|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||115.80 x 1000|
|Day's Range||113.66 - 113.94|
|52 Week Range||111.30 - 115.46|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.20%|
St. Louis Fed president and CEO James Bullard gave a presentation at a regional economic briefing on December 1. Previously, we looked at the causes of yield curve inversion. In this…
St. Louis Fed president and CEO James Bullard gave a presentation at a regional economic briefing on December 1. In his presentation, Bullard laid out some conditions that could lead to…
The pace of interest rate hikes and inflation rate growth have a profound influence on the US yield curve. The US Fed has been communicating its intent to increase interest…
There are multiple factors that can affect the shape of yield curves. Bonds (BND) with different maturities react differently to changes in economic conditions and expectations. For example, when the US ...
The report from the Joint Committee on Taxation included an estimate of budgetary deficits for 2018–2027. Tax reforms could have a limited impact in 2018.
The proposed tax cuts and the resulting increase in the federal deficit are expected to impact bond markets. It's important to consider the Fed's stance.
The inability of employers to find suitable workers is leading to wage increases, especially in the professional, technical (XLK), and production (XLI) sectors.
Comparing the economic performance with economic expectations and the previous cycles gives investors an idea of whether the economy is expanding or contracting.
The increase in price pressure, although reassuring for the Fed, might not lead to a higher rate of inflation in the short term.
Williams suggested that the monetary policy framework should be designed considering the global scenario rather than central banks looking at their economies in isolation.
With global economies progressing toward normalcy or the “new normal,” as Williams called it, central banks are moving toward normalizing policy by signaling interest rate hikes.
In his speech at the 2017 Asia Economic Policy Conference on November 16, 2017, John Williams, CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, spoke about the history of monetary policy.
John Williams, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, spoke on November 16, 2017, at the 2017 Asia Economic Policy Conference in San Francisco.
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.
The FOMC's November meeting minutes deemed the bond market’s yield curve to be flattening between meetings. The report indicated that bond yields have risen since the September FOMC meeting for multiple ...
At the November meeting, the FOMC staff review indicated that US labor market conditions continued to strengthen and that the US economy continued to expand at a solid pace.
The last Federal Open Market Committee (or FOMC) meeting took place on October 31–November 1. The target range for the federal funds rate stayed unchanged at 1%–1.25%.
Among the key macroeconomic indicators published by the Fed, capacity utilization in US industries helps investors forecast business cycle changes.
The October Producer Price Index rose 0.4% month-over-month, and it was unchanged compared to the September reading. On a year-over-year basis, the index has risen 2.8%.
The University of Michigan Preliminary Consumer Sentiment for November was reported at 97.8, which was 2.9 lower than the final October reading of 100.7.
The non-farm payroll data for October rose by 261,000, which was below the consensus expectation of over 300,000 job additions.