Sam Dunlap on TD Ameritrade Network: The State of the Housing Market

Senior PM Sam Dunlap joined @TDANetwork to discuss the recent Fed rate hike and share his insights on the state of the housing market w/ host @OJRenick.

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Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index: An unmanaged index that measures the performance of the investment-grade universe of bonds issued in the United States. The index includes institutionally traded U.S. Treasury, government sponsored, mortgage and corporate securities.

Basis Point (bps): One hundredth of one percent and is used to denote the percentage change in a financial instrument.

Credit Spread: The difference in yield between two bonds of similar maturity but different credit quality.

Duration: Measures a portfolio’s sensitivity to changes in interest rates. Generally, the longer the duration, the greater the price change relative to interest rate movements.

Pending Home Sales Index (PHS): A leading indicator of housing activity that measures housing contract activity, and is based on signed real estate contracts for existing single-family homes, condos, and co-ops.

5-Year Treasury Index: A one-security index comprising the most recently issued 5-year U.S. Treasury note or bond.

10-Year Treasury Index: A one-security index comprising the most recently issued 10-year U.S. Treasury note or bond.

30-Year Treasury Index: A one-security index comprising the most recently issued 30-year U.S. Treasury note or bond.

It is not possible to invest directly in an index.