IEF - iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF

NasdaqGM - NasdaqGM Real Time Price. Currency in USD
101.00
+0.04 (+0.04%)
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Previous Close100.96
Open100.90
Bid100.38 x 1200
Ask101.11 x 1200
Day's Range100.90 - 101.06
52 Week Range100.33 - 107.39
Volume926,187
Avg. Volume2,940,179
Net Assets9.25B
NAV102.68
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield2.04%
YTD Return-1.57%
Beta (3y)1.62
Expense Ratio (net)0.15%
Inception Date2002-07-22
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  • Trade War Risk Worries Fund Managers: Should You Be Concerned?
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Trade War Risk Worries Fund Managers: Should You Be Concerned?

    While fund managers are bullish on US equities (SPY) (VTI), there’s still concern in the market. In the BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) September 2018 survey, trade war concerns were cited as the top concern among global fund managers for five of the past seven months. About 43% of the fund managers surveyed cited a trade war as their top tail risk.

  • Should You Be Worried about the Possible Yield Curve Inversion?
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Should You Be Worried about the Possible Yield Curve Inversion?

    A yield curve tracks the yields of Treasury securities maturing at different times. When the yield curve (BND) inverts, it means that the yields of shorter-duration securities become larger than those of longer-term securities. The inversion of the yield curve has been a good indicator of upcoming recessions in the past.

  • What Will the Fed Look for in the August Jobs Report?
    Market Realist17 days ago

    What Will the Fed Look for in the August Jobs Report?

    What Does the Market Expect from the August Jobs Report? Fed policymakers are watching job numbers closely. The numbers give them clues about whether the US economy (SPY) (IVV) is strong enough to withstand interest rate hikes.

  • Yield Curve Narrows to Decade Low
    Market Realist27 days ago

    Yield Curve Narrows to Decade Low

    A yield curve tracks the yields of Treasury securities maturing at different times. When the yield curve (BND) inverts, it means that the yields of shorter-duration securities become larger than those of longer-term securities. The inversion of the yield curve has been a good indicator of upcoming recessions in the past.

  • Fed Officials Are Divided on the Significance of the Yield Curve
    Market Realistlast month

    Fed Officials Are Divided on the Significance of the Yield Curve

    While most Fed officials agreed on the need to keep raising rates and the concerns posed by the trade disputes, there was disagreement among them regarding the significance of the yield curve. Some participants argued that in the United States (SPY) (IVV), the inverted yield curve has often preceded recessions. As such, they think that the significance of an inverted yield curve may have declined compared to historical records.

  • Trade War Is Still Investors’ Top Concern: Should You Be Worried?
    Market Realistlast month

    Trade War Is Still Investors’ Top Concern: Should You Be Worried?

    While fund managers are bullish on US equities (SPY), there’s still no lack of concern in the market. In the BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) August 2018 survey, for the fourth month in the last six, trade war concerns were cited as the top concern among global fund managers. A total of 57% of the fund managers surveyed cited trade war risk as what they considered to be the top tail risk.

  • InvestorPlacelast month

    Treasury ETFs Surge Amid Turkey Crisis

    Last week, President Donald Trump approved doubling of metal tariffs that led to the fall of lira by 20% on Aug 10. The United States plans to double import tariffs on Turkish steel to 50% and raise the rate on aluminum to 20%, Trump said on Twitter on Friday.The depreciation started after the Turkish delegation returned from Washington with no progress on the detention of Andrew Brunson, an American pastor detained in Turkey in 2016.The U.S. government debt prices spiked on Aug 10 as traders were in search of a safe haven. In response to U.S. ...

  • Fed Will Be Watching the July Jobs Report
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Fed Will Be Watching the July Jobs Report

    What Will Financial Markets Look for in July's Jobs Report? The numbers give them clues about if the US economy (SPY) (IVV) is strong enough to withstand interest rates hikes. The Fed has already raised interest rates twice this year.

  • TheStreet.com2 months ago

    Bond Slump Drives Bank Gains in Choppy Session

    This week started like last week ended, with choppy and random action and a narrow trading range in the indices. Breadth was negative and the indices slightly positive which sums up the excitement quite well.

  • Should You Be Concerned about Fund Managers’ Top Concern in July?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Should You Be Concerned about Fund Managers’ Top Concern in July?

    While fund managers are bullish on US equities (SPY), there is still no lack of concern. In the BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) July 2018 survey, for the third month in the last five months, trade war concerns were cited as the top concern of global fund managers. A total of 60% of the fund managers surveyed cited the trade war risk as the top tail risk.

  • What Does the Flattening of the Yield Curve Mean for Gold?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    What Does the Flattening of the Yield Curve Mean for Gold?

    A yield curve tracks the yields of Treasury securities maturing at different time periods. The narrowing of the difference between these yields is usually referred to as the “flattening of the yield curve.” The more concerning thing is when the yield curve (BND) inverts, which means that the yields on shorter duration securities increase those on the longer-term securities. The inversion of the yield curve has been a good indicator of an upcoming recession in the past.

  • ETF Trends3 months ago

    Pressure Mounts for Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    Dollar-denominated emerging market bonds and related exchange traded funds are under increased pressure as the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, trade tensions escalate and the U.S. dollar strengthens. Year-to-date, the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB) and Invesco Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio (PCY) , which both track USD-denominated emerging market debt, declined 6.5% and 8.2%, respectively.

  • Tight Labor Markets Suggest Rates Could Stay High
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Tight Labor Markets Suggest Rates Could Stay High

    GURUSHINA: Well, since you’ve mentioned it, it might be a good idea to talk about your thoughts about the interest rate environment. Because the policy accommodation withdrawal by major central banks is already underway, so do you still expect interest rates, especially rates in the U.S. to go up by the end of the year, and also what about Europe, because Europe was kind of lagging behind the U.S. in this regard?

  • Why Commodities Have Outperformed Other Assets in 2018
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Why Commodities Have Outperformed Other Assets in 2018

    NATALIA GURUSHINA: Welcome, I’m Natalia Gurushina, Chief Emerging Markets Economist at VanEck. With global rates normalizing, geopolitics still posing major risks, and with one of the longest bull runs in U.S. stocks apparently stalling, 2018 might be a year of paradigm shift. I am here today with VanEck CEO, Jan van Eck, to discuss his outlook, macroeconomic outlook, and also to talk about his views on the most appealing opportunities in this challenging environment. So let me ask you a very simple question first: Is there still an investment case for real assets, including commodities?

  • Are Rising Rates Affecting Housing Markets?
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Are Rising Rates Affecting Housing Markets?

    The US Fed has clearly communicated its intentions to continue the rate hike path at the June monetary policy meeting, as the US economy continued to expand. The US Fed hiked interest rates by 25 basis points at that meeting and left the doors open for two more hikes in 2018. Rising interest rates increase the cost of owning a home for prospective buyers, but the impact hasn’t yet been felt by the housing (XHB) markets, as the recent economic data continues to paint a rosy picture for the housing sector.

  • How the Yield Spread Changed the Outlook for the Economy
    Market Realist3 months ago

    How the Yield Spread Changed the Outlook for the Economy

    An inverted yield curve, in which short-term yields (SHY) are higher than long-term yields (TLT), is considered as a warning sign for a future recession. The LEI’s economic model uses the yield spread between the ten-year Treasury bond (IEF) and the federal funds rate (TBF) as one of the components. The May LEI report indicated that this yield spread increased from ~1.2 in April to ~1.3 in May. The use of the term “symmetric” along with the inflation target in the May FOMC meeting minutes led to the increase of yield spreads in May.

  • What Bond Market Investors Are Watching for This Week
    Market Realist3 months ago

    What Bond Market Investors Are Watching for This Week

    The US bond market continued to rebound as trade tensions and the limited appreciation in equity markets pushed demand for bonds higher, depressing the bond yields for a second consecutive week. Bond investors seem to be questioning the US Fed’s enthusiasm for higher rates as bond yields continued to retreat. There weren’t any major market-moving economic data releases last week, which could have led to the fall in bond yields.

  • Will Risk-Off Trade Push Bond Markets Higher?
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Will Risk-Off Trade Push Bond Markets Higher?

    The US bond market had a limited reaction to the Fed’s 25-basis-point rate hike and the 0.20% increase in interest paid on excess reserves. The spread between the US two-year and ten-year bonds narrowed to 36 basis points, which led to a further flattening of the yield curve in the previous week. The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND), which tracks the performance of the bond markets, rose 0.06% for the week ended June 15 and closed at 78.92.

  • ETF Trends3 months ago

    ETFs Slip as Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rate

    Stock and bond ETFs slipped on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve announced another moderate rate hike and stated its intent to raise rates two more times later this year. Following the Fed's announcement mid-Wednesday to raise interest rates 25 basis points, effectively raising the federal funds rate from 1.75% to 2%, the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF) dipped 0.2% and the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) fell 0.3%, which wasn't a surprise as older debt with lower yields become less attractive in a higher rate environment. The Invesco DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) , which tracks dollar movements against a basket of developed currencies, strengthened 0.2% in response to the tightening monetary policy.

  • ETF Trends3 months ago

    Ahead of Fed, Traders Flock to Treasury ETFs

    Ahead of today's Federal Reserve post-meeting press conference, some traders are targeting popular fixed income ETFs, including the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF) . The $8.50 billion IEF tracks the ICE U.S. Treasury 7-10 Year Bond Index. As its name implies, the fund provides exposure to U.S. Treasury bonds with remaining maturities between seven and ten years.

  • Why the Recent REIT Rebound Could Stretch a Little Further
    Market Realist4 months ago

    Why the Recent REIT Rebound Could Stretch a Little Further

    The real estate sector (VNQ) has been lagging in performance in 2018. The reason for this decline has been the increase in interest rates and expectations of a higher interest rate in the future, which could dent demand in the real estate sector. The performance of the real estate sector has been a roller-coaster ride as interest rate expectations have continued to change with every incoming piece of data over the last few months.

  • Are Bond Yields Taking a Breather?
    Market Realist4 months ago

    Are Bond Yields Taking a Breather?

    The US bond market had some relief from its ongoing slide as the Fed’s May meeting minutes were less hawkish than expected. The Fed also wants to adjust the rate paid on excess reserves by 20 basis points on June 13, keeping the federal funds spread at 0.25%. Last week (ended May 25), the ten-year (IEF) yield closed at 2.9%, depreciating by 13 basis points.

  • Are Rising Bond Yields Affecting Housing Markets?
    Market Realist4 months ago

    Are Rising Bond Yields Affecting Housing Markets?

    The 3% ten-year bond yield isn’t a significant level for any reason—it’s a psychological level that has created some market frenzy. The continued increase in bond yields, however, has been worrying stakeholders in the housing (XHB) industry. Recent reports from the housing sector haven’t raised any red flags for the sector at this point, but continued increases in the 30-year mortgage rate along with rising home prices could push prospective buyers away once rates reach higher levels.

  • What’s Supporting Gold Prices and What’s Not
    Market Realist4 months ago

    What’s Supporting Gold Prices and What’s Not

    Another element that could have possibly boosted gold prices is the forward-looking estimates of higher inflation. The Fed’s assertion that it would let inflation (TIPS) move above its target of 2% is positive for gold. Gold is often considered to be a hedge against inflation.

  • Will Yield Spreads Continue to Decline?
    Market Realist4 months ago

    Will Yield Spreads Continue to Decline?

    The US bond markets remained under selling pressure as bond yields, especially at the short end of the curve, continued to shoot up, while the long-term yields remained subdued. The US Fed through its May post-meeting statement said that inflation would reach the 2% target soon, which was interpreted as a signal for a faster pace of rate hikes. An inverted yield curve, where short-term (SHY) yields are higher than long-term yields (TLT) is considered a warning sign for future recessions, and thus the yield spread has a place in the leading economic index.