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Have We Grown Too Complacent?

July 29th, 2014

money and investingDavid Fabian:  The risk of complacency is one that you can never really quantify. Often times doing nothing is the hardest thing to do, but can be the most fruitful if you investing in a profitable trend or looking for a particular setup to give you an edge. Read more…

NASDAQ:TDIV, NYSE:EMB, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:USMV

Why Income Investors Should Be Watching High Yield Bond ETFs

July 17th, 2014

yieldDavid Fabian: The Federal Reserve has mapped out its target for an October deadline to exit the quantitative easing measures that have helped stimulate the stock and bond markets for the last several years. The next step that economists are avidly trying Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:HYS, NYSE:SPY

Emerging Market ETFs Showing Excellent Strength

July 10th, 2014

ETFsDavid Fabian: Emerging market ETFs have been one area of the market that I have been admittedly cautious about adding to. Over the last several years they have consistently underperformed their U.S. and European counterparts as investors Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EMB, NYSE:EWX, NYSE:VWO

Don’t Confuse Rising TIPS Prices With Inflation

May 30th, 2014

inflationDavid Fabian: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, are an interesting subset of treasury bonds designed to protect your purchasing power from the effects of rising consumer prices.  However, many investors have fallen prey to the misconception Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:TIP

The Fixed Income Landscape: What A Difference A Year Makes

May 20th, 2014

Wall streetAs we are one third of the way into 2014, I think now’s a great time to check the fixed income returns score board and see how different segments of the market have performed so far. If you recall, as we entered the year there was broad consensus Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TLT

Why Now May Be The Right Time For Emerging Market Bonds

May 14th, 2014

emerging-marketsAfter several months of not hearing much about emerging market (EM) bonds (other than “Where’s the exit?”), we have recently been fielding questions on whether there is value in this space. A key focus is the relative value of USD denominated EM debt relative Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD

Five Key Strategies For ETF Income Investors

April 4th, 2014

gold key richDavid Fabian: Almost no other category of investing has experienced as much turmoil in the last 12 months as income investors have been subjected to.  Interest rates have been on a roller coaster ride that has churned the landscape for core themes in fixed-income, REITs, Read more…

NASDAQ:VCSH, NYSE:EMB, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:IDV, NYSE:YYY

A High-Yield Play On Emerging Markets

March 5th, 2014

yieldDavid Fabian: Emerging market equities have had a tough ride over the last several years.  In fact, through the end of 2013, the iShares MSCI Emerging Market Equity ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM) has a 3-year annualized performance history of -2.67%.  Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EMB, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:IVV

Fine Tuning Your ETF Income Portfolio For 2014

February 5th, 2014

etfsDavid Fabian: The woosh that you just heard is the air being let out of stocks in January and a flight to quality in treasuries that has reasserted the need for a balanced income strategy.  At the end of last year it seemed that the mainstream bias had convinced us that bonds  Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:PFF

A Duration Story, In Pictures

January 31st, 2014

technical-lookFixed income ETFs today hold $354 billion in assets, accounting for about 15% of total assets—triple their share in 2005. While the fixed income portion of the total ETF pie shrunk in 2013 as money flooded into developed equity funds, growth has remained Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:MUB

What Did 2013 Mean For Fixed Income Markets?

December 22nd, 2013

market bondsAs we approach the end of the year, it’s scorecard time once again – time to see how our predictions and projections for 2013 worked out.  In my first blog post of the year, I explained Read more…

NASDAQ:IGOV, NYSE:EMB, NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:HYG

The New ProShares Emerging Market Bond ETF (EMSH) In Focus

November 29th, 2013

prosharesProShares is best known as an ETF provider of leveraged and inverse funds and it is one of the main players in this market. However, the company has also made a big push into the unleveraged ‘regular’ ETF market as of late, launching a series of funds Read more…

BATS:EMSH, NYSE:EMB, NYSE:NOBL, NYSE:PEX

Can Janet Yellen Offset Washington’s Drag On The Stock Market?

October 8th, 2013

Janet YellenChris Ciovacco: According to media reports, Janet Yellen will be formally announced Wednesday as the nominee to head the Fed. From The Wall Street Journal: Read more…

NASDAQ:AAXJ, NYSE:EMB, NYSE:JNK, NYSE:TLT

Waiting For The Turn In Emerging Markets

September 5th, 2013

emerging marketsDavid Fabian: Emerging market countries have had a disastrous year so far.  As a group they peaked at the end of 2012 and have been mired in a persistent downtrend for the last 8 months.   Despite brief rallies, they have been unable to mount Read more…

NASDAQ:EMCB, NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EMB, NYSE:EWX, NYSE:VWO

A Mid-Year Portfolio Strategy Discussion

June 7th, 2013

ETFsMichael Fabian: Over the last several days I have been exchanging emails with a dear friend of mine who also happens to be a very talented portfolio manager that I’ve known for the last 15 years. We rarely find the time to share our thoughts Read more…

NASDAQ:EMCB, NYSE:EMB




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