Vanguard Intermediate-Term Govt Bd ETF
US government bonds gained after the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) indicated in its July 2017 statement that near-term inflation could remain below its 2% target.
Last week, June 6–13, we saw yield increases for all coupon-bearing Treasury maturities except for 20- and 30-year maturities.
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When real interest rates decline, the prices of long-term bonds increase because bond yields and prices move in opposite directions.