Here’s Why the Fed is Terrified to Hike Interest Rates

From Chris Ciovacco: For several key reasons, the Federal Reserve remains hesitant to boost interest rates, and it pays for investors to understand all of them.
NYSE:IEI September 12, 2016 1:14pm

High Yield Bond ETFs See Huge Outflow, Where To Go? [iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF)]

market bondsHigh yield mutual funds and ETFs, which were popular among investors for years at a time of record-low interest rates, now appear to be losing steam. With the U.S. economy picking up at an accelerated pace of 4% in Q2 and the U.S. labor market improving,
NYSE:EDV August 11, 2014 3:43pm

New Life For Treasury Bond ETFs?

market bondsThese are trying times for the fixed income world, in particular the U.S. Treasury market, as investors are pouring money into the rising equity markets since the start of the year.
NYSE:GOVT September 29, 2013 11:48pm

A Global Financial Crisis On The Horizon?

financial crisisYou can see it coming, can't you?  The yield on 10 year U.S. Treasuries is skyrocketing, the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) has been down for 9 of the last 11 trading days and troubling economic news
NYSE:IEI August 19, 2013 10:43pm

The Investment Case For The Intermediate Term Treasury Bond ETFs

etfs etfsAs far as ETFs are concerned, 2013 has been pretty much a year for the short term segment so far. Besides the huge surge in interest for Japan ETFs, short term bond ETFs were among the hottest picks for investors.
NYSE:BSV June 6, 2013 3:04pm

Building An All-American Bond ETF Portfolio (GOVT, SHV, SHY, IEI, IEF, TLH, TLT, MBB, AGZ, MUB, GNMA)

Matt Tucker: The July 4th holiday is here, which naturally leads many of us to think about our fixed income portfolios. What, just me?
NYSE:GOVT July 5, 2012 11:19am

Bonds, ETFs and The Currency Connection (SHV, SHY, IEI, TLT, TIP, EMB)

Matt Tucker: The US dollar is rallying and you own a bond or a bond ETF. Quick – what effect will this rally have on your bond’s payouts?
NYSE:EMB November 3, 2011 2:57pm

Know Your Duration Before Investing In These Bond ETFs (SHV, SHY, IEI, IEF, TLH, TLT, EDV)

Ron Rowland:  Some people never learn. Officially, the U.S. economy has been out of recession for two years now. Have you noticed any “boom?” Probably not, unless you happen to work in lower Manhattan or Washington D.C.
NYSE:EDV July 14, 2011 12:52pm

Top Ten Government and Inflation Protected Bond ETFs For Investors (SHY, IEF, TLT, IEI, AGZ, TIP, WIP, STPZ, IPE)

David Fry:  Investors seeking income often begin with U.S. government bonds as their first choice given perceived safety considerations. It’s ironic given recent comments from Moody’s, for
NYSE:AGZ June 7, 2011 10:25pm

Bond ETF Drawbacks: The Case For Active Management In Fixed Income Arena (AGG, IEI, BND, GIY, MINT, MUNI, ALD, ELD, HYG, JNK)

While many of the “first generation” of ETFs offered exposure to widely-followed equity indexes, the universe of exchange-traded products has expanded at a tremendous pace in recent years to

Fund Advice Gives Sound Advice (EEM, SPY, IEI, SHY, TIP, EFV, IWM, IWN, IWW, IYR)

One of the most glaring holes in our education system is retirement investing. Much is said about day trading and the high wire acts of Hedge Funds. Retirement investing is a long term proposition
NYSE:IEI March 23, 2011 9:59am

ProShares Files For Short Bond ETFs (SJB, IGS, LQD, HYG, TBT, IEI, PST)

ProShares, the largest issuer of inverse and leveraged ETFs, has plans to give investors more options for betting against fixed income securities. In a recent SEC filing, the Maryland-based
NYSE:HYG March 17, 2011 1:34pm

Second-Guessing The Fed (SHY, IEI, IEF, TLH, TLT)

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NYSE:IEF October 28, 2010 1:57pm

The U.S. Treasuries Bubble and the Horrors of Deflation (SHY, IEI, IEF, TLH, TLT, SHV, TIP, TUZ, TBT)

So, is the United States headed towards deflation? While the financial markets have worried about it off and on for many months, of more concern right now is a potential bubble in the U.S. Treasury market. My colleague, Investment U’s Alexander Green, has noted several times the dangers of buying
NASDAQ:VGIT October 1, 2010 12:25pm

Long-Term Treasury Bond ETFs: Consider Yourself Warned

The brickbats are starting to pour in. For months, I’ve warned readers about the bubble developing in long-term Treasury bonds. Yet what was the top-performing asset class in the first half of 2010? You guessed it: Long-term Treasury bonds, with a total return – price gains plus interest – of 13.2%.
NASDAQ:VGIT July 26, 2010 2:58pm

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