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|Day's Range||106.24 - 106.42|
|52 Week Range||105.00 - 110.66|
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In the wake of an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, ETF investors turned risk-off and fled toward the relative safety of fixed-income assets. In light of the heightened tariff concerns, ...
The iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) tracks the investment results found in the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, which can give fixed income investors broad exposure to the bond markets. Companies like WisdomTree Investments offer exchange-traded funds that capitalize on the strategy of deconstructing the AGG, which pertains to an investment strategy that corners a specific portion of the bond market sectors–government debt via Treasuries, agencies, credit, mortgage-backed securities (MBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and asset-backed securities (ABS).
Stocks across the globe have suffered their worst first half in a year since 2010, wiping out trillions of dollars from the MSCI's 47-country world index. Inside the hot and flop ETFs in terms of fund flows.
The iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) , which tracks the investment results of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, can give bond investors general exposure to the fixed income markets, but there are times when current market conditions warrant a deconstruction of the AGG to extract maximum investor benefit. The deconstruction of the AGG refers to an investment strategy in which an investor corners a specific portion of the bond market sectors--Government debt via Treasuries, agencies, credit, mortgage-backed securities (MBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and asset-backed securities (ABS).
There is one economic measure at China’s dispense that could force the Trump administration to back away from its aggressive trade policy. This measure could dangerous, and not just for the United States, but for the global financial system.
When it comes to exchange-traded funds (ETFs), expenses matter a lot. The low-cost providers tend to stand out among investors. While there are tons of ETFs to choose from, BlackRock, Charles Schwab and Vanguard are getting accolades in Forbes' list of the best ETFs for 2018.
Vanguard, the second-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said it is changing the listing venue for the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) to Nasdaq from the New York Stock Exchagne (NYSE). BND, one of the largest fixed income ETFs in the U.S., will make the switch on or about July 26. “By moving BND to Nasdaq, Vanguard aims to achieve certain benefits, including trading and liquidity synergies among its suite of total bond market ETFs,” according to a statement from Pennsylvania-based Vanguard.
When it comes to investing in ETFs, various investors are acclimated to using different metrics, fundamental or technical, when it comes down to screening for those with the best returns. One aspect that ...
One of the curious attributes of the U.S. stock market in 2018 is that while there are growing concerns over the outlook for growth going forward, sectors traditionally seen as safe have struggled the most, while the ones more closely correlated to macroeconomic conditions have generally risen.
The FOMC’s June meeting concluded on June 13, and the committee decided to increase the federal funds rate by 0.25%. The June rate hike was completely priced in, but the markets (ACWI) were eagerly awaiting the updated SEP (Summary of Economic Projections) report, which included the dot plot, a forecast for future interest rate hikes.
With the unemployment rate at a low 3.8%, rising wages and a healthy inflation level, the markets are poised for another rate hike by the Federal Reserve. The federal funds rate is currently in the range of 1.5% to 1.75%, but an increase of a quarter of a percentage point is expected, but not guaranteed. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve will release the most recent economic forecasts, which could hint at additional hikes.
Various studies and surveys are confirming the growth trajectory of the exchange traded funds industry and the importance of institutional investors in driving that growth. "In April 2017, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners revised its methodology for accounting of fixed-income ETFs,” CFRA Research Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research Todd Rosenbluth said in a Thursday note.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (or BEA) released its second estimate for real GDP for the first quarter on May 30. Although the reading was lower than consensus expectations, the reason for the decline was due to a decline in inventories, which could be considered a positive sign.
Investors sought safer shores Tuesday as geopolitical concerns rocked global stock markets and sent the Dow Jones industrials down nearly 400 points.
On Friday, two-year Italian bond yields rose 35 basis points in one day — almost equivalent to the entire range of the year for U.S. 10-year Treasurys.
Bond prices have plummeted this year, sending yields to multiyear highs. If the pressure on Treasurys continues, the market's largest bond ETF could surpass the drop seen in its worst year on record, says one market watcher.
The most recent FOMC meeting was on May 1–2. The decision to leave the rate unchanged had been expected by the markets, but the FOMC used the meeting to announce a likely rate hike in June. FOMC meeting minutes are usually released three weeks after an FOMC meeting.
China invests the trade surplus it has with its trading partners in US government securities (GOVT). According to the data available from the US Treasury, China owns close to 20% of total outstanding US debt, and the total value of these securities is close to $1.2 trillion.
As per the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch (or BofAML) Global Fund Manager survey released on May 15, growth expectations have slipped to the lowest level in the last two years. The report indicated that global fund managers expect a slowdown in global growth with only 1% of the respondents thinking that the global economy would strengthen in the next 12 months. Only 2% of respondents were expecting a recession in 2018, while most of the respondents expect the next recession by the first quarter of 2020.
The April retail sales report was released on May 15, and the surprise reaction to this report was an increase in bond (BND) yields across the board. There are numerous ways to explain the spike in yields, and the retail (XRT) sales data only acted as a catalyst to the Treasury (GOVT) sell-off, which began a few hours before the retail sales data was released. With the US economy showing signs of continued improvements and other developed economies slowing down, chances are that the US could lead the tightening cycle, which could have led to an increase in bond yields on Tuesday.
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action.
Alan Valdes, director of floor operations at Silverbear Capital, joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith from the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves as the Federal Reserve releases the minutes from the last FOMC meeting.