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Stocks: Risk Management Back In Vogue

August 1st, 2014

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco:  We noted on July 26 and again on July 29 that recent data may force the Fed to raise rates sooner than the market expects. Note the first item in the The Wall Street Journal’s list of what may have sparked Thursday’s selloff: Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VTI

Time To Trade In Your Aggregate Bond ETFs

May 1st, 2014

market bondsDavid Fabian: Over the years I have seen investors make a number of mistakes with their income portfolios. Typically these range from having too much cash to being over allocated to a single asset class. However, the most egregious error that I come Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BND, NYSE:BOND

Avoid Adding New Money To Junk Bond ETFs

March 19th, 2014

market bondsDavid Fabian: High yield bonds, otherwise known as junk bonds, have been an excellent source of capital appreciation and income for several years now.  They have benefited from the Fed’s ultra-low interest rate mandate, which has forced income Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BKLN, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:HYS

5 Best Bond Funds To Guard Your Nest Egg

February 7th, 2014

nest-eggDavid Fabian: Bond funds were largely written off in 2013 as tens of billions poured out of these stalwart dividend vehicles last year.  Fears over rising interest rates helped to put downward pressure on fixed-income and aggregate bond indexes realized Read more…

NYSE:AGG

We Are About To Learn A Lot About Rally Attempt

February 6th, 2014

bullish buyChris Ciovacco: As of 2:30 p.m. EST Thursday, the S&P’s weekly scorecard still reflected a loss of 11 points, meaning the outcome for the week will most likely be determined by the market’s reaction to the always-obsessed-about monthly labor report. Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:SH, NYSE:SPY

Fine Tuning Your ETF Income Portfolio For 2014

February 5th, 2014

etfsDavid Fabian: The woosh that you just heard is the air being let out of stocks in January and a flight to quality in treasuries that has reasserted the need for a balanced income strategy.  At the end of last year it seemed that the mainstream bias had convinced us that bonds  Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:PFF

Yellow Flags For Stocks Started Waving Last Week

January 30th, 2014

market cautionChris Ciovacco:  The Fed stuck to their tapering script Wednesday and announced another reduction in the amount of bonds they plan to buy each month. From Bloomberg: Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TLT

Buy ETFs To Beat The Tax Man

November 26th, 2013

tax systemDavid Fabian: With less than six weeks until the end of the year, investors should start doing some tax planning on their taxable investment accounts to ease the burden of capital gains.  Many advisors recommend different strategies Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BND, NYSE:BOND, NYSE:VTI

Bonds May Be A Key Tell For Stocks

October 31st, 2013

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco: When the Fed governors prepare to turn in for the night, their prayers undoubtedly call for some improvement in the economy. As noted Monday, the Fed is hoping the economic coals will take over allowing them to put away Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:SPY

The Difference Between Bonds and Bond ETFs

September 20th, 2013

market bondsMatt Tucker: Welcome to the third installment of our master class on bond ETFs, where we go beyond the basics to help investors understand the mechanics and benefits of these innovative funds.  So far, we’ve covered the three key elements of a bond ETF  Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BND, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

How To Strengthen Your Portfolio Core With ETFs

September 18th, 2013

portfolioDavid Fabian: In strength training and investing, your core is everything.  It’s the foundation or base from which you build upon to reach new levels of success.  Without a solid core, you are doomed to underachieve because you don’t have Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:USMV, NYSE:VTI

Have Investors Given Up On The PIMCO Total Return ETF?

September 9th, 2013

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Eric Dutram: As bond yields rise, investors are finally seeing some losses in their fixed income holdings. This is probably quite the shock to most investors as it signals the end of the nearly 30 year bull market in fixed income. Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:BOND

The Three Key Elements Of A Bond ETF

August 20th, 2013

market bondsMatt Tucker: As the head of fixed income strategy for the largest ETF provider[1] in the world, I sometimes take for granted the fact that bond ETFs are still something of a mystery to many savvy investors.  This is partially due to the fact that these funds Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:ENGN

How to Play the Coming Bond-Market Rout

August 14th, 2013

Municipal Bond: You know it’s coming. Every experienced investor who is paying attention knows it’s coming. I’m talking about the upending of bonds that will take place in the months and years ahead. However, there is a Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BND, NYSE:CSJ

How to Make Money in Any Bond Market

July 9th, 2013

Municipal BondThough painful, the recent sell-off in bonds has had three positive effects on the bond market. First, it reinforced the fact that the bond market’s movements are mechanical and predictable. Second, it drove up rates on Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BND, NYSE:CSJ




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