106.00 -0.02 (-0.02%)
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|Bid||104.00 x 100|
|Ask||106.80 x 200|
|Day's Range||106.00 - 106.24|
|52 Week Range||106.00 - 110.66|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.06%|
The spread, or the difference between the yields of the ten-year US Treasury and the two-year US Treasury (BND), has fallen below 50 basis points for the first time since 2007. According to Investopedia, “A yield curve is a line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality but differing maturity dates.” The most common yield curve traced by the investing and academic communities is the U.S. Treasury (GOVT) curve that plots the yields across various maturities. A normal yield curve is upward sloping, and long-term yields are higher than short-term yields.
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.
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.
Over the last few weeks a metric for borrowing rates in the U.S. has started to climb, and it has concerned some investors who trade in financial instruments with very short-dated maturities.
The Bank for International Settlements said bond indexes end up favoring the most leveraged issuers, and those arguably representing bigger risks to investors.
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Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre and Alexis Christoforous break down the latest market action.
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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon discusses the outlook for interest rates and what it means for the economy. He also shares his thoughts on new Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.