I think your question is a little to hard for the "F" fund gurus!
I understand that the F Fund is invested in Barclays U.S. Debt Index Fund, which tracks the Lehman Bros. US Aggregate Index. Since this is an index fund, it is not actively managed. Am I correct in assuming that given these facts, the bonds held are not adjusted with respect to maturities? For example, in times of rising rates, bonds with longer maturities are not replaced with shorter maturities. Thanks...
Alrighty then....Just spinnin the brain cells here and wondering, which may not be good. LOL
What market indicators does one look at for the F fund in order to get somekind of indication of where it may go?
Thanks for any info.
www.cnnmoney.com has a bonds page that gets updated every 5 minutes. Look under market data.
Lets see if I can ask this without confusing myself and you.
Y'all look at the OSM to see what they are doing and it seems to give an indication of what the I Fund will do here the next day. Can one do the same thing with the F Fund by looking lets say at these 5 minute updates?
The F Fund went down a bit today. All those 5 minute updates are still in the red as of now, which corresponds to what happened today. How would you gather info from just those in order to maybe wanting to do an IFT into the F Fund for the next day?
What I am getting at here is, can you somewhat do the same thing with these 5 minute updates as you can with looking at the OSM for the I Fund?
Would something tell me before noon possibly with these updates that could lead me in a decision of seeing the F Fund go up or down for the next day?
Hope I didn't confuse you here. LOL
10 yr march futures price
It's almost as confusing as when the yen goes from 118 to 116 and they say it is up.
Free money- interest only home loans. Not a no thing at all. Once before, there was a large number of variations in the way people financed home loans...
This is eerily reminicint of 1929....
Take a look at the comparisons on this website:
S&P 500 (C fund) |
1d 5d 3m 6m 1y 2y
|Dow Completion (S fund) |
|EFA (I fund) |
1d 5d 3m 6m 1y 2y
|Bonds (F fund) |