Here Are The Best ETFs For Retirement Income

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is Dividend Investing Dangerous?

As low-to-negative interest rates plague yield-seeking investors, dividend-based strategies have continued to grow in popularity.
NYSE:DVY December 5, 2016 10:17am

Fidelity’s New Core Dividend ETF Off To A Good Start

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Despite its standing as one of the largest investment companies in the world, Fidelity is still a relatively minor player in the ETF space. It currently operates 11 different sector ETFs and another three bond funds.

Mortgage REIT ETFs Are Crushing It As Interest Rates Rise

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From David Fabian: Real estate stocks have taken a beating in recent months as rising interest rates derail the momentum of this beloved income sector.  Yet despite the dip in traditional housing and commercial REITs, one high yield segment of the market is still seeing surging prices.
NYSE:VNQ December 4, 2016 8:46am

These ETFs Offer Yield & Protection From Rising Rates

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From Mike Larson: I don’t know about you. But I’m still stuffed! Turkey, ham, casseroles, salads, rolls, and birthday cake to boot … it was a heck of a holiday at the Larson house yesterday, and I hope your Thanksgiving was just as enjoyable as ours.
NYSE:FLOT November 25, 2016 10:25am

High-Yield Dividend Funds Looking Good Right Now

From Chad Shoop: Bond yields are soaring. Mortgage rates are climbing.  The Federal Reserve is set to increase its lending rates for the first time this year in December.
NYSE:DIV November 19, 2016 7:40am

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