|Bid||49.50 x 3000|
|Ask||49.59 x 3000|
|Day's Range||49.53 - 49.54|
|52 Week Range||48.41 - 49.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.12%|
Investors are testing the market waters and considering how they will position for the year ahead before diving in head first. On the upcoming webcast, Macro Strategies: Navigating Choppy Market Waters, ...
Last week, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time this year, prompting fixed income market participants to speculate a fourth rate hike will arrive in December and that the Fed will again raise rates multiple times next year. Floating rate notes (FRNs) have been popular destinations this year for fixed income investors amid Fed tightening. One of the fastest-growing exchange traded funds this year in the FRN category is the WisdomTree Bloomberg Floating Rate Treasury Fund (USFR) .
Investors should be careful when navigating the current environment and consider some ETF investment vehicles that are designed to outperform when interest rates rise. Overall, we can anticipate further strengthening in the economy, which will lead to a tighter monetary policy out of the Fed. For instance, the government recently revealed the U.S. economy expanded at a 4.1% rate, its best quarterly performance since 2014. Flanagan warned that the U.S. budget deficit has widened and the Treasury Department has been increasing supply of U.S. Treasuries - Treasury supply for the fiscal year 2018 is expected to be in the $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion range, compared to the $519 billion issued for the fiscal year 2017.
With the Fed upgrading the U.S. economy’s performance from “solid” to “strong,” what does this mean for more rate hikes this year? On the upcoming webcast Thursday, Sept. 20, Fight the Fed’s Rising Rates ...
The iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) tracks the investment results found in the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, which can give fixed income investors broad exposure to the bond markets. Companies like WisdomTree Investments offer exchange-traded funds that capitalize on the strategy of deconstructing the AGG, which pertains to an investment strategy that corners a specific portion of the bond market sectors–government debt via Treasuries, agencies, credit, mortgage-backed securities (MBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and asset-backed securities (ABS).