RECENT Fixed Income ETFs RESEARCH
This is an exciting time to be an investor, but it’s also a very uncertain one. Risks to both the upside and downside are much higher than they were even…
The US FOMC left rates unchanged after the November 2017 meeting, as expected, setting the stage for a potential rate hike in December.
Green bonds carry the same risk-return profile as conventional bonds. However, these bonds fund projects focused on energy efficiency, clean water, transportation, biodiversity, and sustainable waste management.
It has been almost a decade since the onset of the worst financial crisis after the Great Depression, and the US Fed has embarked on a monetary path it has never taken before.
Atlanta Federal Reserve president and CEO, Raphael Bostic, recently spoke at a conference about the Fed’s balance sheet normalization program.
In this series, we will shed light on Moody’s recent data report, US Municipal Bond Defaults and Recoveries, 1970–2016. Muni bond prices sparked in 2016, especially when President Trump announced his infrastructure spending plans.
We are all potentially at risk of cyberattack – directly or indirectly. When it comes to municipalities, this may not always be obvious to the average state or city taxpayer.
The key reason for the debt ceiling deal was to approve aid to Hurricane Harvey victims. A US government shutdown could have adversely impacted relief operations.
August was a volatile month, filled with economic, political, and geopolitical uncertainty. September could turn out to be another nail-biter for the financial markets.
For the week ended September 1, 2017, volatility in the global markets fell considerably.
The Federal Reserve will meet again on September 19. Fed members will be faced with tightening the monetary policy further or giving a dovish statement seeking more time.
Expectations for a lower level of volatility in the last week of summer were shattered as North Korea fired another missile on Tuesday morning.
Volatility in the global markets fell considerably in the previous week. The key risks subsided that spiked risk aversion in the last few weeks.
In this series, we’ll discuss the looming US debt crisis, how the US debt has ballooned so much, and the impact of a debt crisis on equities (VTI), the US dollar (UUP), and fixed income (HYG) markets.
During this three-day symposium, any surprise comments from heavyweight participants could have a major impact on bond, currency, and equity markets.
Since the beginning of the global financial recession, bond markets have remained subdued as interest rates in major economies remained close to zero.
For investors seeking income from municipal bond exposure, one of the most popular investment strategies employed by individual investors has been one of the least successful strategies—the bond ladder. It’s…
Alan Greenspan believes that interest rates in the United States and globally are too low and might have to be increased too quickly in the future.
The VIX Index (VXX) fell to the lowest level ever recorded this week. The VIX Index (UVXY) recorded a lifetime low of 8.84 in the first part of the week.
In its July meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee decided to maintain its target range for the federal funds rate at 1%–1.25%, in line with the market’s expectations.