Oppenheimer Senior Floating Rate has strengths, but the fund’s meaningful risks temper our enthusiasm.
After posting strong returns in 2016 and 2017, this category may be tested in 2018 by rising global interest rates and bouts of volatility.
Silver-rated Vanguard GNMA Fund is run by an experienced manager using a straightforward process.
Bond Fund Investing
04-16-2018 18:09:54 PM ET
The Federal Reserve is the world's most influential central bank. It stands to reason, then, that its Board of Governors should be fully staffed. That hasn't been the case, however, for some time. Currently, there are four (four!) vacancies on the seven-member Board of Governors. The th...
The Market at 15:23 ET10-Year: -12/32…2.918…EUR/USD: 1.2362USD/JPY: 107.38
Treasury Market Stands Its Ground
- -- Sovereign yields climb after price of crude oil rises to highest level since late 2014
- -- Longer tenors underperform: yield curve steepens after compressing to flattest level in ten years
- -- Weekly Initial Claims (actual 232K; Briefing.com consensus 226K; prior 233K), Continuing Claims (actual 1863K; prior 1878K), and April Philadelphia Fed (actual 23.2; Briefing.com consensus 21.0; prior 22.3)
- -- March Leading Indicators (actual 0.3%; Briefing.com consensus 0.4%; prior 0.7%)
04-12-2018 17:29:39 PM ET
The Week in Review/Week Ahead
here has been a dramatic improvement in the unemployment rate since the depths of the Great Recession. The official U-3 unemployment rate, which measures the number of people in the civili...