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Passive investing is not a passive exercise


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There are benefits with both active and passive investing. However, passive investing is not a passive exercise. As with all components of investing, due diligence and care are required to manage risk prudently.

In light of the Federal Open Markets Committee’s projection to raise interest rates three times in 2017, U.S. investment-grade bonds provide an example for the need of active diligence with passive investing. While there are numerous other risks to consider when investing in fixed income securities, this week’s market commentary will discuss interest rate risk, otherwise known as duration.

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