|Bid||84.310 x 2600|
|Ask||84.320 x 271000|
|Day's Range||84.290 - 84.320|
|52 Week Range||84.230 - 85.000|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||97.13|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.15%|
US bond markets (BND) saw some recovery last week. Overheated expectations for a December rate hike cooled off after the FOMC meeting minutes were reported.
During the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting in September, many officials showed interest in another rate hike in 2017—and more in 2018.
The September meeting minutes indicated that the members underscored that the reduction in the Fed's balance sheet would be gradual.
Bond traders have few reasons to be happy this week. Chances for tax reforms continue to increase with the US Senate moving on a path that would mean only 51 votes could be required to pass the bill.
The Conference Board LCI (Leading Credit Index), a constituent of the LEI (Leading Economic Index), is constructed based on the performance of six financial market instruments. These components track lending…...
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Precious metals traded lower on September 21 after the Fed gave a hawkish tone at Wednesday's FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting.
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.
Besides the dollar changes, investors are also closely watching the ongoing Federal Reserve Open Market Committee or FOMC meeting for a directional change in precious metals.
In its efforts to revive the US economy from the Great Recession, the US Fed started purchasing US government-backed securities in 2008.
Even if we assume that green bonds don’t offer any significant premium over conventional bonds, there are many who believe in other noteworthy advantages of green investing.
Despite the rapid rise in issuance, demand for green bonds continues to outshine supply. The excess demand for green bonds has led to higher returns.
While many have been focused on the ongoing rally in the equities market, the month of August showed that risks can often suddenly strike and destabilize a market, so investors should still keep a handle ...
The US bond markets remained volatile last week as investors reacted to changes in the Fed and the impact that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma would have on the interest rate.
Given the sudden spike in volatility, investors should not overlook the benefits of a stable government bond exchange traded fund in a diversified bond portfolio. "We advocate a strategic allocation ...