|Bid||127.12 x 3100|
|Ask||127.13 x 800|
|Day's Range||127.06 - 127.17|
|52 Week Range||111.25 - 129.46|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||15.09%|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.39|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.15%|
Rate cuts in 2019 may have tamped down any sizeable gains in the fixed income exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but bonds in general are still an essential component in an investor's portfolio. In an interview with Morningstar's director of personal finance, Christine Benz, she discusses why fixed income is necessary.
Bond ETFs rallied this year as rates plunged back to record lows, but fixed-income investors shouldn't bet on the rally to continue. Meanwhile, the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) rose 15.2%. U.S. government debt returned 7.8% this year through Thursday after price appreciation and interest payments, compared to the 2.2% average for the previous decade, the Wall Street Journal reports.
October brings playoff baseball into sports, but for the capital markets, volatility could bring curve balls to investors. As such, when playing in the fixed income exchange-traded fund (ETF) market, it’s ...
ETF short interest can shed light for traders on areas of the market where investors see potential weakness. S3 Partners analyst Ihor Dusaniwsky released his latest list of ETFs with the most short interest ...
Higher bond prices are conversely pushing down yields to fresh lows for Treasury notes, causing investors to seek yield in higher, riskier debt issues. As global growth fears persist, bonds will likely continue to be the default safe haven as they have been for years when market downturns have taken place. Per a Fortune report, “Global interest rates, already low for most of the decade since the Great Recession, are falling again, making it harder for pension funds and small investors to harvest the slow-and-steady interest income that makes bonds the foundation of many retirement funds.
Man Group CEO Luke Ellis says investors are overstating worries about how debt markets could no longer rely on a back-stop of liquidity as bank trading operations shrink.
As more investors pile into safe-haven government debt as a default risk-off maneuver, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says a 50-year bond offering is under serious consideration. It’s something the Treasury department has been mulling for some time, but Mnuchin confirmed the idea could actually come into fruition.
As more investors pile into safe haven government debt as a default risk-off maneuver, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says a 50-year bond offering is under serious consideration. It’s something the Treasury department has been mulling for some time, but Mnuchin confirmed the idea could actually come into fruition.
A lot of market mavens are trumpeting the benefits of shifting into value and away from growth in the current market environment, but how can that translate into the fixed income space? One area is investment-grade ...
An influx of capital into safe haven government bonds have put a strain on Treasury yields, causing investors to search the every corner of the bond market for that seemingly elusive yield. However, there ...
It’s only a matter of time before it’s more in the United States,” Greenspan said on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street ” on Wednesday, adding investors should watch the 30-year Treasury yield, which hit an all-time low last week. “We’re so used to the idea that we don’t have negative interest rates, but if you get a significant change in the attitude of the population, they look for coupon,” Greenspan said. While bonds have been the default safe haven amid the recent volatility in the equities market, it can be daunting to look at all the options, such as government debt and corporate bonds.
While bonds have been the default safe haven amid the recent volatility in the equities market, it can be daunting to look at all the options, such as government debt and corporate bonds. One way to go about building a proper bond portfolio is to consider the risks first and foremost. When it comes to investing in bonds, there are typically two camps, according to MarketWatch's Jared Dillian.
The concept of buy and hold could reach extreme levels in the government debt market as U.S. officials are contemplating the issuance of ultra-long Treasury bonds that could span 50 to 100 years. Per a report in Barron's, "U.S. officials have revived a conversation about issuing ultra-long Treasury bonds, which would mature in 50 to 100 years, now that long-term borrowing costs have fallen to record lows.
The bond markets have been consistent in their message that the inverted yield curve is certainly something to take note of, but CNBC market analyst Ron Insana warns economists not to dismiss the recession ...
The yield on the benchmark 30-year note sank to a new low on Wednesday as more fretting in the capital markets spurred a push for long-term safe haven assets like government debt. “It’s kind of my feeling that you just don’t have enough fixed income in the world to actually satisfy the demand. “But my feeling is that interest rates are telling you that there’s some very bad news down the road,” he added.
Rate cuts by the Federal Reserve and fears of a global economic slowdown looming, it’s getting more difficult for investors to find the yield they desire. However, they should refocus on quality as the ...
The inverted yield curve in the 2- and 10-year Treasury note certainly has investors on edge. U.S. Treasury prices are mostly higher Tuesday, driving some flattening activity in the yield curve, sending the 10-year yield down to 1.505% while the two-year yield is at 1.539%. Last Friday, China announced that it would implement new tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. goods on in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest salvo of tariffs, which are set to take effect on Sept. 1.
The U.S.-China trade war essentially poured a vat of honey all over the bond market and now investors are flocking to them like hungry bees. In fact, they've poured a record $155 billion into safe-haven bonds over the past three months, according to data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. A number of flows has been directed towards risk-off government bonds, which attracted $7.1 billion in last week alone, which represents the fourth-biggest ever inflow as market volatility from trade war news racked the markets.
Published on August 21, the report stated that the SPY exchange-traded fund continues to be the largest portfolio hedging vehicle with total short interest of $40.3 billion and short interest as a percentage of float at 15.48%. Short sellers also targeted Bond ETFs this month, with the iShares iBoxx High Yield Corp Bond ETF (HYG), iShares iBoxx $ Inv Grade Corp Bond ETF (LQD), iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT), and Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) seeing an increase of $1.5 billion in short interest. The financial technology and analytics firm pointed out that although there is one less fixed income ETF in the current top 20 most-shorted ETF ranking, short interest of the five that remain is $857 million larger than the six in January’s top 20.
In certain areas around the globe, government debt is producing negative yields, prompting investors to rethink the strategy of bonds as a safe haven. While that risk has yet to touch U.S. borders, corporate debt is heading into that territory, but certain exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can give investors the positive yield they desire. As that debt continues to rise, the interest rate risk is rising with it.
Treasury yields continue to spiral downward as investors pour money into safe haven government debt in order to stem the tide as the stock market begins to show signs of weakness. The latest decline in yields may cause fixed income investors to wonder whether a scenario is possible where negative yields exist?