Backed by the full faith and credit of the US government, Treasury bonds are considered the highest credit quality and most liquid fixed income investments available. They range in maturity from short term (generally 1-3 years) to intermediate term (3-10 years) to longer term (10+ years), providing investors a variety of time horizons and risk levels. While Treasuries generally offer lower yields relative to other bonds, they are considered a safe haven in times of economic uncertainty or market volatility.
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With growth slowing and the Fed focused on fighting inflation, investors should note that the treasury outlook for government bonds depends on more than just central bank policy.
Can bonds once again play defense?
US Treasury bonds have seen significant losses over the last six months, but looking forward investors may be able to use bonds to help balance their cross-asset portfolio in an uncertain market.
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