Mon, Nov. 14, 4:00 AM
- The outlook for global sovereign ratings is negative possibly until 2018 amid expectations for low economic growth and high public-sector debt, according to Moody's Investors Service.
- Around 26%, or 35 out of 134 sovereigns, currently have a negative outlook, marking the largest proportion since late 2012 during the European debt crisis.
- Meanwhile, a two-day thumping has wiped out more than $1T across global bond markets worldwide, on bets that a Trump administration would boost spending and fire up inflation.
- ETFs: FAX, EMB, PCY, GIM, TEI, BNDX, EDF, ELD, EDD, EMLC, DSUM, WIP, BWX, VWOB, GHI, EDI, EMD, MSD, WIW, AUNZ, IGOV, SBW, ALD, WIA, CBON, KCNY, ILB, LEMB, ISHG, EMAG, EBND, GGOV, BWZ, EMSH, FEMB, SOVB, EMIH, EMBH, EMTL, IGEM
Dec. 29, 2015, 1:46 PM
- SPDR DB International Government Inflation- Protected Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:WIP) announces monthly distribution of $0.046.
- 30-Day Sec yield of 0.46% (as of 12/24/2015).
- Payable Jan. 7; for shareholders of record Dec. 31; ex-div Dec. 29.
- Additionally, the board declares LT cap gain dividend of $0.5309, payable along with monthly distribution.
Jun. 24, 2015, 11:34 AM
- With many investors stuck in the recent past's worry over deflation,TIPS "reflect insufficient risk premium" that inflation could run higher than the Fed's 2% target, says Pimco's Mihir Worah, CIO real return and asset allocation.
- "These U.S. government-backed bonds, and inflation-linked bonds of several other nations, can be the cornerstone of a portfolio of inflation-hedging assets, depending on the specific objectives of each investor."
- ETFs: TIP, WIP, VTIP, SCHP, IPE, LTPZ, WIW, STPZ, TIPZ, STIP, ILB, WIA, ITIP, GTIP, TPS, TDTT, TIPX, TDTF, SIPE
May 6, 2015, 4:36 AM
- A worldwide selloff in government bonds deepened today, buoyed by rising German Bund yields that recently hit record highs and narrowed their gap with U.S. Treasuries.
- Benchmark 10-year Bunds now trade at 0.53%, having hit a record low of 0.05% last month, when many expected them to turn negative.
- The vicious bond market meltdown is also raising pressing questions for investors - is this a correction or merely a trend change?
- ETFs: EMB, PCY, EU, BNDX, ELD, JGBS, EMLC, JGBD, DSUM, WIP, BWX, VWOB, AUNZ, ALD, IGOV, ILB, BUNL, LEMB, JGBL, EMAG, ITLY, ITIP, ISHG, BWZ, ITLT, EBND, CBON, BUNT, GGOV, JGBT, GTIP, PFEM, JGBB, EMSH, CHNB, FEMB
Dec. 29, 2014, 2:11 PM
Dec. 1, 2014, 12:01 PM
Jun. 25, 2014, 4:41 AM
- Expectations of U.S. and euro zone break-even rates seem to be heading in opposite directions, as investors wager on opposing consumer price outlooks. The break-even rates, as measured by the difference between yields on 10-year nominal Treasury notes and TIPs, are at about 2.3% in the U.S. This greatly differs in the euro zone, where Germany reports a rate of 1.3%.
- TIPs are expected to gain in popularity over the next year, as break-evens expect to rise in par with U.S. inflation. However, the euro zone is currently dealing with a falling inflation rate. Despite the European Central Bank instituting a 2% inflation mandate, annual inflation in the euro zone was only 0.5% in May.
- ETFs: TIP, WIP, VTIP, SCHP, IPE, LTPZ, STPZ, TIPZ, STIP, ILB, ITIP, GTIP, TPS, TDTT, TIPX, TDTF, SIPE, RINF, INFL, UINF, FINF, DEFL, SINF
Feb. 6, 2013, 5:04 PMVanguard plans the launch of an international aggregate bond ETF - the Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund - by the end of Q2. More enticing, the fund will have a 0.20% expense ratio - less than the originally slated 0.30% - and a planned 0.25% purchase fee has been eliminated. | Feb. 6, 2013, 5:04 PM
Apr. 24, 2012, 12:06 PMPimco next week will launch The Global Advantage Inflation-Linked Bond Strategy Fund - ticker ILB - which will have 70% of the portfolio in developed markets, and 30% in emerging. It will be "actively managed," i.e. designed to blend the trading ease of ETFs with the bond-picking ability of the manager. | Apr. 24, 2012, 12:06 PM
Apr. 16, 2012, 10:51 AMChina continued to be Uncle Sam's largest foreign creditor in February, boosting its net purchases of long-term Treasurys by $14.3B to $1.18T. However, second-placed Japan is catching up, increasing its holdings by $13B to a record $1.1T. Still, the largest overall owner of Treasurys remains Uncle Ben's Fed with $1.665T. | Apr. 16, 2012, 10:51 AM
Mar. 27, 2012, 8:07 AM
In a "mildly reflating" world where deleveraging continues, Bill Gross suggests shorter-duration inflation protected bonds, dividend vs. growth stocks (also developing world vs. developed), and supply constrained commodities. Most of all, beware of levered strategies promising "double-digit returns that are difficult in a delevering world."| Mar. 27, 2012, 8:07 AM | 2 Comments
Jan. 3, 2012, 5:55 AMG7 countries will need to refinance over $7.6T of debt this year, with the amount increasing to more than $8T when interest payments are included. Japan leads the way with $3T, followed by the U.S. with $2.8T. Crucially, Italy will need to raise $428B and pay another $70B in interest. | Jan. 3, 2012, 5:55 AM | 2 Comments
Jul. 16, 2011, 8:40 AM
Jun. 22, 2011, 8:08 AM
The FOMC is due to wrap up a two-day meeting today, when it is likely to keep rates at 0-0.25% and confirm it will end its $600B bond buying scheme at the end of June. The key words in its statement will be 'extended period,' signalling the Fed has no plans to raise rates any time soon.| Jun. 22, 2011, 8:08 AM
Apr. 30, 2011, 8:15 AM
Tim Geithner and Treasury may not be intentionally holding down the dollar, but that doesn't mean it's poised for any kind of rally. There are still ways to profit from the incredible shrinking greenback, including large-cap heavy exporters, international bonds, gold (of course), and some - not all - foreign currencies.| Apr. 30, 2011, 8:15 AM | 2 Comments
Apr. 7, 2011, 5:05 PM
GE Asset Management, following "very, very aggressive run-ups" in credit markets, is unloading its CMBS, junk bonds, and emerging market debt in favor of longer term Treasuries. CIO Paul Colonna sees not a recession, but an economic slowdown enough to "impact asset prices."| Apr. 7, 2011, 5:05 PM | 1 Comment
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