Why a Bond Fund's 'Duration' Is Crucial as Interest Rates Rise

Why a Bond Fund's 'Duration' Is Crucial as Interest Rates Rise
GREG MCBRIDE: There are a couple of items bond investors should be mindful of as the eventuality of a Federal Reserve interest-rate hike draws closer. For those investing in bond mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs), look at the “duration” of …
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New Zealand Central Bank Cuts Key Interest Rate, Signals More Easing
WELLINGTON, New Zealand—New Zealand's central bank lowered interest rates for the first time in four years to help shield the export-reliant economy from plunging commodity prices and mounting deflation risks. “We expect further easing may be …
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