Bank Loan ETFs Proving Popular Among Investors Once Again (BKLN)

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We have profiled the "Bank Loans" space in the past in this piece and it is worth revisiting today because the largest fund in the segment, BKLN (PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio, Expense Ratio 0.65%, $8.8 billion in AUM), has attracted more than $1 billion year-to-date in terms of new assets via creation flows.
NYSE:BKLN September 12, 2017 12:50pm

U.S. Credit Still Looking Good, Despite Washington Turmoil

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From Invesco: The financial markets started the year enthusiastically after the US presidential election, but momentum appears to have peaked as reality has set in.
NYSE:BKLN August 18, 2017 6:11am

Bank Loan ETF Sees Big Inflows This Week

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial in his daily fund flows update points out some increasing interest in a major bank loan ETF, as well as some interesting options activity in the most well-known bond fund.
NYSE:BKLN December 23, 2016 11:29am

Investors Are Pouring Money Into This Bank Loan ETF

financial banksThe largest “Bank Loans” based ETF in the U.S. listed landscape, BKLN (PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio, Expense Ratio 0.65%, $6.4 billion in AUM) has seen some dip buying this week.
NYSE:BKLN November 2, 2016 1:37pm

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

3 Bond ETFs That Didn’t Get The Rate Hike Boost Many Expected

etfsDavid Fabian:  A full month has now passed since the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time since 2006. This development created a far different environment than many investors anticipated. In fact, many of the funds that were considered at the top of a rate hike “play book” need to be reconsidered in light of current market trends.
BATS:IGHG January 20, 2016 6:05pm

When High-Risk Loans Blow Up

riskMike Larson:  Ever heard of the S&P/LSTA U.S. Leveraged Loan 100 Index? Probably not. But as an investor who cares about building or preserving wealth, you should definitely pay attention to the message it’s sending out.
NYSE:BKLN November 13, 2015 1:43pm

There Is No Such A Thing As A ‘Fed-Proof’ ETF

Janet-YellenDavid Fabian:  This week the topic du jour in the investment world is the pending monthly meeting of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee, otherwise known as “The Fed”. Market watchers are split over whether this will be the big moment
NYSE:BKLN September 17, 2015 3:20pm

Are Floating-Rate Bond Funds A Buy? [PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II]

ratesKent Thune:  With the Federal Reserve prepared to potentially raise interest rates as early as later this year, fixed-income investors have grown increasingly nervous and are now looking for the best way to protect against interest rate risk.
NYSE:BKLN May 15, 2015 4:57pm

Avoid Adding New Money To Junk Bond ETFs [iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF), iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund, PIMCO ETF Trust]

market bondsDavid Fabian: High yield bonds, otherwise known as junk bonds, have been an excellent source of capital appreciation and income for several years now.  They have benefited from the Fed’s ultra-low interest rate mandate, which has forced income
NYSE:AGG March 19, 2014 4:19pm

3 Bond ETFs Seeing Strong Inflows [iShares Trust, Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF, PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II]

market bonds2013 can easily be labeled as a year which brought out clear winners and losers in the investment world. While equities clearly won the show, bonds and commodities were struggling in the red.
NYSE:BKLN January 29, 2014 6:38pm

5 ETF Predictions For 2014 [iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF), Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF]

20142013 was a great year for the ETF industry, thanks to strong flows in equity funds, a host of new launches, and demand for low cost products. Due to these trends, assets under management
NYSE:BKLN January 21, 2014 11:44pm

AdvisorShares Launches New Low Duration Bond ETF [iShares Trust, PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II]

AdvisorsharesThanks to the QE taper and rising bond yields, many in the fixed income world have been hit hard. 2013 was the first year in quite some time that losses were seen in bond portfolios, leading some to abandon the space, or at least focus on lower duration securities.
NYSE:BIL January 20, 2014 2:59pm

6 Lessons I Learned In 2013

investDavid Fabian: As an investment adviser, I consider myself a student of the market.  Every year the market teaches you new lessons that you can either absorb and learn from or ignore at your own risk.  In fact, some of these lessons happen
NYSE:BKLN December 27, 2013 2:31pm

3 Bond ETFs Seeing Big Inflows

market bondsThe fixed income world has been struggling over the past couple of months on the Fed’s taper talks and the growing investor appetite for rising equity markets which has resulted in rising yields.
NYSE:BKLN October 11, 2013 12:58pm

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