While there were a range of fundamental factors—including corporate debt vulnerabilities and continued geopolitical tensions—to suggest the credit cycle was in a mature state heading into 2020, the
Though 2020 was a generationally poor period for value indexes relative to growth, hopes that the worst of the Covid-19 recession was behind us helped fuel a fourth quarter rebound in the mature, p
Although 2020 ended with the Covid-19 pandemic surging and the economic recovery from recession still far from complete, investment markets nonetheless maintained a state of exuberance that was not necessarily rational.
While equity markets continued their rebound from the depths of the Covid-19 selloff, leadership shifted as signs of a “reflation” trade that emerged in September persisted.
After clawing back its losses from the Covid-19 selloff throughout much of the second and third quarters, the high yield market moved solidly into positive territory for the year during the fourth quarter.
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