The weakness in the bond market this year has been primarily centered on Treasury and investment grade corporate debt, which has the highest sensitivity to interest rates. This of course has filtered down to indexes that are heavily overweight quality U.S. bonds.
As an example, the iShares Core U
With the first quarter nearly in the books, we have successfully logged 60 trading days so far this year and some might say that it has been a frustrating journey. The most notable thing that can be said about 2015 is that market volatility is back and may be here to stay for the foreseeable future.
The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP) is at an important inflection point as the next Fed meeting approaches. The TIPS Bond ETF serves as an important indicator (and investment offering) for investors to follow. Below are some reasons why investors should take note of the TIPS Bond ETF.
But first, let
The landscape of international investing has become more complex than ever, particularly for ETF investors. The reason for this is actually a good thing – there are now more choices than ever when it comes to varying country, regional, economic development, or currency exposure than ever. So there