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Don’t Forget About Preferred Stock Funds (PFF)

From Contrarian Outlook: There's a storm brewing for closed-end funds, but it'll be over by Christmas. And with a quick hand, you and I can profit from it.
ETF BASIC NEWS November 9, 2017 9:34am

How To Diversify Your Investment Income Stream (PFF)

From BlackRock: Income can play a role in your portfolio no matter where you are in your investment journey.
ETF BASIC NEWS November 2, 2017 7:40am

Have We Seen Peak Home Price Growth This Cycle? (ITB)

From Bryce Coward, CFA: The rise in home prices from the trough in 2009 has added $8tn to home values, pushing the value of homes to a level surpassing the 2006 peak (chart 1).
BATS:ITB October 21, 2017 6:49am

These High-Yield Closed-End Funds Are On Sale Right Now (BST)

How To Benchmark Smart Beta ETFs (USMV)

From BlackRock: We know how to evaluate core funds against an index. Now, let's see how to set benchmarks for smart beta funds.
ETF BASIC NEWS October 17, 2017 10:44am

Defense Stocks Fall, Despite Rising North Korea Risks (ITA)

From Zacks: Shares of companies with ties to U.S. defense spending, including Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Boeing (BA), fell on Monday despite newly intensified rhetoric from North Korea regarding the possibility of war with the U.S.
ETF BASIC NEWS September 26, 2017 6:35am

Aerospace & Defense ETFs In Focus As North Korea Situation Escalates (ITA)

From Zacks: Geopolitical risks have been rising as North Korea refuses to stop its threats. Moreover, with countries expanding their weapons system, defense stocks have been rallying lately.
ETF BASIC NEWS September 15, 2017 5:56am

Can The Massive Treasury Rally Continue Through End Of Year? (SHY)

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From WisdomTree: As we put "pen to paper" for this blog post, U.S. Treasury (UST) 10-Year yields have fallen to levels not seen since right after Election Day. An obvious question comes to mind: Can this declining trend be sustained through Q4, and if so, where are the buyers going to come from?

U.S. Treasury Bond Outlook Is Murky At Best (IEF)

From Zacks: U.S. Treasury yields fell to post-election lows, driving Treasury prices higher, as rising geopolitical risks made investors shift to safe haven investments. Remember that bond prices and yields move inverse to each other.
ETF BASIC NEWS August 31, 2017 6:36am

Floating Rate Bond Funds Make A Lot Of Sense Right Now (FLOT)

From BlackRock: Jeff Rosenberg explains our approach to the expanding menu of floating rate securities.
ETF BASIC NEWS August 10, 2017 7:51am

Checking In With The First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 (FVC)

On more than one occasion in the past we have profiled a fund from First Trust known as FVC (First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5, Expense Ratio 0.89%, $334 million in AUM).
ETF BASIC NEWS July 31, 2017 2:33pm

First Trust’s New Actively Managed Bond Fund Is Worth A Look (FIXD)

From David Fabian: I've always been a big fan of actively managed bond funds as a way for investors to access risk managed or alpha-generating strategies.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 23, 2017 7:19am

The Top High-Yield Closed End Funds Of July

From Contrarian Outlook: If you want to find the best high-yield opportunities on Wall Street, you don't follow bright neon signs - you turn over rocks.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 22, 2017 5:45am

PowerShares Files For Six New “PureBeta” ETFs

Well-known ETF issuer Powershares is stepping outside of its comfort zone with its latest ETF filings, which include six new "PureBeta" branded products that cover various core asset classes.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 20, 2017 11:19am

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