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4 Must Watch Trends In Fixed-Income ETFs

October 14th, 2013

market outlookDavid Fabian: With nearly everyone’s eyes on the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline, the bond market has been making some subtle moves over the last four weeks.  Read more…

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3 Bond ETFs Seeing Big Inflows

October 11th, 2013

market bondsThe fixed income world has been struggling over the past couple of months on the Fed’s taper talks and the growing investor appetite for rising equity markets which has resulted in rising yields. Read more…

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Guggenheim Debuts Two New High Yield Corporate Bond ETFs

September 29th, 2013

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A number of ETF issuers have launched new products lately, bringing the total number of funds just over the 1,500 mark. While a few of these funds have been targeting brand new niches, Read more…

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Is 60/40 The Right Portfolio Mix For You?

September 26th, 2013

wall-street-etfSince my last post on the merits of using equities to balance the risk of rising rates, I’ve been asked well, what is the right mix of equities and fixed income? Almost everyone’s top-of-mind answer is, of course, 60/40. It’s a portfolio that holds 60% equities Read more…

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ETF Mythbusting: Can Bond Funds Move The Market?

June 26th, 2013

new etfsRecently, we shared our prediction that the US ETF industry could experience more than 100% growth in the next five years, from current assets of $1.5 trillion to $3.5 trillion by the year 2017.  There are several key drivers fueling this growth Read more…

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Is The Fed Systematically Destroying Social Security and Retirement Plans?

September 18th, 2012

Last week the mainstream media hailed QE3 as the “quick fix” that the U.S. economy desperately needs, but the truth is that the policies that the Federal Reserve is pursuing Read more…

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Two Popular Minimum Volatility ETF Strategies

August 20th, 2012

Del Stafford: By now, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of a minimum volatility (or, “min vol”) strategy and the ETFs that seek to deliver it, but you might still be wondering how to use these funds in a portfolio.  One common misconception is that min vol ETFs Read more…

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When Bond ETPs Don’t Make Distributions (ITLY, LBND, TLT, EDV)

February 14th, 2012

Michael Johnston:  Assets in bond exchange-traded products have been climbing steadily for the past several years, reflecting an increased degree of comfort among investors with the idea of achieving fixed income exposure through the exchange-traded wrapper. The bond ETF universe has expanded Read more…

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Market Watch: Bond ETFs In Focus As The FOMC Meets (SHY)

September 21st, 2011

Stoyan Bojinov: The roller coaster ride continues for investors as equity indexes oscillated between positive and negative territory on Tuesday in anticipation of the much awaited FOMC meeting tomorrow. Investor sentiment regarding the euro zone is quite uncertain and seems to change from hopeful Read more…

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ETF Mythbusting: ETFs In Volatile Markets

August 16th, 2011

Noel Archard:  I spent a good part of last week discussing the recent market volatility (how is that for an understatement?) and the role of ETFs during volatile times with various reporters. One very good financial reporter said something along the lines of “ETFs seem to have worked better this past Read more…

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U.S. Intermediate Corporate Bonds Lead By This Vanguard Bond ETF

May 2nd, 2011

Bonds are one of the major fundamentals of any investment portfolio. Due to the recent global crisis bonds have been under pressure and finding the right mix of fixed income is a key component Read more…

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Comparing Three Diversified Portfolio ETFs (FONE, GTAA, AOM, PCA, VCSH, PXH, PFM)

April 20th, 2011

As the ETF world has grown over the past few years, investors have had the opportunity to access a number of different asset classes that were once off-limits to the average investor. Read more…

NASDAQ:FONE, NASDAQ:VCSH, NYSE:AOM, NYSE:GTAA, NYSE:PCA, NYSE:PFM, NYSE:PXH

Investors Need To Look At Shifting Their Asset Allocation Strategy In ETFs

March 9th, 2010

strategy“Now, companies are holding record levels of cash and trying to figure out what to do with it. Since the fundamental outlook from a top-line revenue perspective still does not look great Read more…

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Eaton Vance Corp Plans To Jump Into The ETF Arena With Active ETFs

March 8th, 2010

jump“The parade of mutual fund companies jumping into the ETF business continues. The latest entrant: Eaton Vance Corp. (EV). The Boston money manager, known in part as one of the largest players Read more…

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Are Investors Still Pouring Money Into Fixed Income ETFs?

March 5th, 2010

pouring-money“While February’s ETF data showed investors re-entered the market for U.S. equity funds, it didn’t slow the flow of assets to an expanding lineup of fixed-income ETFs. Have investors rubbed the wrong Read more…

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