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Oct 27 2017

Stepping Up to Carbon Transparency

In response to this increasing interest in and demand for clear carbon exposure information, S&P Dow Jones Indices now publishes carbon metrics for all standard equity indices as a matter of course.

Jul 12 2017

S&P MARC 5% Index

A Dynamic Multi-Asset Strategy

Jun 29 2017

Introducing the S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats® Bond Select 30 Index

The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Bond Select 30 Index is composed of up to 30 bonds issued by unique “Aristocrat” dividend issuers of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, based on a set of eligibility criteria.

Jun 28 2017

Talking Points: Internal Carbon Pricing: Stress Testing Business for Climate Change Risk

Leading companies are using internal carbon prices to gain insight into how globally diverse operations could be affected by taxes and emissions trading—and identify opportunities to capitalize on the low-carbon transition.

Jun 12 2017

Understanding the S&P Managed Risk 2.0 Indices

Whether as part of strategic core equity allocation or as a complement to or replacement of a more traditional buy-and-hold stock or bond allocation, the managed risk 2.0 approach offers a useful tool to help market participants as they seek to achieve long-term return goals while effectively managing risk.

Jan 31 2017

Composition of Supranational, Sovereign, and Agency Bonds in Australia

The size of the SSA market in Australia is evidenced in the S&P/ASX Supranational & Sovereign Bond 0+ Index, which shows that SSAs account for 15% of the broad S&P/ASX Australian Fixed Interest 0+ Index. Approximately 37 issuers are SSA and have issued, in aggregate, AUD 139 billion in debt across 175 lines.

Jan 11 2017

S&P U.S. Retiree Spending Index Brochure

Tracking the Boomers... and Beyond

Oct 05 2016

Practice Essentials - Laddering a Portfolio of Municipal Bonds

In any home construction project, chances are a ladder will be used to reach a higher point.

Aug 31 2016

U.S. Preferred Stock

In low-interest-rate environments with narrow credit spreads, preferred stocks behave similarly to bonds. In periods of high volatility, they behave more like stocks. When used as a complement to traditional fixed income asset classes, preferred securities may provide an opportunity for enhanced total return, while potentially reducing overall volatility.

Jun 23 2016

Talking Points: Bonding With the S&P 500®

With more and more eyes on the bond market, S&P Dow Jones Indices launched the S&P 500 Bond Index, a corporate-bond counterpart of the iconic S&P 500.

Jun 14 2016

Getting to Know Canadian Real Return Bonds

Among the many acronyms in the arena of fixed income securities resides real return bonds (RRBs). RRBs, or “real bonds,” are fixed income securities issued by the Canadian government and some of its provinces.

May 11 2016

Exploring the Road to Inflation Protection When Energy Fails

The following analysis shows how real assets may provide inflation protection and affect portfolio diversification in different markets around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Eurozone, Japan, Mexico and South Korea.

Apr 06 2016

High-Yield Corporate Bonds: A Primer

A high-yield corporate bond is basically a loan made to a corporation issuing a debt security.

Jan 18 2016

Let’s Get Real About Indexing Real Assets

The S&P Real Assets Index gives investors an innovative yet simple tool that may improve diversification and inflation protection while meeting the risk requirements of today.

Nov 03 2015

Rising Rates’ Silver Linings

Beginning in April 1953, interest rates increased steadily until they reached a pinnacle in the early 1980s. Since then, bonds have been having an impressive bull run.

Jul 29 2015

Talking Points: Mapping out Infrastructure

Why is infrastructure investing becoming important?

Nov 21 2014

Where Inflation and Interest Rates Intersect

The right balance of inflation and economic growth is important for a healthy economy.

Jun 18 2014

The Rise of China’s Corporate Bond Market

The total size of the corporate bond market in China, as tracked by the S&P China Corporate Bond Index, currently stands at CNY 7.58 trillion.

Jun 05 2014

A Closer Look at Pan Asian Fixed Income

Asian fixed income ETFs recorded positive YTD inflows and they currently represent USD 9 billion in assets.

Oct 28 2013

Pan Asia Fixed Income Guide

S&P Dow Jones Indices delivers a wide array of investable and benchmark indices that measure constantly evolving financial markets—globally, regionally and locally. Our indices provide the tools investors need to gauge markets and chart their investment course. And since investors around the world have varying needs, our spectrum of index offerings also extends throughout Pan Asia.

Feb 01 2012

Australian Bond Investor Toolkit

Investing in bonds can help diversify an investment portfolio's risk and simultaneously provide a steady source of income.

Oct 16 2010

Practice Essentials - Municipal Bonds: Back to Basics

The risks, yield, and diversification potential of this key asset class explained.

Oct 16 2010

Practice Essentials - An International Take on Bonds

Historically, international bonds have been overlooked by U.S. investors. Deemed too difficult to invest in or not worth the additional risks, international bonds have typically been disregarded in traditional portfolio allocations, which usually consist of U.S. stocks and bonds with a modest allocation to international equities.

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