|Bid||110.38 x 3000|
|Ask||110.59 x 800|
|Day's Range||110.37 - 110.39|
|52 Week Range||110.18 - 110.43|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.15%|
Russia has lost its appetite for U.S. debt, paring down its holdings by 50 percent from March to April--a cut that represents a total of $96.1 billion to $48.7 billion. As it currently stands, the national debt, which includes intragovernmental holdings has swelled to over $21 trillion. "We need all the help we can get in the search for buyers of US Treasuries due to the enormous supply coming our way in the next few years," said Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group.
Many investors have funneled the most cash since October 2013 to global money markets in response to the spike in uncertainty surrounding trade tensions and weakness in emerging markets. Investors can ...
Argentina seeks aid from the International Monetary Fund as the peso continues to bleed amid broad emerging markets sell-off.
Investors piled into fixed income exchange traded funds last month, focusing on short duration fare such as the iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHV) . The Federal Reserve raised interest rates in March and many bond market observers are pricing in as many as four rate hikes this year, prompting investors to embrace funds with lower rate risk. Another $1.7 billion has gone into two similar ETFs from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and State Street,” reports The Wall Street Journal.
Investors poured into fixed income ETFs in April as equity market volatility jumped with several month’s leading asset-gathering ETFs being bond funds. For example, the iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF ...
Rising interest rates have boosted the appeal of funds that buy short-term government debt. It’s the cheapest it’s been in over a decade,” said Andrew Brenner, head of global fixed income at NatAlliance Securities.
In fact, April was a great month for bond ETFs on multiple fronts. Last month, BlackRock, Inc. ( BLK), the parent company of iShares, the world's largest ETF issuer, said that combined assets under management for bond ETFs listed around the world eclipsed $800 billion. Entering the final trading day of last month, "U.S.-listed bond ETF flows have attracted $14.7 billion so far in April, on track for [the] biggest month of net inflows since October 2014 (October 2014 had inflows of $17.3 billion)," said Steve Laipply, head of U.S. iShares fixed income strategy at BlackRock.
Year-to-date, three fixed income exchange-traded funds are among the top 10 ETFs in terms of new assets added. The iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE: SHV ) and the iShares Core Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSE: ...
Based on comments from key members of the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) and the mismatch between the economic performance and signals of a flattening yield curve, it’s tempting to stop depending on the slope of the yield curve (BND) (AGG) as a tool to determine recession risk. It’s important to understand that no financial indicator is foolproof, and the same can be said about the flattening yield curve in the current economic climate. As Fed Chair Jerome Powell said, the indicator might not have relevance in a low-inflation (TIP) environment.
As traders turn risk-off in response to escalating trade war tensions, investors have been diving into safety bets like Treasury bonds and related ETFs. A weekly data compilation by Bank of America Merrill ...
WisdomTree analyst Bradley Krom says investors should park their money in floating-rate notes to earn easy and stable returns as the central bank hikes rates three to four times this year
The recent rate hike by the Federal Reserve is seen as boosting the attractiveness of short-term bonds and the related bond ETFs, including the iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ: SHV). SHV tracks ...
As the growth outlook strengthens and the Federal Reserve responds with a tighter monetary policy, bond ETF investors will have to adapt to the changing market environment. “Tax cuts and plans for more ...
A rapid increase in short-term Treasury yields could renew investor interest in these bonds and related exchange traded funds, such as the iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ: SHV). SHV tracks the ...
Investors looking for stability and a little extra income in times of elevated market volatility can consider short-term Treasury exchange traded funds, such as the iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ: ...
The US Treasury manages the US government’s payments, and whenever there’s a shortfall in meeting expenses, the Treasury borrows and pays interest. When the tax revenue falls or the expenditure increases more than expected, the US Treasury could be forced to borrow more. Over the last 15 years, since the beginning of the “War or Terror” in 2002, government expenditure has increased because of military expenses.