From BlackRock: Russ Koesterich talks about why bond yields remain low this year, despite expectations of a rise.
While ETFs have grown tremendously in popularity in the last decade, some ETF strategies have struggled to keep pace with their mandates and appear to be losing steam. Alternative ETFs experienced $95 million in net outflows during the first quarter of 2017 (Source: Bloomberg).
From Contrarian Outlook: Fact: When interest rates rise, you need to be in dividend-growth stocks.
From Zacks: U.S. consumer price inflation hit the brake suddenly after improving for quite some time. Consumer prices in the U.S. rose 2.4% year over year in March 2017, below last month’s reading of a 2.7% rise as well as market expectations of a 2.6% increase.
From Contrarian Outlook: Today I’m going to show you, hands-down, the easiest way to add rental real estate to your portfolio.
From Contrarian Outlook: The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats are a group of stocks beloved as “widows-and-orphans” investments – can’t-miss companies whose stability and rock-solid dividends will keep you into old age and will exist long after you’ve passed.
From Contrarian Outlook: If you’re worried about a pullback, I don’t blame you. But don’t sit in cash and earn nothing when you can hedge your portfolio and collect yields up to 8%.
From David Fabian: Preferred stocks offer the distinction of being unique hybrid instruments with qualities of both stocks and bonds. In that manner, they offer healthy dividend yields alongside a favored position in the capital structure of many companies that issue these securities.
Rising interest rates are supposed to draw investors away from equities and into the bond market but so far that hasn’t really happened.
From Moby Waller: In December 2016, the Federal Reserve raised its Fed funds target interest rate for only the second time in over 10 years, the first time being in December 2015.
From BlackRock: Matt and Sara sat down to chat about how factor-based insights can help build better fixed income portfolios in a cost effective and transparent way.
From Michael Foster: Let’s say you want to lock in a passive retirement income of $80,000 per year. If you go with what most investors mistakenly see as the safest route, long-term US Treasuries, you’re going to need $3.3 million.
From Jennifer Thomson: In the month of January, the most important factor correlation to performance of developed market stocks has been dividend yield (DY).
From Marshall Hargrave: Investors, often hungry for yield, tend overlook the track record of dividends. In particular, it’s important to ferret out stock dividend increases.
Investors looking for ETFs with rising momentum should begin to consider the PIMCO 0-5 Year US High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund (HYS). This product just hit a new 52-week high of $100.99 today, and is now up 17.43% from its 52-week low price of $86 per share.