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

BlackRock: With Spreads Tightening, Corporate Bonds are Looking Good

From BlackRock: Global corporate bond spreads have shrunk this year and are expected to tighten further, should the European Central Bank (ECB) extend its asset purchases. Richard Turnill explains what this could mean to investors.
NASDAQ:VCSH September 7, 2016 7:56am

The Yield and Duration Dance

yieldMichael Fabian:  The income landscape is changing and investors need to consider the embedded risk within their bond holdings to ensure they are situated with the right risk profile for the amount of yield they are receiving. 
NASDAQ:VCSH December 16, 2015 5:00pm

The Yield and Duration Dance

yieldMichael Fabian:   The income landscape is changing and investors need to consider the embedded risk within their bond holdings to ensure they are situated with the right risk profile for the amount of yield they are receiving. 
NASDAQ:VCSH December 11, 2015 4:42pm

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

Investors Should Be Wary Of Rising Rate ETFs [ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury ETF, Vanguard Short Term Corporate Bond ETF]

new etfsSteve Mauzy: When a new class of investments hits the market I prefer to remain on the sidelines and watch from a distance.
BATS:IGHG April 27, 2014 9:09pm

Five Key Strategies For ETF Income Investors [Exchange Traded Concepts Trust, iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF)]

gold key richDavid Fabian: Almost no other category of investing has experienced as much turmoil in the last 12 months as income investors have been subjected to.  Interest rates have been on a roller coaster ride that has churned the landscape for core themes in fixed-income, REITs,
NASDAQ:VCSH April 4, 2014 11:57am

The Best ETFs To Navigate Choppy Interest Rate Waters

etfs etfsDavid Fabian: It has been a bumpy ride for income investors this year as the dreaded demon of rising interest rates has finally reared its ugly head.  From May through August, we saw a tremendous rise in the 10-year Treasury note yield which slashed
NASDAQ:VCSH October 28, 2013 5:11pm

How to Play the Bond Market Rout

Municipal BondThis week Goldman Sachs forecast that 10-year Treasury yields would reach 3% by the end of this year and 4% by 2016. Of course, Goldman doesn’t have a crystal ball, and neither do we. But the bloom is clearly off the rose. Ben Bernanke’s
NASDAQ:VCSH July 15, 2013 11:44am

How To Get Defensive From A Market Downturn With ETFs

defense moneyDavid Fabian: With the market continuing to hit new highs on an almost daily basis, many savvy investors are starting to formulate their game plans to weather the next correction in stocks. Like a good game of craps, logic and probability tell
NASDAQ:VCSH May 9, 2013 2:02pm

Top Ten Corporate Bond ETFs For Investors (LQD, CSJ, CIU, T, WFC, JPM, C, BAC, MS, GE, GS)

David Fry:  In an era of low interest rates and perhaps a good deal of distrust of equity markets investing for income has become quite a challenge. There are many ETF sectors to choose from
NASDAQ:VCIT June 2, 2011 9:19pm

Comparing Three Diversified Portfolio ETFs (FONE, GTAA, AOM, PCA, VCSH, PXH, PFM)

As the ETF world has grown over the past few years, investors have had the opportunity to access a number of different asset classes that were once off-limits to the average investor.
NASDAQ:FONE April 20, 2011 9:58am

Bond ETFs That Steer Clear Of Interest Rate Risk (AGG, BND, BIL, SHV, BKLN, VCSH)

Innovation in the bond ETF space in recent years has been truly impressive, resulting in the introduction of a number of products that allow investors to fine tune their fixed income exposure.
NASDAQ:VCSH March 7, 2011 2:46pm

Bond ETFs: 12 Stops Along The Risk/Return Spectrum (MINT, MBB, PRB, VCSH, PICB, BABZ, CWB, ELD, EDV, PHB, HYD, AGG, BND, TIP, LQD, SHY)

As investors have become more comfortable with the marriage of fixed income exposure and the ETF wrapper, billions of dollars have flowed into bond ETFs in recent years. Impressive innovation
NASDAQ:VCSH November 2, 2010 11:15am

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