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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

Small Cap ETFs Signal Warning Signs

May 12th, 2014

ETFsDavid Fabian: The direction of stocks has been decidedly mixed over the last several months. Large cap indexes such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) have been mostly trading sideways with some slight upward directional bias. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:IWM, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:SPY

Why Duration Matters

January 23rd, 2014

market bondsA major fixed income strategy in 2013 was duration rotation, investors reducing the interest rate risk of their portfolios. As the term “duration” becomes increasingly prevalent in our conversations on The Blog and elsewhere, I thought it would be good to explain this concept. Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TLT

WisdomTree Files For Floating Rate Treasury ETF

November 19th, 2013

wisdomtreeWisdomTree is looking to add a new member to its fund family in the floating rate treasury space. While an entrance in the fixed income space comes as a shock at a time when the market is abuzz with speculation that the taper will come Read more…

NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:FLRN, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SHY

4 Trends To Watch Into Year End

October 11th, 2013

octoberDavid Fabian: The first days of October bring with them a combination of chilly temperatures, a frozen federal government, and a cooling commodity complex.  On the flip side, we are seeing a renewed surge in the fixed-income sector combined Read more…

NASDAQ:TDIV, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:USMV

S&P 500: Bulls’ Margin Of Error Razor Thin

October 7th, 2013

Wall streetChris Ciovacco: The financial markets have been treading water for weeks hoping the political process will bear something resembling fruit. Monday stayed on the “little in the way of progress” script. From Reuters: Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SH, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VTI

Four ETFs To Watch Ahead of Fed Policy Meeting

September 17th, 2013

in focus spotlightAll eyes will be on the end of the key FOMC meeting on Wednesday, with any changes in QE likely to take center stage. The current program calls for $85 billion in Treasury and MBS purchases each month, but analysts are looking for this to get Read more…

NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IAU, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:VWO

Is The U.S. Treasury Secular Bond Bull Market Dead?

September 10th, 2013

market bondsAndrew Kassen:  By nearly all accounts, the secular bull market bonds have cycled through since the early 1980s is in its final days. Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT, NYSE:TMF

Treasury Bond ETFs Test Long-Term Support

June 13th, 2013

Municipal BondDavid Fabian: The volatility in bonds over the last month has been a wakeup call to many investors who have been complacent with their fixed-income portfolios. The catalyst for this volatility was recent comments from the Federal Reserve Read more…

NYSE:IEF

The Investment Case For The Intermediate Term Treasury Bond ETFs

June 6th, 2013

etfs etfsAs far as ETFs are concerned, 2013 has been pretty much a year for the short term segment so far. Besides the huge surge in interest for Japan ETFs, short term bond ETFs were among the hottest picks for investors. Read more…

NYSE:BSV, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:IEI, NYSE:ITE, NYSE:UST

Target Hit At Key Inflection Point For Bond ETFs

May 29th, 2013

market bondsCorey Rosenbloom: The renewed focus on the potential for higher future interest rates led bond funds iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT) and iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund (NYSEARCA:IEF) Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:TLT

Charting The Popular Bond ETFs For April

April 10th, 2013

technical-lookCorey Rosenbloom: As April 2013 began, we saw positive reversals and breakthroughs in “Risk-off” US Treasury funds iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT) and iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund (NYSEARCA:IEF). Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:TLT

Is The Best Performing Bond ETF Really In Europe? (ITLY, ITLT, TYD, TENZ, IEF)

January 30th, 2013

europeEric Dutram: Despite low rates and a now more dovish Federal Reserve, investors continue to pile into fixed income ETFs. In fact, over the trailing one year period, fixed income funds have seen aggregate inflows exceeding $40 billion, including several billion to high yield Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:ITLT, NYSE:ITLY, NYSE:TENZ, NYSE:TYD

Why The Next Great Bubble Is About To Collapse? (TBT, IEF, TBF, TLT, SHY, BOND)

January 22nd, 2013

dollar money bubbleMartin D. Weiss:  Senator Orrin Hatch warns that the bubble has the power to “destroy the retirement savings of millions of Americans.” Read more…

NYSE:BOND, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TBF, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Why The Entire Bond Universe Looks Toxic In 2013 (TBT, TLT, IEF, TBF, SHY)

January 16th, 2013

market bondsMartin Hutchinson: It was shaping up to be another be another strong year for U.S. Treasury Bonds right up until the moment it looked like a fiscal cliff deal would be reached. Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TBF, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT




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