Economics and markets

Can bond investors benefit from inflation and rising interest rates?

September 20, 2022


Meet the experts

Daniel Shaykevich
John Madziyire
What signs are you watching to see where inflation is heading, and what are they telling you?
The two-year breakeven TIPS market was pricing in inflation expectations of 2.4% as of August 31. Is that realistic?
The Vanguard investment teams see various potential outcomes for the economy next year. How are you positioning your portfolios?
Have there been any sectors of the market that you have been excited about?
Some investors, and financial advisors in particular, have stayed short in duration to mitigate the effect of interest rate hikes. How do you feel about that strategy now?
After a historically poor bond market so far this year, what is the potential downside outcome that fixed income investors may face in the next year or two? What is the potential upside?
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