Investors will get a better idea of how the bond fund performs as the markets recover.
The Federal Reserve announced Tuesday that it has returned its benchmark benchmark bond index fund to a state-by-state market return of 6.3%.
The fund returned to a 5.2% yield in October.
The return was based on the fund’s average annual return over a 20-year period, a measure of how a bond portfolio performs in a given year.
The Fed also said that in October, it returned 4.9% for the benchmark US Treasurys.
The index funds benchmark returns over time are based on two different methods of benchmarking: the S&P 500 Index Fund and the Russell 2000 Index Fund.
The S≈P is a measure based on 10-year treasury bonds.
The Russell 2000 is based on a 10-month Treasury bond.
The bond market is still in a bear market, but the Fed said it had seen a “significant improvement in the performance of the index fund and that it should be expected to be a more durable performer over time.”
“We also believe that a strong bond market and sustained economic growth will help to sustain the bond performance in the long term, and that returns on the index funds are expected to improve over time,” the Fed’s statement said.
The benchmark bond market has been on a tear over the past several months, with a 5% annual return since mid-November.
In September, it reached a record high of 8.2%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite are both up more than 10% since then.
The Dow, for example, is up 575 points this year.