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Inflation expectation is a key metric the Fed watches closely. Housing costs - based on different measures of rents - account for one-third of CPI.
Higher rates are ongoing, but we wouldn't blame it on the, very moderate in our view, central bank tone. Improving economic data after the Covid 19-induced soft patch is a more credible, and durable, driver for higher rates.
The commercial banking system now maintains the largest amount of reserve balances it has ever held, thanks to the effort of the Federal Reserve System. Because of this liquidity in the banks, short-term interest rates are threatening to fall into negative territory and have not because the Fed sold $1.2 trillion in reverse repurchase agreements.
I don't often write articles on the general economy or macro. However, for the past five weeks, I've gotten requests and messages to talk about what numbers and trends indicate. Given that I'm a EU investor with a diversified portfolio, I'll look at the global situation, with a focus on the larger economic blocs.
As concerns mount over the spike in coronavirus cases in Europe and potential tax hikes to offset the latest stimulus package spending, U.S. money market funds have experienced a big surge in demand. Investors seeking to park their money in cash alternatives can also consider ultra-short-duration bond exchange traded funds.
"We do expect that as the economy reopens and hopefully picks up, we'll see inflation move up," Powell said on Thursday.
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon and CIO Dave Nadig caught up with Matt Bartolini, Head of SPDR America's Research at State Street Global Advisors, on this week's episode of ETF 360 to discuss the low interest rate environment. When considering the upcoming year and what advisors should do with their portfolios, Bartolini suggests, based on [.
State Street Global Advisors debuted a new ETF on the New York Stock Exchange today: the SPDR® Bloomberg Barclays 3-12 Month T-Bill ETF (BILS).
Given heightened uncertainty ahead of elections, investors should bet on cash-like ETFs.
Cash was a super-asset at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic but the asset is losing is charm of late.