|Bid||50.15 x 3000|
|Ask||50.22 x 3000|
|Day's Range||50.22 - 50.27|
|52 Week Range||48.41 - 50.41|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.12%|
The default bond play to get broad-based exposure might be the iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) , but for short duration exposure, the WisdomTree Yield Enhanced U.S. Short-Term Aggregate Bond Fund (SHAG) is the choice. SHAG seeks to track the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Short Aggregate Enhanced Yield Index. "In today's fixed income markets, the ability for investors to maintain the appropriate balance between risk andreturn remains extremely challenging," noted a WisdomTree information sheet for the SHAG fund.
Investors are testing the market waters and considering how they will position for the year ahead before diving in head first. On the upcoming webcast, Macro Strategies: Navigating Choppy Market Waters, ...
Last week, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time this year, prompting fixed income market participants to speculate a fourth rate hike will arrive in December and that the Fed will again raise rates multiple times next year. Floating rate notes (FRNs) have been popular destinations this year for fixed income investors amid Fed tightening. One of the fastest-growing exchange traded funds this year in the FRN category is the WisdomTree Bloomberg Floating Rate Treasury Fund (USFR) .
Investors should be careful when navigating the current environment and consider some ETF investment vehicles that are designed to outperform when interest rates rise. Overall, we can anticipate further strengthening in the economy, which will lead to a tighter monetary policy out of the Fed. For instance, the government recently revealed the U.S. economy expanded at a 4.1% rate, its best quarterly performance since 2014. Flanagan warned that the U.S. budget deficit has widened and the Treasury Department has been increasing supply of U.S. Treasuries - Treasury supply for the fiscal year 2018 is expected to be in the $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion range, compared to the $519 billion issued for the fiscal year 2017.
With the Fed upgrading the U.S. economy’s performance from “solid” to “strong,” what does this mean for more rate hikes this year? On the upcoming webcast Thursday, Sept. 20, Fight the Fed’s Rising Rates ...