Entering November, the NDR Fixed Income Allocation strategy is overweight U.S. High Yield, U.S. Floating Rate Notes, and International Investment Grade, while being underweight U.S. Investment Grade, U.S. Long-Term Treasurys, Emerging Market bonds, and U.S. Mortgage-Backed Securities.

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Full strategy commentary: NDRFIAS202211041

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