|Bid||51.93 x 900|
|Ask||52.35 x 800|
|Day's Range||52.06 - 52.28|
|52 Week Range||39.46 - 57.35|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||21.61%|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||4.64|
|Expense Ratio (net)||1.10%|
For traders, however, this creates an environment of volatility that can not only move equities, but also Treasury notes via these four Direxion Investments ETFs. Wednesday’s trading session saw benchmark Treasury yields decline as trade war uncertainty brought back more risk-off maneuvers from investors. As such, Treasury prices went higher, which appeased the bond bulls.
Intermediate bond funds with exposure to U.S. Treasuries have been solid though not spectacular performers. Traders can bring some spice to that idea with the Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares (NYSE: TYD). TYD attempts to deliver triple the daily returns of the ICE U.S. Treasury 7-10 Year Bond Index (IDCOT7TR).
According to the latest edition of Direxion Investments’ The Xchange, it was leveraged Treasury-focused and gold miner exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that were white hot as investors piled into fixed income assets as part of a risk-off move to safe havens. As such, there was a lot of action to be had in leveraged funds like the Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares (TMF) and the Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares (TYD) . “This explains the summer’s stampede-like rush to fixed income investments, particularly treasury notes.
Among the leveraged bond ETFs experiencing elevated activity were the Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares (NYSE: TYD) and its bearish equivalent, the Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 3X Shares (NYSE: TYO) as well as the Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares (NYSE: TMF) and the Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 3X Shares (NYSE: TMV). Some of that action has matriculated into September.
Last month, the yield curve inverted, meaning yields on 10-year Treasuries fell below the yields on 3-month T-bills. Historically, it has taken about six months for recessions to commence following yield curve inversion, but some market observers are betting this time will be different and with the yield curve back to normal some bond funds are benefiting. TMF attempts to deliver triple the daily returns of the ICE U.S. Treasury 20+ Year Bond Index while TYD seeks to deliver triple the daily returns of the ICE U.S. Treasury 7-10 Year Bond Index.
Italian bonds surged on Monday after Fitch Ratings decided to keep the country's bond ratings unchanged, avoiding a potential downgrade to junk status. Italian bond yields reached a fresh low within the past week as Fitch Ratings decided to keep the current BBB rating intact. “Fitch’s affirmation of Italy on Friday evening should take the edge out of downgrade fears for the upcoming Moody’s and S&P reviews,” wrote Commerzbank strategists led by Michael Leister.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged almost 800 points on Thursday followed by another day of sell-offs in U.S. equities with a loss of over 500 points on Friday, confirming that a risk-off sentiment is being highlighted by a flight to government debt--a benefit for leveraged Treasury bull exchange-traded funds (ETFs) like the Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3X ETF (TYD) and Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X ETF (TMF) . It's certainly welcome news for the bond markets as inflows of capital flood the fixed-income space, but to equities investors, it could be a sign of more pain to come. TYD seeks daily investment results equal to 300% of the daily performance of the ICE U.S. Treasury 7-10 Year Bond Index.