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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

Vanguard’s New Emerging Market Bond ETF: Better Late Than Never?

May 16th, 2013

vanguard2Michael Fabian: If there is one thing I’ve learned about Vanguard as a firm, it’s that it doesn’t rush into anything. It patiently waits and watches as the investment landscape evolves over time, then releases commonsense options to benefit its loyal Read more…

NASDAQ:EMCB, NYSE:EMB

Is It Time To Buy Emerging Market Bond ETFs?

May 10th, 2013

market bondsLargely, this push has been thanks to a strong dollar and concerns about a variety of developed and emerging markets around the globe. Many key nations like Britain, China, Brazil, and France, have all seen a bout of weakness while the dollar’s strength Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:PCY

ETF Strategy For Rising Rates: Sector Allocation

April 30th, 2013

interest-ratesPreviously I have talked about the recent concerns over rising interest rates. Although I don’t think that a significant rise is imminent, I do think that it is helpful for investors to think about strategies to help protect their portfolios during Read more…

NYSE:EMB

Emerging Market Bond Picks To Play For Income and Diversification

April 9th, 2013

market bondsInvestors now have a plethora of choices for fixed income in the ETF world. There are options that focus in on various subsectors of the U.S. bond market, while international products have also seen big inflows as well. Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:PCY

2 Factors Keeping A Lid On Interest Rates

March 27th, 2013

interest ratesDespite talk of an imminent sharp rise in interest rates, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note is back below 2%. This is more evidence that the much vaunted “Great Rotation” out of bonds has yet to occur. (Otherwise, bond prices would have fallen and yields would have gone up.) Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LEMB

3 ETF Strategies That Should Beat The Broader Markets In The Long Term

March 25th, 2013

strategy

Recent economic data on the domestic front bears testimony to the fact that the U.S. economy is well and truly treading on the path to recovery. Read more…

NYSE:ELD, NYSE:EMB, NYSE:SPLV, NYSE:USMV




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