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U.S. News and World Report - How to Find the Sweet Spot When Investing in Bonds

Matt Hylland was interviewed for this article in U.S. News and World Report about investing in bonds:

"How to Find the Sweet Spot in Bonds"

The article has also been picked up by Yahoo Finance.


Bond investors have a lot of decisions to make before making an investment - most notably, credit risk: Should you buy an ultra-safe treasury bond that yields 2.5%, or take a risk on a company's bond that yields 5%?

In the interview, Matt points out that historically investors have been rewarded for taking risk in their fixed income investments, but only up to a certain point. We have found that investing in the bonds of companies with a rating below A (based on S&P's rating system) subjects the investor to the risk of significant losses during slowdows in the economy.

The article references research Hylland Capital has done into the historic performance of bonds over several credit cycles.

Some findings of that research can be found on our website, here:

Matt Hylland