|Bid||0.00 x 1800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1200|
|Day's Range||106.04 - 106.34|
|52 Week Range||101.75 - 106.34|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.75|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.09%|
Amid a more sanguine outlook for U.S. interest rates this year, which is helping steady mortgage applications, investors are seeking lower risk, yield-driven strategies, including exchange traded funds ...
Despite the momentum in the riskier equity market, exchange traded fund investors continued to favor conservative bets and yield-generating plays. Among the most popular ETF plays of the past week, six ...
The exchange traded fund universe has quickly expanded, but most investors have steered toward strategies that track global equity markets, which leaves the industry an opportunity to further develop and compete for more investment money through fixed-income ETFs. Looking ahead, BlackRock's president highlighted the fixed-income ETF space as the next major growth area, Business Insider reports. "One of the areas which I think is going to grow tremendously, which I think is going to catapult BlackRock into the next few years, is fixed income ETFs," Rob Kapito, the firm's president and co-founder, said at an investor conference on Tuesday.
The number of mortgage applications last week fell 2.7 percent compared to the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted index. "Reversing the recent downward trend, borrowers saw increasing rates for most loan types last week, as better-than-expected unemployment claims, easing trade tensions and stabilization in the equity markets ultimately led to a rise in Treasury rates," said Joel Kan, an MBA economist. "Oftentimes, a big loss in equities markets can send money running to the bond market where it benefits interest rates," said Matthew Graham, chief operating officer at Mortgage News Daily.
Moody's Investors Service has today upgraded the long-term local and foreign-currency issuer ratings and long-term local-currency deposit ratings of five Vietnamese banks, and affirmed the same for the other 11 Moody's-rated banks in Vietnam. Moody's also upgraded the long-term foreign-currency deposit ratings of two Vietnamese banks, and affirmed the same for the other 14. At the same time, Moody's has upgraded the long-term Counterparty Risk Ratings (CRRs) and Counterparty Risk Assessments (CRAs) of eight banks and affirmed the same for the other eight.
The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSE: AGG), the largest U.S.-listed fixed income exchange traded fund, reached its 15th birthday Sept. 22, making it an appropriate time to examine the bond ETF boom. When AGG debuted, a scant number of bond ETFs were on the market. Various data points indicate the growth of bond ETFs will continue.
Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) represent an asset class with a troubled history. Many investors and analysts argue that MBS precipitated the 2008 financial crisis. This doesn't mean, however, that MBS as an asset class are without potential for investors in 2018.
The fixed-income market has played second fiddle to equities, but there are still areas of opportunity that bond exchange traded fund investors can look to. “The fixed income market remains challenging, ...
With the Federal Reserve continuing its efforts to normalize U.S. monetary policy, plenty of asset classes could be affected by those plans, including mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and exchange traded ...
Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the long-term local and foreign-currency deposit and issuer ratings of JSC Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank), Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), and Vietnam Joint-Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank). Moody's also upgraded the long-term counterparty risk ratings (CRR) and counterparty risk assessments (CRAs) of VietinBank and BIDV, and affirmed those of Vietcombank.
Moody's Investors Service has today assigned Counterparty Risk Ratings (CRRs) to 16 rated banks in Vietnam. The banks affected are: 1) An Binh Commercial Joint Stock Bank (ABB), 2) Asia Commercial Bank ...
In a continued effort to deregulate the economy, President Donald Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act on March 24. This new act provides some tweaks to the Dodd-Frank Act, which was enacted in 2010 in response to the 2008 financial crisis. The new legislation is skewed toward helping community banks, which would benefit from the reduced capital requirements and regulatory costs.
The FOMC staff review indicated that US financial markets have been turbulent since the last meeting, which resulted in increased equity market volatility (VXX) and lower equity (VOO) asset prices. The reason cited for the increased equity market volatility was the surprising uptick in average hourly earnings in the January employment report, which made investors concerned about higher inflation and the interest rate increase. ...
Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the long-term local currency deposit and local- and foreign-currency issuer ratings of Asia Commercial Bank (ACB), Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Military ...
Do We Have the Tools to Combat a Recession? In his keynote delivered at the tenth conference organized by the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy in March, Boston Federal Reserve president Eric Rosengren highlighted US policy tools’ deficiency in combating another recession. Speaking about the monetary policy tools, he said that the current level of US short-term interest rates (SHY) leaves little room for them to be lowered during an economic slowdown.
Did the Housing Market Take a Breather in February? The United States National Association of Realtors (or NAR) releases a monthly report on the existing home sales (ITB) market. The report publishes data concerning existing housing inventory, total housing inventory, median home prices, and mortgage rates.