This All-Term Bond ETF Deserves Consideration Amid Rising Rates

A fund that we've discussed in the past that underwent a managerial change back in late 2015 got a nice lift today and is now trading at its highest levels since early November.
NASDAQ:MAUI January 4, 2017 7:30pm

With Rates Rising, Muni Bonds Continue To Be Attractive

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From Frank Holmes: With economic conditions and expectations improving, especially since the election, it’s very likely the Federal Reserve will continue to tighten throughout 2017. Rate hikes will be limited, but 3 percent mortgage rates are probably a thing of the past.

JPMorgan: Central Banks Have Ruined Government Bond Markets

From Tyler Durden: As part of his just released 2017 outlook, JPM's Michael Cembalest, chairman of markets and investment strategy, notes that while "political upheavals and unorthodox central bank actions persist" he predicts "more of the same in 2017: single digit returns on diversified investment portfolios as the global economic expansion bumps along for another year."
NASDAQ:TLT January 3, 2017 7:05am

BlackRock’s Top Three Portfolio Ideas For 2017

From BlackRock: Building a portfolio can be a daunting task, especially at an economic and political turning point like now. Here are three things that investors can consider doing to start the new year.

Investors Are Hedging Their High Yield ETF Positions

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings investors his daily fund flows update, which today points out end-of-year market complacency as well as some hedging moves in a certain high-yield ETF.
NYSE:HYG December 30, 2016 12:37pm

Analyst: Fed Represents Biggest Investor Risk For 2017

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From deVere Group: 2017 looks set to bring positive news for investors, but Donald Trump’s policies and the Federal Reserve’s reaction to their impact will be the biggest risk, affirms the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations.
NASDAQ:TLT December 29, 2016 7:40am

Two Ideas For Playing The Bond Market In 2017

From Jeff D. Opdyke: What a quandary we’re in. Stocks have reached stupid valuations. It’s like Wall Street has, en masse, joined the ghost of Jim Jones down in Guyana for the Jonestown Kool-Aid Reunion — and that’s gonna end badly for anyone who buys into the idea that egregiously overvalued stocks can march higher when interest rates are rising.

100-Year Bonds Are Another Sign Of The Global Sovereign Debt Crisis

From Larry Edelson: That’s what a lot of analysts and economists are now proposing. Guys like Larry Kudlow, consulting to President-elect Trump, and in line for the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.
NYSE:BND December 28, 2016 8:41am

These ETFs Will See The Most Investor Attention In 2017

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From Zacks: As 2016 comes to a close, Brexit, Donald Trump’s win as the U.S. president and the OPEC output cut deal are clearly the highlights of the year. However, there are plenty of other events that haven’t been able to leave a mark but could prove to be game-changers next year.

BlackRock: Yield Curve Predicts How Economy Will Fare In 2017

From Jeffrey Rosenberg: The economic outlook for 2017 may rest in large part on the global yield curve. Jeff Rosenberg explains what it means, and why it matters.

Schwab: Bond Markets Little Changed Since The End Of 2015

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From Brett Wander: Despite warnings of a sea change in the fixed income markets, we find ourselves in a very similar spot at the end of 2016 as we were at the end of 2015.
NYSE:AGG December 27, 2016 10:44am

The Bond Market Is At An Absolutely Critical Crossroads

From Gary Savage: Bonds are severely oversold right now. There should be a bounce soon, but if it’s weak, or doesn’t last very long, then investors should prepare for an outright crash.

Bonds Will Continue To Crash — And That’s A Good Thing

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From Larry Edelson: One thing that is going to become abundantly clear to every living soul on the planet over the next few years is how much loss of wealth is going to occur as a result of this great sovereign debt crisis that is unfolding.
NASDAQ:TLT December 21, 2016 9:12am

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