|Bid||59.8100 x 3100|
|Ask||59.8200 x 38500|
|Day's Range||59.80 - 59.82|
|52 Week Range||59.55 - 60.39|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.24|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.07%|
As chances of a Fed rate hike in December are pretty high and can cause some turmoil in the markets, these ETF areas could provide cushion to investors.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) had an incredible year in 2017. A recent report by ETF.com indicates that ETFs gathered new assets totaling more than $450 billion for that year, in some part thanks to the strength of the U.S. equity space. In 2018, although ETFs are still among the hottest and most popular investment vehicles for investors across the country, the figures are likely to be somewhat less impressive.
Interest rates have steadily pushed higher in recent months, and the Federal Reserve has signaled its intent to raise interest rates at least two more times before the end of the year to head off an overheating economy with high inflation. While rising interest rates can drag on bond fund returns, they have less of an impact on bond funds with shorter durations. "From post-crisis through 2017, investors in fixed income have had to move out along the curve to generate some yield, extending some duration risk, or taking a dip in quality," Alfonzo Bruno, a research analyst for fixed-income strategies with Morningstar, told CNBC.
In the wake of an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, ETF investors turned risk-off and fled toward the relative safety of fixed-income assets. In light of the heightened tariff concerns, ...
The Conference Board LEI (Leading Economic Index) includes the credit conditions in the US economy as one of its constituents. Changes to six financial market instruments are modeled to construct this credit index.
Bonds can lose money, and having too much money in bonds can be a mistake. Owning bond funds isn't exactly the same as owning bonds.
Fixed-income investors can also target the lower end of the yield curve through focused exchange traded fund plays as well. According to the latest Commodity Futures Trading Commission data, short-term traders turned to a bullish wager on two-year notes in the week ended May 22, Bloomberg reports. The shift in strategy came days after yields on the maturity, the most vulnerable benchmark note when it comes to expectations for Federal Reserve policy, hit its the highest in a decade.
The Conference Board uses credit conditions in the economy as one of the components of the leading economic index (or LEI) economic model. Changes to six financial market instruments are modeled to construct this credit index. ...
Rising interest rates can hurt investors' fixed-income portfolios. In this article, I will examine the case of PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio BKLN , which has been a popular choice for investors looking to lessen the risk of rising rates. It is also perhaps the poster child for the futility of investors' efforts to stay a step ahead of the Fed. I will also explore other options from the menu of fixed-income exchange-traded funds, and beyond, that might help investors better manage interest-rate risk in their portfolios.
The Conference Board uses the credit conditions in the economy as one of the constituents of the Leading Economic Index (or LEI) economic model. This credit index is constructed by modeling changes to six financial market instruments. The changes to this index help us understand the state of credit conditions in the economy. ...
What Boosted the Leading Economic Index in 2017? The Conference Board has an interesting constituent in its LEI (Leading Economic Index) that is published every month and tracks the credit conditions in the US economy.
The Conference Board LCI (Leading Credit Index), a constituent in the LEI (Leading Economic Index), is published every month and tracks credit conditions in the US economy by following changes in…