|IG Corporates 1-3 Year||0.06||0.22||3.71||3.90||2.80|
|Latest||1-YR Low||1-YR High||1-WK Change||YTD Change||1-YR Change|
|Latest||1-YR Low||1-YR High||1-WK Change||YTD Change||1-YR Change|
|Latest||1-WK Change||YTD Change||1-YR Change|
|Crude Oil - WTI ($)||63.58||1.40||15.06||44.74|
|5-Yr Breakeven Inflation Rate (%)||2.59||0.15||0.62||1.89|
All data as of 04/23/2021, unless otherwise noted.
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Data as of 03/31/2021. The historical data shown are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent any specific portfolio managed by Lord Abbett or any particular investment.
Source: Bloomberg Barclays. Treasuries are debt securities issued by the U.S. government and secured by its full faith and credit. Income from Treasury securities is exempt from state and local taxes.
Source: Bloomberg. Credit spreads shown are for Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Corporate Avg OAS, Bloomberg Barclays US Corporate High Yield Avg OAS, Bloomberg Barclays EM USD Aggregate Avg OAS, Bloomberg Barclays US Agg CMBS Avg OAS, Bloomberg Barclays US MBS Fixed Rate Avg OAS, and Bloomberg Barclays US Agg ABS Avg OAS.
Spread is the percentage difference in current yields of various classes of fixed-income securities versus Treasury bonds or another benchmark bond measure. A bond spread is often expressed as a difference in percentage points or basis points (which equal one-one hundredth of a percentage point). The option-adjusted spread (OAS) is the measurement of the spread of a fixed-income security rate and the risk-free rate of return (typically that of U.S. Treasury securities), which is adjusted to take into account an embedded option. The spread is added to the fixed-income security price to make the risk-free bond price the same as the bond.
Source: Bloomberg Barclays. The S&P GSCI® is recognized as a leading measure of general price movements and inflation in the world economy. The index representing market beta is world production
weighted. It is designed to be investable by including the most liquid commodity futures, and provides diversification with low correlations to other asset classes.
The breakeven inflation rate represents a measure of expected inflation derived from 5-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Securities and 5-Year Treasury Inflation-Indexed Constant Maturity Securities. The latest value implies what market participants expect inflation to be in the next 5 years, on average.
A bond yield is the amount of return an investor will realize on a bond. Though several types of bond yields can be calculated, nominal yield is the most common. This is calculated by dividing the amount of interest paid by the face value. Yield to maturity is the rate of return anticipated on a bond if held until it matures.
A yield curve is a line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality but differing maturity dates.
Basis point is a financial unit of measurement that is 1/100th of 1%.
Mortgage-backed Security (MBS) is a type of asset-backed security which is secured by a mortgage or collection of mortgages. The mortgages are aggregated and sold to a group of individuals that securitizes, or packages, the loans together into a security that investors can buy.
Asset-backed Security (ABS) is a financial security backed by a loan, lease or receivables against assets other than real estate and mortgage-backed securities. For investors, asset-backed securities are an alternative to investing in corporate debt.
Commercial Mortgage Backed Security (CMBS) is a type of mortgage-backed security that is secured by the loan on a commercial property. A CMBS can provide liquidity to real estate investors and to commercial lenders. As with other types of MBS, the increased use of CMBS can be attributable to the rapid rise in real estate prices over the years.
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