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Anywhere To Hide For The Income Investor?

June 5th, 2013

wall-street-etfMichael Fabian: The fixed-income strategy that has been “working” over the past several months is elongating duration when the 10-year Treasury Yield hits 2%, then simply riding down the curve when rates near 1.5%. Portfolio managers Read more…

NYSE:BKLN, NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:LQD

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Bonds In ETFs: If, When & How?

May 22nd, 2013

apple targetYou may have noticed an interesting news story a couple weeks back about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) selling a record $17bn in bonds – the largest corporate bond deal in history.  While the deal didn’t have much to do with ETFs per se, you Read more…

NASDAQ:QQQ, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:XLK

Is The 10-Year Treasury Note Flashing A Warning Sign?

May 12th, 2013

market bondsDavid Fabian: Friday’s one-day move of over 7% in the 10-Year Treasury Note yield caught many fixed-income investors off guard as better than expected payroll numbers signaled that the economy Read more…

NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:STIP, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

ETF Strategy For Rising Rates: Reduce Portfolio Duration

May 6th, 2013

ETFsMatt Tucker: In my last post, I highlighted sector rotation as a potential ETF strategy for a rising interest rate environment.  This time, I’d like to focus on another common strategy for helping to protect a portfolio against rising rates: Read more…

NYSE:GOVT, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:SHY

Profit From The Great Rotation With These ETFs

April 30th, 2013

new etfsThe so-called “Great Rotation”–from bonds to stocks–appears to be taking longer than earlier expected. While there were increased inflows into equity funds earlier this year, the trend slowed down later on account of renewed worries about global Read more…

NYSE:BKLN, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:SNLN, NYSE:SRLN

Time To Buy The iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF?

April 23rd, 2013

corporate bondMarkets have been quite sluggish in April, as a lukewarm earnings season has taken its toll on stocks across the board. Broad benchmarks like the S&P 500 have retreated from their all-time highs thanks to this lackluster earnings season, with energy, Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BND, NYSE:LQD

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




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