Month: May 2019

The weekly average yield to maturity of The Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, fell to 3.74% from 3.75% the week before. The Bond Buyer’s 20-bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields fell five basis points to 3.51% from 3.56% the week before. It is at its
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Whenever volatility ETPs are being discussed, the vast majority of the time it’s the VXX, UVXY, SVXY, even TVIX. And of course in the past a lot of the focus was on our fallen hero the XIV, before its unfortunate termination in February 2018. But how often do you hear people talk about ZIV? Not
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Most of the week’s largest deals came into a stronger market on Wednesday, as the U.S. municipal fixed income market was hitting on all cylinders. Modest domestic economic growth, reasonable inflation, lackluster new-issue supply and sound fundamentals continue to drive investors into the tax-exempt bond market, according to Rob Amodeo, portfolio manager, at Western Asset.
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Defense Department’s Patrick Shanahan, before he was tapped by President Donald Trump to serve as the department’s Acting Secretary Department of Defense The Pentagon presented a report to Congress on rare earth minerals in an effort to reduce reliance on China, according to a Reuters report. “The department continues to work closely with the president,
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IKEA’s new Manhattan Planning Studio Andria Cheng When home-furnishings giant IKEA in April opened its first smaller U.S. city-center format, dubbed Planning Studio, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the Swedish chain said that’s one telling example of how it’s reaching customers in “new ways that are more accessible and more personalized.” Accessible it is for Karima Rustin,
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VanEck NDR Managed Allocation Fund (MUTF:NDRMX) tactically adjusts its asset class exposures each month across global stocks, U.S. fixed income, and cash. It utilizes an objective, data-driven process driven by macroeconomic, fundamental, and technical indicators developed by Ned Davis Research (“NDR”). The Fund invests based on the weight-of-the-evidence of its objective indicators, removing human emotion
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