The VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel ETF (ANGL) and the VanEck Vectors Investment-Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLTR) provide various benefits.
The VanEck Vectors Investment-Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLTR) has an effective duration of 0.14 years. It protects you from rising interest rates.
Since fallen angel bonds were given investment-grade status earlier, they typically have higher credit quality than most other speculative-grade bonds.
FLTR isn’t impacted much by interest rate hikes. FLTR has an effective duration as low as 0.14 years because its coupons match interest rates.
The Fed raised rates three times in the last 18 months. Rates will likely rise more, which could cause duration bonds to underperform.
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Bond (BND) traders weren’t prepared for the FOMC’s meeting minutes. Expectations were biased for a rate hike in the June meeting.
The euro-US dollar (FXE) continued to rise and claimed a new six-month peak above 1.1250 after the FOMC minutes didn’t revive the US dollar (UUP) on May 23.
The US Dollar Index strengthened on Thursday and closed positive. The US Dollar Index reversed its gains and traded lower in the early hours on Friday.
On May 24, the US Dollar Index pulled back to levels seen during the US presidential election. The US Dollar Index is weaker in the early hours on May 25.
The US Dollar Index pulled back from the lowest levels in more than seven months. The US Dollar Index is slightly weaker in early hours on May 24.
US Treasuries (SCHO) rallied all through the previous week supported by heavy safe-haven inflows into US bonds.
After gaining some strength on Thursday, the US Dollar Index resumed its downfall on May 19. The US Dollar Index is weaker in the early hours.
US bond markets are trading on the expectation of an interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve in June 2017. Last week, bond yields extended their slides.
The Commitment of Traders (or COT) report is categorized into four categories: producers or users, swap dealers, managed money, and other reportable.
The Commitment of Traders (or COT) report is released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or CFTC) every Friday at 3:00 PM CST.
The US Dollar Index continues to weaken. In the early hours on Tuesday, the US Dollar Index fell and traded at the lowest levels since November 9, 2016.