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Why Duration Matters [iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF), iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd]

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.
NYSE:IEF January 23, 2014 1:13pm

WisdomTree Files For Floating Rate Treasury ETF

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
NYSE:FLOT November 19, 2013 1:13pm

4 Trends To Watch Into Year End

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
NASDAQ:TDIV October 11, 2013 4:16pm

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

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:
NYSE:DIA October 7, 2013 4:16pm

Four ETFs To Watch Ahead of Fed Policy Meeting

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
NYSE:GLD September 17, 2013 5:17pm

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

market bondsAndrew Kassen:  By nearly all accounts, the secular bull market bonds have cycled through since the early 1980s is in its final days.
NYSE:IEF September 10, 2013 4:16pm

Treasury Bond ETFs Test Long-Term Support

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
NYSE:IEF June 13, 2013 12:12pm

The Investment Case For The Intermediate Term Treasury Bond ETFs

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.
NYSE:BSV June 6, 2013 3:15pm

Target Hit At Key Inflection Point For Bond ETFs

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)
NYSE:IEF May 29, 2013 3:15pm

Charting The Popular Bond ETFs For April

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).
NYSE:IEF April 10, 2013 6:18pm

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

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
NYSE:IEF January 30, 2013 7:19pm

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

dollar money bubbleMartin D. Weiss:  Senator Orrin Hatch warns that the bubble has the power to “destroy the retirement savings of millions of Americans.”
NYSE:BOND January 22, 2013 12:12pm

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

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.
NYSE:IEF January 16, 2013 1:13pm

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