Bond Compass Q1 2020

Access investor trends across $10 trillion of assets1 — more than 10% of the global bond market — and analysis of PriceStats' real-time inflation data against official government statistics across the globe.2 The industry's most comprehensive quarterly report on fixed income flows and holdings also includes timely SPDR® fixed income ETF implementation ideas.


Investor Sentiment: Flows and Holdings


Gain insight into investors' current flows and holdings trends across tens of thousands of fixed income portfolios, representing more than 10% of the global fixed income market. 3


PriceStats® Analysis


We look at quarterly inflation measures based on prices from millions of items sold by online retailers around the globe.


The Case for Cash in 2020


Will Goldthwait, Senior Portfolio Strategist on State Street Global Advisors’ Fixed Income Currency and Cash team, shares his insights from client meetings and market trends on what to expect with cash in 2020.


Investment Outlook


Consider Active Strategies to Balance Sources of Risk
With rates low, credit spreads tight, and equity markets at all-time highs, navigating the global capital markets for sustainable income will be increasingly challenging in 2020. We highlight 3 ways to leverage active management in the core, income and liquidity sleeves of a portfolio to help:

  • Mitigate duration risk
  • Temper risk in the hunt for yield

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Footnotes

1State Street Form 10-K, as of December 31, 2019. The fixed income flows and holdings indicators produced by State Street Global markets, the investment, research and trading division of State Street Corporation, are based on aggregated and anonymized custody data provided to it by State Street, in its role as custodian. State Street Global Advisors does not have access to the underlying custody data used to produce the indicators.

2Based on daily price changes of millions of items sold by online retailers.

3The fixed income flows and holdings indicators produced by State Street Global Markets, the investment, research and trading division of State Street Corporation, are based on aggregated and anonymized custody data provided to it by State Street, in its role as custodian. State Street Global Advisors does not have access to the underlying custody data used to produce the indicators.

4State Street Global Advisors, as of December 31, 2019.

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