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Unraveling the debt ceiling drama: What to do with your bond portfolio? 

The continuing impasse in debt ceiling talks puts pressure on high-yield bonds, potentially leading investors to demand higher yields for higher-risk bonds. However, a barbell strategy for investment-grade bonds, especially those with higher ratings, looks promising.

By Anna Isabelle “Bea” Lejano May 25, 2023
Are REITs becoming appealing again? 

With the recent rate hike pause of the central bank, investors may want to revisit real estate investment trusts (REITs).

May 24, 2023
Peso GS Weekly: Continue to be nimble 

It is better to load up in the upcoming auctions. For those not in a rush for long-tenored peso bonds, there’s still value in short-dated ones.

May 24, 2023
Is the next crisis waiting to happen in the commercial real estate sector?

There are estimates that around USD 1.5 trillion of commercial real estate debt in the US is maturing over the next three years. Investors are worried, but we think it’s manageable.

May 24, 2023
Caution: Watch out for El Niño

Inflation has been going down. Dry spells and droughts, however, are seen looming in some areas of the Philippines due to El Niño in the 3rd quarter. Could this mean higher prices of goods down the road?

May 22, 2023
Who should drive the transition to renewable energy sources?

With governments worldwide unable to agree to concerted action to avoid reaching a 1.5-degree climate change threshold, it is investments from private entities that are giving some level of hope.

May 22, 2023