|Bid||89.90 x 4000|
|Ask||90.23 x 1100|
|Day's Range||90.03 - 90.25|
|52 Week Range||81.95 - 92.23|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.10|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.07%|
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 ...
As some grow wary of risks in the equity market, investors are shifting their attention to corporate bonds and related exchange traded funds. According to Lipper data, investors yanked $46.2 billion from ...
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.
Investors looking for wide-ranging exposure to investment-grade corporate bonds of varying maturities on a cost-effective basis will find a lot to like with the Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF (NasdaqGM: ...
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.
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?
The capital markets are definitely keeping a watchful eye on the 2-year and 10-year yield curve, which briefly inverted during Wednesday’s market session. An inverted yield curve is of particular interest as a tried-and-true recession indicator. “The US equity market is on borrowed time after the yield curve inverts.
Sentiment seemed to take a dramatic turn following the FOMC announcement that rates would be cut 25 basis points, yet this would only be part of a “midcycle adjustment to policy,” according to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. “Let me be clear: What I said was it’s not the beginning of a long series of rate cuts,” Powell said. You would do that if you saw real economic weakness and you thought that the federal funds rate needed to be cut a lot.
Market volatility is opening the pathway for investors to flock to safe haven government debt, which is causing yields to fall. As such, a yield curve inversion—a typical sign ahead of a recession—is forming with respect to the 2- and 10-year Treasury yields. This should cause the rate-sensitive 2-year note yield to fall as well, but that hasn’t been the case even with the change in the central bank’s interest rate policy.
Investors have been treating themselves to a healthy diet of bonds given the latest volatility as the U.S.-China trade war reaches new heights. This risk-off sentiment is fueling a nosedive in safe haven ...
Rate cuts and trade wars have been giving investors more than the necessary dosage of volatility as of late, but it opens up opportunities for fixed income exchange-traded fund (ETFs). For investors looking for that safe-haven bond exposure, it might be best to start with the largest provider of fixed income ETFs. "While the growing adoption by wealth management and institutional investors is a boon for most asset managers, certain firms are favorably positioned relative to others.
It doesn’t matter if it’s in the long or short end of the yield curve, with violent market movements like those investors have been experiencing lately, it’s a reminder that a move to bonds can benefit ...
It’s easy to overlook bonds as opposed to equities given their more static returns in nature as opposed to the more dynamic stocks that can move and shake when markets are roaring, as well as vice versa. While bonds may not be ideal for the adrenalin-fueled investor, they can still gain that much-needed fixed income exposure via exchange-traded funds. Janet Brown, a finance contributor at Forbes, cited three common misconceptions investors have when it comes to core fixed income exposure—bonds are a high risk proposition when rates rise, they don’t generate enough returns and they’re only ideal for retirees.
With the extended bull run raging on, it's been a boon for high yield fixed income investors where a risk-on environment has been fueling gains within the riskier bond classes. With the high yield market getting more risky, it's necessary for investors to shed some of that risk and get more strategic with their capital allocation. "As a credit debt holder, you've got no upside, you only have downside [at this point]," said Pilar Gomez-Bravo, director of fixed income Europe for MFS Investment Management.
ETFs have become a go-to investment vehicle for many investors across a range of backgrounds, revealing the shifting trends in investors’ habits and thoughts in a changing market environment.
As a result, high yield has underperformed lately as investors flocked to the safer confines of quality oriented assets like investment-grade debt issues. "The market was clearly pricing in a good chance of a trade deal in May and that did not happen," said Todd Schomberg, senior portfolio manager for Invesco Fixed Income. "I wouldn't call it a full-blown flight to quality," said John Hollyer, principal and global head of Vanguard Fixed Income Group.