A New Dynamic in the Bond Market

A New Dynamic in the Bond Market

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MetLife Investment Management
JUL 01, 2024

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Bonds are offering more yield, but companies are facing record debt. For more than a decade, the bond market operated in an extraordinary environment with interest rates hovering near zero percent. Those attractive rates led corporate borrowers and governments to take on record amounts of debt, but forced investors to accept low yields or take on more risk.To benefit, investors need to be selective.