BlackRock strategists, including Richard Turnill, BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist, have been advising investors to look into U.S. government bonds and corporate bonds with roughly 2-year durations when looking into fixed-income investments.

Observers have argued that with the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates, these shorter-term bonds now offer an attractive yield and are less vulnerable than their longer-dated peers in case of price volatility when benchmark rates and inflation rise.

Furthermore, bonds have historically offered a cushion for investment portfolios and typically help stabilize potential selling in the quarters leading up to an economic recession.

For more information on the fixed-income markets, visit our bond ETFs category.