Bond ETFs Benefit From Narrow Focus

Stock exchange-traded funds have been lambasted for slicing the market too narrowly. But with bonds, more precision is what financial advisers need. Investors turned to fixed-income holdings last year to offset plunging stock values. But while Treasurys held up, municipal and corporate bonds cratered alongside stocks. This exposed a problem with many basic fixed-income mutual […]

Why the Mutual Fund Fee Debate Is Heating Up

The mutual fund industry is facing much criticism over their fee structure, and the debate just got heavier with The Supreme Court involved in possible consequences. This could set the stage for exchange traded funds (ETFs) to take off with the market share mutual funds are going to lose. The latest development helping to bring […]

Financial worries spark bearish option trades in ETFs

Many options traders on Wednesday appeared to be taking a protective stance and employed bearish strategies in several exchange-traded funds on concerns the stock market’s recent gains are overdone. The bearish activity comes on a day of choppy trade in the stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI and the Standard & Poor’s 500 […]

The Hyperinflation Scam

There is a lot of skepticism about the plans of the Federal Government and the FED to defrost the credit markets through its many stimulus plans. One of the biggest fears for some investors is that pumping too much money in the system would lead to hyperinflation and a complete devaluation of the US dollar […]