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Some of the moves in fixed income markets this year— such as the sell-off in Treasuries—have been faster than anything we have seen in recent years, and bond markets may remain in a state of flux for the remainder of 2021. As a consequence, core fixed income allocations require risk-aware active management, and security selection in credit markets may become an increasingly differentiated source of returns.
Recovery from the pandemic has and will continue to be different across countries. Chinese growth is slowing, emerging markets are picking up speed, and Japan has been delayed. In terms of re-opening, Europe is beginning to narrow the gap with the US following an acceleration in vaccine distribution after much stricter restrictions during last winter’s surge.
Source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research. As of July 16, 2021.
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