Don’t Worry So Much About Government Debt

debt ceilingSy Harding: There are legitimate worries for the short term regarding the government debt, like how Washington will handle its next chance to agree on a spending bill and raise the debt ceiling.
NYSE:HYG November 11, 2013 3:21pm

Bond Bulls Are Back In Control

market bondsDavid Fabian: It wasn’t more than six weeks ago when economists and market forecasters were bemoaning rising interest rates and categorically shunning bonds of all shapes and sizes.  Investors were shaken with the fear that the “great rotation”
NYSE:AGG October 23, 2013 2:38pm

The Difference Between Bonds and Bond ETFs

market bondsMatt Tucker: Welcome to the third installment of our master class on bond ETFs, where we go beyond the basics to help investors understand the mechanics and benefits of these innovative funds.  So far, we’ve covered the three key elements of a bond ETF 
NYSE:AGG September 20, 2013 11:32am

Why I’m Predicting Lower Bond Yields

yieldBill Hall: If you own bond funds, you’ve no doubt suffered losses — maybe even big losses — over the past few months.
NYSE:BND August 15, 2013 2:17pm

iShares Unveils Four More Target Date Bond ETFs

isharesSan Francisco-based iShares, the market leader in ETFs, is enjoying its dominance in different asset classes, sectors and industries. Managed by BlackRock Group, the issuer continues to hit the target-date-maturity corporate bond market
NYSE:IBDA July 19, 2013 1:29pm

Guggenheim To Begin Trading The Guggenheim BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca:BSCL)

newetf1Guggenheim has announced that they will begin trading the Guggenheim BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca:BSCL) Wednesday, July 17th. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the
FUND LAUNCH July 16, 2013 12:16pm

2013 ETF Flows: Bonds Dip And Japan Rips

money flowingDavid Fabian: The first half of 2013 has been quite a ride in both the stock and bond markets as fund flows have been largely accurate in depicting the best and worst performing asset classes. The biggest story by far has been the unprecedented
NYSE:BSV July 8, 2013 3:17pm

ETF Mythbusting: Can Bond Funds Move The Market?

new etfsRecently, we shared our prediction that the US ETF industry could experience more than 100% growth in the next five years, from current assets of $1.5 trillion to $3.5 trillion by the year 2017.  There are several key drivers fueling this growth
NYSE:LQD June 26, 2013 11:37am

The Worst Of The Bond Market Collapse Is Yet To Come

market bondsMike Larson: It’s been only 33 days — barely more than a month — but in that time, bonds have crashed in spectacular fashion.
NYSE:BND June 14, 2013 3:33pm

Time To Buy The iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF?

corporate bondMarkets have been quite sluggish in April, as a lukewarm earnings season has taken its toll on stocks across the board. Broad benchmarks like the S&P 500 have retreated from their all-time highs thanks to this lackluster earnings season, with energy,
NYSE:AGG April 23, 2013 5:08pm

iShares Debuts Four Target Date Corporate Bond ETFs

isharesThough iShares dominates the equity ETF market, it has begun to shift some of its focus to the fixed income space as well. Theissuer has made great strides in recent months to expand its lineup
NYSE:IBCB April 22, 2013 11:43pm

The Great Duration Rotation Continues; But For How Long?

Wall streetMatt Tucker: In an earlier post I examined the mysterious rise in interest rates that we have seen in the first quarter the past few years.  Each year we’ve seen rates creep higher from January to March, and each year rates have ended December lower than where they
NYSE:FLOT April 17, 2013 4:22pm

Fed’s Tapering Talk Continues, Bond Buying Could Ease By Summer

helicopterbenIn love, it has been said, it is not so much what you say, but what you do that matters. In short, actions speak louder than words. For Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke however, the
NYSE:BND April 10, 2013 12:47pm

Top Ranked iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corporate Bond Fund In Focus (LQD)

market bondsEric Dutram: As yields remain low, income seeking investors continue to struggle. In their thirst for robust payouts, many of these investors have gone beyond conventional yield sources. This has surely disrupted the fragile risk-return tradeoff that they strive for, thereby putting their entire portfolio at risk.
NYSE:LQD March 5, 2013 4:15pm

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