|Bid||0.00 x 3100|
|Ask||110.83 x 900|
|Day's Range||111.39 - 111.56|
|52 Week Range||103.94 - 111.56|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.05%|
Yields may be near their lows, so investors should consider taking profits in long-term fixed-rate issues and swapping them for undervalued floating-rate securities.
As the U.S.-China trade deal that was supposed to happen went south, investors increased their exposure to fixed income to a point where it reached a six-year high based on the latest AAII Asset Allocation Survey. As such, other notable trends included a decreased exposure to equities and an increase of investors sitting on the sidelines with cash. This latest data could provide insight on a repeat performance of fixed income's first quarter.
Investors can take a look at exchange traded fund flows to see how markets respond to the developing global trade war. “Participation through ETFs has trended higher in the last month, aligning with escalation ...
Stock-market volatility is back. Investors looking for safety are turning to bond ETFs. They hope these fast-growing ETFs offer shelter if the stock market further falters or begins to decline.
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With the capital markets turning the page on the first quarter of 2019, investors are regaining their confidence from a rebound in the capital markets after a tumultuous end to 2018. Heading into the early beginnings of Q2, it’s necessary for investors to remain strategic when it comes to deploying capital in the current market environment, especially with respect to selecting exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for their portfolios.
According to the latest Morningstar Direct Fund Flows Commentary, taxable-bond funds saw an influx of $42.5 billion during the month of April, which represented the second-best month over the past three years and the best since January 2018. “The bulk of taxable-bond flows went to intermediate-term bond funds, but there was an interesting bifurcation in April as the old intermediate-term bond Morningstar Category was retired and two new related Morningstar Categories were introduced: intermediate core bond and intermediate core-plus bond,” the report noted. 1. iShares 20+ Year Treasure Bond ETF (TLT) - $1.87 billion: seeks to track the investment results of the ICE U.S. Treasury 20+ Year Bond Index (the "underlying index").
With the capital markets turning the page on the first quarter of 2019, investors are regaining their confidence from a rebound in the capital markets after a tumultuous end to 2018. Heading into the early beginnings of Q2, it's necessary for investors to remain strategic when it comes to deploying capital in the current market environment, especially with respect to selecting exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for their portfolios.
The adage of "change is the only constant" is certainly applicable to the exchange-traded fund (ETF) space. Gone are the days when ETFs like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) for U.S. equities and the iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) for fixed income was all an investor needed to gain broad-based exposure to the markets. "What I think it means for advisors who are building portfolios is you need more in your toolkit for that kind of environment, both on the, as we've talked about, declining return expectations, but also, the reality of volatility," said Dahya.
The default bond play to get broad-based exposure might be the iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) , but for short duration exposure, the WisdomTree Yield Enhanced U.S. Short-Term Aggregate Bond Fund (SHAG) is the choice. SHAG seeks to track the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Short Aggregate Enhanced Yield Index. "In today's fixed income markets, the ability for investors to maintain the appropriate balance between risk andreturn remains extremely challenging," noted a WisdomTree information sheet for the SHAG fund.
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It’s no doubt that the volatility-laden fourth quarter of 2018 spurred an investor move to bonds, but that trend persisted in the first quarter of 2019 with $34.5 billion going into fixed income exchange-traded funds (ETFs), according to a US-Listed Flash Flows Report from State Street Global Advisors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 5.6 percent, while the S&P 500 was down 6.2 percent and the Nasdaq Composite declined 4 percent. “While equity funds took in the most flows last month, bond funds are now breaking records and making headlines,” wrote Matt Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors.
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The following is our latest Fund Analyst Report for Fidelity U.S. Bond Index FXNAX . Fidelity U.S. Bond Index is a compelling core bond strategy. While its index-tracking performance hasn't been quite as strong as some of its index peers, its sizable cost advantage and conservative credit risk should serve investors well over the long term.