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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

State Street Introduces International Junk Bond ETF

April 1st, 2014

state streetBond investing in the U.S. was down last year on a global sell-off thanks to the Fed’s taper concerns and the resultant rise in long-term interest rates. The trend should remain the same this year too, as the Fed finally started on its QE pullback process. Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:IHY, NYSE:JNK

Avoid Adding New Money To Junk Bond ETFs

March 19th, 2014

market bondsDavid Fabian: High yield bonds, otherwise known as junk bonds, have been an excellent source of capital appreciation and income for several years now.  They have benefited from the Fed’s ultra-low interest rate mandate, which has forced income Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BKLN, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:HYS

Volatile Interest Rate Moves Underscore the Inflation vs. Deflation Debate

March 11th, 2014

ratesDavid Fabian: It’s been a while since I addressed the topics of interest rates, tapering, and the impact of these concepts on our investment portfolios.  Last week’s better than expected jobs report significantly lifted both intermediate and long-term interest rates Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:TLT

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

Why The Bond Market Is In Trouble

March 4th, 2014

Three Reasons To Stay Flexible In Your Bond Portfolio

February 19th, 2014

market bondsIt’s been a tough road for bond investors over the past year. After a long period of time during which interest rates were falling or were relatively stable, we finally saw a long-awaited spike in rates in the middle of last year, with higher overall volatility Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:JNK, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

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

Will Janet Yellen Make The Grade?

January 28th, 2014

Janet YellenJames DiGeorgia: As expected, the U.S. Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as the next Federal Reserve chair last week. One of her first tasks will be to wind down the “QE3″ stimulus program. Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

ETF To Play The Rush Into Bonds

January 27th, 2014

market bondsMoe Zulfiqar: Generally speaking, investors move their money from risky assets, such as stocks, to less risky assets, like bonds and cash, when they feel uncertainty is increasing. One of the most recent and great examples of this was the 2008–2009 sell-off in the stock market. Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

The Case For Inflation In One Chart

January 24th, 2014

economyMichael Lombardi: The Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported that inflation in the U.S. economy increased by 0.3% in the month of December and that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the entire year of 2013 increased by only 1.5%. Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:JNK, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

How The Safe Havens Stack Up

January 24th, 2014

wall-street-etfGiven stocks’ stellar rise over the last year, investors worried about a correction are asking me where they can park their money. Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:JNK

Stocks Are Not In A Bubble

January 19th, 2014

dollar money bubble2013 was a great year for stocks, but less so for earnings. As a result, equity valuations rose sharply. Given higher multiples and the magnitude of last year’s rally, many investors Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:HYG

Buying Program In Reversal? (TBT, TLT, HYG)

January 17th, 2014

federalreserveMatt Machaj: After the announced “tapering” all the doubts were centered around the question, how big the “tapering” is. All trails lead us to speculation about how the so-called backing out could influence the market in the long run. Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Bond ETF Investing Ideas For 2014

January 12th, 2014

market bondsDavid Fabian: Income investors face a brave new world in 2014 that is punctuated by real interest rates trending higher and the Federal Reserve slowly reducing the pace of their quantitative Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BSV, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD




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