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Lucas Chiang

Associate, Product Management , S&P Dow Jones Indices

Lucas Chiang is Associate, Product Management at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Lucas is responsible for research and product support within the Global Equity and Fixed Income Indices departments.
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Dec 18, 2015

Looking for Incremental Yield

Over the past few years, corporations have taken advantage of the low interest rate environment and have thereby increased the size of the corporate bond market considerably.  Many of these bonds, however, are subject to the effects of rising interest rates.  In fact, anticipation of this change in interest rates alone has already started to…

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Dec 17, 2015

Floating Securities in Advance of Rising Rates

This Wednesday, the Fed announced that they would begin raising rates, a decision that has left many investors with questions about how they will fare in this changing environment.  Knowing that conventional, fixed-rate securities sometimes lose value when interest rates increase has some investors looking to floating-rate securities instead.  Floating-rate securities are designed to mitigate…

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Dec 3, 2015

International Corporate Bond Exposure

Consistency and balance are often essential qualities for a strong portfolio. In the fixed income space, investors can look to the S&P International Corporate Bond Index to bolster the stability and diversity of their investments through exposure to investment grade corporate debt outside the United States. International corporate bonds are issued in a variety of…

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Dec 2, 2015

Rising Interest Rates May Not Have an Immediate Impact on Senior Loan Rates

Following months of uncertainty, the U.S. Federal Reserve has indicated that there could soon be a hike in the Federal Funds Target Rate.  Interest rates have been kept in a range between zero and one-quarter of a percent since December 2008 and have not risen since June 2006. As interest rates have been at historically…

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