Portfolio Manager Peter Strzalkowski, CFA, provides his views on the current interest rate and economic environment, and the impact on Oppenheimer Limited-Term Bond Fund. The commentary also offers insight on:
- Fund Performance
- Attribution and Portfolio Characteristics
- Market Outlook and Portfolio Positioning
OppenheimerFunds is not undertaking to provide impartial investment advice or to provide advice in a fiduciary capacity.
Fixed income investing entails credit and interest rate risks. 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. Asset-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk. Mortgage bonds are susceptible to risks such as default and prepayment of principal and are taxable at the state and federal levels. U.S. Government securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, meaning, that payment of interest and principal is guaranteed, but yield and market value are not. Derivative instruments entail higher volatility and risk of loss compared to traditional stock or bond investments. 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.