RECENT Fixed Income ETFs RESEARCH
The 2016 US presidential election is scheduled for November 8, 2016. This election will mark the 58th quadrennial US presidential election.
The ten-year Treasury note, which rose in price in the first half of 2016 and pushed the yield down to 1.4%, has started selling off in the second half of the year.
The colossal central bank stimulus at below-zero rates and quantitative easing have wreaked havoc on the correlation dynamics between stock and bond prices.
Emerging market economies have seen improved GDP growth in 2016, while developed markets are struggling to grow.
Current low and negative yields in developed markets have led many to look outside of core fixed income asset classes for attractive income.
The global hunt for returns has turned US junk bonds into an attractive investment option.
The ten-year Treasury (IEF)(TLH) yields are currently testing their all-time low at around 1.5%.
In this series, we’ll see why emerging market bonds are looking attractive, how the Market has gained position this year, and the risks emerging market bond investors face.
Emerging market bonds have outperformed year-to-date. Let’s take a closer look.
The Fed had a meeting on July 27 to decide on the monetary policy. The tone of the Fed’s statement made a case for the September meeting to be a live one.
Fallen angel bonds—high-yield bonds originally issued with investment grade credit ratings—are generally known for offering potential value. A big source of this value has been the tendency of fallen angels…
High yield emerging markets corporate bonds have had a strong start to the year, outperforming emerging markets equities with a 7.8% year-to-date return at the end of May.
VanEck responds to our questions and looks at how fallen angel bonds provide attractive relative income without an unsavory level of risk.
Yields remain at unattractive levels. This has caused yield-thirsty investors to flock to high-dividend-yielding stocks, driving their valuations higher.
Municipal bonds (MUB) have provided an excellent return in the past year. The returns are even better if we account for their tax benefits.
High-yield bond funds regained some lost favor this year. Fallen angel bonds could be an extremely attractive value proposition for investors.
TOM BUTCHER: What are the advantages of investing in municipal bonds in the current environment? JIM COLBY: There’s a great deal of uncertainty and volatility in the overall marketplace right…
Disappointing economic growth may have led to complacent inflation expectations.
While high yield bonds could be an avenue for higher yields, they seem risky given the slowing global economy and low oil prices. In such a scenario, preferred stocks could offer some value.
The S&P 500 index, tracked by the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV), rose 8.3% in October.