From BlackRock: The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) turns 15 years old this month. As Karen Schenone explains, the launch and growth of BlackRock’s flagship U.S. investment grade bond ETF changed the game for investors by putting them firmly in the driver’s seat.
From BlackRock: Rising economic uncertainty argues for exposure to higher-quality positions in credit. Richard Turnill explains.
From BlackRock: Jeff Rosenberg takes a deep dive into the history of the equity/bond relationship to answer the question: Are bonds still a good hedge to stocks?
From BlackRock: Stratified sampling, platform risk, tracking error? Karen Schenone takes you into the world of bond ETF management.
From Invesco: US money market fund balances recently reached their highest level in seven years1and, according to Crane Data, average money market fund yields crossed the 1% threshold for the first time since November 2008.2
From Invesco: Invesco Fixed Income shares its views on rates around the world, which includes a rising inflation prediction for the United States.
From BlackRock: The benefits of index funds are not limited to the equity market. Karen Schenone gives an explainer on bond ETFs.
From BlackRock: Jeff Rosenberg shares four narratives likely to shape fixed income investing this year.
From BlackRock: Matt Tucker sums up his thoughts on the bond market and gives predictions for the year ahead. Which way will the market go?
From BlackRock: The idea that some big institutional bond investors aren’t market-efficient is simply not true. Martin Small explains.
From WisdomTree: The first snowfall hitting New York City this weekend served as a nice reminder that the holiday season is upon us.
From BlackRock: Rick and Jacob examine why 2017 provides a seemingly unlikely source of evidence for the effectiveness of an active approach to fixed income.
From BlackRock: Most actively managed core bond funds are measured against the Aggregate Index, even though their holdings often sit outside the benchmark. Martin Small explains why this may be confusing for investors.
From BlackRock: Stocks are expensive by most measures. Russ Koesterich discusses why the bond market can impact whether that can be sustained.
From Tony Sagami: What do you think of Jerome Powell, Trump’s new nominee for Federal Reserve chairman?