January 5, 2018

Fourth Quarter 2017 FundMarket Insight Report: Fixed Income Funds Close Out a Strong Year on a Solid Note

by Patrick Keon

Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • World Income Funds (+0.69%) outperformed all other Thomson Reuters Lipper macro-classifications, led by the Emerging Markets Hard Currency Debt Funds classification (+0.74%).
  • The General Domestic Taxable Fixed Income macro-group appreciated 0.53%, paced by the Loan Participation Funds classification (+1.02%).
  • Municipal debt funds returned 0.45% on average, with national muni funds (+0.52%) outperforming single-state muni funds (+0.38%).
  • Investment-grade corporate debt funds appreciated 0.32%. Corporate Debt Funds A-Rated (+0.94%) posted the best classification return within the macro-group.
  • Government/Treasury funds gained 0.38%. Inflation-Protected Bond Funds (+0.93%) had the highest classification return within the group.

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