|Bid||119.9200 x 400|
|Ask||119.9400 x 700|
|Day's Range||119.8969 - 119.9700|
|52 Week Range||119.7200 - 124.9800|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.15%|
The US bond markets (BND) have been struggling since the beginning of the year, as investors realized the Fed could increase rates faster when inflation started to increase. Bond yields across the board shot up, changing the narrative about the US yield curve from flattening to steepening. This week’s inflation report reduced those fears as inflation was reported to have increased by 0.2% in February, in line with market expectations and thus resulting in a sharp decline in bond yields as soon as the report was published.
Exchange-traded funds that track U.S. Treasurys have struggled thus far in 2018, with investors retreating from the sector—particularly bonds with longer durations—as fears over inflation and higher rates ...
With many investors confused over what a flattening yield curve means, we address such questions as why the curve flattens and whether it predicts a recession.
In a speech at the 2017 Herbert Stein Memorial Lecture, Fed Chair Janet Yellen shared her thoughts on monetary policy for the future and discussed whether there will be any role for unconventional policy ...
Fed Chair Janet Yellen, in her speech at the 2017 Herbert Stein Memorial Lecture, offered some more insight into the Fed’s balance sheet reducing strategy.
The US Fed has amassed a huge number of fixed income (BND) securities as part of its quantitative easing (or QE) programs 1, 2, and 3.
The September meeting minutes indicated that the members underscored that the reduction in the Fed's balance sheet would be gradual.
In this series, we'll analyze each component of the Conference Board Leading Economic Index and understand its implications for the consumer discretionary (XLY), industrial (XLI), and housing (XHB) sectors ...
The Fed’s balance sheet has $4.4 trillion in bond market securities, and it intends not to reinvest a small portion of the maturing securities every month.
In the September 20 meeting, FOMC (US Federal Open Market Committee) finally announced the start date of its balance sheet unwinding program.
In its efforts to revive the US economy from the Great Recession, the US Fed started purchasing US government-backed securities in 2008.
The key reason for the debt ceiling deal was to approve aid to Hurricane Harvey victims. A US government shutdown could have adversely impacted relief operations.
Stanley Fisher, vice chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, has shared his views on low interest rates and some solutions to get rates back to normal levels.
The Fed, in its efforts to normalize policy, announced that it is starting the balance sheet unwinding program soon.
In its June meeting, FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) members detailed plans to shrink the $4.5 trillion balance sheet.
After the July FOMC meeting statement was released, market participants came to believe that the Fed would begin the process of balance sheet normalization soon.