The importance of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index in the investment world might outweigh the attractiveness of its risk and reward profile.
Aaron M. Cooper D. William Kohli Norman P. Boucher, Portfolio Manager, and Paul D. Scanlon, CFA Brett S. Kozlowski, CFA Christian J. Galipeau Katherine Collins, CFA, MTS, Head of Sustainable Investing and Stephanie Henderson, Analyst, Equity Research Shep Perkins, CFA, and Simon Davis Daniel Farrell David L. Glancy Daniel J. Graña Darren A. Jaroch Paul M. Drury, CFA, Portfolio Manager and Garrett L. Hamilton, CFA, Portfolio Manager Putnam Fixed Income Team Brett Goldstein, CFA, Portfolio Manager, and Seamus Young, CFA, Investment Director Gerard P. Sullivan Darren A. Jaroch, CFA, Portfolio Manager and Caroline G. Edwards, CFA, Senior Investment Director Jason R. Vaillancourt, CFA Jacquelyne J. Cavanaugh Onsel Emre, Ph.D. Jo Anne Ferullo, CFA Joykrishna Mahato Jeffrey B. Sacknowitz Katherine Collins, CFA, MTS D. William Kohli, Michael V. Salm, and Paul D. Scanlon, CFA Michael J. Atkin Mike Dullaghan Michael P. Wands, CFA Michael V. Salm Christian J. Galipeau and Brendan T. Murray, Senior Investment Directors; Seamus S. Young, CFA, Investment Director Shep Perkins, CFA, Co-Head of Equities, and Elizabeth Rogers, Analyst Paul D. Scanlon Putnam Global Asset Allocation Team Putnam Investments Putnam Tax Exempt Fixed Income Team Putnam Portfolio Managers Robert J. Costello III, CFA Robert L. Reynolds Robert L. Salvin Michael V. Salm, Co-Head of Fixed Income, and Brett S. Kozlowski, CFA Sarah A. Marshall Paul D. Scanlon, CFA, Co-Head of Fixed Income | T.L. Tsang, CFA, Analyst Simon Davis Seamus S. Young, CFA Shep Perkins Robert L. Davis, CFA, Analyst, and Simon Davis Vivek Gandhi Putnam Investments Walter D. Scully Izzet Yildiz, Ph.D., Analyst | Michael J. Atkin, Portfolio Manager | Jo Anne Ferullo, Senior Investment Director
We have concerns about the indirect approach of the European Central Bank as it seeks to use a weak euro to stimulate growth.
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