Tag Archives for: Bonds

Are Treasury ETFs Safe to Buy Now?

Bonds imageFrom Zacks: With the Fed keeping rates unchanged in the September meeting, December is the only possible (and plausible) month for a hike. This is because the next meeting during November 1–2 will be just before the presidential election.
NASDAQ:TLT September 30, 2016 7:21am

BlackRock: Time to Avoid Long-Term Treasuries

bonds 600X300From BlackRock: It's time to rethink the role of U.S. Treasuries in portfolios, and specifically to be cautious of long-duration U.S. government bonds. BlackRock Global Chief Investment Strategist Richard Turnill explains, with the help of this week's chart.
NASDAQ:TLT September 28, 2016 7:09am

A Deeper Look Inside an Actively Managed Fixed Income Fund

advisorshares-logoToday, we take a closer look at a little-known income-focused actively managed fund that could be of interest to some investors, the AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF (NYSE:HOLD).
NYSE:HOLD September 27, 2016 1:25pm

High Yield Bond ETFs: Liquidity Time Bombs?

There was yet another article published this week about the liquidity threat of fixed income ETFs.  The article, published by Bloomberg, was titled Pension Fund’s Liquid Gold and specifically discussed the use of high yield bond ETFs as a liquidity sleeve in pension fund portfolios.
NYSE:HYG September 26, 2016 10:37am

Fed Meeting Spurs Huge Outflows in High-Yield Bond ETFs

Investors worried about potential rising rates are pulling billions out of corporate junk bond bond ETFs ahead of the Fed's big decision this week.
NYSE:HYG September 20, 2016 11:59am

VanEck Launches Two New Municipal Bond ETFs

vaneck-logoVanEck just unveiled two new municipal bond-focused ETFs today, both of which offer exposure to intermediate-term muni bonds.

Will Cash Perform Better Than Bonds Amid Fed-Induced Volatility?

negative-interest-ratesFrom BlackRock: Head of Global Asset Allocation Russ Koesterich discusses the implications of a higher rate regime for your portfolio. The answer may surprise you.

BlackRock: Be Very Careful with High-Yield Bonds

From BlackRock: iShares Head of iShares Americas Fixed Income Strategy Matt Tucker examines U.S. fixed income fund flow data since the last Fed meeting and points out some trends worth paying attention to.

Should the Fed Actually be Cutting Rates Instead of Raising Them?

janet-yellenA couple of years ago, the Federal Reserve planned out its strategy to return to "normal" interest rate levels, but given how much has changed since then, we may never see "normal" rates ever again.

Is It Time for Investors and Advisors to Sell Bonds?

From Robert Huebscher: The bond market is “sniffing out” an unfriendly change in the direction of interest rates, according to Jeffrey Gundlach. Rates are going up, he said, and investors should position their portfolios defensively for a long-term secular rise in rates.
NASDAQ:TLT September 18, 2016 8:53am

Investors are Fleeing from Junk Bond ETFs

From ZeroHedge: Earlier this year, investors couldn't get enough high-yield (junk) bonds. Now it seems the tide has turned, as rising volatility and rates have spurred a mass exodus out of junk bond ETFs.
NYSE:HYG September 17, 2016 7:38am

Paul Singer Says to Buy Gold, Sell Bonds

paul-singerInvesting legend Paul Singer, speaking at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference recently, urged investors to buy gold and sell bonds amid what he believes to be the "biggest bubble in the world."
NYSE:GLD September 16, 2016 8:45am

Time to Consider Shorter-Term Corporate Bond ETFs

From David Fabian: With so much money tied up in longer-term corporate bonds, the risk of rising interest rates means investors should be shifting to shorter-term ones.

If You’re Wary of Emerging Market Bond Funds, Consider Bank Loan Funds

From David Fabian: There is no doubt that 2016 has been a good year for ETF investors directing their capital towards income-generating asset classes.  The combination of a rising stock market and falling interest rates have helped push prices higher across virtually every segment of the economy.
NYSE:EMB September 14, 2016 4:41pm

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