Bond ETFs” by Max Chen of ETF Trends, February 17, 2015.

  • Peritus was mentioned in the article “Junk Bond ETFs Try to Shake Off Energy Pullback,” by Tom Lydon of ETF Trends, February 6, 2015.

  • Ron Heller will be a guest on Fox Business Network’s “Countdown to the Closing Bell” on Tuesday, January 27th at 3:45pm ET.

  • Tim Gramatovich will be a guest on Bloomberg’s “Market Makers” on Friday, January 30th, at 10am ET, to discuss the energy markets.

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