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Rate Hikes Already Priced Into The U.S. Dollar Index

March 13th, 2015

dollar etfEconMatters:  All those bemoaning what rate hikes could potentially portend for the US Dollar need to get a grip, the rate hikes are already priced in. That`s how markets work, buy the rumor and sell the news or actual event. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Worries About The Looming Fed Hike Spill Over

March 10th, 2015

ratesMany investors are anxious about a possible bubble in stock markets, but those fears seem overblown to us. The greater near-term danger may be a more aggressive Federal Reserve. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

What Is A Key Ratio Saying About Stock Market Risk?

March 5th, 2015

riskaheadChris Ciovacco:  If you knew (or thought) a bear market in stocks was just around the corner, would you prefer to be invested in 100% stocks or 100% bonds? Since the S&P 500 lost over 50% in the last two bear markets (2000-2002 and 2007-2009), the answer is easy. Read more…

NYSE:AGG

How To Balance Your Approach To Bonds

March 5th, 2015

market bondsIn today’s low yield environment, some investors are struggling with how to generate yield. Matt Tucker describes the landscape and shares a potential solution to help balance your bond portfolio. Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:BOND

America’s Biggest Financial Institutions Are Loading Up On Treasuries

February 26th, 2015

bankMike Burnick: A recent Bloomberg story caught my eye by posing a very good question: “What do America’s banks know about the state of the U.S. economy that has them hoarding ultra-safe bonds?” Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Time For Junk Bond ETFs?

February 25th, 2015

new etfsAfter a dismal performance in late 2014, junk (high yield) bonds seem back on track this year on investors’ drive for higher yields. Countries across the globe has chosen loose monetary policies either by cutting interest rates or buying government bonds Read more…

NYSE:ANGL, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:JNK

Lowest Interest Rates EVER

February 25th, 2015

percent rateJohn Rubino:  Business Insider’s Myles Udland just posted a chart, drawn from research by the Bank of England, showing interest rates for the past 3,000 years. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

What To Make Of The Pullback In Treasury Bond ETFs

February 20th, 2015

market bondsDavid Fabian:  The pullback in Treasury bond ETFs over the last three weeks has caught many fixed-income investors off guard. The stock market volatility in January pushed yields on the 30-Year Treasury Note Yield (TYX) to all-time lows Read more…

NYSE:EDV, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:TLT

The Party Is Likely Over For U.S. Treasury Bonds

February 13th, 2015

market bondsSy Harding:  U.S. treasury bonds defied the experts last year. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Outcome Investing: Blending Index and Active Strategies

February 9th, 2015

wall-street-etfHere are some of the ways that an investor can combine active and indexed solutions in a portfolio to potentially create better outcomes and help reach their investment goals. Read more…

NYSE:AGG

Making Sense Of Your Investment Time Frame

February 4th, 2015

investDavid Fabian: Without a doubt, one of the most important inputs in a successful outcome for your investment portfolio is time. In the finance world, this is usually expressed as your “time frame” or “time horizon”. Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:HYG

Central Banks Have Violated Fundamental Laws Of Finance

February 3rd, 2015

federal reserveEconMatters: Is Monetary Policy Too Complicated for Mainstream to Understand? Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Jeff Gundlach Warns The Fed Is About To Make A Big Mistake

January 29th, 2015

Janet-YellenTyler Durden: Since The FOMC’s “hawkish” statement, bond yields have utterly cratered as near-record speculative short positioning in bonds unwind the long-end (and worries about international problems – “and readings on financial and international developments”). Read more…

ETF BASIC NEWS

5 Year Auction Yield Tumbles To Lowest Since May 2013

January 29th, 2015

wall-street-etfTyler Durden: As we previously noted, yesterday’s 2 Year auction was an absolute blockbuster and accurately guessed the general direction of the bond market following yesterday’s FOMC announcement. Read more…

ETF BASIC NEWS

S&P Surges As ECB’s QE Leaked: Board Proposes €50 Billion In Bond Monetization Per Month

January 21st, 2015

europeTyler Durden: And so with less than 24 hours to go, the ECB has decided to leak its deliberations not only to Merkel and Hollande, but Dow Jones. To wit: Read more…

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