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

Bond Purge Continues As Yields Hit Yearly Highs

The recent bond sell-off continued to intensify this morning, as investors dump long-term debt amid interest rate hike and rising inflation fears.
NASDAQ:TLT November 14, 2016 11:03am

Shorter Duration Bond Funds Gain Steam As Rates Continue To Rise

From Todd Rosenbluth: After falling below 2.0% for much of 2016, the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond moved back above that perch following recent expectations that the Federal Reserve would raise rates soon, not to mention the surprise election of Trump.

Bond Market Craters On Shocking Trump Victory

While equities have mostly erased their early losses today following Donald Trump's unexpected victory last night, the bond market has not been so lucky.
NASDAQ:TLT November 9, 2016 11:15am

BlackRock: Avoid Unnecessary High-Yield Risks

yieldInvestors seeking income have taken to the extremes: reaching to the riskiest corners for yield while also piling up cash. BlackRock's Michael Fredericks says they are missing out on a happy medium.
NYSE:HYG November 7, 2016 8:34am

BlackRock: Income Investors Should Mix High-Yield With Low-Risk

yield-downBlackRock's Matthew Tucker breaks down the yield spectrum and the corresponding risks, and suggests ways to build income in today's low yield environment.
NYSE:AGG November 4, 2016 7:52am

The Fed Has Exacerbated The Death Of The U.S. Consumer

janet-yellenFrom Jeff D. Opdyke: Well, here we are again — at yet another fork in the road that never would have existed if not for Yellen and the Federal Reserve.
NASDAQ:TLT November 3, 2016 8:45am

Edelson: Avoid All Government Bonds, Or Else

BondsFrom Larry Edelson: Just last week, Austria joined other eurozone countries in selling ultra-long dated debt … bonds with a 70-year maturity date.
NYSE:AGG November 1, 2016 11:50am

Beware Of This Dividend ETF’s Outsized Utilities Exposure

utility stocksLarge cap dividend ETFs continue to do their thing in 2016. Almost all of the largest funds are topping the S&P 500 this year with the SPDR S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (NYSE:SPYD) and its 18% year-to-date gain leading the way.
NYSE:DVY October 28, 2016 3:55pm

These High-Yield MLPs Are Actually Growing Their Dividends

high-yieldFrom Bob Ciura: Investors are understandably wary of the oil and gas MLP space. It is not hard to understand why, as energy MLPs were counted on for consistent distributions. But many MLPs had to cut or suspend their payouts over the past year, due to the collapse in oil and gas prices.

MLP ETFs Have Become a Solid High-Yield Vehicle Again

High yieldFrom David Fabian: The multi-year plunge in oil and natural gas prices has been partially arrested in 2016, and one high yield investment sector is riding the recovery wave higher.
NYSE:AMLP October 25, 2016 2:16pm

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

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