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Knowing When To Walk Away

May 11th, 2015

etfsMichael Fabian: Unlike a typical portfolio of ETFs or mutual funds traded at NAV, closed-end fund investors must decide from a fundamental perspective if a fund’s risk will ultimately be worth the reward.  ETF or mutual fund assets are always redeemable Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:IEF

What To Make Of The Pullback In Treasury Bond ETFs

February 20th, 2015

market bondsDavid Fabian:  The pullback in Treasury bond ETFs over the last three weeks has caught many fixed-income investors off guard. The stock market volatility in January pushed yields on the 30-Year Treasury Note Yield (TYX) to all-time lows Read more…

NYSE:EDV, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:TLT

3 Investments Jeffrey Gundlach Loves In 2015

January 21st, 2015

2015David Fabian: Yesterday I listened to Jeffrey Gundlach’s “2015 Market Outlook” webcast along with much of the financial community. Gundlach has certainly peaked in his notoriety as one of the most prestigious bond fund managers and continues Read more…

NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:TIP, NYSE:UUP, NYSE:XLE

Could The Fed Trigger A Deflationary Slide In Stocks?

December 11th, 2014

bearbull1Chris Ciovacco: In Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, a reporter with excellent contacts at the Fed, Jon Hilsenrath, penned the following: Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TIP

Can You Handle An All Weather Portfolio?

November 21st, 2014

new etfsDavid Fabian: The internet is buzzing this week about an article written by Tony Robbins touting an “all weather” portfolio developed by famed hedge fund investor Ray Dalio.  While Tony is certainly a polarizing figure and life coach, Read more…

NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:TLT, NYSE:VOO

Save Haven and Volatility ETFs To Watch Amid Turmoil

October 15th, 2014

technical bounceThe global stock market had a shaky start to Q4. Bad news was rampant in almost all key nations pushing the S&P 500 to end the trading below its 200-day moving average on October 13. The Nasdaq Composite also shed about 8.6% from Read more…

NYSE:FXY, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:TLT, NYSE:VIXY

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




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