- Earnings season kicks off with Q1 results as KB Financial Group Inc. & Carter's, Inc. prepare to report
- IShares Trust – iShares iBonds Dec 2021 Term Treasury ETF suffered relatively more than others today after 0.04% dip
- European markets ended a mixed session today whilst DAX is down by 0.62%, reaching 15,800
Ahead of tomorrow's session: leading equity indices in the US declined as Nasdaq lost 0.8% and ended the session at 12,060. S&P 500 shed 0.6% and closed at 4,129.79.
US markets are now currently closed and set to reopen tomorrow; meanwhile, a mixed session has ended in the European markets today. Asia-Pacific markets ended a mixed session today.
3Rd quarter earnings season is mostly over, with Philip Morris International & ManpowerGroup Inc. releasing their earnings reports just this week.
Market's down-tick coincides with some negative macro data published earlier as Initial Jobless Claims in United States fell short of market expectations (240,000) with a reading of 245,000, continuing the decline from the previous figure of 240,000.
Meanwhile, United States Existing Home Sales (Mar) released today at 14:00 UTC with a figure of 4.44 million, while the previous figure was 4.55 million. United States Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Apr) came out at -31.3, while a consensus of analysts was expecting -19.2.
While markets are generally down so far today, some assets outperformed such as Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF gained 0.45% to reach $46.44. IShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (up 0.245%) is also performing well.
Today's bearishness meant that iShares Trust – iShares iBonds Dec 2021 Term Treasury ETF lost 0.04% today before closing at $25.35.
IShares Trust – iShares iBonds Dec 2021 Term Treasury ETF has been pretty quiet for the last a month, trading mostly flat and moving by only 0.02 cents on average.
The fund disclosed a quarterly dividend of 16.2 cents per share on Tuesday, February 28th and was paid on Tuesday, March 7th — thereby generating a yield of 0.79% for all eligble investors.