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Don’t Confuse Rising TIPS Prices With Inflation [iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (ETF), iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd]

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
NYSE:EMB May 30, 2014 12:40pm

Small Cap ETFs Signal Warning Signs [iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd, iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF)]

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.
NYSE:DIA May 12, 2014 12:59pm

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 1:56pm

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 1:30pm

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 4:24pm

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 4:28pm

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 5:28pm

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 4:15pm

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 12:50pm

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 3:04pm

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 3:03pm

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 6:22pm

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 7:08pm

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 12:01pm

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