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Fixed-Income Insights

Lord Abbett Partner and Director of Strategic Asset Allocation, Giulio Martini, shares his perspective on inflation and key takeaways for investors, explaining why he thinks it’s too early to get defensive.

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Giulio Martini: “The key message is that it’s too early to get defensive. If we are entering an inflation process right now, we’re in the very early stages of it. And the early stages of an inflation process are relatively benign. So it’s too early to shift portfolios into a defensive posture. Inflation is a process, not an event. A lot of different things have to happen in order to set off an inflation process. And very few of those things have taken place to date. So it’s largely early to behave defensively and there are some very nice gains still to come in this extended bull market, before an inflation process, if it begins, will start to undermine returns.”

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