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Year in Review: Our Most Popular Posts of 2018

To wrap up 2018, we took a look back at the year’s most popular blog posts. Not surprisingly, they reflect some major themes that emerged during the year – rising Treasury yields, volatility and US politics.

In case you missed them, here are five of our favorites, listed in order of popularity:

Nothing to See Here: Rising 10-Year Treasury Yields in Context

In June, Senior Investment Analyst Daniel Conklin explained why the rise in Treasury yields was very normal in the context of history.

Three Strategies to Prepare for Rising Volatility

In April, Senior Strategist Maura Murphy identified three strategies to help investors navigate higher volatility.

US Midterm Elections: The Base Case Scenario and Its Implications

Chief Economist Brian Horrigan published his base-case scenario ahead of the US midterm elections in November. The base case call was right, and we are watching to see how the implications play out.

How the Spike in Volatility Punctured the “Short Vol” Trade

In early February, the VIX[i] rose almost 300%, triggering a chain reaction that caused problems for investors who had been betting against volatility. Senior Investment Analyst and Derivatives Strategist Scott Darci broke down the concepts behind the chain reaction.

Senior Loans: A Slow and Steady Asset Class (Infographic)

In September, Product Manager Cheryl Stober highlighted the basics of senior loans and how they can help an investment portfolio. With senior loans recently under pressure, this post could be worth another look.

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[i] The Cboe Volatility Index® (VIX® Index) is a measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500® Index stock index option prices.

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This blog post is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice. Any opinions or forecasts contained herein reflect the subjective judgments and assumptions of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect the views of Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. This information is subject to change at any time without notice.

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Loomis Sayles analysts are career professionals who offer deep knowledge and experience in a diversity of global asset classes and market sectors. These dedicated experts provide the insight essential to supporting our portfolio management teams across a wide range of investment strategies.

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