23.49 +0.23 (0.99%)
After hours: 6:00PM EDT
|Bid||23.10 x 100|
|Ask||23.49 x 10000|
|Day's Range||23.23 - 23.29|
|52 Week Range||21.58 - 23.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.92%|
As investors anticipate rising interest rates ahead, investors may look to various ETF strategies that are designed for this kind of environment. The economic expansion is aging with many signs that are ...
Financial markets have witnessed an abrupt change in their approach to bond markets over the past two months. Up until the end of 2017, markets were not convinced that inflation could rise according to the Fed’s expectations, and so long-term rates (TLT) did not rise in tandem with short-term rates (SHY), leading the yield curve to flatten. Then the employment report for January indicated that worker wages had increased more than expected, which allowed the chance for inflation to rise.
Growing inflationary expectations and a booming economy have led to an uptrend in Treasury yields. It is unpopular and illiquid with AUM of $69.4 million and average daily volume of about 37,000 shares.
What Boosted the Leading Economic Index in 2017? In its December meeting, the US Federal Reserve increased the federal funds rate by 0.25%, just as markets expected. This led to the narrowing of credit spreads between long-term and short-term yields, resulting in a flattening yield curve.
The Fed rolled out another rate hike at its final meeting of 2017. The target range for the federal funds rate was increased by 0.25% to 1.25%–1.50%, and the Fed has…
The November Conference Board report, which takes October data into account, reported the credit spread at ~1.2—an improvement from the September reading of ~1.1.
At the last FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting on September 20, 2017, Fed members decided to initiate a balance sheet normalization process starting in October.
The FOMC’s (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting on September 20 changed the outlook for bond markets (BND). It suggested that the Fed could be looking at another rate hike by…
Fears of flattening yield curves and rising interest rates have completely vanished in recent weeks. The FOMC’s (Federal Open Market Committee) July meeting statement confirmed the concerns about lagging ...
ProShares, a premier provider of ETFs, announced today the launch of ProShares Equities for Rising Rates ETF , the first U.S. equity ETF specifically designed to outperform traditional large-cap indexes, such as the S&P 500, in a rising interest rate environment.
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