Trump, Not The Fed, Is What Moves Markets Now

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Brett Wander, Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income at Charles Schwab Investment Management, today breaks down the recent Fed meeting from a unique angle, making the case that the Federal Reserve is actually no longer relevant.
NASDAQ:TLT February 7, 2017 3:07pm

Bill Gross: Low Rates Will Continue Indefinitely, Amid Financial “Methadone”

Janus Capital's "bond king" Bill Gross, in his usual hard-hitting style, didn't mince words in this monthly investment letter released today.
NYSE:AGG February 6, 2017 11:07am

TIPS Yields Have Slumped Back To Pre-Election Levels

From Tyler Durden: US real yields have collapsed since shortly after The Fed hiked rates, with today's decline erasing the entire post-election Trumpflation surge in TIPS yields.
NYSE:TIP February 3, 2017 3:22pm

With Currency Markets In Turmoil, Consider These Emerging Market Bond Funds

From David Fabian: Emerging market bonds were one of the few bright spots across the fixed-income landscape in 2016. This category trailed only U.S. high yield debt by total return metrics despite some meaningful volatility in the aftermath of the U.S. election. Investors also took notice of this outperformance and the favorable yields to boot.

This Convertible Bond ETF Just Surged To Fresh 52-Week Highs

Investors looking for ETFs with rising momentum should begin to consider the SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible Bond ETF (CWB). This product just hit a new 52-week high of $47.36 today, and is now up 22.89% from its 52-week low price of $38.54 per share.
NYSE:CWB February 2, 2017 6:30pm

WSJ: Federal Reserve Won’t Raise Rates Today

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the Federal Reserve almost certainly won't lift the benchmark fed funds rate at the conclusion of today's meeting -- but it could tip its hand about future potential raises.
NYSE:AGG February 1, 2017 10:10am

This PIMCO Bond Fund, Down 3.2%, Was Today’s Worst Performing ETF

The PIMCO Global Advantage Inflation-Linked Bond Exchange-Traded Fund (ILB) underperformed all other non-leveraged, non-inverse exchange traded products in the U.S. today on a percentage basis, producing a -3.18% one-day return and trailing the wider markets by a total of 3.17 percentage points.
NYSE:ILB January 31, 2017 5:47pm

This PIMCO High-Yield ETF Just Hit New 52-Week Highs

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Investors looking for ETFs with rising momentum should begin to consider the PIMCO 0-5 Year US High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund (HYS). This product just hit a new 52-week high of $100.99 today, and is now up 17.43% from its 52-week low price of $86 per share.
NYSE:HYS January 30, 2017 6:11pm

Junk Bonds Are On Fire, HYG Just Hit New 52-Week Highs

Investors looking for ETFs with rising momentum should begin to consider the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (HYG). This product just hit a new 52-week high of $87.68 today, and is now up 16.77% from its 52-week low price of $75.09 per share.
NYSE:HYG January 27, 2017 1:18pm

Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs Are Making A Big Comeback

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Yesterday, we spoke about healthy inflows in a Treasury Bond ETF GOVT (iShares Core U.S. Treasury Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%, $2.8 billion in AUM, over $735 million in), and the activity is not confined to just this fund.

Volume Is Surging In This Lesser-Known Treasury Bond ETF

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A once little-known Treasury Bond ETF from iShares known as GOVT (iShares Core U.S. Treasury Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%) has sprung to life lately in terms of mushrooming trading volume in the past week or so.
NYSE:GOVT January 26, 2017 12:27pm

The Gold/Copper Ratio Suggests That Bond Yields Have Already Peaked

From Eric Bush: Over the past decade there has been a very strong relationship between US 10-year treasury yields and the gold/copper ratio.
NASDAQ:TLT January 24, 2017 1:01pm

BlackRock: Get Your Bond Portfolio Ready For Reflation Now

From BlackRock: We believe now is a good time to ready bond portfolios for global reflation. Richard Turnill explains, with the help of this week's chart.

LQD Led All ETFs Last Week With $730 Million In Inflows

Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out some big inflows into a investment grade corporate bond ETF, and continued flows out of junk bond funds.
NYSE:LQD January 23, 2017 12:18pm

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