All of the discussion surrounding inflation may be the reason that fixed income markets (aka bonds) have been up and down this year.
It's important to remember why bonds are in our investment portfolios. The role of bonds in a portfolio is to provide diversification in the event of a down stock market, and we saw bonds play their role in 2020.
So, why does inflation affect the bonds in your investment portfolio? Matt explains in this 3-Minute video.