Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell appeared on Fox Business to discuss his expectations for the June unemployment report. He also analyzed the bondA financial instrument representing an IOU from the borrower to the lender. Bond issuers promise to pay bond holders a given amount of interest for a pre-determined amount of time until the loan is repaid in full (otherwise known as the maturity date). Bonds can have a fixed or floating interest rate. Fixed-rate bonds pay out a pre-determined amount of interest each year, while floating-rate bonds can pay higher or lower interest each year depending on prevailing market interest rates. market’s seeming lack of concern about inflation. Jim said that he thinks inflation pressures are here currently—for all the use of the term “transitory,” he explained that it could mean weeks, months or quarters. In addition, he highlighted some potential trouble spots for the markets, including the delta coronavirus variant and trade snags with China.
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