Yields on the move

Mar 1, 2017
By BlackRock

The surge in bond yields following the U.S. presidential election in November has lost some power in recent weeks, but conditions remain in place for a potentially gradual rise in yields from here.


 Key takeaways

  • U.S. bond yields may continue to move higher as the U.S. economy steadily improves, but the pace of the climb may be slower than during the first few weeks following the U.S. presidential election in November.
  • A gradual transition to higher yields may require a more flexible approach to bond markets than many investors have utilized in the past.
  • iShares strategic fixed income ETFs are a suite of actively managed fixed income funds that can help investors strike a better balance between interest rate and credit risk, while seeking to generate enhanced yield or return potential.

Flexibility in practice
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF (XSE): Tactical updates

iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income

Source: Bloomberg LP, BlackRock Inc.

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