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Another Way To Build Your Fixed Income Portfolio

April 29th, 2014

ETFsIn today’s interest rate landscape, the search for yield can be a difficult pursuit, particularly when you consider that yields on traditional core bond funds are less than half of what they were in 2008.1 With the Fed and other central banks maintaining Read more…

NYSE:CSJ, NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:MBB

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

4 Must Watch Trends In Fixed-Income ETFs

October 14th, 2013

market outlookDavid Fabian: With nearly everyone’s eyes on the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline, the bond market has been making some subtle moves over the last four weeks.  Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:HYS, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:MUB

4 Trends To Watch Into Year End

October 11th, 2013

octoberDavid Fabian: The first days of October bring with them a combination of chilly temperatures, a frozen federal government, and a cooling commodity complex.  On the flip side, we are seeing a renewed surge in the fixed-income sector combined Read more…

NASDAQ:TDIV, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:USMV

Two Bond ETFs Struggling In May

May 24th, 2013

market bondsDavid Fabian: The “sell in May” phenomenon has been largely debunked this year as investors have continued to snatch up risk assets and push the market to all-time highs. Even the Fed raining on everyone’s parade this week did not introduce enough Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BSV, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:TIP

Treasury Bond Forecasts are Coming True; Are You Protected? (EMB, PCY, JNK, MBB, TLT, EDV)

February 19th, 2013

market bondsMike Larson: I’ve made no secret of my view on the bond market for the past several months … not here in Money and Markets, not in my flagship Safe Money Report newsletter, not in private conversations and public presentations, or anyplace else! Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:JNK, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:PCY

Buy What Ben Bernanke is Buying and Make a Profit (BOND, MBB)

October 1st, 2012

Unless you’re as clueless as a NFL replacement ref, you’ve heard by now about QE3… The FOMC’s plan is to buy $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities a month for as long as it deems necessary. The hope is to spur more home-buying and thus create Read more…

NYSE:BOND, NYSE:MBB

Five Ways to Play The Housing Recovery (MBB, GNMA, CMBS, REM, REZ, FNIO, RTL, ICF, IYR, FTY, ITB)

July 27th, 2012

Karen Schenone: Looking at the iShares app on my iPad this weekend, I was surprised to discover that the iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction ETF (ITB) has been a top performing fund year-to-date.  While past performance is certainly not indicative of future returns Read more…

NYSE:CMBS, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:REM, NYSE:REZ, NYSE:RTL

Building An All-American Bond ETF Portfolio (GOVT, SHV, SHY, IEI, IEF, TLH, TLT, MBB, AGZ, MUB, GNMA)

July 5th, 2012

Matt Tucker: The July 4th holiday is here, which naturally leads many of us to think about our fixed income portfolios. What, just me? Read more…

NYSE:GOVT, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:IEI, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:SHV, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TLT

A Guide To MBS ETF Investing (MBB, MBG, VMBS)

April 23rd, 2012

Eric Dutram: Mortgage backed securities have long been feared by investors across the globe. Especially after the U.S subprime crisis back in mid 2007/2008 where these highly complex Read more…

NASDAQ:VMBS, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:MBG

10 Reasons Why The U.S. Is On The Verge Of A Major Municipal Debt Crisis (MUB, MBB, XLF, PZA, TFI, BAB)

March 22nd, 2012

Michael Snyder:  Is America on the verge of a horrible municipal debt crisis?  Unfortunately, the answer is yes.  From coast to coast there are an increasing number of cities, towns and counties that are rapidly going broke.  Financial analyst Meredith Whitney took a lot of heat when her prediction of a Read more…

NYSE:BAB, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:PZA, NYSE:TFI, NYSE:XLF

Seven Surprisingly Large ETFs (AMJ, EWZ, MBB, MINT, PFF, XLU, SPY)

February 21st, 2012

Jared Cummans:  Everyone is familiar with the SPDR S&P 500 Fund (NYSEArca:SPY). SPY is by far the most popular ETF in the world, with nearly $100 billion in assets and an ADV around 150 million. Those numbers ensure that this is not only the largest ETF in the world, but one of the largest funds in the Read more…

NYSE:EWZ, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:MINT, NYSE:PFF, NYSE:XLU

Appetite For U.S. High Yield Bond ETFs Remains High as Yields Tighten

May 11th, 2011

High yield bond ETFs concentrate on lower quality corporate bonds, which are considered riskier than higher-quality or more established companies. Because of this higher level of risk, high-yield Read more…

NYSE:MBB, NYSE:MUB, NYSE:SHV, NYSE:WIP

Transports: The Dow Jones Transportation Average Rolls To Record High

May 2nd, 2011

Jon D. Markman:  The biggest news of the week for me was the fantastic earnings report from railroad Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), which pushed the Dow Jones Transportation Average Read more…

NYSE:MBB, NYSE:NIB, NYSE:XLI

Will Last Week’s Stock Sell-Off Trip Up the Bull Market? (SPY, QQQQ, MBB, SKF, FAS, TNA, VXX, FAZ, SDS, TZA)

March 14th, 2011

Jon D. Markman: Stocks tumbled over the past week – despite a sharp 3% drop in crude oil prices – as investors fretted about the devastating earthquake in Japan, a downgrade of Spain’s sovereign Read more…

NASDAQ:QQQQ, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:SDS, NYSE:SKF, NYSE:SPY




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