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Another Way To Build Your Fixed Income Portfolio

April 29th, 2014

ETFsIn today’s interest rate landscape, the search for yield can be a difficult pursuit, particularly when you consider that yields on traditional core bond funds are less than half of what they were in 2008.1 With the Fed and other central banks maintaining Read more…

NYSE:CSJ, NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:MBB

Beware Of Overreaching For Yield

April 14th, 2014

yieldThe stretch for yield looks set to continue now that fears over an imminent Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hike have diminished, though investors may want to think twice before overreaching for yield. Read more…

NYSE:HYG

Treasury Snapshot: 10-Year Yield Closes Near Its 2014 Low

April 11th, 2014

market bondsDoug Short: What’s New: The daily close yield on the 10-year note has been relatively range-bound since early February, with low of 2.60% on March 3rd and a high of 2.82% on April 2nd, which was the record closing high for the S&P 500. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Interest Rate Hikes On The Horizon?

April 9th, 2014

ratesMatt Machaj: Recent weeks were not bad for those gold investors’€™ hearts filled with golden hopes. The price of gold depends on many factors, but past patterns can give us important hints and suggest which of them are to be carefully studied and properly comprehended. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Five Key Strategies For ETF Income Investors

April 4th, 2014

gold key richDavid Fabian: Almost no other category of investing has experienced as much turmoil in the last 12 months as income investors have been subjected to.  Interest rates have been on a roller coaster ride that has churned the landscape for core themes in fixed-income, REITs, Read more…

NASDAQ:VCSH, NYSE:EMB, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:IDV, NYSE:YYY

State Street Introduces International Junk Bond ETF

April 1st, 2014

state streetBond investing in the U.S. was down last year on a global sell-off thanks to the Fed’s taper concerns and the resultant rise in long-term interest rates. The trend should remain the same this year too, as the Fed finally started on its QE pullback process. Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:IHY, NYSE:JNK

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

Volatile Interest Rate Moves Underscore the Inflation vs. Deflation Debate

March 11th, 2014

ratesDavid Fabian: It’s been a while since I addressed the topics of interest rates, tapering, and the impact of these concepts on our investment portfolios.  Last week’s better than expected jobs report significantly lifted both intermediate and long-term interest rates Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:TLT

Who Uses Fixed Income ETFs?

March 5th, 2014

new etfsLast month I had the opportunity to speak on a panel at the ETF.com Inside ETFs Conference. The focus of the panel was the growing usage of ETFs by institutional investors. We talked about why institutions were increasingly turning to ETFs, Read more…

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Why The Bond Market Is In Trouble

March 4th, 2014

Three Reasons To Stay Flexible In Your Bond Portfolio

February 19th, 2014

market bondsIt’s been a tough road for bond investors over the past year. After a long period of time during which interest rates were falling or were relatively stable, we finally saw a long-awaited spike in rates in the middle of last year, with higher overall volatility Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:JNK, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Interest Rates Are Surging All Around Us

January 31st, 2014

ratesMike Larson: First things first: The Federal Reserve did exactly what I predicted, before it was fashionable to predict it. They agreed to lop another $10 billion off the QE bond-buying program at this week’s meeting, slashing it to $65 billion. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Will Janet Yellen Make The Grade?

January 28th, 2014

Janet YellenJames DiGeorgia: As expected, the U.S. Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as the next Federal Reserve chair last week. One of her first tasks will be to wind down the “QE3″ stimulus program. Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

The Case For Inflation In One Chart

January 24th, 2014

economyMichael Lombardi: The Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported that inflation in the U.S. economy increased by 0.3% in the month of December and that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the entire year of 2013 increased by only 1.5%. Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:JNK, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

The Best Choice Among High Yield Bond ETFs?

December 27th, 2013

yieldThe year 2013 can easily be earmarked as a year of the beginning of the ‘great rotation’ – from bonds to stocks – aided by improving economic conditions especially on the domestic front made it clear that rock-bottom interest rate environment Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:HYLD, NYSE:JNK




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