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How The Fed Decision Will Impact Your ETF Portfolio

December 16th, 2015

Janet-YellenDavid Fabian:  Investors with diversified portfolios should be in the phase of the year where they are evaluating their existing positions and looking to make strategic changes for 2016. This may include trimming underperforming holdings, doing some tax-efficient re-positioning, Read more…

NYSE:HEDJ, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:UUP

The Yield and Duration Dance

December 16th, 2015

yieldMichael Fabian:  The income landscape is changing and investors need to consider the embedded risk within their bond holdings to ensure they are situated with the right risk profile for the amount of yield they are receiving.  Read more…

NASDAQ:VCSH, NYSE:LQD

The Yield and Duration Dance

December 11th, 2015

yieldMichael Fabian:   The income landscape is changing and investors need to consider the embedded risk within their bond holdings to ensure they are situated with the right risk profile for the amount of yield they are receiving.  Read more…

NASDAQ:VCSH, NYSE:LQD

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

Should You Hold High-Yield Bond Funds Now?

May 26th, 2015

yieldKent Thune: High-yield bond funds and dividend stocks have supported the income needs of investors for several years as government bonds have paid almost nothing. But what happens to high-yield portfolio values in the next crisis? Read more…

NYSE:LQD

Retirees Face An Asset Allocation Conundrum

May 20th, 2015

retirement-plansDavid Fabian: One of my clients recently sent me an article from CNBC on the big shift in thinking for retirees with the need for an income plan. The story essentially centers on the conundrum of how to generate an acceptable yield without taking an inordinate amount of risk. Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VIG, NYSE:VYM

What Oil’s Drop Means For Your Energy Holdings

December 17th, 2014

oil gasAs oil hits a five year low, Matt Tucker explains how the effect will extend far beyond what you pay at the pump. Read more…

NYSE:AMPS, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MONY, NYSE:XLE

4 Ways To Increase Your Corporate Bond Exposure

September 29th, 2014

market bondsIn my last Blog post, I discussed how the search for income in a low interest rate environment sparked flows into high yield bonds, and how this segment has seen a sell-off in recent months. Looking at the corporate bond market over the past few years, Read more…

NYSE:CSJ, NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD

Four Ways To Increase Your Corporate Bond Exposure

August 19th, 2014

market bondsIn my last Blog post, I discussed how the search for income in a low interest rate environment sparked flows into high yield bonds, and how this segment has seen a sell-off in recent months. Looking at the corporate bond market over the past few years, Read more…

NYSE:CSJ, NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD

What A Difference A Year Makes For Interest Rate-Sensitive ETFs

June 27th, 2014

ratesDavid Fabian: As we close in on the mid-point of 2014, I am reminded of the panic that was just setting in with respect to interest rate-sensitive ETFs this time last year. Read more…

NYSE:DVY, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:PFF, NYSE:VNQ

Hedging Rising Interest Rates

June 6th, 2014

ratesI continue to get questions about how the Fed’s tapering of bond purchases, which is currently underway, will impact investors’ fixed income positions and how to best prepare a portfolio for rising interest rates. As I explained in a recent Blog post, we expect rates Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Scary Wrong Corporate Bond Advice

May 20th, 2014

scaryI usually start with a bond or stock idea, but I came across some comments about the corporate bond market in Barron’s that were so wrong and could do so much damage to a retired person looking for income in this tough income market that I had to do Read more…

NASDAQ:VCSH, NYSE:CSJ, NYSE:LQD

Going All In On Bond ETFs?

May 19th, 2014

market bondsDavid Fabian: The most talked about trade of the year so far has been the snapback in bonds. After entering 2014 as one of the most hated asset classes (alongside commodities), the majority of fixed-income securities have outperformed stocks Read more…

NYSE:LQD, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TLT

Why Now May Be The Right Time For Emerging Market Bonds

May 14th, 2014

emerging-marketsAfter several months of not hearing much about emerging market (EM) bonds (other than “Where’s the exit?”), we have recently been fielding questions on whether there is value in this space. A key focus is the relative value of USD denominated EM debt relative Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD

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




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