In the below commentary, Portfolio Managers Krishna Memani and Peter Strzalkowski provide their latest views on the markets and their impact on Oppenheimer Total Return Bond Fund. They offer insights on:
- Fund Performance
- Attribution and Portfolio Characteristics
- Market Outlook & Portfolio Positioning
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Prior to June 1, 2017, the Fund’s name was Oppenheimer Core Bond Fund
Fixed income investing entails credit and interest rate risks. Interest rate risk is the risk that rising interest rates or an expectation of rising interest rates in the near future, will cause the values of the Fund’s investments to decline. Risks associated with rising interest rates are heightened given that rates in the U.S. are at or near historic lows. When interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall, and the Fund’s share prices can fall. Below-investment-grade (“high yield” or “junk”) bonds are more at risk of default and are subject to liquidity risk. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk. Asset-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk. Foreign investments may be volatile and involve additional expenses and special risks, including currency fluctuations, foreign taxes, regulatory and geopolitical risks. Emerging and developing market investments may be especially volatile.
Derivative instruments entail higher volatility and risk of loss compared to traditional stock or bond investments.
Mutual funds are subject to market risk and volatility. Shares may gain or lose value.
These views represent the opinions of the Portfolio Managers and are not intended as investment advice or to predict or depict the performance of any investment. These views are as of the publication date, and are subject to change based on subsequent developments.