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Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:25 pm
by ochotona
“These three new ETFs are designed to address the needs that our clients tell us are most important to them,” Schwab also notes. “We are pleased to offer these new low cost ETFs now, as investors are increasingly looking to bond ETFs as a potential source of diversification, liquidity and income.

The Schwab Long-Term U.S. Treasury ETF SCHQ, -1.02% follows the Bloomberg Barclays US Long Treasury Index and of the three ETFs highlighted here, may be the one destined for the best near-term performance if the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates once or twice before the end of this year.

“Long government funds concentrate on bonds backed by the U.S. government or by government-linked agencies,” according to Schwab. “Because these funds have durations of more than six years, they are more sensitive to interest rates, and thus riskier, than funds that have shorter durations.”

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:07 pm
by Tyler
With an ER of only 0.06%, SCHQ is definitely worth a look for PP investors. That's the same as SPTL and less than half the cost of TLT.

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:08 pm
by pugchief
FNGBX (fidelity long term treasury index fund) has an expense ratio of 0.03%

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:00 am
by ochotona
We're now at that weird, sick place where 1-year Jumbo CDs from my local credit union have APR 2.06%, for which you'd have to go out to 20+ years on a US Treasury (sigh).

The ghost of Bernanke, I swear.

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:34 pm
by ochotona
A nasty day in LTTs. I'm phobic about them and days like today just confirm the sentiment.

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:55 am
by Kbg
What did you think of the almost 20% increase?

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:27 am
by jhogue
The inversion of the Treasury yield curve disappeared today. The entire curve is now positive from the 3 month T bill to the 30 year T bond. I first noticed the present inversion between the 2 and 3 year T bill in Dec. 2018. Hard to say whether this development portends an end to lower interest rates or the likelihood of a recession.

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:06 pm
by ochotona
Kbg wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:55 am
What did you think of the almost 20% increase?
I did what any speculator would, bought TLT in June sold high near the peak. I still hate it.

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:52 pm
by Kbg
ochotona wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:06 pm
Kbg wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:55 am
What did you think of the almost 20% increase?
I did what any speculator would, bought TLT in June sold high near the peak. I still hate it.
I hereby rename thee...Bondtholomew ;D

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:16 pm
by vnatale
Anyone have records here for what is the longest time any topic has run?

I'm looking at this one and it's been going on for five and one-half years!

Vinny

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:33 pm
by Kriegsspiel
Kbg wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:52 pm
ochotona wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:06 pm
Kbg wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:55 am
What did you think of the almost 20% increase?
I did what any speculator would, bought TLT in June sold high near the peak. I still hate it.
I hereby rename thee...Bondtholomew ;D
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Re: The Bond Dream Room

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:55 pm
by dualstow
😂