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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

We Are On The Verge Of A Correction In Bonds

April 7th, 2014

Municipal BondIf you know what to look for, the market will occasionally let you know what’s coming. And one of the best indicators of where a market is going is a capitulation. A capitulation is a point at which selling reaches a high rate. Think about the fall of 2008 – everyone sold Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:LQD

Volatile Interest Rate Moves Underscore the Inflation vs. Deflation Debate

March 11th, 2014

ratesDavid Fabian: It’s been a while since I addressed the topics of interest rates, tapering, and the impact of these concepts on our investment portfolios.  Last week’s better than expected jobs report significantly lifted both intermediate and long-term interest rates Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:TLT

Bond ETF Investing Ideas For 2014

January 12th, 2014

market bondsDavid Fabian: Income investors face a brave new world in 2014 that is punctuated by real interest rates trending higher and the Federal Reserve slowly reducing the pace of their quantitative Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BSV, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD

Bond Bulls Are Back In Control

October 23rd, 2013

market bondsDavid Fabian: It wasn’t more than six weeks ago when economists and market forecasters were bemoaning rising interest rates and categorically shunning bonds of all shapes and sizes.  Investors were shaken with the fear that the “great rotation” Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BND, NYSE:BOND, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:TLT

A Global Financial Crisis On The Horizon?

August 19th, 2013

financial crisisYou can see it coming, can’t you?  The yield on 10 year U.S. Treasuries is skyrocketing, the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) has been down for 9 of the last 11 trading days and troubling economic news Read more…

NYSE:IEI, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:PCY, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

How To Trade Bonds The Right Way With ETFs

August 13th, 2013

make-moneyJames DiGeorgia: Do bonds have a future? The debate is getting intense — and with good reason. Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:TLT




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