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The following has been compiled from information and comments provided by the investment professionals of Frost Investment Advisors. This week Jeffery Elswick, Managing Director, Director of Fixed Income and Senior Fund Manager, Co-Chief Investment Officer, discusses the bond market and what’s ahead.
U.S. Bond Market: Returns Down, Yields Up
The start of 2021 proved to be a challenge for the U.S. bond market. Looking at Q1, returns were down with nearly every sector producing negative returns. In turn, the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate and US Universal Bond Index’s produced returns in the quarter at negative 3.37 and negative 3.05 percent, respectively.
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