|Bid||270.16 x 900|
|Ask||270.20 x 1200|
|Day's Range||268.09 - 270.48|
|52 Week Range||164.93 - 270.48|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||69.42|
|YTD Daily Total Return||24.63%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.02|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.20%|
Top news and what to watch in the markets on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
Not only do bonds hedge against stock market downturns, but they also provide an emotional hedge to any diversified portfolio. Bonds can bring your overall portfolio volatility down by using asset allocation as a lever to de-risk. Bonds can be used to rebalance: When the stock market sells off, that’s the time you want to dive in and buy with both hands.
Stocks rose Monday as investors considered another set of corporate earnings reports and awaited a slew of data on the state of the labor market this week as parts of the country continue to grapple with a rise in coronavirus cases.