Entering September, the fixed income allocation strategy remains with a risk-on message and suggested no rebalancing from the month prior. The model remains overweight U.S. High-Yield Bonds, U.S. Investment Grade Corporate, Floating Rate Notes, and Emerging Market Bonds and underweight U.S. Long-Term Treasurys, U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, and U.S. Mortgage-Backed Securities.

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Full strategy commentary: NDRFIAS202309061

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