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: -4/32…2.989…EUR/USD: 1.2236USD/JPY: 108.71
Treasury Market Stands Its Ground
- -- February FHFA Housing Price Index (actual 0.6%; Briefing.com consensus 0.5%; prior 0.9%) and February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index (actual 6.8%; Briefing.com consensus 6.4%; prior 6.4%)
- -- March New Home Sales (actual 694K; Briefing.com consensus 631K; prior 667K) and April Consumer Confidence (actual 128.7; Briefing.com consensus 126.1; prior 127.0)
- -- $32 bln 2-yr note auction meets tepid demand
04-19-2018 16:54:53 PM ET
The Week in Review/Week Ahead
he spread between the 10-yr Treasury note and the 2-yr Treasury note dropped below 50 basis points on April 9 and it has remained below 50 basis points since then. It is currently at 49 basis poin...