Bond Markets Through the Pandemic, the Election, and into 2021

Your MoneyMastersSM instructor is John Mousseau, president, CEO, and director of fixed income at Cumberland Advisors. He will discuss the bond markets thru 2020 and the volatility that they experienced through the pandemic, as well as the effects of various government programs on the bond market and offer a look at bond markets in the new administration. John provides you with a look at long-term generational bond markets and examines whether we have gone through an inflection point to help you manage your risk, safeguard your fixed-income investments, and reach realistic financial goals.


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John Mousseau
Cumberland Advisors, President, CEO, and Director of Fixed Income
John R. Mousseau, CFA, joined Cumberland Advisors in September 2000. He was recently elected as president and CEO. Formerly, he was an executive vice president and the director of fixed income, as well as a portfolio manager for municipal bond investments. In this capacity, Mr. Mousseau and his team managed portfolio construction, trading, and research for both tax-free and taxable bond accounts. He has over 30 years of investment management experience. Prior to Cumberland, Mr. Mousseau was the director of municipal bond investments for Lord Abbett & Company. He also worked previously for Shearson Lehman Brothers and its predecessor firm, E.F. Hutton. His comments and analyses have appeared in The Bond Buyer, Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Newark Star-Ledger. In addition, he has appeared on Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, Reuters, and CNBC for commentary on fixed-income markets.


Course Content

3 Chapters • 1:57:13 Duration
  • The pandemic rears its head: US Treasuries - plunging yields, US corporates - widening spreads, US tax free bonds - unprecedented fund redemptions.
  • The Fed and the Treasury to the rescue: CARES act and Fed programs
  • Markets are repaired even while pandemic rages
  • Ratings hang in there
  • The state of despair index
  • Markets sensing the election
  • Blue wave
  • Government spending
  • Inflation
  • Taxation and legislation
  • Historical yields

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