HYG - iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
86.79
+0.11 (+0.13%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close86.68
Open0.00
Bid86.79 x 900
Ask86.80 x 38800
Day's Range86.58 - 86.81
52 Week Range79.55 - 87.65
Volume15,645,024
Avg. Volume17,303,312
Net Assets18.98B
NAV86.52
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield5.19%
YTD Daily Total Return12.13%
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.09
Expense Ratio (net)0.49%
Inception Date2007-04-04
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    By Mike Merson, managing editor, Market MinuteSource: Shutterstock For the past three weeks, the market's been all risk, all the time.The Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 have all made blowout moves to new highs. Hopes for a China trade deal propelled the move, of course. Just as it has for the past two years…InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks to Buy With Great Charts But if you ask me, none of this feels right. Stocks are heavy right here. Trading momentum is drying up. The price of stocks just isn't lining up with how traders are behaving.So, no matter what happens with the China trade deal, I think we're setting up for one massive sell-on-the-news situation.If you're not positioned for that now, you may not have a better chance. And one familiar chart tells the whole story…The high-yield bond sector is something every trader should watch every day. It's a fantastic market-leading indicator. And a great signal for trading opportunities.That's because high-yield bonds are the most direct way to see the risk appetite of the market. If "smart money" traders (who tend to trade bonds) are piling into junk debt, that risk-on attitude will soon spill over into the broad market, where the "dumb money" trades. The "smart money" move leads the "dumb money."Now, take a look at this chart of the iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (HYG)…The first, most pronounced thing to note is the extreme divergence on the MACD momentum indicator. For the latter half of the year, the price of HYG has risen while the momentum has shriveled up. This sort of action tends to lead to significant downturns… And the more extreme the divergence, the more severe the downturn.The divergence that occurred between July and the end of September resulted in a 1% drawdown for HYG. (You might scoff at that… until you realize that move preceded over a 3% drawdown in the S&P 500.)Also note that HYG just formed a "lower low" on the chart. And that's after a number of lower highs since the peak in late October. This signals the trend is shifting into more bearish action.Here's what this is all telling me…Even though hopes are high for a trade deal with China, and the dominant narrative is that a trade deal will send stocks to the moon… In the background, traders are acting differently.Jeff has preached all week that you should be cautious of this market. I'm in firm agreement with him. Judging by how the smart money has behaved, we're just one bad day away from what could be a nasty correction.Regards,Mike MersonManaging Editor, Market MinuteP.S. Here's another interesting idea Jeff told me recently…When the market inevitably turns down, not every stock will fall. Instead, he reckons money will flow out of the high-flying tech stocks and into the beaten-down value stocks.One such stock is among the three Jeff trades in his $19-per-year option trading advisory, Jeff Clark Trader. And he may make a trade on it as soon as Monday.Click here to learn what it is… and what you have to do to get in on that trade. In Case You Missed It…The 32-Second Trading Method That Helped Jeff Clark Retire at 42 (Live Demo Below)Hi, my name is Jeff Clark.For the past 36 years, I've helped people from all walks of life retire wealthy. Retired school teachers… doctors… even the occasional pro athlete.But I haven't done it the usual way…My method is different. It's unlike anything you've probably ever seen before.We're unveiling it right now for just $19.Want to see how it works?Watch this 32-second "live demo." More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Strong Buy Stocks That Are Bargains Right Now * 7 Excellent Bank Stocks Worth an Investment * 4 Small-Cap, Big-Dividend Stocks The post Jeff Clark's Market Minute: The Most Vulnerable Chart in the Market appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    High-yield bonds are sending the stock market a warning sign.Source: Shutterstock Yes, the S&P 500 made a new all-time high on Wednesday. Yes, the Fed's easy money policy is helping to boost stock prices. Yes, President Trump wants a higher stock market. And yes, we are entering a seasonally bullish period for stocks.And, if high-yield bonds were making new highs along with stocks this week, then I'd have to wipe the bearish egg off my face and concede that the stock market isn't in as much trouble as I thought.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut…As we've pointed out many times before, the action in high-yield bonds tends to precede the action in the stock market by anywhere from two days to two weeks. So, it's notable that while the S&P was posting a new all-time high on Wednesday, junk bonds were falling.And, by the look of the following chart of the iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG), junk bonds look vulnerable to a much more serious decline.Take a look…This chart is forming a rising wedge pattern with negative divergence on the MACD and CCI momentum indicators. In other words, as HYG has been pushing higher and making higher highs over the past few months, the momentum indicators have been making lower highs.This pattern usually leads to a breakdown - which means a selloff in the high-yield bond market.That would be bearish for stocks.And, if we combine this setup with the recent increase in bullish investor sentiment (a contrary indicator), the complacent level of the Volatility Index (VIX), and the huge price difference in VIX call options over VIX put options…Then that gives trades plenty of reason to be cautious - or maybe even bearish - on the short-term prospects of the stock market.Best regards and good trading,Jeff ClarkP.S. There's two ways to react to a bear market.You can sell everything, sit on your hands, and wait for it to eventually blow over…Or you can start trading… and find ways to make money no matter what happens.If you ask me, I choose the latter. And, while it's true that trading has a bit of a learning curve, I recently designed a program that can help you surpass it… and deliver winning trade recommendations at the same time. Get all the details here. Reader MailbagToday a subscriber shares his satisfaction with Jeff's recommendations…Jeff, I have been with you for about five months now and am extremely satisfied with your recommendations (meaning that I have profited from them nicely) and in some weeks no recommendations (meaning I don't expect a new recommendation when market conditions are such that you cannot give us one).I have just joined the Breakout Alert and look forward to more of your good work.- HowardThank you, as always, for your thoughtful comments. We look forward to reading them every day. Keep them coming at feedback@jeffclarktrader.com. In Case You Missed It…This lumberjack also happens to be a rocket scientist who created an entirely new way to invest in the tech marketJeff Brown stepped away from the bustle of Silicon Valley to live a quiet life. But that didn't stop him from becoming a top venture capitalist, or developing an entirely new way to invest in the tech market that anyone can use for the chance to see big, fast, once-in-a-lifetime gains like 494%… 617%… 793%… 884%… 2,293%… even 11,764%.It's not too late to find out his secret.The post Jeff Clark's Market Minute: This Pattern Is Another Warning Sign for Stocks appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    The stock market broke out to the upside last Thursday. Then it stalled.Source: Shutterstock We were only about 10 minutes into the trading day Thursday morning when the S&P 500 tagged the 2975 level. It has been stuck there ever since.Oh sure, the index has been a few points higher and a few points lower. For the most part, though, it has been four straight days of "go nowhere" action.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September Usually, following the type of big move we saw on Thursday morning, the stock market might consolidate for a day or two, work off any overbought conditions, and build energy for another move higher. But, the longer it takes for that next move to get started, the less likely it is for the rally to continue.So, as the stock market traded lower yesterday morning, lots of talking heads were on the financial television networks suggesting that Thursday's breakout move was over and stocks would soon start heading lower.I disagree. There's still more upside left to this breakout move. Not a lot, but enough to justify waiting a bit before loading your portfolio with short positions.Let me explain…The action in high-yield bonds (a.k.a. junk bonds) tends to lead the action in the stock market by anywhere from two days to two weeks. And, the action in junk bonds so far this month has been undeniably bullish.Look at this chart of the iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (NYSE:HYG)…HYG closed at a new all-time high yesterday. It's quite unlikely that the broad stock market will fall sharply while investors are still willing to put money into risky assets like junk bonds at all-time-high prices. It's also trading above both the 50-day moving average and 9-day exponential moving average - another bullish sign.So, as long as this chart of HYG continues to hold up, there's more upside ahead for stocks.Last Thursday's breakout to the upside for the S&P 500 was for real. I continue to think the index will rally up to the 3,000-3,020 level before this rally phase is over.But, traders should keep a close eye on this chart of HYG. It will provide an early signal for when the stock market is ready to decline again.Best regards and good trading,Jeff Clark In Case You Missed It…America's Top Options ExpertFor the past 36 years, millionaire trader Jeff Clark's options strategies have helped everyday people have the chance to retire wealthy.Which is why Jeff's now offering his complete Blueprint, and a year of his guidance, for just $19.That's right… for a limited time it's all yours for less than 20 bucks.Because Jeff knows that every $1 you use on his strategies could turn into a windfall in a short amount of time.Get started here. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September * 7 of the Worst IPO Stocks in 2019 * 7 Best Stocks That Crushed It This Earnings Season The post Jeff Clark's Market Minute: This Chart Will Signal the Next Decline appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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