SINGAPORE (Sept  10): Bond prices generally fall during rising interest rate cycles, while their yields expand. Still, there are strategies available to bond fund managers as they navigate the US Federal Reserve’s rate-hike cycle. Since December 2015, the US federal funds rate has risen to 2%, from 0.25%. The Fed has been very clear in its guidance, which points to two more rate hikes this year, bringing the FFR to 2.5%, and taking the total to four rate hikes. Two rate hikes have already occurred this year, and a third is due this month, with the fourth likely to be scheduled towards year-end. 

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