Municipal Bond Opportunities Still in Play

Dan Scholl |
Wilmington Wire
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March 17, 2020 —Financial markets have experienced extreme turmoil, with the damage not limited to the equity or taxable bond market. Typically viewed as a safe haven during times of stock market duress, munis have also experienced extreme levels of volatility that surpass 2008 crisis levels and are approaching October 1987 values.

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Bonds, Investing, and Rising Interest Rates

Dominick J. D’Eramo, CFA |
Investment Management
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Learn about investing in bonds in a rising interest rate environment. Interest rates and the prices of bonds have an inverse relationship, meaning when interest rates rise, bond prices will decline.There is no single profile of a rising rate environment, as small incremental increases over an extended period of time will more easily allow the markets to adjust, while larger increases over a shorter time period could prove more disruptive.

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LIBOR Hits Expansion High

Meghan Shue |
Wilmington Wire
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March 20, 2018—As investors, one of our most important jobs at this point in the market cycle is watching for red flags that could signal the beginning of a bear market (often defined as a -20% selloff). One indicator that acted as such a red flag during the financial crisis was the spread, or difference, between the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR) and the Overnight Index Swap (OIS) rate.

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