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GNMAFund

Ginnie Mae securities (this involves selling lower-yielding coupons in exchange for higher-yielding issues). Within the fund s relative-value strategies, we maintained the up-in-coupon expressions. The fund had an underweight position in securities paying coupons of 1.5% and 2.0%, and an overweight holding in securities paying a coupon of 2.5%.

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The search for income BlackRock

Corporate bonds started to sell off in February 2020 as investors tried to gauge the economic impact of the global pandemic. One way to measure ups and downs in the corporate bond market is by looking at “credit spreads,” or the difference between a U.S. Treasury bond and a corporate debt security with the same maturity.Spreads are a market-based measure of how much an investor is being

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BlackRock Cash Management

The (Macaulay) duration is a measure of the average time until a bond's cash flows occur, and of the sensitivity of its price to interest rate changes. Technically speaking, the Macaulay duration is the sum of the time weighted discounted payments (coupons and principal) of a bond.

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What is Fixed Income Investing

Fixed income is an investment approach focused on preservation of capital and income. It typically includes investments like government and corporate bonds, CDs and money market funds.Fixed income can offer a steady stream of income with less risk than stocks.

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2020 Annual Report

focused in conventional higher coupons as well as lower current production coupons given attractive valuations and the tailwind provided by ongoing Fed purchases. Elsewhere in agency MBS relative value strategies, the Fund held an up-in-coupon bias, avoiding coupons where Fed …

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Investment News and Insights BlackRock

Market insights. Stay ahead of the markets with insights from our strategists and portfolio managers. Uncover the latest on the global economy, geopolitics and retirement, among other timely investment ideas.

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Global Macro Outlook BlackRock

In recent years they have foregone such risk compensation. The question how much longer this might last given that government bonds have become much riskier as the interest paid in coupons has evaporated, duration has lengthened and overall debt has increased. Low for now U.S. debt cost and hypothetical scenarios, 1990-2025

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Forget the Fed: It’s what the bond market thinks that’s

Well, I believe that actually taking the coupons from bonds and the dividend payments from dividend-paying equities is a strategy some investors might want to consider. For the more sophisticated investor, taking the income that comes with writing options could provide a similar source of additional return – but selling options can be a

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Investing for income – Institutional BlackRock

Lindy Freeman: Hello, everyone. It’s a pleasure to be before you today and my name is Lindy Freeman and I work at BlackRock’s Alternatives business. We started today hearing from Rick Rieder, who leads our fixed income investing, and we’re wrapping up …

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RE: Consultation on the Reform to Retail Prices Index

the investor would still be better off holding the bond to maturity to benefit from the future inflation increases, even if they are lower than previously anticipated. Table 1 – price of IL 2030 vs. index ratio if bond redeemed now Initial RPI Index – October 1991 RPI Index – February 2020 Index Ratio as at Feb 2020 Price as at 31st

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Fixed Income Monthly – Institutional BlackRock

Fixed income views. Our views are from a U.S. dollar perspective over a three-month horizon. Views and comments are from a fixed income-only perspective, and may differ from whole-portfolio tactical views on fixed income in our Global weekly commentary and Global investment outlook.. For example, we overweight Asia fixed income from a bond portfolio perspective because of their …

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The power of compounding

An individual investor, also known as a retail client and a private client, is a client organisation or individual who cannot meet both: (1) one or more of the professional client criteria laid down in Annex II to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Directive 2004/39/EC); and (2) one or more of the qualified investor criteria set out in Article 2 of the Prospectus Directive

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Different distressed-credit cycle – Institutional BlackRock

By bundling an equity option with their bonds, companies have been able to issue debt with lower coupons. Should equity prices decline, however, these convertibles will trade at a steep discount to par, because “busted” converts must make up for in price what they lack in coupon, to deliver a similar all-in yield to the market.

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Advisor Insight: The low rate problem and how to solve it

But the bonds have been yielding less and less for a long time. 30 years ago, your friend Bonnie would have paid you those $100 coupons (about 10%) off of a $1,000 investment. Today, good ol’ Bonz is giving you closer to $10 (1%), and investors need to reexamine that friendship.

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Bonds and ballast: testing the limits – Institutional

Sources: BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from Refinitiv Datastream, November 2019. Notes: The left panel shows the “Dollar Duration” of hypothetical 30-year German bund priced at par with annual coupons varying from 0% to 8%. Dollar duration measures the dollar change in a bond’s value for a change in the market interest rate.

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The Role of TIPS in Fixed Income Portfolios

tendency for TIPS real coupons to be smaller than those of nominal Treasuries. So, in order to properly compare TIPS and Treasuries, we need to create “duration-matched” returns for the TIPS index. To do so, we use combinations of TIPS and cash, rebalanced monthly, to match the duration of the Treasury index. In Figure 1, we show the

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Taking stock: Q1 2021 equity market outlook BlackRock

In addition, companies can and many often do increase their dividends whereas bond coupons are fixed to maturity. Dividend growth that compounds over time is a compelling proposition in an environment of sub-1% U.S. Treasury yields.

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CLIMBING CHINA’s GREAT WALL of WoRRy INVESTMENT …

Yet China’s ‘slow’ growth is coming off an increasingly large base. The country is expected to contribute 1.1 percentage points to global gDP growth this year, or one-third of the total. See the chart above. Suppose China’s economic growth slows to 6% a year. This has the same effect on the global economy as Canada’s gDP expanding by 69%

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iShares Core 1-5 Year USD Bond ETF ISTB

The iShares Core 1-5 Year USD Bond ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. dollar-denominated bonds that are rated either investment grade or high yield with remaining maturities between one and five years.

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iShares GNMA Bond ETF GNMA

These forward contracts typically represent the most liquid portion of the mortgage market. They are derived from new mortgage pools with specific delivery dates and coupons but without specific pool numbers and number of pools. These forward contracts are fully collateralized. The collateral may be invested in short term instruments.

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iShares U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk Factor ETF FIBR

The iShares U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk Factor ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index, composed of taxable U.S. dollar-denominated bonds and U.S. Treasury futures, which targets an equal allocation between interest rate and credit spread risk. On February 5, 2018 the iShares U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk Factor ETF was reorganized from an actively managed …

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November 2019November 2019 Bonds and ballast: testing the

bonds with coupons –see the chart on the left below –and therefore exhibit equity-like levels of volatility as the shaded area on the chart on the right shows. Long duration bond prices are much more sensitive to any interest rate shift.

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Securities Lending Viewed through the Sustainability Lens

Entitlements (dividends, coupons, etc.), while on loan are paid back to the lender of the security as stipulated in industry standard legal agreements. A common misperception is that securities lending transfers the voting rights to the short seller. Securities are typically borrowed in order to sell the security and create a short economic

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iShares Core UK Gilts UCITS ETF GBP (Dist) Share Class

One-off charges taken before or after you invest Entry Charge None* Exit Charge None* This is the maximum that might be taken out of your money before it is invested or before proceeds of your investments are paid out. Charges taken from the Share Class over each year Ongoing Charges 0.07%** Charges taken from the Share Class under certain

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RISK AND RESILIENCE PATTERNS IN EQUITY RETURNS

much more uncertain (most bonds pay fixed coupons). Shareholders are last in line to be paid when a company goes bankrupt – but capture most of the gains when businesses (and their cash flows) are growing. Individual stock prices are ultimately determined by fundamentals such as cash flows, earnings and sales (see page 9).

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