Markets & Economy


Ken Volpert on the current bond landscape

April 15, 2013

An overview of bond performance

Bond yields aren't what they used to be for a number of reasons. Ken Volpert, head of the Vanguard Fixed Income Group, gives an overview of the financial and economic factors influencing yields and looks ahead to what's in store for bonds.

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