Vanguard Total International Bond ETF
Why the Recent Election Results Are Positive for Japan
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s call for an early election worked in his favor. He called for a snap election to take advantage of his high ratings.
Bank of Japan Thinks the Inflation Target Can Be Achieved by 2019
For Japan’s economy, the main struggle has been the low level of inflation. Japan’s inflation has been low for the past three decades.
Bank of Japan Sees Rising Political Uncertainty as a Risk
According to news reports, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could be calling for a snap election next month to capitalize on the increased approval ratings in August.
Why Rising Japanese Inflation Isn’t Good Enough for Bank of Japan
The BOJ’s (Bank of Japan’s) qualitative and quantitative easing (or QQE) programs and a negative interest rate are helping to slowly revive Japanese inflation.
Will Jackson Hole in 2017 Be the Beginning of the End of Monetary Accommodation?
This year’s theme for the annual Jackson Hole Symposium is “Fostering a Dynamic Global Economy.”
How Would the Fed’s Interest Rate Hike Impact the Bond Market?
The 30-year Treasury yield was close to its month high as of March 10, 2017, at 3.20% in anticipation of an interest rate hike by the Fed on March 15, 2017.
Bill Gross: Are Equity Markets Overpriced?
According to Bill Gross, the risk markets have been affected by various factors.
Why Attractive Yields Are Supporting the Emerging Market Rally
Negative bond yields in Japan and the Eurozone, coupled with very low federal funds rates in the United States, are part of why emerging market bonds and currencies have performed so well in 2016.
How Negative Rates Intensify the Hunt for Yield
By early July, some $11.5 trillion in bonds were trading at negative rates, with 58% of the Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index1 trading below 1%.
Equities Are Out of Favor, Bonds Are In: Fund Flow Data
From December 2014 to June 2016, funds for US equities have seen outflows of $176 billion. Bond funds have seen inflows worth the same quantum.
Aggregate overseas and domestic debt funds: Comparing the returns
In this part, we will discuss and compare domestic and overseas aggregate funds (BND) with exposure to debt issued by both governments and corporates.
Risks you should know before investing in international bond funds
In this article, we’ll discuss some of the risks an investor must consider before investing in international bonds. Some of these risks are unique to this asset class.
Must-know variants in developed market international bond funds
International bond funds like the Vanguard Total International Bond Index ETF (BNDX) can have various investment styles determined by their stated choice of bond investments.
Assessing long-duration ETFs’ performance in the last 6 months
Long-duration ETFs have longer durations, as they’re mainly composed of securities with long-term maturity dates.