These ETFs Offer Yield & Protection From Rising Rates

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

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

How to Protect Your Portfolio from Interest Rate Risks

The fixed income market might finally be approaching the late stages of its unprecedented bull market run.
NYSE:FLOT August 23, 2016 1:15pm

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

What The Fed’s Latest Statement Means For The Bond Market [iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF)]

market bondsAs my colleague Rick Rieder pointed out last week, there’s a lot of debate among market watchers about whether the Federal Reserve (Fed)’s most recent statement was hawkish or dovish. To recap: its stance on the economy
NYSE:FLOT September 23, 2014 4:26pm

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

Supply, Demand and Interest Rates: Why One Thing Leads To Another [iShares Trust, iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF)]

ratesAs we approach the mid-point of the year many casual investors are surprised to look in on the market and find that bond yields remain stubbornly low. In fact, as we have discussed in this space before, they have actually fallen during the year with the 10 year US Treasury
NYSE:FLOT June 16, 2014 12:55pm

Why Less Can Be More When It Comes To Investing [iShares Trust, iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF]

money and investingMost of the time, we like to think that more is more. More friends, more vacations to beautiful places, more time in the day. In situations like these, it’s usually better to have more than less.
NYSE:FLOT June 12, 2014 2:30pm

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

The New Treasury Security: What It Means For Investors [iShares Trust]

investWith interest rates at historic lows, investors are looking to floating rate bond funds as a way to help protect portfolio value as interest rates rise. The proof is in the numbers: investors allocated $9.2 billion to floating rate ETFs in 2013, including $3.1 billion
NYSE:FLOT February 12, 2014 4:08pm

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

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

The Best ETFs To Play Rising Interest Rates

percent rateThe thirty years long bond bull finally appears to be nearing its end, as the Fed has finally hit the taper chord. This comes on the back of a gradually improving economy and declining
NYSE:FLOT January 12, 2014 10:57pm

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