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Investors Are Flocking Back Into Floating Rate Funds

Floating ratesFund manager David Fabian examines the big recent inflows into floating rate and variable rate funds, and what the trend may mean for investors.
NYSE:BKLN October 19, 2016 7:36am

Fed’s Rosengren Warns That Rate Hikes May Come Very Quickly

Federal ReserveA top official said today that the Federal Reserve may get aggressive with interest rate raises over the next two years, if unemployment and other data keep improving.
NASDAQ:TLT October 14, 2016 10:41am

Treasury Bond Market Forecast for 2017

Bond marketAnalyst Taki Tsaklanos takes the temperature of the bond markets, and comes away with the conclusion that bonds' performance will likely determine how equities fare next year as well.
NASDAQ:TLT October 9, 2016 7:23am

Is It Time to Sell Dividend ETFs?

DividendsFrom Zacks: Dividend ETFs across world have had a stellar-to-decent show so far this year with volatility rearing its ugly head occasionally and interest rates staying low in the developed world on risk-off trade sentiments.
NYSE:SDOG October 8, 2016 7:35am

Are Treasury ETFs Safe to Buy Now?

Bonds imageFrom Zacks: With the Fed keeping rates unchanged in the September meeting, December is the only possible (and plausible) month for a hike. This is because the next meeting during November 1–2 will be just before the presidential election.
NASDAQ:TLT September 30, 2016 7:21am

A Deeper Look Inside an Actively Managed Fixed Income Fund

advisorshares-logoToday, we take a closer look at a little-known income-focused actively managed fund that could be of interest to some investors, the AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF (NYSE:HOLD).
NYSE:HOLD September 27, 2016 1:25pm

High Yield Bond ETFs: Liquidity Time Bombs?

There was yet another article published this week about the liquidity threat of fixed income ETFs.  The article, published by Bloomberg, was titled Pension Fund’s Liquid Gold and specifically discussed the use of high yield bond ETFs as a liquidity sleeve in pension fund portfolios.
NYSE:HYG September 26, 2016 10:37am

VanEck Launches Two New Municipal Bond ETFs

vaneck-logoVanEck just unveiled two new municipal bond-focused ETFs today, both of which offer exposure to intermediate-term muni bonds.
BATS:ITML September 20, 2016 10:40am

Will Cash Perform Better Than Bonds Amid Fed-Induced Volatility?

negative-interest-ratesFrom BlackRock: Head of Global Asset Allocation Russ Koesterich discusses the implications of a higher rate regime for your portfolio. The answer may surprise you.

BlackRock: Be Very Careful with High-Yield Bonds

From BlackRock: iShares Head of iShares Americas Fixed Income Strategy Matt Tucker examines U.S. fixed income fund flow data since the last Fed meeting and points out some trends worth paying attention to.

Investors are Fleeing from Junk Bond ETFs

From ZeroHedge: Earlier this year, investors couldn't get enough high-yield (junk) bonds. Now it seems the tide has turned, as rising volatility and rates have spurred a mass exodus out of junk bond ETFs.
NYSE:HYG September 17, 2016 7:38am

Without a Strong Consensus, Fed Will Probably Not Raise Interest Rates

With inflation still well below target levels, and a lack of consensus one way or the other, the Federal Reserve is unlikely to hike interest rates at this month's meeting, says the Wall Street Journal's Jon Hilsenrath.
NASDAQ:TLT September 13, 2016 11:03am

Risk Levels Growing for Popular Corporate Bond Fund

As more and more investors pile into the iShares IBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund (NYSE:LQD), so too does the risk for a big price correction.
NYSE:LQD September 12, 2016 8:26am

Deutsche Bank: The Multi-Decade Bond Bull Market is Officially Over

A group of Deutsche Bank analysts said recently in their annual long-term asset return study that the 35 year-long global bond bull market has come to an end, and the results for investors won't be pretty.

Jeffrey Gundlach: Interest Rates Have Bottomed, And No One Is Prepared For It

From ZeroHedge: In his latest webcast to DoubleLine investors and the general public, the "new bond king" Jeffrey Gundlach, who had taken a one month sabbatical from public appearances after warning (hyperbolically as he explained yesterday) to "Sell Everything, Nothing Here Looks Good", said that the Fed is determined to show it is independent from market forces, and may hike rates even as investors bet they will not.
NASDAQ:TLT September 9, 2016 9:16am

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