|Bid||27.68 x 1800|
|Ask||27.74 x 800|
|Day's Range||27.68 - 27.74|
|52 Week Range||26.38 - 28.21|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.40|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.44%|
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The latest market sell-off that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average lose over 1,300 points in two trading sessions caused investors to flee towards floating-rate bond ETFs and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) as they dumped U.S. equities. While floating rate bond ETFs provide the necessary hedge against a rising rate environment, rising inflation can tamp down any returns realized from floating rate corporate bonds.
Rising interest rates have presented a challenge for passively-managed funds, which may exclude a significant portion of the investable debt market that could offer investors more diversification if they allocated capital into an actively-managed fund. For example, rising interest rates can hurt fixed-income investors who have capital allocated to debt with fixed rates that don't move with short-term rate adjustments made by the Federal Reserve. With no signs of slowing, it appears that a steady diet of rising rates is in order, according to Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren.
Fixed-income and inflation go hand-in-hand like termites to wood--inflation can erode the profits of fixed-income investments over time. Furthermore, the extended bull market has seen inflation on a steady, upward path with an increase of 2.9% for the 12 months ending July 2018, which is up from 1.9% since last August. "Inflation and fixed income are not a good combination usually," said George Rusnak, co-head of global fixed-income strategy at Wells Fargo.
For ETF investors, floating rate corporate bond ETFs provide the necessary hedge against a rising rate environment, but what are the options when inflation is rising in conjunction with the federal funds rate? Rising inflation can tamp down any returns realized from floating rate corporate bonds, but investors are keen to look at the IQ Real Return ETF (CPI) as an option to hedge against inflation. CPI seeks investment results that correspond to the IQ Real Return Index--a "fund of funds" that invests its net assets in the investments incorporated within the underlying index.
Is It Time to Turn Bullish on Gold after Its Recent Weakness? The Consumer Price Inflation (or CPI) for May rose 2.8% annually, its fastest annual pace in more than six years. The PCE (personal consumption expenditure) (CPI), the Fed’s preferred gauge of inflation, has also hit the 2.0% level.
The FOMC’s June statement was released on June 13, and the outlook for inflation remained upbeat. The highlight of the comments on inflation was the statement from FOMC Chair Jerome Powell, who said that he was not ready to declare victory on inflation. The statement indicated that on a 12-month basis, both inflation (CPI) and core inflation (which excludes food and energy) moved closer to the symmetric inflation (TIP) target, while the indicators of long-term inflation (VTIP) remained unchanged.
The US Federal Reserve has a dual mandate of achieving maximum employment and stable prices (TIP) in the economy. In recent months, the US unemployment rate has moved to multiyear lows, and it looks set to fall further, as there are more jobs available than the number of job seekers, according to the recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The strengthening of the job market was acknowledged in the June FOMC statement, and it remained the key reason for the Fed to comfortably tighten policy.
With inflation on the rise, investors may consider ETF themes that may help diminish the negative effects and diversify an investment portfolio. The consumer price index was up 0.2% from the previous month and 2.8% year-over-year, its biggest annual gain since February 2012. The data “provide further evidence that inflation is moving towards the Fed’s objective,” and the central bank will continue on its gradual rate-hike path, Kevin Cummins, an economist at NatWest Markets, told Bloomberg.
The Federal Reserve has two major mandates—to maximize employment and maintain stable prices. There are no predefined levels for employment or prices, but the benchmark for employment has been an unemployment rate below 4.0%. The Fed set an inflation (TIP) target of 2.0% under the chairmanship of Ben Bernanke at the beginning of 2012.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis defines PCE (personal consumption expenditure) as the value of goods and services purchased by, or on behalf of, US residents. The Fed prefers this inflation (CPI) measure to assess price levels, as it reflects actual price increases for consumers.
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Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Brian Cheung examine how inflation is already causing everyday items to be more expensive.