Quick Takes: Are Fears of Higher Rates Overdone?

Rates are rising, but the benefits of investing in core bonds remain.

Rates are rising, but the benefits of investing in core bonds remain. PIMCO portfolio manager David Braun explains why rates may be peaking, why higher rates may mean higher return potential, and how core bonds may reduce portfolio volatility.

For more of our views on the interest rate outlook and its implications for investors, please see “Rise Above Rising Rates.”


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David L. Braun

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