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Interest Rate Hikes On The Horizon?

April 9th, 2014

ratesMatt Machaj: Recent weeks were not bad for those gold investors’€™ hearts filled with golden hopes. The price of gold depends on many factors, but past patterns can give us important hints and suggest which of them are to be carefully studied and properly comprehended. Read more…

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What Investors Need To Know About Rising Rates

April 2nd, 2014

need to knowWhen new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen communicated the Fed’s view on markets after the March FOMC meeting, she left some investors feeling a bit uneasy. Now that the dust has settled, I wanted to reiterate that while the Fed is maintaining its original Read more…

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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…

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State Street Introduces International Junk Bond ETF

April 1st, 2014

state streetBond investing in the U.S. was down last year on a global sell-off thanks to the Fed’s taper concerns and the resultant rise in long-term interest rates. The trend should remain the same this year too, as the Fed finally started on its QE pullback process. Read more…

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Is The Yield Curve Really Flattening?

March 26th, 2014

market bondsGary Tanashian: There is a lot of talk now about a flattening of the yield curve.  This talk has been among the most intense right here at the website you are reading at this moment.  A flattening curve is commonly viewed as bad for gold, and according Read more…

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Higher Rates On The Horizon? Three Implications

March 24th, 2014

percent rateWhile the Federal Reserve (Fed)’s announcement last week of further tapering was widely expected, investors were temporarily taken aback – at least for a day – by the prospect of an earlier-than-expected rate hike. Read more…

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Increasing Profits As Monetary Policy Tightens

March 21st, 2014

market bondsMoe Zulfiqar: The verdict is in… Read more…

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Avoid Adding New Money To Junk Bond ETFs

March 19th, 2014

market bondsDavid Fabian: High yield bonds, otherwise known as junk bonds, have been an excellent source of capital appreciation and income for several years now.  They have benefited from the Fed’s ultra-low interest rate mandate, which has forced income Read more…

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Safe Havens Are Trouncing Stocks So Far This Year

March 19th, 2014

safe-investmentsSy Harding: Investors are going crazy for stocks, piling into individual stocks and equity mutual funds at a near record pace. Investor sentiment polls confirm the high level of bullishness. Margin debt is at record highs. Brokerage firms and polls of investor Read more…

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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…

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Who Uses Fixed Income ETFs?

March 5th, 2014

new etfsLast month I had the opportunity to speak on a panel at the ETF.com Inside ETFs Conference. The focus of the panel was the growing usage of ETFs by institutional investors. We talked about why institutions were increasingly turning to ETFs, Read more…

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Why The Bond Market Is In Trouble

March 4th, 2014

Three Reasons To Stay Flexible In Your Bond Portfolio

February 19th, 2014

market bondsIt’s been a tough road for bond investors over the past year. After a long period of time during which interest rates were falling or were relatively stable, we finally saw a long-awaited spike in rates in the middle of last year, with higher overall volatility Read more…

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How To Tell When Stocks Will Outperform Bonds Again

February 17th, 2014

market bondsDouglas Davenport:  I often examine risk-off versus risk-on ratios to monitor the battle between economic fear and confidence. Or, in other words, bonds versus stocks. Read more…

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The New Treasury Security: What It Means For Investors

February 12th, 2014

investWith interest rates at historic lows, investors are looking to floating rate bond funds as a way to help protect portfolio value as interest rates rise. The proof is in the numbers: investors allocated $9.2 billion to floating rate ETFs in 2013, including $3.1 billion Read more…

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