BlackRock: Short-Term Bonds Looking Vulnerable Here

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From BlackRock: We see Federal Reserve rate increase expectations returning as a bond market driver, justifying our cautious stance on sovereign debt. Richard Turnill explains, with the help of this week’s chart.
NYSE:SHY May 3, 2017 6:05am

Treasury ETFs Hitting New 52-Week Lows As Fed Hikes Rates

In perhaps the most anti-climactic interest rate hike in history, the Federal Reserve boosted the Fed funds rate by 25 basis points, from 0.50% to 0.75%.
NYSE:IEF December 14, 2016 2:24pm

Shorter Duration Bond Funds Gain Steam As Rates Continue To Rise

From Todd Rosenbluth: After falling below 2.0% for much of 2016, the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond moved back above that perch following recent expectations that the Federal Reserve would raise rates soon, not to mention the surprise election of Trump.
NYSE:SHY November 14, 2016 9:47am

The Rate Rollercoaster: The Scariest Part is the Beginning

Interest ratesMany investors have expressed concerns about the bond markets, specifically the negative rates being experienced around the globe as central banks attempt to boost economic activity by lowering rates.
NYSE:SHY October 22, 2016 7:44am

BlackRock: Get Prepared for December Rate Hike

Interest ratesBlackRock’s Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income, Rick Rieder, explains the multiple ways the U.S. economy is moving on two tracks, and what this means for monetary policy.
NYSE:SHY October 14, 2016 12:00pm

Will Cash Perform Better Than Bonds Amid Fed-Induced Volatility?

negative-interest-ratesFrom BlackRock: Head of Global Asset Allocation Russ Koesterich discusses the implications of a higher rate regime for your portfolio. The answer may surprise you.
NYSE:SHY September 20, 2016 7:53am

Goldman Sachs: Bond Sell-Off Will Only Intensify

A Goldman Sachs analyst said today that he expects 10-Year Treasury yields to surge to 2% by early 2017, due to a combination of three big factors.
NYSE:IEF September 12, 2016 12:06pm

Peter Schiff: Low Rates are the Cause of, Not Solution to, Economic Malaise

From Peter Schiff: For years I have argued that ultra-low interest rates act more as an economic sedative than a stimulant. This idea has elicited laughter from the economic establishment.
NYSE:SHY September 10, 2016 7:31am

Should Investors Be Worried about Inflation? [iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (ETF), iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasry Bnd Fd]

inflationAs my colleague Rick Rieder discusses in a recent post, the latest employment report tells us that the economy may be stronger than previously thought. Still, the Fed may be cautious on raising rates if inflation isn’t pushing above their target levels.
NYSE:SHY October 29, 2014 4:50pm

Ultra Safe Bond ETFs To Dodge Market Turmoil [iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasry Bnd Fd]

market bondsWith the broader U.S. stock markets having gained a whopping 182% from its March 2009 lows, investors are  getting increasingly anxious about the health of the markets and even fearing the worst. In fact, the concerns had started building up last year,
NYSE:MINT August 21, 2014 4:34pm

Treasury Bond ETFs To Play Rising Short Term Yields [iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF), ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Yr(ETF)]

yieldTreasury bond ETFs have been one of the most vulnerable investment options thanks to the Fed’s decision to wrap up its QE stimulus. While we have seen long-term bond ETFs suffering the most in 2013, the picture changed in 2014 thanks to the Fed’s modified
NASDAQ:VGLT April 1, 2014 4:39pm

New Active Bond ETFs From PIMCO In Focus [iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasry Bnd Fd, iShares Brclys Intrdte Gov/Crt Bd Fd]

PIMCO ETFsEncouraged by the incredible success of the exchange traded version of its mutual fund – PIMCO Total Return Fund – the issuer has recently launched two such ETFs.
NYSE:DI February 3, 2014 1:53pm

Why Duration Matters [iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF), iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd]

market bondsA major fixed income strategy in 2013 was duration rotation, investors reducing the interest rate risk of their portfolios. As the term “duration” becomes increasingly prevalent in our conversations on The Blog and elsewhere, I thought it would be good to explain this concept.
NYSE:IEF January 23, 2014 1:56pm

A New Way To Step Out Of Cash

etfsWith everything that happened in the fixed income markets this past year, one theme dominated the headlines, the ETF flows, and the stories on this very blog: Short duration bonds. Through the end of 2013 $34 billion flowed into short duration
NYSE:CSJ January 9, 2014 4:14pm

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