Examining The Implications Of The Fed, Productivity, And Taxes

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From WisdomTree: Last week was one of the most important weeks from an economic standpoint in some time, with announcements on the new Federal Reserve (Fed) chair, more details on the Republican tax legislation that is pending and a slew of economic releases.
NYSE:AGGY November 8, 2017 6:08am

What Happens If They Do Away With LIBOR? (SHY)

From Franklin Templeton Investments: Even though they may not know it, many global consumers have at least one loan tied to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).
NYSE:SHY November 7, 2017 5:59am

Why Investors Should Focus On High-Yield Bonds, Not Senior Loans

From WisdomTree: In 2013, WisdomTree created a suite of strategies that we believed could improve on traditional approaches for managing interest rate risk in bond portfolios.
NYSE:AGGY November 6, 2017 9:44am

BlackRock: Don’t Expect “Normal” Rates Again Any Time Soon (TLT)

From BlackRock: Interest rates are set to move higher, but as Russ Koesterich explains, we are still a long ways away from the long-term average of 6% 10-year Treasury yields.

Avoid This Closed-End Fund Trap At All Costs

From Contrarian Outlook: Of all the things investors ask me about closed-end funds, the main one is leverage. (A close No. 2 is CEF return of capital, which I discussed in a recent article here.)
NYSE:AWF November 3, 2017 6:05am

Market Applauds Trump’s Fed Chair Pick Jerome Powell (IEF)

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: Janet Yellen's term as US Federal Reserve (Fed) chair ends early next year, and President Donald Trump decided not to extend her tenure as head of the US central bank.

Post-Fed Outflows Begin To Hit Popular Bond ETFs (HYG, TLT)

Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today hones in on some quick outflows from major bond funds after this week's Fed meeting.
NYSE:HYG November 2, 2017 1:39pm

What Can Treasury Yields Tell Us About The U.S. Economy? (TLT)

From WisdomTree: With three-quarters of calendar year 2017 now in the books, investors may wonder where the U.S. economy goes from here. Last week, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that third-quarter real gross domestic product (GDP) rose at an annual rate of +3.0%, following on the heels of a +3.1% reading in the second quarter.

Treasury Yields Are Hitting A Major Inflection Point (TLT)

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From Mike Burnick: My colleague Bill Hall has been telling investors all year to watch just ONE indicator to gauge the path financial markets will take.
NASDAQ:TLT November 1, 2017 10:27am

Bond ETFs Proving Extremely Popular This Year (AGG)

From BlackRock: ETFs attracted more assets in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2016, and then some. Are they getting too big, too fast?

This Inflation Indicator Says Treasuries Could Rise Soon (TLT)

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From Chris Kimble: Seems like it's easy to hear concerns that inflation is back and that interest rates have to rise.
NASDAQ:TLT October 31, 2017 6:21am

BlackRock: High Yield Bonds’ Appeal Is Diminishing (HYG)

From BlackRock: High yield bonds have been investor favorite the last year and a half. Russ discusses why that may not last.

The Big Macro Play Ahead (TIP)

From Gary Tanashian: At NFTRH, we are about major macro turning points above all else. Of course, it is often years between these turning points or points of significant change so we are also about the here and now, and managing the trends, Old Turkey style.*
NYSE:TIP October 30, 2017 8:54am

Time To Rethink The Classic 60/40 Portfolio?

From WisdomTree: Implied volatility is low, but realized volatility is even lower. Many equity investors are concerned about valuations, but strong earnings growth has led to double-digit returns year-to-date.1
NYSE:DES October 27, 2017 6:02am

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