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

Nine Basis Points With This ETF!

Pimco’s launch should be a big wake-up call to ETF investors. Has anyone noticed that Pimco, as of yesterday, is offering (now higher-yielding, lower-priced) short-term U.S. Treasuries at an expense ratio of 9 bps (0.09%)? Hougan notes that the new fund (NYSE Arca: TUZ) traded 300,000 shares on its first day, and I expect it’ll […]