SPDR® Barclays Short Term Corp Bd ETF
Why Bond Yields Are Rising on the Fed’s Rate Hike
One of the most important outcomes of the Fed’s interest rate hike involves the bond market.
A Pass on a November Hike: It’s Up to December Now
The expected occurred on November 2, 2016, when the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) left the federal funds rate unchanged at 0.25%–0.5%.
Why the Spike in Demand for Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds?
The demand for US investment-grade corporate bonds was driven by higher yields generated by bonds in the midst of low interest rates.
Can Fiscal Stimulus Do What Monetary Stimulus Couldn’t?
Fiscal stimulus, if it comes about, will help fuel demand-pull inflation.
Apple Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds Last Wrek
US corporates dominated the primary market for high-grade bonds in the week ending July 29. They accounted for 42.7% or $14.0 billion of all the issues.
Teva Pharmaceutical Finance Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds
US corporates dominated the primary market for high-grade bonds in the week ending July 22—making up 52.8% or $16.0 billion of all the issues.
Richard Bernstein: Falling Yields Are Testimony to Risk Aversion
Bernstein asked a rhetorical question: “Could there be anything that suggests extreme risk aversion more than the increasing proportion of global sovereign bonds that have negative yields?”
Commonwealth Edison Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds
Commonwealth Edison Company is a unit of Exelon Corporation (EXC). It issued A2/A- rated high-grade bonds worth $1.2 billion through two parts on June 20.