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Time For A Trend Change In TIPS?

February 2nd, 2016

market bondsDavid Fabian:  Investors have been flocking to the safety of treasury bonds in recent months as volatility in stocks has pressed interest rates markedly lower. In many instances, this has caused traditional treasuries to rally near the top end of their 52-week highs and may indicate Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:TIP

Fed Speaker Monday / S&P 500 Charts 2000, 2007, & 2016

February 1st, 2016

bearbull1Chris Ciovacco:   After last week’s Fed statement, the market will be looking for some additional insight when Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer speaks Monday. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SPY

This ETF Will Tell You A Lot About Inflation Expectations

September 28th, 2015

inflation 600X300David Fabian:  Inflation is a scary word, as it generally presages effects like rising interest rates, higher costs of living, and climbing commodity prices. This has been one of the expected outcomes from the Fed’s implementation of quantitative easing during the course of the last half decade. Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:TIP, NYSE:TOTL

This ETF Will Tell You A Lot About Inflation Expectations

September 24th, 2015

inflation 600X300David Fabian: Inflation is a scary word, as it generally presages effects like rising interest rates, higher costs of living, and climbing commodity prices. This has been one of the expected outcomes from the Fed’s implementation of quantitative easing during the course of the last half decade. Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:TIP, NYSE:TOTL

Why The Drop In Stocks Feels So Painful

August 31st, 2015

bearbull2David Fabian:   The last week and a half has certainly been a roller coaster ride of emotions in the stock market.  After a 3-day sell off that culminated in extreme levels of fear, broad-based equity benchmarks managed to stage a sharp rally that has alleviated (some) feelings of panic. Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TOTL

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




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