|Bid||59.31 x 3000|
|Ask||59.40 x 800|
|Day's Range||59.17 - 59.39|
|52 Week Range||52.57 - 59.86|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||4.61%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.05%|
Inflation is a natural occurrence in the market economy and a disciplined investor can begin planning for inflation by cultivating ideas for asset classes that do well during inflationary climates. In fact, many people have looked to gold as an "alternative currency," particularly countries whose currency is losing value.
For investors looking to build a proper bond portfolio, they can look at ETFs that have earned Morningstar’s Gold rating. "Be sure to start building your bond-fund portfolio with core, intermediate-term funds that give you a lot of diversification in a single holding," said Morningstar director of personal finance Christine Benz. "Fixed Income Instruments" include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities.
Market expectations for inflation have increased lately on upbeat October consumer inflation data, global policy easing including by the Fed, a soaring stock market and easing recessionary fears.
Investor appetite for bonds doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon and as the “recession” word keeps popping up in the financial markets, it will continue this way for quite some time. For investors looking to build a proper bond portfolio, they can look at ETFs that have earned Morningstar’s Gold rating.
In today’s bond market, yield is getting harder to come by, but investors can still use bonds strategically as either a safety mechanism when markets get volatile or a relatively stable source of income. Morningstar released a list of bond funds that included three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that investors can look at. “Investors rely on bonds for many reasons: funding short-term goals, providing ballast to an equity-heavy portfolio, or generating much-needed income during retirement, to name a few,” wrote Morningstar’s Susan Dziubinski.
What are the countries with the highest inflation rates in the world? Inflation is one of the indicators of a country’s economic state, representing a percentage change in the general level of prices for goods and services paid by consumers (for consumer price index) and producers (for producer price index). A higher inflation rate means lower […]
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