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|Bid||121.47 x 21500|
|Ask||121.57 x 3100|
|Day's Range||121.49 - 121.74|
|52 Week Range||108.58 - 123.41|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||11.30|
|YTD Daily Total Return||10.79%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.34|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.15%|
Investors have spent the past couple of weeks in a “sell everything” mind set. It was the third straight week of record highs, each one nearly doubling the figure of the week before: from $87.6 billion the week of March 11 to $148 billion the following, and finally $258.9 billion in the period ending March 25. “Investors continue to take money out of play in record numbers,” Refinitiv Lipper noted in a release, “as the economic impact of the coronavirus continued to wreak havoc on investing.”
Gold hasn’t been such a terrific hedge of late against the turmoil from the coronavirus pandemic that has upended financial markets. But relative to silver, it’s never been stronger.
Investors are pouring money into U.S. bonds because of negative interest rates around the world and fears the new coronavirus will damage the economy and companies. For example, the share price of the Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV) is up 19% this year. The exchange traded fund’s average effective maturity is 25.1 years, which means it has a relatively high yield of 2.13%.
During the coronavirus-spurred 2020 stock correction, these ETFs have outperformed the market, including U.S. Treasuries, bonds, gold and China-linked ETFs.
As volatility has risen in financial markets this week, investors are piling into money market funds and pulling money out of stocks and bonds, both taxable and tax-free.
If US intelligence officers get their hands on information about a catastrophic imminent terrorist attack with unknown origins that will kill 250,000 Americans within the United States if unchecked, what should the president of this country do? Right now, there are thousands of unsuspected bio-terrorists armed with a deadly virus that kills one out of […]
Hedge funds aren’t what they used to be. They used to be exclusive investment vehicles where wealthy investors could generate double digit alpha with very little correlation to the major market indices. Nowadays most hedge funds don’t deliver uncorrelated returns at all and they generate minuscule returns after fees and expenses. I am not saying […]
Treasury bonds and related ETFs are rallying as benchmark yields dip toward three-year lows in response to heightened global risks and increased demand for safety. The iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF) rose 0.7% on Monday as yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury bonds fell to 1.637%, its lowest level since October 2016. Treasury yields have also been depressed lately on increased concerns of a global slowdown and signs that central banks around the world will loosen their monetary policies to stimulate growth.
Last year, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates four times, but that hawkish policy is out the window in 2019 as highlighted by the Fed’s rate cut last week. The Fed’s shifting monetary policy could ...
Investment company Viewpoint Investment Partners Corp (Current Portfolio) buys iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF, sells iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets during the 3-months ended 2019Q2, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Viewpoint Investment Partners Corp. Continue reading...
Bond ETFs are experiencing big inflows as the Federal Reserve shifts away from the rate hikes of last year and hints at interest rate cuts ahead. Mutual funds and ETFs that track bonds just saw $12.1 billion of inflows for the week ended July 17, which marked the 28th consecutive week of inflows, the Wall Street Journal reports. To put this in perspective, bond funds accumulated $1.7 billion in inflows over the past decade, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysis of EPFR Global data.
The ever growing ETF universe just hit another major milestone, crossing over the $4 trillion threshold of assets under management, and the growth does not seem to be slowing any time soon. According to ...
ETFs have become a go-to investment vehicle for many investors across a range of backgrounds, revealing the shifting trends in investors’ habits and thoughts in a changing market environment.
May’s PMI numbers were not very encouraging. The manufacturing PMI released by IHS Markit came in at 50.5, the lowest since September 2009 when the economy was just trying to come out of the shadows of the global recession. While the reading still indicates expansion, the pace of expansion is the lowest in almost a decade.
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 ...
ETFs have increasingly grown in popularity as many investors utilize the nifty too to quickly weave in and out volatile market conditions. In a recent research note, Deutsche Bank highlighted the huge ...