As 4th Quarter Begins, Managers Playing Defense Against Fed Hikes

Albano, Christine
October 2004
Bond Buyer;10/1/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 31981, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the efforts of mutual fund portfolio managers to build a defense mechanism against the possible rise in interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. Observation of the flattening of the yield curve in the market; Utilization of intermediate bonds to take advantage of the steepness in the yield curve; Move of other investors to acquire premium bonds with high coupons.


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