Primary market risk from taper tantrums

Central banks are impacting primary and secondary market activity in their role as rate setters and bond buyers. The potential for a taper tantrum – in which yields surge as central banks reduce asset purchasing – is potentially a risk for investors over the next year and into 2022.

Shane Balkham, chief investment officers at Beaufort Investment explains when and how investors should prepare in consideration of new and existing bonds.

Published on February 22, 2021

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