Risks Intensify For Preferred Stock ETFs, As Interest Rates Rise

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From David Fabian: Preferred stocks offer the distinction of being unique hybrid instruments with qualities of both stocks and bonds. In that manner, they offer healthy dividend yields alongside a favored position in the capital structure of many companies that issue these securities.
NYSE:PFF March 14, 2017 7:17am

With Rising Rates Ahead, Stick With High Quality Dividend Growers

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Rising interest rates are supposed to draw investors away from equities and into the bond market but so far that hasn’t really happened.
NYSE:SCHD March 13, 2017 1:29pm

Historically, Fed Rate Hikes Don’t Mean Much For Market Performance

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From Moby Waller: In December 2016, the Federal Reserve raised its Fed funds target interest rate for only the second time in over 10 years, the first time being in December 2015.
NYSE:DVY March 10, 2017 6:46am

BlackRock: Smart Beta Bond Funds Offer Income, Protection Against Rate Hikes

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From BlackRock: Matt and Sara sat down to chat about how factor-based insights can help build better fixed income portfolios in a cost effective and transparent way.
BATS:FIBR March 2, 2017 7:28am

Here Are The Best ETFs For Retirement Income

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From Michael Foster: Let’s say you want to lock in a passive retirement income of $80,000 per year. If you go with what most investors mistakenly see as the safest route, long-term US Treasuries, you’re going to need $3.3 million.
NYSE:XLU February 17, 2017 6:27am

The Lowest-Yielding Stock Sectors Are Outperforming In 2017

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From Jennifer Thomson: In the month of January, the most important factor correlation to performance of developed market stocks has been dividend yield (DY).
NYSE:XLB February 16, 2017 6:18am

Here Are February’s Biggest Dividend Increasers

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From Marshall Hargrave: Investors, often hungry for yield, tend overlook the track record of dividends. In particular, it’s important to ferret out stock dividend increases.
NASDAQ:PEY February 14, 2017 6:46am

This PIMCO High-Yield ETF Just Hit New 52-Week Highs

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Investors looking for ETFs with rising momentum should begin to consider the PIMCO 0-5 Year US High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund (HYS). This product just hit a new 52-week high of $100.99 today, and is now up 17.43% from its 52-week low price of $86 per share.
NYSE:HYS January 30, 2017 6:11pm

This MLP ETF Just Surged To Fresh 52-Week Highs

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Investors looking for ETFs with rising momentum should begin to consider the JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ). This product just hit a new 52-week high of $33.93 today, and is now up 66.16% from its 52-week low price of $20.42 per share.
NYSE:AMJ January 27, 2017 11:16am

The Gold/Copper Ratio Suggests That Bond Yields Have Already Peaked

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From Eric Bush: Over the past decade there has been a very strong relationship between US 10-year treasury yields and the gold/copper ratio.
NASDAQ:TLT January 24, 2017 1:01pm

This Floating Rate ETF Was Today’s Biggest Gaining ETF On A Dollar Basis

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The AdvisorShares Pacific Asset Enhanced Floating Rate ETF (FLRT) outperformed all other non-leveraged, non-inverse exchange traded products in the U.S. today on a dollar basis, producing a +4.65% one-day return and outperforming the wider markets by a total of 5.02 percentage points.
NYSE:FLRT January 19, 2017 6:58pm

Bond Strategies To Weather Rising Rates

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Following its latest trend, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose year over year in November as oil and shelter remained elevated. With the inauguration of Donald Trump this month, more inflationary pressures are expected in the near-term as expansionary fiscal policies are implemented over the next several years.
NYSE:BOND January 10, 2017 5:01pm

The Junior MLP ETF Just Hit A New 52-Week High

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From Zacks: For investors seeking momentum, Global X Junior MLP ETF (MLPJ - Free Report) is probably on their radar now. The fund just hit a 52-week high and is up roughly 48.8% from its 52-week low price of $5.80/share.
NYSE:MLPJ December 30, 2016 7:58am

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