Time to Consider Shorter-Term Corporate Bond ETFs

From David Fabian: With so much money tied up in longer-term corporate bonds, the risk of rising interest rates means investors should be shifting to shorter-term ones.
NASDAQ:VCSH September 16, 2016 7:25am

Danger Ahead for Short-Term Bond ETFs?

Image of business magazine with coinsFrom David Fabian: In 2014, the SEC legislated new guidelines concerning the function of money market funds. These rules will finally take effect in October 2016 as a response to the liquidity issues that several banks and fund companies experienced during the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
NYSE:BSV August 26, 2016 7:41am

ETFs To Hideout In While New Trends Take Shape [iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit Bond Fd, Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF]

ETFsDavid Fabian: Uncertainty in the markets can be a scary thing and often prompt ill-timed moves that set your portfolio back from achieving your goals. The initial days of trading in 2015 have certainly shown an increase in volatility that may prove to setup
NYSE:AOK January 12, 2015 5:19pm

4 Ways To Increase Your Corporate Bond Exposure [iShares Trust, iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF)]

market bondsIn my last Blog post, I discussed how the search for income in a low interest rate environment sparked flows into high yield bonds, and how this segment has seen a sell-off in recent months. Looking at the corporate bond market over the past few years,
NYSE:CSJ September 29, 2014 11:36am

Four Ways To Increase Your Corporate Bond Exposure [iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF)]

market bondsIn my last Blog post, I discussed how the search for income in a low interest rate environment sparked flows into high yield bonds, and how this segment has seen a sell-off in recent months. Looking at the corporate bond market over the past few years,
NYSE:CSJ August 19, 2014 1:30pm

Is Now the Time to Seek Inflation Protection? [iShares Trust]

inflationAt its June meeting, the Federal Reserve opted to reduce its monthly mortgage and Treasury bond purchases (or quantitative easing) to $35 billion each month from its previous level of $45 billion. I discussed in a recent Blog post that this action
NYSE:CSJ July 2, 2014 3:00pm

Scary Wrong Corporate Bond Advice [iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd, iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit Bond Fd]

scaryI usually start with a bond or stock idea, but I came across some comments about the corporate bond market in Barron’s that were so wrong and could do so much damage to a retired person looking for income in this tough income market that I had to do
NASDAQ:VCSH May 20, 2014 8:08am

Another Way To Build Your Fixed Income Portfolio [iShares Trust, iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund, iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF)]

ETFsIn today’s interest rate landscape, the search for yield can be a difficult pursuit, particularly when you consider that yields on traditional core bond funds are less than half of what they were in 2008.1 With the Fed and other central banks maintaining
NYSE:CSJ April 29, 2014 12:39pm

A New Way To Step Out Of Cash

etfsWith everything that happened in the fixed income markets this past year, one theme dominated the headlines, the ETF flows, and the stories on this very blog: Short duration bonds. Through the end of 2013 $34 billion flowed into short duration
NYSE:CSJ January 9, 2014 4:14pm

How to Play the Coming Bond-Market Rout

Municipal Bond: You know it’s coming. Every experienced investor who is paying attention knows it’s coming. I’m talking about the upending of bonds that will take place in the months and years ahead. However, there is a
NYSE:AGG August 14, 2013 10:58am

How to Make Money in Any Bond Market

Municipal BondThough painful, the recent sell-off in bonds has had three positive effects on the bond market. First, it reinforced the fact that the bond market’s movements are mechanical and predictable. Second, it drove up rates on
NYSE:AGG July 9, 2013 10:58am

3 ETF Strategies That Have A High Possibility of Success In Q2

strategyThe first quarter proved to be spectacular for the major U.S. equity indexes with all three benchmarks, the S&P 500, NASDAQ and the Dow, reaching multi year highs. Many individual stocks added double digits in this time frame as well, making 2013’s Q1
NYSE:BSV April 9, 2013 2:10pm

The Outlook For Short Term Bond ETFs

market outlookThere has been a fair amount of discussion and debate in the recent past about the possibility of a great rotation from bonds to stocks as a catalyst that drove equity prices higher. And now that we are trending
NYSE:CSJ April 8, 2013 11:19pm

PowerShares Files For Global Select Short Term Bond Portfolio ETF

invescopowershareslogoPowerShares, one of the world’s biggest ETFs issuers, has long enjoyed a dominant position across a number of asset classes and segments in the ETF world. The firm’s ETFs often seek to outperform traditional benchmarks,
NYSE:CSJ March 17, 2013 5:42pm

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