Not more than a year ago, all eyes were focused on the disruption in the global supply chain. Ports were backed up, transportation costs were soaring, and there was a shortage of essential consumer goods. These bottlenecks caused massive stress in the economy and skyrocketing inflation. Today, things are very, very different.
Diversification is vital in the bond market, where many investors primarily concentrate on “core bond” portfolios composed of government bonds, agency mortgage-backed securities, and investment-grade corporate bonds. Despite their popularity, these portfolios may lack sufficient diversification.