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Are Treasurys About to Spike?

July 24th, 2014

treasuryIt pays to stay diversified among many asset classes, including bonds. Today, I’m seeing signs of U.S. Treasurys strengthening relative to corporate bonds (and probably in absolute terms as well). We can find out which one is likely to outperform the other by looking at a relative strength chart of two ETFs: the  Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TLT

Stocks With Shaky Valuations?

July 22nd, 2014

investJon Markman: Despite the robust rebound on Friday, investors’ ardor for stocks has cooled since Fed Chairman Janet Yellen’s warnings of pockets of overvaluation in the market early last week. And that was probably her goal as she tried what you might call Read more…

NASDAQ:IBB, NASDAQ:QQQ, NASDAQ:SOCL, NYSE:HYG

Why The Fed Needs To Raise Rates Now

July 18th, 2014

ratesEconMatters:  The conditions in so many asset classes are unsustainable from a price perspective once interest rates rise even under a “new normalized rate environment” and the longer rates stay at ZIRP status these unsustainable price levels continue to move Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

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

Supply, Demand and Interest Rates: Why One Thing Leads To Another

June 16th, 2014

ratesAs we approach the mid-point of the year many casual investors are surprised to look in on the market and find that bond yields remain stubbornly low. In fact, as we have discussed in this space before, they have actually fallen during the year with the 10 year US Treasury Read more…

NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Hedging Rising Interest Rates

June 6th, 2014

ratesI continue to get questions about how the Fed’s tapering of bond purchases, which is currently underway, will impact investors’ fixed income positions and how to best prepare a portfolio for rising interest rates. As I explained in a recent Blog post, we expect rates Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

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

The Bond Market Bubble Is About To Burst

May 19th, 2014

dollar money bubbleEconMatters: James Bullard Speech:  The biggest news to come out of Friday`s financial market activity was James Bullard’s thoughts on when he expects the Fed to start raising rates, he believes the Fed will start raising rates sometime near the end of the first quarter of 2015. Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, 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

Another Way To Build Your Fixed Income Portfolio

April 29th, 2014

ETFsIn today’s interest rate landscape, the search for yield can be a difficult pursuit, particularly when you consider that yields on traditional core bond funds are less than half of what they were in 2008.1 With the Fed and other central banks maintaining Read more…

NYSE:CSJ, NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:MBB

Beware Of Overreaching For Yield

April 14th, 2014

yieldThe stretch for yield looks set to continue now that fears over an imminent Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hike have diminished, though investors may want to think twice before overreaching for yield. Read more…

NYSE:HYG

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




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