Mary Ellen Stanek

MORNINGSTAR’S OUTSTANDING PORTFOLIO MANAGER OF 2022, MARY ELLEN STANEK SAYS BONDS ARE BACK

June 17, 2022

75 basis points: the biggest rate hike by the Federal Reserve since 1994 with additional aggressive moves expected. It looks like Fed Chair Jerome Powell is proving the naysayers wrong, who doubted he had the stuff to fight inflation. As influential Fed watcher Paul McCulley told WEALTHTRACK months ago Powell will “do whatever it takes” to fight inflation, just like Paul Volcker did in 1979/1980. Volcker succeeded, setting up conditions for the great bond bull market of the last 40 years but caused a serious recession to do it.

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR BOND INVESTORS WITH TOP-RATED BOND MANAGER, MARY ELLEN STANEK

May 21, 2021

Times they are a-changin’…

With COVID vaccinations becoming widespread, savings rates high, and consumers ready to spend, the economy is reopening and rebounding with gusto.

All of these developments are creating new opportunities and challenges for bond investors. Bond prices fall when interest rates rise and vice versa. After a 40-year bull market in bonds, with interest rates declining to record lows, has the bottom finally been reached after many false starts? How real is this uptick in rates and what does it mean for bond investors?

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WHY FIVE STAR FUND MANAGER MARY ELLEN STANEK IS PROUD TO BE BORING

September 21, 2018

5-star fund manager Mary Ellen Stanek explains why she is proud to describe her Baird Core Plus Bond Fund as sleep insurance for investors.
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STANEK: WOMEN BOND MANAGER OUTPERFORMANCE

September 21, 2018

All women bond fund teams have outperformed all men managed ones by a significant margin over the past 15 years.  Surprising?  Five-star fund manager Mary Ellen Stanek responds.


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