Wednesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund (TBT, TLT, IEF, TBF, TIP)

Stoyan Bojinov: Volatility swept over the markets as investors were taken by surprise on Tuesday after Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called for a referendum to the three-pronged “bailout plan” agreed upon in Brussels last week. Domestic equity indexes tumbled upwards of 2% for the day as investors
NYSE:TBT November 2, 2011 11:40am

Buy and Hold Dies As Government Bonds Beat Stocks (TBT, TLT, IEF, TBF, TIP)

Justice Litle: For the 30 year period between 1981 and September 30th 2011, government bonds outperformed stocks. What does it mean? "Stocks for the long run" is a famous mantra of Wall Street. A distinguished academic, Professor Jeremy Siegel, even wrote a book with exactly that title.
NYSE:IEF November 1, 2011 6:08pm

Bond Funds: Updating The Breakdown In These Bond ETFs (TLT, IEF, TBT, TIP, LQD)

Corey Rosenbloom: If you’re looking at the Stock Market only, you’re likely missing the other side of the coin which is the Bond Market. With the recent surge through resistance in stocks, let’s get a check-up on the break under support in popular bond funds iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury ETF
NYSE:IEF October 31, 2011 11:28am

The Treasury Investment That’s WAY Better Than Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TBT, TLT, IEF, TBF, TIP)

Martin Hutchinson: I've made no secret of my aversion to Treasury bonds. Yields right now are irrationally low, and thus do not accurately reflect U.S. credit risk.
NYSE:IEF October 26, 2011 9:57am

In Search Of Fixed Income (MUB, LQD, HYG, TIP, JNK)

Russ Koesterich: Call #1: Reiterate Long-Term Overweight of Corporate and Municipal Debt Over Treasuries
NYSE:LQD October 25, 2011 1:12pm

Making The (Credit) Grade In Emerging Markets (LEMB, EMB)

Russ Koesterich: While emerging markets are not without their share of macroeconomic problems, they are not experiencing the same sovereign debt problems as their developed market neighbors. In fact, the world’s sovereign debt problems are centered in developed markets such as Europe, the United
NYSE:EMB October 20, 2011 5:11pm

Northern Trust Returns To ETF World, Launches Four FlexShares

Eric Dutram: Earlier this week, Northern Trust, the Chicago-based asset manager best known for its banking and wealth management divisions, announced a second foray into the Exchange-Traded Fund world with the debut
NYSE:GUNR September 25, 2011 9:56pm

Thursday’s ETF To Watch: iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (TIP)

Eric Dutram: With all the money printing from the Fed and gold approaching historic levels, it is clear that many investors are growing increasingly worried about the prospect of inflation striking their portfolios in the near term.  Since the economy still remains incredibly weak, more quantitative easing cannot be ruled out at
NYSE:IEF September 15, 2011 10:17am

Ten TIPS ETFs To Tip Inflation In Your Favor (STPZ, TIP, WIP)

Ron Rowland:  Ben Bernanke keeps saying the Federal Reserve will do “everything it can” to encourage economic growth. But his first two “quantitative easing” programs were no help for average Americans. They were very beneficial for Wall Street, though, so the big banks want more.
NYSE:GTIP September 8, 2011 10:49am

5 ETFs To Watch Ahead Of Ben Bernanke’s Jackson Hole Speech (GLD, VXX, TIP, UUP, ZROZ)

The summer of 2011 is shaping up a lot like that of 2010. Yet again, fears in the euro-zone have sparked massive sell-offs in global equities, as more countries become at risk of defaulting this year. Worries over the U.S. economy are also a major factor in the market slump, as many analysts have
NYSE:GLD August 25, 2011 3:43pm

Thursday August 18, 2011 ETF Chart To Watch: iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (TIP)

Wednesday was yet another range-bound day on Wall Street. Stocks opened higher, but proceeded to sell-0ff before noon, ending up basically where they started the week. Continuing uncertainty and a lack of key economic data releases makes investing in the current environment that much more
NYSE:TIP August 18, 2011 10:35am

Matt Tucker: Managing A Fixed Income ETF

Of all the challenges that an ETF portfolio manager faces, successfully tracking a fund’s benchmark index can be one of the most difficult – and most important.  Add to this the fact that many fixed income indexes hold thousands of securities, the majority of which are unavailable for trading.
NYSE:AGG August 16, 2011 11:15pm

PIMCO Proposes Three Developed Market Bond ETFs

PIMCO, the bond giant that has begun to make large inroads in the fixed income ETF world, announced plans for three more funds in this quickly growing space with its latest SEC filing. In the document, the issuer laid out plans for products targeting the total bond market in three developed
ETF BASIC NEWS August 5, 2011 2:34pm

Municipal Bonds: Why Muni ETFs Now? (MUB)

Matt Tucker:  Now that the fear of widespread municipal bond (muni) defaults has started to subside, we’re beginning to field fewer questions on that debate and more inquiries about the case for munis in today’s environment.  In a recent outlook, Russ Koesterich talked about how municipal bonds
NYSE:MUB August 3, 2011 12:25am

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