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Treasury Bond ETFs To Play Rising Short Term Yields

April 1st, 2014

yieldTreasury bond ETFs have been one of the most vulnerable investment options thanks to the Fed’s decision to wrap up its QE stimulus. While we have seen long-term bond ETFs suffering the most in 2013, the picture changed in 2014 thanks to the Fed’s modified Read more…

NASDAQ:VGLT, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TLO, NYSE:TLT, NYSE:TUZ

Exchange Traded Funds: How ETFs Can Save Investors Money (VWO, VTI, IAU, TUZ, VEU, INDEXSP:.INX)

April 28th, 2012

Don Miller: High commissions and management fees, along with taxes, can really cut into your returns. That’s where exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, come in. In today’s investment world, ETFs are cheaper Read more…

NYSE:IAU, NYSE:TUZ, NYSE:VEU, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:VWO

Five Of The Lowest Cost Exchange Traded Funds – ETFs On The Market (FLG, FMU, VOO, SCHB, VTI, TUZ)

March 12th, 2012

ETF Base: Exchange-traded funds have commoditized broad allocation strategies. As exchange-traded funds require only a modest amount of overhead and competition intensifies, fund fees plunge with each passing day. Read more…

NYSE:FLG, NYSE:FMU, NYSE:SCHB, NYSE:TUZ, NYSE:VOO, NYSE:VTI

Investing: Are Any Treasury ETFs Really Safe? (BIL, SHV, SHY, GLD, IAU)

July 21st, 2011

Ron Rowland:  Your heroes in Washington D.C. are locking horns about the government debt. If they don’t reach a deal very soon, the Treasury may have to stop borrowing money next month. Read more…

NASDAQ:VGSH, NYSE:BIL, NYSE:SCHO, NYSE:SHV, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TUZ

J.P. Morgan To Sponsor Five PIMCO ETFs On The Mexican Stock Exchange

June 27th, 2011

J.P. Morgan (NYSE:JPM) announced today that it has been appointed by PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company LLC), a leading global investment management firm, to offer five of its U.S.-registered ETFs on the international segment of the Mexican Stock Exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Read more…

NYSE:CORP, NYSE:LTPZ, NYSE:STPZ, NYSE:TIPZ, NYSE:TUZ

The U.S. Treasuries Bubble and the Horrors of Deflation (SHY, IEI, IEF, TLH, TLT, SHV, TIP, TUZ, TBT)

October 1st, 2010

So, is the United States headed towards deflation? While the financial markets have worried about it off and on for many months, of more concern right now is a potential bubble in the U.S. Treasury market. My colleague, Investment U’s Alexander Green, has noted several times the dangers of buying Read more…

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Nine Basis Points With This ETF!

June 3rd, 2009

pimcoPimco’s launch should be a big wake-up call to ETF investors.

Has anyone noticed that Pimco, as of yesterday, is offering (now higher-yielding, lower-priced) short-term U.S. Treasuries at an expense ratio of 9 bps (0.09%)? Hougan notes that the new fund (NYSE Arca: TUZ) traded 300,000 shares on its first day, and I expect it’ll be trading a lot more than that. Pimco’s got BRAND in fixed income, and the forthcoming launch of six more ETFs (along with all sorts of other plans) indicates that it is just dipping its toes in the ETF market so far … and is planning to jump into the pool in a big way (liquidity, transparency). Read more…

NYSE:TUZ

PIMCO Launches First ETF (TUZ); Files For Six More

June 2nd, 2009

pimco2Currently, the largest direct competitor for TUZ is theiShares Lehman 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: SHY), which has $7billion in assets and charges management fees of 0.15%.  If TUZ can attract sufficient liquidity tosupport low-cost trading, it will be a serious challenger to SHY.

In related news, PIMCO also filed papers with the Securitiesand Exchange Commission to launch six additional fixed-income ETFs:

•         PIMCO 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund
•         PIMCO 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund
•         PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund
•         PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Fund
•         PIMCO Short Maturity U.S. TIPS Index Fund
•         PIMCO Long Maturity U.S. TIPS Index Fund

PIMCO ETF WEBSITE: http://www.pimcoetfs.com/

Full Story: http://www.indexuniverse.com/sections/newsinfocus/5930-pimco-launches-etf.html

ETF BASIC NEWS, NYSE:TUZ

PIMCO Enters ETF Business With a Bang

June 2nd, 2009

pimcoAfter months of talk, one of the most exciting launches yet in the exchange traded fund (ETF) business is set to happen today: Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO) is now an ETF provider.

PIMCO is the leader in fixed-income management, so it’s fitting that their first offering  is the PIMCO 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund (TUZ), which focuses on low-yielding short-term Treasuries. The launch is especially exciting, because it’s going to go head-to-head with the grandfather of Treasury ETFs, iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond (SHY).

PIMCO recognizes that competition is fierce, but they are also sensitive to the fact that current yields are close to historic lows. To lure those looking for a strong fixed-income brand name at a reasonable price, the fund will have a 0.09% expense ratio after waiving a portion of the fees for at least a year. That’s less than any other bond ETF tracked by Morningstar, notes Ian Salisbury for The Wall Street Journal. SHY’s expense ratio is 0.15%.

Full Story: http://www.etftrends.com/2009/06/pimco-enters-etf-business-bang.html

ETF BASIC NEWS, NYSE:TUZ




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