Why fixed income still matters

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Diversification as an investing principle never goes out of style. But in today’s low-rate environment, do bonds still provide effective diversification in a traditional asset allocation framework? Are the reasons for owning fixed-income the same as they have been in the past? The short answer to both questions is a resounding “Yes". 

With investors worldwide scrambling for consistent income sources, fixed income continues to deliver dependable long-term incremental sources of return.

In a recent white paper from the team at Western Asset, they provide investors with five key reasons why they believe fixed-income should continue to be an important part of investors’ portfolios.

Access the white paper here

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