RECENT Fixed Income ETFs RESEARCH
Last week, volatility in global markets continued to trend lower as US markets, barring the Dow 30, closed on a positive note. In this series, we’ll analyze how different asset classes performed last week, and discuss their outlook.
In 2016, the global bond market offered low-to-negative yields with minimal returns from government bonds as well.
Overall, the June FOMC meeting minutes strengthened the doubts that markets (SPY) had about the Fed’s hawkishness and added to the uncertainty about the Fed’s future course of action.
Central banks around the globe are now preparing markets for a gradual withdrawal from accommodative monetary policies.
On June 27, ECB President Draghi said that the ECB may have to change its policy to keep the central bank’s accommodative stance unchanged.
In this series, we’ll analyze Fed members’ comments in June 2017 to better understand their outlooks on the US economy and how they justify their hawkish or dovish stances.
Bond markets (BND) have been buzzing about the flattening US Treasury yield curve. In this series, we’ll explore what this means and how it’s becoming a concern for global markets.
Tobacco bonds are a highly liquid, large, and high-yielding sector. Tobacco bonds belong to the municipal high-yield bond market (HYD).
The Fed raised rates three times in the last 18 months. Rates will likely rise more, which could cause duration bonds to underperform.
VanEck In previous posts, we have described how green bonds help investors fulfill their fixed income investment objectives and, at the same time, make a positive impact on the environment…
The Commitment of Traders (or COT) report is released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or CFTC) every Friday at 3:00 PM CST.
Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, warned about the jobless rate being below the natural full employment estimate of 4.7%.
Green bonds (GRNB) offer similar yields and return profiles compared to regular fixed-income investments (AGG).
Market participants and analysts received welcome relief after the results of the second round of the French elections didn’t result in a surprise like the Brexit poll or the US election results.
The first week of May is packed with key macro events. On the monetary front, we have the FOMC meeting scheduled during the week and the all-important April jobs numbers set to come out on Friday.
The minutes from the FOMC meeting on March 14 and 15 were reported on April 5 and revealed the tone of the conversation among members to be hawkish.
Municipal bonds were the worst-performing bond class in 2016 after solid returns in 2014 and 2015, and high-yield bonds (JNK) outperformed.
The size of the green bond market has increased significantly in recent years, with issuance nearly doubling in 2016 from 2015 levels, from $41 billion to $82 billion; 2017 issuance…
In this highly uncertain global market, the climate change factor has taken a back seat. But we can’t ignore its effect on the economy and its financial impact.
Repurposing a quote from American author and political commentator Mark Twain, we believe that recent reports of the bond market’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Donald Trump’s election win does…