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Income Investing

When investing for current income, it’s key to weigh the changing composition of the risk/reward profile of different types of income-producing securities (corporate, government and municipal bonds, preferred stock, real estate investment trusts, etc.). These articles assess income investing strategies and some of the primary risks involved.
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Fixed Income Monthly

April proved to be another difficult month for fixed income, given its rising interest rates and widening credit spreads, observes Richard “Crit” Thomas, Touchstone’s global market strategist. With interest rates still fairly low and inflation expected to remain above the Fed’s 2% target for some time, it seems investors are likely to struggle to maintain spending power through their fixed income allocation.
Income Investing
2021 Fixed Income Outlook

Fixed Income Investment Outlook: March 2022

What part can an allocation to fixed income play in helping to dampen the volatility of an overall portfolio, despite low interest rates? Crit Thomas shares his thoughts.
Income Investing
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Credit Risk Insights

Explore timely insights on credit risk. We evaluate historical data and statistical relationships to identify drivers or signals as of February 28, 2022.
Income Investing
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Interest Rate Risk Insights

Explore timely insights on interest rate risk. We evaluate historical data and statistical relationships to identify drivers or signals as of February 28, 2022.
Income Investing
Credit Market Insights April 2021

Credit Market Insights: April Update From Ares Capital

Chris Mathewson of Ares Capital Management, LLC, sub-advisor to the Touchstone Credit Opportunities Fund, examines considerations surrounding the below investment grade universe and discusses how they inform the portfolio’s positioning.
Income Investing
Flexible Income Insights for April 2021

Flexible Income Insights: April Update from Bramshill Investments

Art DeGaetano of Bramshill Investments, LLC, sub-advisor to the Touchstone Flexible Income Fund, returns to share his perspective on risks and opportunities within the fixed income marketplace.
Income Investing
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Utilizing a Multi-Sector Strategy Emphasizing Structured Securities

In structuring the Touchstone Ultra Short Duration Fixed Income Fund, macroeconomic perspective helps determine duration, yield curve positioning and credit quality bias. And in seeking returns above the fund’s benchmarks, its sub-advisor relies on both strategic sector focus and bottom-up security selection.
Income Investing, Portfolio Construction
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Flexible Income Insights: An Update from Art DeGaetano

Art DeGaetano of Bramshill Investments, LLC, sub-advisor to the Touchstone Flexible Income Fund, discusses where the portfolio has been seeking relative value and how it is being positioned looking forward.
Income Investing, In the News
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Rising Interest Rate Risk: Thoughts from Art DeGaetano

Art DeGaetano of Bramshill Investments, LLC, sub-advisor to the Touchstone Flexible Income Fund, discusses factors currently influencing interest rate movements and shares his perspective on the risks that may accompany higher rates.
Income Investing, In the News
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Multi-Asset Portfolio Management: Combining Prudent Investing With Timely Execution

The approach utilized for the Touchstone Balanced Fund seeks to overcome shortcomings associated with traditional balanced stock/bond portfolios while adding value through active management. Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. the Fund’s sub-advisor discusses two proprietary tools designed to address this.
Income Investing, U.S. Equities
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Current High Yield Spreads Present Investment Opportunity

Today the high yield sector is providing historically healthy compensation in the form of the credit spread for taking on this risk. This opportunity, as with any, will not last indefinitely.
Economy & Markets, Income Investing
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COVID-19: Impact & Implications for the Credit Markets

Richard "Crit" Thomas sizes up the landscape and surveys the horizon as the investment environment continues to evolve amid a confluence of forces.
In the News, Income Investing
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Touchstone Ultra Short Hits $1 Billion

Touchstone Ultra Short Duration Fixed Income Fund was spotlighted when Bond Fund Intelligence interviewed Brent Miller and Laura Mayfield of Fort Washington Investment Advisors.
In the News, Income Investing
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U.S. Preferred Securities: Unique Characteristics From a Bramshill Perspective

As interest rates world-wide remain near all-time lows, income investors have reason to look beyond their usual areas of market concentration. Bramshill makes a case for U.S. preferred securities.
Income Investing
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