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Finding Fixed Income Opportunities in 2022

Weitz fixed income portfolio managers Tom Carney and Nolan Anderson join Asset TV to reflect on 2021 and give their 2022 outlooks for the bond markets. They also weigh in on the value of active management in fixed income investing and areas where they are finding opportunities today.

 

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Fixed Income Insights / 01.21.2022

Not So Bold Predictions

The year begins with many of the same challenges that faced the bond markets in 2021. Amid some of the worst real-returns for Treasuries in decades, ongoing shifts in Fed policy, and inflation taking a bite out of everyone — 2022 could prove to be a bumpy ride. But we are excited for the adventure. 
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Quality at a Discount Large-Cap Investing in 2022

Right now, the stock market remains near all-time highs, all eyes are on the Fed for critical policy decisions, and inflation is adding a new layer of questions and concerns. In this complex investing environment, Weitz co-CIO Brad Hinton breaks down what factors matter most to him and his team for navigating the markets in 2022.

 


 

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