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The capital markets are definitely keeping a watchful eye on the 2-year and 10-year yield curve, which briefly inverted during Wednesday’s market session. An inverted yield curve is of particular interest as a tried-and-true recession indicator. “The US equity market is on borrowed time after the yield curve inverts.
Market volatility is opening the pathway for investors to flock to safe haven government debt, which is causing yields to fall. As such, a yield curve inversion—a typical sign ahead of a recession—is forming with respect to the 2- and 10-year Treasury yields. This should cause the rate-sensitive 2-year note yield to fall as well, but that hasn’t been the case even with the change in the central bank’s interest rate policy.
Rate cuts and trade wars have been giving investors more than the necessary dosage of volatility as of late, but it opens up opportunities for fixed income exchange-traded fund (ETFs). For investors looking for that safe-haven bond exposure, it might be best to start with the largest provider of fixed income ETFs. "While the growing adoption by wealth management and institutional investors is a boon for most asset managers, certain firms are favorably positioned relative to others.
It doesn’t matter if it’s in the long or short end of the yield curve, with violent market movements like those investors have been experiencing lately, it’s a reminder that a move to bonds can benefit ...
Bond ETFs and funds are experiencing record inflows as investors rush to safety amid global trade tensions and slowing economic growth.
It’s easy to overlook bonds as opposed to equities given their more static returns in nature as opposed to the more dynamic stocks that can move and shake when markets are roaring, as well as vice versa. While bonds may not be ideal for the adrenalin-fueled investor, they can still gain that much-needed fixed income exposure via exchange-traded funds. Janet Brown, a finance contributor at Forbes, cited three common misconceptions investors have when it comes to core fixed income exposure—bonds are a high risk proposition when rates rise, they don’t generate enough returns and they’re only ideal for retirees.
A 25-year-old can save $1 million or more by age 70 in a 401(k) account. Just don't invest too much in bonds, which can sink good retirement planning.
Skilled management can be worth well than its expenses in any investment vehicle, asserts Brett Owens, fund specialist, income expert and editor of Contrarian Outlook.
Alight Solutions 401k Index showed that 401k participants piled into fixed income as fears of a global economic slowdown could be stoking investors to head for the exits when it comes to equities. "Equity ETFs did garner $20 billion of inflows.
Just because you're rich doesn't mean you're right, apparently. This year's mistake cost the wealthy an estimated $136 billion so far.
According to the latest report on exchange-traded fund (ETF) flow data from State Street Global Advisors, fixed income exchange-traded fund (ETF) inflows were out of this world in the month of June, garnering over $25 billion. "Even with a 6% rally in global equities, investors allocated a record amount to fixed income ETFs," wrote Matthew Bartolini, CFA Head of SPDR Americas Research State Street Global Advisors, in the report. The record number of inflows into bond ETFs allowed for record capital allocations into the fixed income space.
Stocks climb around 18% in year’s first six months, and global bond markets are so crazy that even 100-year paper is selling.
The more question marks in the current state of the capital markets, the better for fixed income as record inflows could be ahead for bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as uncertainty surrounds the outlook for the global economy. “Fixed income is the benefactor of an overall hangover from last year and nervousness about money going forward," observes Eric Balchunas, an analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence. 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 during the month of May as negotiations unraveled, according to the latest AAII Asset Allocation Survey.
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.