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iShares Debuts Four Target Date Corporate Bond ETFs

April 22nd, 2013

isharesThough iShares dominates the equity ETF market, it has begun to shift some of its focus to the fixed income space as well. Theissuer has made great strides in recent months to expand its lineup Read more…

NYSE:IBCB, NYSE:IBCC, NYSE:IBCD, NYSE:IBCE, NYSE:LQD

Fed’s Tapering Talk Continues, Bond Buying Could Ease By Summer

April 10th, 2013

helicopterbenIn love, it has been said, it is not so much what you say, but what you do that matters. In short, actions speak louder than words. For Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke however, the Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:TIP

Top Ranked iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corporate Bond Fund In Focus (LQD)

March 5th, 2013

market bondsEric Dutram: As yields remain low, income seeking investors continue to struggle. In their thirst for robust payouts, many of these investors have gone beyond conventional yield sources. This has surely disrupted the fragile risk-return tradeoff that they strive for, thereby putting their entire portfolio at risk. Read more…

NYSE:LQD

The Bond Bull’s Last Run (JNK, LQD, TIP)

March 4th, 2013

sleepingbullWhen the Italians couldn’t agree on one candidate, and the U.S. faced it’s so called sequester, it may have been the last shot of life support for the bond market, for a Read more…

NYSE:JNK, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:TIP

The 4 New Defensive Strategies For ETF Investors (ACWI, MUB, ACWV, LQD)

February 22nd, 2013

strategyRuss Koesterich: Year-to-date investors have had few reasons to play defense. Stocks, at least in the United States, have rallied and credit continues to hold its own. Read more…

NYSE:ACWV, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MUB

Betting On Higher Interest Rates With ETFs

February 18th, 2013

interest-ratesETF Base: Interest rates can’t stay low forever? Or can they? Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:JNK, NYSE:LQD

Tax Changes Mean Muni Yields Look More Attractive (MUB, LQD, QLTA)

February 8th, 2013

tax systemMatt Tucker: The past few months have been an interesting time for municipal bonds.  Thanks to the drama leading up to the fiscal cliff, these tax-advantaged securities were first in hot demand as a potential safe harbor against tax increases, then experienced a selloff  Read more…

NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:QLTA

3 Bond Strategies For 2013 (LQD, MUB, HYG, EMB, GOVT)

January 29th, 2013

market bondsMatt Tucker: Over the past couple of months, Russ Koesterich has been outlining his outlook for markets and economies in the coming year.  In short, he believes the most likely scenario is that the world – in particular the US – will continue to see slow but stable growth in 2013 Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:GOVT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MUB

Is The Treasury Bull Run Over? (MUB, LQD, CLY)

January 28th, 2013

treasuriesRuss Koesterich: The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond touched 1.94% on Friday, the highest level since last spring. This has a lot of investors asking once again: “Are we finally witnessing the long-awaited rise in rates?” Read more…

NYSE:CLY, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MUB

The 8 Largest ETFs By Assets

January 20th, 2013

etfs etfsETF Base: We’re currently watching the “great rotation” from stocks to bonds as investors move funds from one asset class to another. Meanwhile, ETF leader Blackstone says it sees a secular shift to Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:IVV, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:SPY

A Look Back: Navigating 2012’s Twists With Fixed Income ETFs

December 17th, 2012

Karen Schenone: A prolonged low interest rate environment. An ongoing European debt crisis. An impending fiscal cliff. 2012 presented investors with more than their fair share of challenges, and if we look back at the year’s flows, we can see how investors used fixed Read more…

NYSE:LQD, NYSE:TIP

A Look Back: Navigating 2012’s Twists With Fixed Income ETFs (TIP, LQD)

December 14th, 2012

Karen Schenone: A prolonged low interest rate environment. An ongoing European debt crisis. An impending fiscal cliff. 2012 presented investors with more than their fair share of challenges, and if we look back at the year’s flows, we can see how investors used fixed income Read more…

NYSE:LQD, NYSE:TIP

Bonds: Investors Are About to Get a Spanking (NYSEARCA:TIP, NYSEARCA:LQD, NYSEARCA:BND, NYSEARCA:AGG, NYSEARCA:HYG)

December 11th, 2012

Famed American journalist and essayist H.L. Mencken once said, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.” I know a lot of conservative and libertarian types who are nodding their heads after seeing the results of last month’s national elections. But now I’m beginning to think that Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BND, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:TIP

Waiting For Signs On The Fiscal Cliff and From The Federal Reserve

December 4th, 2012

Russ Koesterich: Investors are stuck between a rock and a hard place: They’re trying to plan for the end of 2012, while also looking ahead to 2013. It’s being reflected in the questions Read more…

NYSE:CLY, NYSE:DVYE, NYSE:HDV, NYSE:IDV, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MUB

Investor Guide To The iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD)

November 17th, 2012

Stephen Simpson: Fixed income securities have long been a major part of investor portfolios; corporate bonds in particular often hold a key role. In many cases investment-grade Read more…

NYSE:LQD




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