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  • Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    • In day two of her semi-annual testimony before Congress (today at the Senate), Janet Yellen repeated her prepared remarks in which she acknowledged rising risks, but reiterated her expectation for a gradual tightening of monetary policy.
    • "The Fed continues to be stubborn and dogmatic," says economist Bob Brusca. "Policy is not on automatic pilot it is on dogmatic pilot."
    • With Japan's going negative a couple of weeks ago, Sweden's deeper dive into negative territory last night, and deflation signs everywhere, rates below zero are the new big thing, and the Fed boss says the central bank is having a renewed look at them as a possible policy tool. Yellen is surprised, she says, at how far global central banks have been able to move into negative territory without seemingly affecting small depositors.
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    • As of this writing, the Jan. 2017 Fed Funds futures contract is trading slightly higher than the Feb. 2016 contract, meaning markets have not only priced out any chance of a rate hike this year, but they're now beginning to price in the possibility of a rate cut.
    • Previously: Treasury yields plunge to near 3-year lows (Feb. 11)
    • ETFs: SHY, BIL, PLW, VGSH, SHV, STPP, SCHO, GOVT, FLAT, FTT, EGF, DTUS, SST, DTUL, TAPR, TUZ, USFR, TFLO
    | Yesterday, 11:39 AM | 22 Comments
  • Thu, Feb. 4, 9:32 AM
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  • Mon, Feb. 1, 2:10 PM
    • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY) announces monthly distribution of $0.045.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 0.78% (as of 1/28/2016).
    • Payable Feb. 5; for shareholders of record Feb. 3; ex-div Feb. 1.
    | Mon, Feb. 1, 2:10 PM
  • Fri, Jan. 29, 10:53 AM
    • BlackRock is dropping indexes from Barclays in favor of similar ones from Intercontinental Exchange's (NYSE:ICE) Interactive Data for its series of duration-specific U.S. Treasury ETFs which in total hold about $36B in AUM.
    • The four: The $12.6B iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY), the $5.7B iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:IEI), the $9.6B iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:IEF), and the $8.1B iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT).
    • Investors won't notice much difference as the mandates of the new indexes are exactly the same, but it's a nice win for Interactive Data, which ICE purchased in October for $5.2B.
    • Source: Barron's
    | Fri, Jan. 29, 10:53 AM
  • Thu, Jan. 28, 3:14 PM
    • That the FOMC famously left out of yesterday's statement a line about the balance of risks (previously they were balanced) suggests a continued pause in the rate hike cycle is likely, says BAML's Karin Kimbrough. Leaving the "balance" part out suggests the Fed sees more downside risk, but didn't want to call too much attention to that at the moment.
    • Kimbrough and team don't see another rate hike until June, and 2-3 at most for the year. Four "is a bridge too far."
    • When released, the minutes of this week's meeting will likely reflect a fair degree of concern about the prospects for hitting the 2% inflation mandate, given the big decline in inflation expectations over the past two months.
    • ETFs: SHY, BIL, VGSH, SHV, SCHO, DTUS, DTUL, SST, TUZ
    • Previously: Fed waves white flag (Jan. 27)
    | Thu, Jan. 28, 3:14 PM
  • Fri, Jan. 15, 9:54 AM
    • The Fed has strongly hinted of its plan to raise rates at every other meeting this year - meaning a total of four hikes, with the next coming at the March meeting.
    • Market participants haven't been buying that line, instead pricing in just two rate hikes this year - a move not unnoticed by the PhDs at the Fed who insist the markets aren't getting things right.
    • Mulling over another sharp decline in stocks and another weak batch of economic data, investors are doubling down on their dovish bets, now not pricing in another Fed rate hike until September.
    • The January 2017 Fed Funds futures contract is now priced at 99.335, implying a Fed Funds rate one year from roughly only 33 basis points higher than it is today.
    • ETFs: SHY, IEF, PST, IEI, BIL, TYO, DTYS, UST, VGSH, SHV, VGIT, SCHO, TBX, SCHR, GSY, TYD, ITE, DTYL, DTUS, DTUL, SST, TUZ, DFVL, TBZ, DFVS, TYNS
    | Fri, Jan. 15, 9:54 AM | 3 Comments
  • Wed, Jan. 6, 9:06 AM
    | Wed, Jan. 6, 9:06 AM | 11 Comments
  • Dec. 31, 2015, 10:33 AM
    • November monthly performance was: -0.55%
    • AUM of $40.8M
    • No dividends were paid in November
    • Top 10 Holdings as of 11/30/2015: iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond (SHY): 61.14%, PowerShares S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF (PBP): 14.66%, SPDR® S&P 500 ETF (SPY): 13.94%, WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Div ETF (DEM): 2.88%, PowerShares Intl Div Achiev ETF (PID): 2.82%, iShares US Real Estate (IYR): 2.47%, Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF™ (SCHD): 0.54%, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT): 0.0%
    | Dec. 31, 2015, 10:33 AM
  • Dec. 18, 2015, 2:41 PM
    • There was nothing dovish about the Fed's rate hike this week, writes David Rosenberg, noting the "dots" continue to show an expectation of four rate hikes in 2016 (vs. the market at two) and the statement showed the FOMC "dramatically" boosting its assessment of the labor market and expecting wage pressures to rise.
    • Yes, there was talk of concern about weak inflation, but Rosenberg calls that a bone thrown to the three voting doves to bring them on board.
    • So the Fed has met its employment objective and some continue to worry about inflation even as core CPI just hit 2% year-over-year. "Talk about cognitive dissonance," says Rosie.
    • What wasn't a concern from the Fed: Global events, the price of oil, emerging markets, the strong dollar. "Sometimes what is left unsaid matters just as much as what is said, which is another reason I don’t look at the Fed’s statement as being as dovish as what the narrative has been thus far."
    • ETFs: SHY, BIL, VGSH, SHV, SCHO, DTUS, DTUL, SST, TUZ
    | Dec. 18, 2015, 2:41 PM | 5 Comments
  • Dec. 16, 2015, 3:47 PM
    | Dec. 16, 2015, 3:47 PM | 12 Comments
  • Dec. 4, 2015, 3:09 PM
    • "Smart people sometimes do stupid things," says Mizuho's Steven Ricchuito, arguing for the Fed to wait until at least Q2 before lifting interest rates. Other than labor market indicators, the tilt of the most recent economic data is decidedly lower, he says, noting the downturn in ISM measures and a "stuck" housing market. Corporate earnings haven't looked that hot either.
    • A Fed move this month might end up as a boner on par with the BOJ's early 1990s rate hike, or the ECB's in 2011 - both of which helped tip their regions into long deflationary bouts.
      "Should the Fed make a policy mistake and hike rates we expect the anticipated equity rally will run into a wall of selling, credit spreads will widen, the dollar will rise sharply, crude oil will break through the $40 a barrel level and the Treasury curve will flatten from both ends."
    • ETFs: SHY, BIL, PLW, VGSH, STPP, SHV, GOVT, FLAT, SCHO, FTT, EGF, DTUS, DTUL, SST, TUZ, TAPR, TFLO, USFR
    | Dec. 4, 2015, 3:09 PM | 10 Comments
  • Dec. 1, 2015, 3:30 PM
    • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY) announces monthly distribution of $0.041.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 0.73% (as of 11/30/2015).
    • Payable Dec. 7; for shareholders of record Dec. 3; ex-div Dec. 1.
    | Dec. 1, 2015, 3:30 PM
  • Nov. 23, 2015, 1:11 PM
    • At odds with short-term interest rate markets which are forecasting just a bit more than 50 basis points of rate hikes in 2016 (following a 25 basis point move in Dec.), the Goldman team of Jan Hatzius and Zach Pandi see four Fed moves and another full percentage point of tightening.
    • "The 'tortoise recovery' will soon cross the finish line," they say, expecting the economy to reach full employment at some point in 2016.
    • ETFs: SHY, BIL, VGSH, STPP, SHV, FLAT, SCHO, DTUS, DTUL, SST, TUZ, TFLO, USFR
    | Nov. 23, 2015, 1:11 PM | 39 Comments
  • Nov. 10, 2015, 8:17 AM
    • "I have a hard time believing a Fed tightening will help the economy,” says Jeff Gundlach. "I think volatility will increase and the economy will weaken."
    • The market is now placing about a 70% chance the Fed will hike in December, says Gundlach, believing the central bankers would probably like to see those odds a little higher before moving. It's a "knife's edge," he says.
    • Gundlach acknowledges the strength of Friday's employment report, and notes how quickly the narrative shifted from "where are the wage gains," to "the Fed is behind the curve."
    • ETFs: SHY, BIL, PLW, VGSH, STPP, SHV, GOVT, FLAT, SCHO, FTT, EGF, DTUS, DTUL, SST, TUZ, TAPR, TFLO, USFR
    | Nov. 10, 2015, 8:17 AM | 4 Comments
  • Nov. 2, 2015, 3:54 PM
    • iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (NYSEARCA:SHY) announces monthly distribution of $0.041.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 0.49% (as of 10/30/2015).
    • Payable Nov. 6; for shareholders of record Nov. 4; ex-div Nov. 2.
    | Nov. 2, 2015, 3:54 PM
  • Oct. 22, 2015, 9:19 AM
    • There is a risk Treasury would not be able to settle the two-year note on Monday Nov. 2, says the Treasury Department, canceling next Tuesday's auction of the paper. The five- and seven-year sales will proceed as scheduled.
    • The yield on the two-year has tumbled five basis points to 0.60% in wake of the announcement.
    • ETFs: SHY, BIL, VGSH, SHV, SCHO, DTUS, DTUL, SST, TUZ
    | Oct. 22, 2015, 9:19 AM | 4 Comments
SHY Description
The iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund seeks to approximate the total rate of return that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the short-term sector of the United States Treasury market as defined by the Barclays Capital U.S. 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Index.
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