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Danger Ahead for Short-Term Bond ETFs?

Image of business magazine with coinsFrom David Fabian: In 2014, the SEC legislated new guidelines concerning the function of money market funds. These rules will finally take effect in October 2016 as a response to the liquidity issues that several banks and fund companies experienced during the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
NYSE:BSV August 26, 2016 7:07am

Look to Corporate Bonds for Higher Yields, Lower Risk

BondsFrom Brad Hoppmann: Corporate debt is drawing considerable interest from investors these days, and for good reason -- its combination of high yield and low risk is a rare find.

Buy This ETF if You Think Interest Rates Will Rise

Today, Fed governors have been speaking all morning in Jackson Hole about the prospect of rising rates, as a function of their short term monetary policy.
NYSE:RISE August 25, 2016 11:11am

This Emerging Market Bond Fund Has Nearly Doubled in Size This Year

As investors desperately seek out yield anywhere they can find it, the iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Market Bond Fund ETF (NYSE:EMB) has become one of 2016's biggest winners.

Bloomberg Analyst: “The Fed Isn’t Hawkish”

yield-downFrom ZeroHedge: The Fed isn’t hawkish, exclaims Bloomberg's Mark Cudmore. In fact, in relative terms, recent rhetoric has been long-term dovish, which means the dollar will likely break the lower end of its range soon.

Here’s What Negative Rates Really Mean for Your Investments

yield-percent-changeFrom BlackRock: With negative interest rates the norm in many countries overseas, there's still a lot of misconceptions about what negative rates actually mean.

BlackRock: Zero Reason for U.S. Investors to Buy European Bonds

BlackRock's Matt Tucker explores the disparities within the European fixed income market and offers his thoughts on where potential investment opportunities might lie.
NYSE:BWX August 24, 2016 9:09am

Alan Greenspan Warns Interest Rates Could Suddenly Spike at Any Time

In a recent interview with Bloomberg Radio, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan cautioned that interest rates could soon rise at a rapid pace, despite the bond markets sending the exact opposite signal.

These Three ETFs Should Perform Well Whether Trump or Clinton Wins in November

Considering how polarizing the two major party presidential candidates are, it's no surprise that finance publications are predicting what stocks and ETFs would perform best if Trump wins, versus those that would perform better if Clinton wins.
NYSE:FBND August 23, 2016 2:14pm

Does Janet Yellen Have the Guts to Raise Rates Again?

FedNewNormalClipArtBasedFrom Chris Ciovacco: With important Fed commentary due later this week, let's look at whether the idea of a "new normal" policy will stick, or if Janet Yellen has another trick up her sleeve.

How to Protect Your Portfolio from Interest Rate Risks

The fixed income market might finally be approaching the late stages of its unprecedented bull market run.

Compared to Bonds, Stocks Actually Look Pretty Cheap Right Now

old bullFrom Newfound Research: A little over a year and a half ago, we started more prominently discussing our outlook for traditionally allocated risk-based portfolios.  For U.S. investors, these portfolios are predominantly filled with U.S. equities and U.S. fixed income. 


Data Shows Foreign Demand for U.S. Bonds Has Dried Up Completely

BondsFrom ZeroHedge: Last week's TIC data confirmed something the Fed's Treasury custody account has indicated for the past several months: foreign demand for US government bonds has not only tumbled, but there has been aggressive selling.

Investing Legend Says We’re in the “Biggest Bond Bubble in World History”

Hedge fund manager Paul Singer isn't bullish on bonds. In fact, he thinks that fixed income vehicles like government bonds are in their biggest bubble market in history.
NASDAQ:TLT August 22, 2016 9:09am

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