BlackRock: Bonds A Potential Loser In Today’s Reflationary Environment

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From BlackRock: Animal spirits rule the markets these days. But does a period of penance await? Heidi Richardson discusses.
NASDAQ:TLT February 22, 2017 2:20pm

As Fed Rate Hike Odds Soar, So Does The Pressure To Signal The Decision Early

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Brett Wander, Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income at Charles Schwab Investment Management, today examines the rising odds of a March interest rate hike, which seemed almost impossible just a month or two ago.
NASDAQ:TLT February 21, 2017 1:39pm

Long-End of US Yield Curve Is Flattening, Short-End Steepening

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From Eric Bush: The spread between 30-year US treasuries and 10-year US treasuries has fallen to just 60 bps, which is the smallest spread in about 2 years.
NASDAQ:TLT February 18, 2017 8:26am

Add Some Major Yield To Your Portfolio With These ETFs

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From Contrarian Outlook: I get it – you want a diversified portfolio that lets you live off dividends alone. And you probably don’t want to spend most of your waking hours worrying about a million tickers either.
NYSE:PFF

These High-Yield ETFs Might Be Treading On Thin Ice

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From David Fabian: Love is in the air this Valentines week and many income investors are smitten with the returns of their high yield investments. The steady march higher in assets like junk bonds, preferred stocks, emerging market debt, and even leveraged closed-end funds has remunerated shareholders for their faith.
NYSE:HYG February 17, 2017 2:35pm

Here Are The Best ETFs For Retirement Income

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From Michael Foster: Let’s say you want to lock in a passive retirement income of $80,000 per year. If you go with what most investors mistakenly see as the safest route, long-term US Treasuries, you’re going to need $3.3 million.
NYSE:XLU

European Bonds Endure Worst January In History

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From Larry Edelson: You read that right: Last month was the worst start to a year on record for European bonds.
NASDAQ:IGOV February 15, 2017 2:08pm

Inflation Is Running Hot, Putting Pressure On The Fed To Raise Rates

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U.S. inflation surged in January, rising the most in four years, which will no doubt put additional pressure on the Federal Reserve to follow through with multiple interest rate hikes this year.
NASDAQ:TLT

IndexIQ Launches A Unique New High-Yield Bond ETF

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ETF issuer IndexIQ today launched a brand new fund that seeks to combine the lure of high yield bonds, but without the excess volatility typically associated with them.
NYSE:HYLV

BlackRock: Don’t Abandon Bonds Just Because Rates Are Rising

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From BlackRock: Bond investing is not easy, but avoiding the most commonly made mistakes can be. Matt Tucker explains.
NASDAQ:TLT

Analyst: Janet Yellen Could Spur Bond A Bloodbath On Tuesday

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At least one major Wall Street analyst is betting that Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen will spur a major bond selloff tomorrow when she testifies before the Senate Banking Committee.
NASDAQ:TLT February 13, 2017 4:06pm

Emerging Market Bond Funds Are Back In Vogue, Despite Inherent Risks

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Emerging markets bonds were in focus late last week on considerable inflows in the largest ETF in the segment, EMB (iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond, Expense Ratio 0.60%, $7.9 billion in AUM).
NYSE:EMB

What Do Trump’s Tax Reform Plans Mean For Municipal Bonds?

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From BlackRock: Peter Hayes discusses the impact tax reform could have on municipal bonds, and sees munis maintaining a unique, and coveted, tax advantage.
NYSE:MUB

BlackRock: Fed Could Still Hike Rates In March

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From BlackRock: Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income Rick Rieder shares three reasons why a March Fed rate increase is a possibility.
NASDAQ:TLT February 10, 2017 6:45am

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