|Bid||167.23 x 1200|
|Ask||167.30 x 1100|
|Day's Range||164.59 - 168.25|
|52 Week Range||122.11 - 179.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||6.50|
|YTD Daily Total Return||22.48%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||3.55|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.15%|
The Federal Reserve called a third emergency meeting to combat the economic impact of the novel coronavirus and unveiled a number of new and “extensive” measures on Monday.
After stocks crashed, bonds followed suit, as the Fed and the Trump administration are ramping up stimulus.
Treasury bond exchange traded funds gained momentum after the Federal Reserve enacted extreme measures to lower rates and bolstered accommodative measures in a bid to mitigate an economic downturn.
U.S. 10-year Treasury yields rose by 31 basis points—nearly a third of a percentage point—to 0.81% on Tuesday. That was the biggest single-day increase since 2009 in the benchmark rate.
During the coronavirus-spurred 2020 stock correction, these ETFs have outperformed the market, including U.S. Treasuries, bonds, gold and China-linked ETFs.
The sheer drop in yields for government paper, seen as a boring investment that usually offers low single-digit returns, have powered Treasurys with long maturities into one of the strongest-performing assets this year
The Federal Reserve was likely trying to boost confidence in the U.S. economy with its emergency rate cut of 50 basis points on Tuesday, but Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi contends the impromptu action had the opposite of its intended effect.
There are some big themes to be gleaned from the exchange-traded funds investors have bought and sold over the recent market turbulence.
Peter Tchir, Academy Securities' Head of Macro Strategy, joins The Final Round to discuss the latest market volatility, and how the coronavirus outbreak could continue to impact stocks.
The Federal Reserve reversed course from 2018 in 2019 by instituting three consecutive rate cuts and then staying put at its last policy meeting at the end of January. The minutes for that meeting were released on Wednesday, which suggests that the Fed may not move on rates for some time.
2019 was a good year for fixed income funds and 2020 could see another banner performance with an additional $1 trillion of cash flowing into fixed income funds. With yields at record lows, bond prices keep on climbing, especially with a safe haven scramble to bonds amid the coronavirus outbreak.
2019 was a good year for fixed income funds and 2020 could see another banner performance with an additional $1 trillion of cash flowing into fixed income funds. If that keeps up, the year will see another $1 trillion of inflows for the $10 trillion already in global bond market funds. Investors are emphasizing cost just as much as performance these days and to get that core bond exposure on the cheap, here are a pair of ETFs to consider.
The capital markets remain fixed on the coronavirus outbreak as more news out of China is reporting more new cases and deaths related to the illness. This is causing a sustained move to safe haven government ...
When looking at the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) exchange-traded fund (ETF), it is important to consider whether or not interest rates are likely to rise or remain low. Here, the relationship between treasury yield bonds and interest rates is key to understand. Generally speaking, if you predict interest rates to rise in the future, it is best to avoid long-term bonds (such as the TFT, which is a 20-year treasury bond) which may lock in a lower interest rate.
The coronavirus concerns continue to roil the markets with a heavy dose of volatility, which has spurred a safe haven move towards assets like bonds. As bond prices move higher on sustained buying, yields subsequently move lower, and this trend could continue as more news out of China permeates the U.S. markets.