TIP - iShares TIPS Bond ETF

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112.38
-0.39 (-0.35%)
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Previous Close112.77
Open112.61
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range112.38 - 112.62
52 Week Range111.28 - 115.26
Volume730,337
Avg. Volume1,538,015
Net Assets24.62B
NAV113.04
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield2.11%
YTD Return-0.88%
Beta (3y)0.93
Expense Ratio (net)0.20%
Inception Date2003-12-04
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  • This Fed Member Predicts Yield Curve Inversion by the End of 2018
    Market Realist20 hours ago

    This Fed Member Predicts Yield Curve Inversion by the End of 2018

    In a presentation given by James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, he said the yield curve could invert by the end of 2018. Although the presentation was four months ago, it still holds true since the yield curve has flattened more than what it was in December 2017. In his presentation, Bullard laid out a few conditions that could lead to the yield curve inversion.

  • Why Rising Inflation Failed to Raise Long-Term Yields
    Market Realistyesterday

    Why Rising Inflation Failed to Raise Long-Term Yields

    The primary reason cited by the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) for holding off on interest rate hikes since 2016 was lagging inflation growth. Whenever the Fed signaled rate hikes, the yield curve flattened since investors were not convinced that inflation (TIP) growth would pick up the pace, which would limit the Fed’s ability to raise rates. The Fed has set a target of 2% inflation (VTIP) growth, at which point the economy is expected to be running at a normal pace.

  • What Makes the Yield Curve Turn Flat or Invert?
    Market Realist2 days ago

    What Makes the Yield Curve Turn Flat or Invert?

    It’s difficult to pinpoint a single reason for changes to the yield curve’s slope. First, any changes to the Fed’s interest rate immediately impact the yield curve at the short end, and the projections for long-term rates dictate the changes at the long end of the curve. For instance, the recent rate hike at the Fed’s March meeting had varying impacts on the US Treasury yield curve.

  • IMF Warns of Inflation Surprise: Could It Be Good for Gold?
    Market Realist2 days ago

    IMF Warns of Inflation Surprise: Could It Be Good for Gold?

    The International Monetary Fund (or IMF) also warned on April 18, 2018, that the unexpected rise in US inflation could cause significant global tensions, which could force central banks to respond firmly. It added that a hike in inflation in the US could lead the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates faster than expected. The director of the IMF’s monetary and capital markets department, Tobias Adrian, said, “What we are flagging is that at some point markets see shocks in inflation that raise inflation uncertainty and when that happens, that is associated with a rise in long-term interest rates and that might lead to a tightening in financial conditions.” While he said that the uncertainty regarding US inflation is very low, markets could have an outsized reaction to any spike.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    There’s an ‘interesting phenomenon’ happening with crude, and it could be sending a signal to bonds

    The Fed is sure to hike more than once this year, but the key question is how many times. One market watcher says investors could look in an unusual place for a clue on when the central bike is ready to strike.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    There’s an ‘interesting phenomenon’ happening with crude, and it could be sending a signal to bonds

    The Fed is sure to hike more than once this year, but the key question is how many times. One market watcher says investors could look in an unusual place for a clue on when the central bike is ready to ...

  • Another Indicator Signaling Rising Inflation
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Another Indicator Signaling Rising Inflation

    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a monthly report that tracks price trends in wholesale markets. Industries from the manufacturing sector (XLI) are surveyed for changes in input prices, and this survey data is used to construct the PPI (Producer Price Index). The survey comprises questions on raw material prices, production levels, and finished goods.

  • US Job Openings Still Near Highs
    Market Realist4 days ago

    US Job Openings Still Near Highs

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (or BLS) released the “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey” (or JOLTS) data for February on April 13. The data for this survey is collected by a monthly survey on job openings, the number of new employees hired, the number of employees who have quit, the number of employees asked to leave, and other job separations. The JOLTS report is an indication of the demand for workers in the United States.

  • Why Bond Yields Weren’t Affected by the March Inflation Report
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Why Bond Yields Weren’t Affected by the March Inflation Report

    The most recent inflation (VTIP) report indicated that core inflation moved closer to the Fed’s 2% target, which could translate into further rate hikes from the central bank. At its recent meeting, the Fed clearly stated that it would continue tightening if supported by economic data. If interest rates and inflation (SCHP) start rising, bond (BND) yields could rise in response and bond prices could fall. US bond yields were largely unaffected by the inflation report favoring higher rates.

  • Why Rising Inflation Could Pose a Threat to Equity Markets
    Market Realist6 days ago

    Why Rising Inflation Could Pose a Threat to Equity Markets

    On April 11, market participants expected a volatile session after the US inflation report, but, to their surprise, Donald Trump’s tweet earlier in the day about Syria and missiles pushed markets lower. Had there not been any geopolitical tensions, the market reaction could have been negative despite the lower headline number. A faster pace of rate hikes from the Fed may have contributed to the market performance that day. The Fed has been increasing interest (SCHP) rates at a slower pace in the last two years despite employment picking up, citing low inflation as the reason for its slower pace.

  • Why March’s Inflation Numbers Could Pressure the Fed
    Market Realist6 days ago

    Why March’s Inflation Numbers Could Pressure the Fed

    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that US consumer prices fell 0.1% in March. The labor department reported that the consumer price index fell 0.1% in March after rising 0.2% in February. Though the headline inflation (TIP) was lower than expected, core inflation (VTIP), which excludes volatile food and energy prices, rose 0.2% in March, marking a YoY (year-over-year) increase of 2.1%, above the Fed’s 2% target. This increase in core inflation, following strong growth by the producer price index in March, could translate to higher inflation in the coming months.

  • US Inflation Rises: How Will It Impact Gold Prices?
    Market Realist6 days ago

    US Inflation Rises: How Will It Impact Gold Prices?

    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US consumer price index (or CPI) rose 2.4% year-over-year (or YoY) in March 2018. The core CPI, which excludes volatile food and energy components, rose 0.2% over the previous month and 2.1% YoY in March. One of the factors that has significantly contributed to this increase is the impact of a change in mobile phone service costs.

  • What Drove Consumer Sentiment Index to 14-Year High?
    Market Realist9 days ago

    What Drove Consumer Sentiment Index to 14-Year High?

    The University of Michigan final consumer sentiment for March was reported at 101.7, up by 1.7 as compared to the final February reading of 99.7. The consumer sentiment index is a forward indicator, as it considers the expectations that consumers have about the economy. Consumer expectations influence their spending decisions, which in turn have an impact on the aggregate demand in the economy.

  • Why Soft March Payrolls Aren’t a Weak Sign for the Economy
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Why Soft March Payrolls Aren’t a Weak Sign for the Economy

    The non-farm payrolls for March rose by 103,000, which was below the consensus expectation of 193,000 jobs being added and way below the February number of 326,000 jobs. The unemployment rate for March remained unchanged at 4.1%.

  • FOMC Members Are More Confident about Inflation
    Market Realist9 days ago

    FOMC Members Are More Confident about Inflation

    The March FOMC meeting minutes indicated that the staff and FOMC members turned bullish on inflation. According to the minutes, all of the FOMC members expected the 12-month inflation (TIP) to increase in the coming months. The FOMC staff review indicated that PCE (personal consumption expenditures) inflation remained below the 2% target.

  • FOMC Members Reviewed the US Financial Situation
    Market Realist9 days ago

    FOMC Members Reviewed the US Financial Situation

    The FOMC staff review indicated that US financial markets have been turbulent since the last meeting, which resulted in increased equity market volatility (VXX) and lower equity (VOO) asset prices. The reason cited for the increased equity market volatility was the surprising uptick in average hourly earnings in the January employment report, which made investors concerned about higher inflation and the interest rate increase. ...

  • FOMC on the Economic Situation: A Strong US Economy
    Market Realist9 days ago

    FOMC on the Economic Situation: A Strong US Economy

    In FOMC meeting minutes, a staff review of the economic situation is presented to the FOMC members. In the March meeting minutes, the FOMC staff review of the economy was stronger than the review presented at the January meeting. The short-term real GDP growth expectation was revised lower due to softness in recent economic data. The medium and long-term projections for economic growth were revised higher due to the expected positive impact of the recent federal budget and tax cuts. US unemployment is expected to remain below the longer-run natural rate. ...

  • Key Takeaways from the March FOMC Meeting Minutes
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Key Takeaways from the March FOMC Meeting Minutes

    The last FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting was on March 20–21, 2018. At the meeting, the target range for the federal funds rate increased 0.25% to 1.50%–1.75%. The decision to increase the rate was made after Fed members assessed current economic conditions and the outlook for economic activity. The decision to increase the interest rates was unanimous.

  • How February PCE Inflation Data Could Affect Fed’s Decisions
    Market Realist18 days ago

    How February PCE Inflation Data Could Affect Fed’s Decisions

    Personal consumption expenditure (or PCE), as defined by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (or BEA), is the value of goods and services purchased by, or on the behalf of, people who reside in the United States. PCE inflation (CPI) is the preferred tool of the US Fed when assessing the price levels in the economy, as it reflects the actual increase in prices for consumers. Increasing inflation (VTIP) could give the US Fed enough confidence to continue to increase the Fed funds rate.

  • US Personal Income Rose in February
    Market Realist18 days ago

    US Personal Income Rose in February

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (or BEA), which is a part of the US Department of Commerce, releases a monthly report on personal income, disposable personal income, and personal consumption expenditures of US consumers. As per the latest report from the BEA, personal income increased by 0.4% in February, which was the same level of wage growth in January.

  • Why Rosengren Thinks US Monetary Policy Tools Are Inadequate
    Market Realist20 days ago

    Why Rosengren Thinks US Monetary Policy Tools Are Inadequate

    Do We Have the Tools to Combat a Recession? In his keynote delivered at the tenth conference organized by the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy in March, Boston Federal Reserve president Eric Rosengren highlighted US policy tools’ deficiency in combating another recession. Speaking about the monetary policy tools, he said that the current level of US short-term interest rates (SHY) leaves little room for them to be lowered during an economic slowdown.

  • Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren’s Views on US Monetary Policy
    Market Realist20 days ago

    Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren’s Views on US Monetary Policy

    In March 2018, Boston Federal Reserve president Eric Rosengren delivered the keynote at the tenth conference organized by the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy. The discussion aimed to analyze if the US economy was equipped with the policy tools to combat a recession. Rosengren repeatedly cautioned the audience that he was not predicting a recession anytime soon, though wanted to highlight that it is the right time to prepare for any future slowdown.

  • What Are the Reasons behind Improved Projections for US GDP?
    Market Realist23 days ago

    What Are the Reasons behind Improved Projections for US GDP?

    The FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) updated its economic projections for the US economy at its recently concluded March meeting. Along with a statement that included a 0.25% rate hike, the FOMC released its upgraded economic projections through its Summary of Economic Projections (or SEP) report. The report is released four times per year and contains Fed members’ projections for GDP growth, inflation (TIP), unemployment, and the policy interest rate.

  • What to Make of the Rebound in the Final Estimate for 4Q17 GDP
    Market Realist24 days ago

    What to Make of the Rebound in the Final Estimate for 4Q17 GDP

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (or BEA) released the third and final estimate for the fourth quarter GDP, indicating that the US economy has improved at an annual rate of 2.9% in the fourth quarter. The third estimate was above the second estimate of 2.5% and below the third quarter GDP growth rate of 3.2%. On an annual basis, real GDP increased 2.3% in 2017 compared to the 1.5% increase in 2016.

  • Does Rising Inflation Support Gold?
    Market Realist25 days ago

    Does Rising Inflation Support Gold?

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