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Bear Market Leaves Bond Investors With Few Places to Hide

  • Fixed-income investors have racked up double-digit losses
  • Treasuries fare worse than corporate and securitized debt
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It’s been a harrowing 12 months for global bond investors, culminating in a fall into a rare bear market. And there are few signs of a reprieve soon. 

Double-digit losses have been the norm for fixed-income investors in 2022, whether it be by bond duration, type of debt or industry of issuer. More declines may be on the horizon as central banks press on with efforts to tame the highest inflation in decades.