Exodus From Junk Bond Funds Accelerates As Institutional Fear Rises

junkThe outflows in HYG (iShares High Yield Corporate Bond) have piled on in recent sessions, now topping more than $2.2 billion that has vacated the fund thanks to redemption pressure.
NYSE:HYG November 3, 2016 12:00pm

High Yield Bond ETFs: Liquidity Time Bombs?

There was yet another article published this week about the liquidity threat of fixed income ETFs.  The article, published by Bloomberg, was titled Pension Fund’s Liquid Gold and specifically discussed the use of high yield bond ETFs as a liquidity sleeve in pension fund portfolios.
NYSE:HYG September 26, 2016 10:37am

Risk Levels Growing for Popular Corporate Bond Fund

As more and more investors pile into the iShares IBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund (NYSE:LQD), so too does the risk for a big price correction.
NYSE:LQD September 12, 2016 8:26am

BlackRock: With Spreads Tightening, Corporate Bonds are Looking Good

From BlackRock: Global corporate bond spreads have shrunk this year and are expected to tighten further, should the European Central Bank (ECB) extend its asset purchases. Richard Turnill explains what this could mean to investors.
NASDAQ:VCSH September 7, 2016 7:56am

Corporate Bond Sales On Track to Eclipse $1 Trillion Soon

blue-percentAs investors the world over scramble to find low-risk assets with decent yields, corporate bond issuances are once again nearing the $1 trillion level for 2016.
NYSE:LQD August 31, 2016 3:03pm

Look to Corporate Bonds for Higher Yields, Lower Risk

BondsFrom Brad Hoppmann: Corporate debt is drawing considerable interest from investors these days, and for good reason -- its combination of high yield and low risk is a rare find.
NYSE:LQD August 26, 2016 6:51am

How The Fed Decision Will Impact Your ETF Portfolio

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,
NYSE:HEDJ December 16, 2015 5:08pm

The Yield and Duration Dance

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. 
NASDAQ:VCSH

The Yield and Duration Dance

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. 
NASDAQ:VCSH December 11, 2015 4:42pm

Why The Drop In Stocks Feels So Painful

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.
NYSE:AGG August 31, 2015 4:06pm

Should You Hold High-Yield Bond Funds Now? [iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd]

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?
NYSE:LQD May 26, 2015 4:58pm

Retirees Face An Asset Allocation Conundrum [Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF, Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF]

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.
NYSE:BND May 20, 2015 5:18pm

What Oil’s Drop Means For Your Energy Holdings [Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF)]

oil gasAs oil hits a five year low, Matt Tucker explains how the effect will extend far beyond what you pay at the pump.
NYSE:AMPS December 17, 2014 4:38pm

4 Ways To Increase Your Corporate Bond Exposure [iShares Trust, iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF)]

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,
NYSE:CSJ September 29, 2014 11:36am

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