Why Equity Markets Continue to Remain Unaffected by the FOMC
The US equity markets (SPY) haven’t seen any major impacts from the Fed’s policies in the recent past.
The London attack has added to the political uncertainty that is prevailing in the UK—and only days before its general elections scheduled for June 8.
The VanEck Vectors Investment-Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLTR) has an effective duration of 0.14 years. It protects you from rising interest rates.
Harnessing Uncertainty: Five Opportunities in the Core Bond Market
This is an exciting time to be an investor, but it’s also a very uncertain one. Risks to both the upside and downside are much higher than they were even…
The European Central Bank (or ECB) likely let out a huge sigh of relief after Emmanuel Macron emerged victorious in the second round of the French elections.
Since the previous Fed meeting in March, where the Fed announced a 0.25% rate hike, equity markets (IWV) around the globe remained dovish.
Labeled Green Bonds’ Significance to Investors
Global climate leaders have set a $1 trillion target for green finance by 2020, which would require a tenfold increase in global green bonds issuance.
Green bonds carry the same risk-return profile as conventional bonds. However, these bonds fund projects focused on energy efficiency, clean water, transportation, biodiversity, and sustainable waste management.
Green muni bonds accounted for 56% of US green bond issuances in the first half of 2017 and are expected to touch $10 billion this year.
Why Bond Yields Have Surged
US bond markets continued to reel, ending with minor losses last week. Bond yields remained close to their recent highs. The bipartisan agreement that ended the US government shutdown could…
The US Dollar Index regained stability last week and broke the six-week losing streak. The US Dollar Index started this week on a stronger note.
Since the onset of the current euphoric rise in stock prices after the US elections, the bond markets have remained somewhat muted.