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|Bid||113.10 x 100|
|Ask||113.99 x 1400|
|Day's Range||113.19 - 113.48|
|52 Week Range||112.39 - 115.46|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.20%|
The “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey” (or JOLTS) data for November was reported on January 9 and contains information about job openings and total separations. Total separations include quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. As per the latest JOLTS report, about 3.2 million American workers quit their jobs voluntarily in November.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (or BLS) conducts a monthly survey on job openings, new employees hired, employees who quit or asked to leave, and other job separations. The BLS released its “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey” (or JOLTS) data for November on January 9. As per the January JOLTS report, there were 5.9 million job openings at the end of November.
Average consumer expectations for business conditions form the only component of the Conference Board LEI (Leading Economic Index) that is not a leading indicator. Consumer expectations are based on two…...
Average weekly unemployment claims are a constituent of the Conference Board LEI (Leading Economic Index). Claims have a 3% weight in the LEI. Weekly unemployment claims, if adjusted for seasonality, give…...
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…
Inflation expectations as measured by the bond market have risen as prices for key commodities hit multiyear records this week.
The last statement from the US Fed, which was released with its recent rate hike decision, cited lower levels of inflation but hopes that the inflation target could be achieved in 2018.
In the November capacity utilization report, the manufacturing sector remained strong with 76.4% capacity utilization, the highest level since May 2008.
A lower unemployment rate is one of the key objectives of the Fed. In 2017, the unemployment rate fell, reaching 4.1% in its latest November reading.
This year has been a year to watch the US economy. Hopes for change, tax reform, and industry-friendly policies drove the markets (SPY) higher.
ETFdb.com analyzes the search patterns of our visitors each week. By sharing these trends with our readers, we hope to provide insights into what the financial world is concerned about and how to position your portfolio. Ahead of the Christmas holiday week, market activity has slowed and our trends reflect that. Commodities are first on the list, as the beleaguered sector was in the spotlight in light of a sustained global recovery. Internet stocks took second place followed by Small Cap Value Equities. A rare presence on our list, TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities) were fourth and Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) closed the list. Check out our previous trends edition at Trending: Markets Move Sideways as Brexit Drama Rages On.
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.