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The Only Reason To Buy A Mutual Fund

June 3rd, 2015

mutualfundDavid Fabian: The debate between ETFs and mutual funds has become more polarizing in recent years as investors continue to be dazzled by the tremendous advantages ETFs have over their competition. Mutual funds have been tarnished by their high fees, Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VTI

Bond ETFs Hit The Bearish Radar

March 27th, 2015

market bondsRick Pendergraft: After the market dropped pretty hard Wednesday, when I ran my scans I expected a fair number of stocks and ETFs on the bearish scan. Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:BOND, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

What Is A Key Ratio Saying About Stock Market Risk?

March 5th, 2015

riskaheadChris Ciovacco:  If you knew (or thought) a bear market in stocks was just around the corner, would you prefer to be invested in 100% stocks or 100% bonds? Since the S&P 500 lost over 50% in the last two bear markets (2000-2002 and 2007-2009), the answer is easy. Read more…

NYSE:AGG

What To Do If You Are Deep In A Hole

February 26th, 2015

investDavid Fabian: I recently had a shocking conversation with a gentleman who was evaluating our asset management services for what was left of his once sizeable investment portfolio. As I often do with new investors that I meet, I asked him to give me a brief Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:SPY

Outcome Investing: Blending Index and Active Strategies

February 9th, 2015

wall-street-etfHere are some of the ways that an investor can combine active and indexed solutions in a portfolio to potentially create better outcomes and help reach their investment goals. Read more…

NYSE:AGG

Are Bond Funds A Good Idea Now?

January 16th, 2015

market bondsKent Thune:  How many times in the past three years have you heard that bond mutual funds and ETFs are generally a bad idea? Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:ZROZ

Bond Market Surprises and Lessons Learned

January 14th, 2015

market bondsWhile interest rate movements in 2014 may not have aligned with expectations, Matt Tucker provides some key takeaways investors need to know. Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:TLT

The One Move You Have To Make For Your ETF Bond Portfolio In 2015

December 12th, 2014

market bondsMichael Fabian:  It’s been an amazing comeback year for the fixed-income markets following the interest rate volatility in 2013, especially in light of the sentiment statistics at the time calling for a steady rise for interest rates into 2015. Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BND

Why BOND Still Might Be In A Class Of Its Own

October 17th, 2014

market bondsMichael Fabian:  The over-publicized departure of Bill Gross from the fixed income goliath he founded roughly 30 years ago has brought about some interesting crosscurrents in recent fund-flow statistics. Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:BND, NYSE:BOND

Making A Move With Bond ETFs

October 1st, 2014

market bondsI talk a lot in this space about how you can use ETFs to build bond portfolios in the current market environment, and my colleague Russ Koesterich recently explored this topic as well. These applications generally leverage the exchange traded fund Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:NEAR

What Rising Rates Do To Stocks

September 29th, 2014

ratesSid Riggs: There is a lot of lip service being paid to the upcoming stock market crash that we’re supposed to expect once the Federal Reserve starts raising rates. Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:BOND, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

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




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