Four Ways To Increase Your Corporate Bond Exposure [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 August 19, 2014 1:30pm

What A Difference A Year Makes For Interest Rate-Sensitive ETFs [iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd]

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.
NYSE:DVY June 27, 2014 11:39am

Hedging Rising Interest Rates [iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF), ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Yr(ETF)]

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
NYSE:HYG June 6, 2014 1:48pm

Scary Wrong Corporate Bond Advice [iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd, iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit Bond Fd]

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
NASDAQ:VCSH May 20, 2014 8:08am

Going All In On Bond ETFs? [iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd, iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF)]

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
NYSE:LQD May 19, 2014 3:22pm

Why Now May Be The Right Time For Emerging Market Bonds [iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF), iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd]

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
NYSE:EMB May 14, 2014 12:21pm

Small Cap ETFs Signal Warning Signs [iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd, iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF)]

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.
NYSE:DIA May 12, 2014 12:59pm

We Are On The Verge Of A Correction In Bonds [Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF, iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd]

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
NYSE:BND April 7, 2014 1:47pm

Volatile Interest Rate Moves Underscore the Inflation vs. Deflation Debate [iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF), iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF)]

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
NYSE:HYG March 11, 2014 3:02pm

Bond ETF Investing Ideas For 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
NYSE:AGG January 12, 2014 8:09pm

Bond Bulls Are Back In Control

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”
NYSE:AGG October 23, 2013 2:38pm

A Global Financial Crisis On The Horizon?

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
NYSE:IEI August 19, 2013 10:43pm

How To Trade Bonds The Right Way With ETFs

make-moneyJames DiGeorgia: Do bonds have a future? The debate is getting intense — and with good reason.
NYSE:HYG August 13, 2013 2:08pm

2013 ETF Flows: Bonds Dip And Japan Rips

money flowingDavid Fabian: The first half of 2013 has been quite a ride in both the stock and bond markets as fund flows have been largely accurate in depicting the best and worst performing asset classes. The biggest story by far has been the unprecedented
NYSE:BSV July 8, 2013 3:17pm

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